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Never Far Away

For my first drawing ever in high school art class, I selected this intensely detailed seaport scene I found of a (1″ X 2.5″) photograph in National Geographic. When I turned it in, the teacher commented, “Gee, I think you need to add something more.” Since I didn’t know he was being facetious, I was devastated, took it home & added in a boy with a yoyo! I did receive an A+, but learned not to take myself so seriously. Later, I added the exotic name of “Venezuelan Seaport” in my portfolio, since I never knew the location. Fast forward many years later at a Georgia Fine Art show, where a guest recognized the error in her English accent, “That’s not in South America” ’cause I’ve been there & that building is red!” She researched the ship’s I.D. & learned it was from Lerwick Harbor, Scotland & told me of the rough weather & life there. I was elated for this discovery & she purchased a giclee! However, I renamed the (16 X 20 pencil on artboard), Never Far Away since the seagull hovering over the port reminded me of the Spirit’s promised presence found in (Psalm 139:7-10) –

Where can I go from Your Spirit? Where can I flee from Your presence? If I go to the heavens, You are there; If I make my bed in the depths, You are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.”