Friday, November 25, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Today I have two items to share...the first is an up-cycled can from an item on my Pinterest board. The second is a mini canvas that I made after watching this episode of art redefined on my craft channel. It is raining today so my lighting wasn't very good...one of these days I will get a proper light box set up...just not high on my list of priorities at the moment! Anyway, I really love this gal...most of my canvases already have names on them for gifts, but this one I am keeping for me! Off for a busy Saturday with the fam, thanks for stopping by :0)!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Christy Tomlinson is not only an excellent teacher, but warm and genuine too. She has made art completely approachable for me and I think I already saide it, but will again....it has been a gift in my life at this particular time and space. I find myself with both the time and the means to pursue something that I secretly always wanted to (art), but never had the confidence nor the circumstance for. So, I am continuing on the theme this week of posting the mixed media canvases that I have recently made and that have not just been fun to create, but have helped me to focus in on just how richly God has blessed me. Just like the words on my first She Art girl...I am living a simple and uncomplicated life. Once I let go of my expectations, I have come to cherish that fact and spend a whole lot more of my thought and prayer life just amazed at how good the Lord truly is...not just in my circumstances, but in the work He has and continues to do in my heart. Forgiving others and myself, embracing the here and now and choosing to see the good in each day is a gift all in and of itself. Soli Deo Gloria!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Today is Scripture Thursday linky party over at Little Birdie Blessings blog. I thought this piece would be perfect to share there today. Abby is a real sweetheart and is always an encouragement and a blessing. She regularly exhorts us to count our blessings daily. There are many small things in each day that bring me joy and I am going to take Abby's challenge and start writing them down! I'll share my notebook soon on that. For today I can't think of anything better to rejoice over than the freedom in Christ! I also want to share here my favorite modern hymn In Christ Alone. It is the gospel sung so beautifully and brings joyful tears to my eyes each and every time I hear it! I hope it will bless you too. Thanks for those who stop by and esp those who regularly encourage me with your gracious comments :0).
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
My canvas is back...I just didn't like my initial post and took the liberty to take it down and start over. That is really fitting since this canvas was a do-over too! I started out to make a piece to share at Cassandra's Word Art Wednesday blog and ruined it. I am going to add it this week instead! I started over and this is where the process took me. Interestingly enough I was contemplating much when doing this project, and when I was preparing to re-post it this scripture comes to mind:
Because of the LORD’s great love
we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.I am so thankful that the Lord is faithful when I am not...and that He is so rich in mercy. Instead of pouring out His righteous wrath upon me the sinner, He was pleased to punish His only son instead for all those who repent and put their faith and trust in Him alone. How amazing, how humbling, how incredibly life changing that should be each and every day. The gospel truth does make my heart soar as I meditate on it. His word is the key to enduring joy in the face of trials of many kinds. Nothing is as sufficient as His word, but this is a powerful video that illustrates this beautiful truth.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
I pray for the richest blessings to you and yours today :0).
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Thanks for stopping by and I have several more itemsto p ost in the coming days...now that my interenet is FINALLY working again!!