Phillipians 3:14

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Gelli plate play...

I purchased a Gelli plate a couple months ago and finally sat down and played with it the other day.  These are a few of the pages in process that resulted from it. I am planning to make an art journal with them to continue to fine tune them and also write my thoughts/prayers in.   If you are curious to know about the Gelli plate, here is a video with one of my current favorite artists showing exactly how it works--Gelli Arts Monoprinting Plate Tutorial I really enjoyed just randomly getting my paper, hands and table all messy and let the saturation of color take its own natural progression.  I bought a small folding table the last time we were at Costco for just this purpose and it worked out great. The rest of the story is about my leg wound saga..I have shared some on Facebook, but not here.  On November 30th I inured my left leg while working on our back patio.  I immediately knew I would be making a trip to the hospital because of the nature and severity of the puncture wound (from the pointy end of the pick axe I was using.)  What I did NOT know is that it would last for months and continue to escalate to the point of needing surgical intervention and a hospital stay.  I still have a way to go before being completely mobile and such I have not been able to craft much.  The time I spent at Christmas was painful and I paid for it!   I have missed being creative, and my completely adoring husband set up a place me to prop my leg under the table so that I could play in paint for a while--which was very enjoyable.  Those are the kinds of tender kindnesses that he is so good at showing, and they cause me to  appreciate him even more than I already do.  He "gets me" and shows me love in every way he can...I do not deserve such a wonderful husband, but am very grateful to God that I don't get what I truly deserve in any aspect of my life. In His sovereignty He has chosen me for His own and continues to use ALL things for my good and His glory.  It is my growing understanding that in the good, bad, painful, fun, sorrowful and beautiful aspects of daily life....NONE compares to the joy and the hope that I have in Christ alone.  It is my prayer and deepest desire to be more and more consistent in ascribing to the Lord the glory due His name in every circumstance.


  1. Fabulous post, Marsha! Your pages look fantastic!...Nancy :o)

  2. Love the pages Marsha and hope you are healing after all of this time. Your post is beautifully written my dear and I am also thankful that I don't get what I truly should, but God blesses me continually. Blessings my friend.

  3. Awesome pages Marsha, wonderful colors. So sorry to hear were hurt, I do pray all is going well.