light’s gate

Tomas Karkalas' photo
disability indicated a dead end but love broke through the walls of me

This photo as if expresses an overview of my life. If one would look at me the picture may look dark . I’m the disabler. Nevertheless, I rejoice over the sun outside because my family cared for me and enabled me to paint.

my life is full of exciting events, I would be happy if they were an example to someone.

Chinese proverbs teach, “Many complain about their appearance, but no one complains of reason,” “Great graces come from heaven, and small ones come from man.”
In support of these thoughts, I say:

  • Lightning strikes only a tall tree. So why do shrubs tremble on the ground?

Who is the winner?

digital painting one-aloner~ 60x45 cm ~ Tomas Karkalas
one-aloner~ 60×45 cm ~ Tomas Karkalas

Life likes the public order, and the fine arts puts that pictorially: the babyish lullabies turn to tales for the children, and the stories for the teenagers grow into the literature for the adult. If we would judge by appearance, it may look like the victory of the material world against the spirituality, yet I do not want to whine – who is the true winner? Either God, or the market?

The Holly Spirit makes my material dependence into the source of blessing : God changes the complaints for the hardships of living with the disability into the gratitude for living

Lost sanity

digital painting eternal truths ~ 60x45cm ~ Tomas Karkalas

eternal truths ~ 60x45cm ~ Tomas Karkalas

Lost sanity unveils the wonderland of the eternal truths. Have a look. That would enable you to see better my anatomy of love

A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed ~ Proverbs 11:25

The Word in search of the Word

In the beginning was the Word and He became flesh. So my artwork appeared in a  search of the Word

search of the Word

Self-portrait In disguise as a flower

digital painting Self-portrait In disguise as a flower/Tomas Karkalas

Self-portrait In disguise as a flower / Tomas Karkalas

I like to read in a foreign language – the dictionary always inspires, expands the horizons. So I have encountered the phrase the “weak vessel“. What was that ? …
Wow! My Lithuanian-English dictionary talks about me! And it perfectly describes the “beauty“ of the “invisible disabilities‘ : the dictionary closes the truth with an irony that stops and questions – demands the response. So I am digging into my artistic archives for the relevant (heartfelt) information (for example, see the Lullaby of the archives) The questions multiply, They say the real strength is ability to laugh at oneself. Then the silence expresses the failure. What is the wisdom then? My posts or your responses?

Humility

humility

Humility / Tomas Karkalas / Klaipeda, Lithuania

God’s being the same today as He was yesterday enables us to trust in His Word. What can be and must be increased is our own understanding of the Scriptures. As we will grow in a study, our questions about God’s knowledge will be changed to the gratitude to God for the healing us from our misunderstandings.

mature squeakers

digital painting Mature Squeakers by Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania

digital painting Mature Squeakers by Tomas Karkalas from Klaipeda, Lithuania

This is a picture, the artwork – the digital painting ‘Mature squeaker’ is my response to no comments. That’s an  overview of the modern world.
The squeaker…the pets are growing old and showcase the transformation of the beloved pup to the barking dog.
The Squeakers leave our towns and inhabit the diaries – pure love leaves our homes.
Where did lead such reports?
The life urged me to vet my dustbin.  So I am searching for the heart here now.

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face ~ Bernard Williams

my heart

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