Monday, September 3, 2007

doodles from the retreat

Here is the first or second doodle I drew. I had brought my prismacolor pencils, which I had stopped doing a few years ago. Something new is happening here.


Here is the result of praying about the blessing of three administrators supporting me in my quest to get a masters in spirituality. Sophia in earth tones reaches out to them.


I imagine a gate to my heart cracking open and I can see Sophia. This one hung on my door for the rest of the retreat. Later when I felt cracked open, I had a moment of wondering why I would have asked for such a thing.


the card I sent Margaret, inspired by Cyrus Chestnut's "You Are My Sunshine." I sent it knowing the song would get stuck in her head, but wanting to know how I felt.

I imagine Sophia reaching toward me in the center of this doodle. Looks like daggers, maybe I hadn't gotten to that gentle stuff yet.


Sophia and I reach out to open the gate that keeps darkness inside of me and light out. Inspired by the thought of a cell dividing after sending out spindle fibers.


I am immersed by a gentle Sophia.


I imagine a gentle Sophia enveloping Margaret.

7 comments:

  1. I like the doodles, Wayne, but am yet having problems with Sophia. It is obvious, however, you are gifted in other ways than gardening...

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  2. Thanks Jim.

    I went into it with a somewhat closed mind. Kind of a intellectual exercise to see how the other folk live, but not to live it. But God had other ideas. I am thinking of writing a paper on Wisdom/Sophia for a class I am taking. I am still a bit vague about what it is all about.

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  3. Hey, out of curiosity, this retreat you went on in Wernersville, was it at some kind of Jesuit retreat house place?

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  4. John- yes, it was at the Jesuit Center in wernersville PA.

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  5. Aww, that's awesome! I went on a Kairos retreat there three years back in high school. Hands down, my time spent there was the best four days of my life.

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  6. I like all of the doodles, but the first one really strikes me for some reason. It's so sweet yet dynamic at the same time.

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  7. blackswamp girl- the first one is much smaller than all but one. It is card size while the others are on sheets op paper 8" x 10" or bigger. sweet and dynamic, I like that, thanks.

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