Book: The 23rd Psalm Vision - A Gift For Mind and Spirit by ML Smithcategories: Book, Christian Gift, Hospital Gift, 23rd Psalm, Christian Art, Illustrated Spiritual Book, Grief Recovery, Sympathy Card Gift, Elder Gift, Nursing Home Gift, Inspirational Art, Funeral Home Resource, Inspirational Gift
M.L. Smithabout this book: All my life I have been inspired by the beautiful mental imagery evoked by the 23rd Psalm, and the powerful healing abilities of its message. Early in 2012 it suddenly came to me to create paintings, beginning with the first Word of the King James Version, each artwork inspired by a Word or phrase (rather than creating lovely generic paintings and applying a verse to it). In certain areas of the psalm, the subject was easy - "still waters," "green pastures," "valley of the shadow." However, there were certain passages that took days of mental struggle; for instance, "thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies." It is my hope that these particular paintings will encourage discussion and fresh interpretations.
I also concentrated on creating large text with the look of cut gemstones, so that certain key words would have a subtle glow. Those in hospitals or nursing homes - anyone going through difficult times - will have no trouble reading it. It is a slim volume, only 40 pages including 32 full color paintings. It is an inexpensive escape into a world of art and soothing words - the most beloved song ever written. I hope readers will find peace, encouragement and hope every time they read it.
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