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You guys, I am stuck. Stuck, stuck, stuck. I think I know what I'm supposed to be working on now, the next in the "Stories from the Ocean" series. I think it has to do with identity, specifically our role as a daughter of the king. I've been thinking a lot about how everything in our life is affected by what we believe about ourselves. A big part of my healing journey has been Jesus reminding me the truth about who I am in Him. He made a big deal about me being a daugther of the king and I've been thinking through what that means.

There are a lot of places you can go with this, one being that our power and authority is only because of our relationship to our Father. We have authority because He is the authority. We have power because we are His daughter..

Another thought is that we are to resemble our Father. Daughters often look like their dads and we are supposed to closely resemble our King/Father.

Another thought is that we are a ruler too. Not only will we one day rule, but we are now ruling, under His authority, but ruling none the less.

These are some of the ideas that I'm mulling over. Great, good, excellent.

But the problem is that I am totally stuck on how to execute this. There are obvious methods involving two figures wearing crowns or a princess type but that is so not what I do.

I know that this will somehow fit within my visual framework and make sense as a part of this series, but I'm so not there yet. Right now I am stuck.

I have two vague concepts floating around in my head. One being that this should be an abstract piece (great, because I'm super good at that---note sarcasm) and the other that it has something to do with fingerprints. Something about fingerprints showing your true identity that you can't hide, it's always there. I don't know, there's something there but I can't pin it down yet.

So until this all falls into place I will be smearing abstraction around and painting with my fingers, fingerprints, fingerprinting.


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