By Ellie for The Thunderbolts
How my brain works when I read, is as I am reading my brain acts out what is happening. I picture in my head the events as I read them, without even noticing I’m doing it. When we were reading the story of Elkanah, Hannah, and Eli, I pictured them going up the temple to sacrifice. I don’t know why, but I imagined the temple on the top of a mountain. To explain my painting, I made Hannah sitting on the edge of a cliff, because I imagined Hannah being upset and wanted to just get away. She wanted to be by herself and be away from the pack to pray to God alone. Then, I pictured Eli seeing that she was alone, and going over to see if she was ok (because he was already “guarding her mouth”). He would then see what she was doing (praying with her mouth), and he thought she was drunk. In my opinion, I think he thought this because she was praying instead of sacrificing and back then it was so unheard of for her to ask God for something not by sacrificing. I painted Hannah in all shades of purple, like the color of wine, because he thought she was drunk. Also, I made her on the edge off a cliff pondering her thoughts, like I said before. She is looking up at music notes and wine bottles floating above her, because she was singing, silently. I wanted it to look like the effect of, when cartoon characters get hit really hard in the head, and there are those little pictures circling above their head. I also painted Eli very vaguely there because I feel like God almost sent Eli to watch over her, and protect her. I made him up in the corner in the sky, because it is like he is watching her but not literally standing next to her. My brain reads with pictures and I wanted to express what I imagined.