Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Light of Christmas

Glories Stream From Heaven Afar
by CB Woodling, 2014

This painting was inspired by the lovely historic Bronson Memorial Church in Peninsula, Ohio.  It was built in 1839 in this lovely little village perched on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  Yes, you heard right ... there IS a NATIONAL PARK in northeast Ohio.  This river which once was so polluted that it burned, is now a pristine waterway attracting beavers, herons, and even eagles once more. I think it speaks to the power of mankind to not only wreak havoc on our world, but also our power to heal that damage and restore the world to a better place for all of nature.  Maybe that's why I envisioned this church surrounded by streams of light.  I hope it will fill you with hope, light, and renew a sense of wonder in this very commercial time of year.   Cindy