Description One day, I was discontented with myself. There were things I wanted to do and say that I knew I would regret later, but I felt compelled to react out of my own strong will. I found myself thinking of myself as a wandering vine... left to itself it would go its own way, but it would lose its beauty and become a wild mess. I prayed that God would, indeed, order the circumstances of my life much like the ropes holding up the vine in this drawing. That He would prevent me from doing the things I would regret later and that by keeping my walk close to Him, I would be able to grow strong and healthy in His peace. Its a prayer that goes against my natural ways of approaching life. I found, as the events of my life did, indeed, unfold into some rather restrictive circumstances, I cried from the 'rope burns' that chaffed my soul. Eventually, though, the places that seemed so painfully weak and restrictive became the places of stability, confidence, and strength in my life........................................The original is done in charcoal, carbon and graphite.
Jyvonne Inman, Lancaster County, Pa. Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement Jyvonne Inman grew up doodling in the margins of her papers and making simple cartoon figures to teach children in church, but she could never figure out how to draw realistically. Then, in the final months of 2004 she picked up a pencil and a photograph of a cat... and discovered she could create realistic looking pictures, too. Having no formal training, she considers this a gift from God, and has, as time progressed, begun to use her artistic abilities as a means to express those things that are closest to her heart.
As she grew as an artist, Jyvonne decided to start to take her own reference photos. Without any background in photography, she became captivated by the intricacy God had placed in nature and the delicate balances of texture, color,and contrast she began to notice in the everyday scenes around her. Thus, a new avenue of artistic expression was opened up for Jyvonne to pursue.
Jyvonne is currently writing an inspirational book which will feature many of her drawings, paintings, and photographs.
Catalog Details Product No 924611 Subjects Style Medium TagsInman, Jyvonne