My dream why destroy

My Dream: Why Destroy...

Piece description from the artist

This painting is inspired by a recent dream…looks like a nightmare. At first, I really did not know what scripture went with my dream. Ezekiel 9:9-11. The dream woke me up. It was not a pretty dream. I saw Middle Eastern buildings on the left and right of me. In front of me was blood flowing forward as if it was going over a waterfall. Then a skeleton head arose, facing me on the other side in front of the flowing blood. The right side of the skull was charred. Then a scroll of words went from my right to the left behind the skull but in font of a large object or a building in the background. The words were "Why destroy the very substance that awakens you?" This haunted me and I redrew what I saw several times. There was a disaster in Iraq the night of my dream, where over 120 people were killed when Al Qaeda reclaimed the second largest city in Iraq. I thought maybe this occurrence had to do with my dream. This started my studies/research and my pastor told me to go to Ezekiel and look up dry bones. My husband said the blood is the covering. A friend said it may relate to chemical warfare. During my studies, I was very emotional and could hardly read Ezekiel 37 without tears flowing. It is about Ezekiel's vision/prophecy, about resurrection and restoration. It think it is also about God leading me to my purpose…spiritual paintings to reach others. I am on a new journey in art.

Other works by Julie Lemons

About Julie Lemons

Nocona, TX

Julie Lemons uses soft pastels and watercolors to create paintings of animals, people, floral, and several other subjects. Her mother influenced her art from the age of three, and Julie has very early memories of learning about the background, middle ground and foreground. Now an accomplished graphic designer, she has worked for Lincoln Public Schools for almost 19 years and freelanced for 30 years. Julie moved to Krum, Texas to live closer to her daughter after retiring as a graphic designer from Lincoln Public Schools in 2016. She is a certified Grumbacher Instructor.

New art additions to TurningArt include landscapes and floral paintings. A series of 14 soft pastel landscape paintings were shown at the Nebraska Governor's Residence. Two of her pieces hang in offices at the Nebraska State Capitol, in the collections of a federal judge and the Director of Agriculture for the State of Nebraska.

As a past president of the "Association of Nebraska Art Clubs", Julie led forty-three art clubs across the state and helped to organize the yearly state-wide art conferences. She hosted an art exhibition for mothers of the state, inviting artists to participate in 2013 and twice coordinated an all-city art show for high school students in Lincoln, Nebraska. Helping other artists enriches Julie’s life and her artwork, thus feeding her passion.

Julie has published her first book, "Naturally Wild: How to paint animals using pastels." She hopes to do art demonstrations and book signings at the zoos represented in her book. She also has illustrations in three other books. Julie fully illustrated the book, "Dolly the Dolphin with Wings, " by Viola Echols.

See Julie's portfolio here

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