Welcome to Sketches from the Spirit!
"His left hand is under mine head, and His right hand doth embrace me." - Song of Solomon 2:6
In August of 2010, after 40 years of not doing anything related to art, I began to draw. But I didn't just sit down one day and decide to start sketching, I had a purpose: to capture the visions and encounters I was having with Yeshua HaMashiach-Jesus Christ the Messiah.
While sitting in my seat at the end of the Saturday morning session during the 2010 Firestorm conference, I was tired--happy but tired. I closed my eyes as we all began to pray and suddenly I was not in my seat, but in the arms of The Bridegroom--the King. I opened my eyes and I was in my seat--but when I closed my eyes, I was in His arms--I decided to keep my eyes closed! As the minutes turned into hours--then days--then weeks--then months--I found that these "encounters" continued. The encounters started on Saturday August 21, 2010--and on Monday I began to draw. Within a week I had at least 4 completed drawings and within 3 weeks I began the website.
To view these drawings, please click on "Sketch Gallery" at the top. The main gallery is labeled Bridegroom and Bride. It is best to view this as a slideshow and you will also hear the song that He "sang" to me. I suggest you turn up the volume on your computer and view and listen. You may want to click on Options and select it for repeat of the slideshow while you listen to "Song for the Bride."
If any of the drawings touch your heart and you find you would like a copy, I will make available a print of any drawing you may wish to purchase. I am offering a print, approximately 11x14, for $15 which includes shipping. I also have a CD set along with an accompanying booklet that contain my full testimony as well as other details regarding these encounters. This CD set and booklet are also $15 including shipping. To purchase, send me an email with the print(s) you wish to purchase, or the CD set/booklet.
I have also undertaken to draw upon occasion a portrait from a picture; if you are interested in anything custom, please contact me and we can discuss.
Thank you for visiting my site; if you join my site you will be updated when new drawings are uploaded as well as when I post a new note. Your information will NOT be given out to any third party by me. You can also find me on Facebook (Risa Utley), however the drawings are not posted on FB for copyright purposes.
I hope you are blessed!
In His Service,