Friday, February 24, 2012

New Tree Of Life

It seems like every few years or so I am inspired to create a new "Tree of Life".  This time for some reason I chose faces... I was thinking of the past generations sleeping while they wait for the New Jerusalem.  Come Lord Jesus, Come.

This was my "Tree of Life" in 2011

I'm not certain why I did two trees in 2007, one (the top) is my crazy tree of life, and (the bottom) is my "Tree of Life" with all the different fruits.

The "Tree of Life" symbolizes something so precious that we often take for granted.  It is a gift from God and when we accept His Son into our hearts we become apart of the Family of God which is blessed to partake in the fruit of the Tree of Life.  So beautiful.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I'm off to celebrate my son's 17th Birthday.

Hugs and blessings


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Inspiration From a Lovely Artist

I discovered a lovely artist named Dorina Costras today.  I found this painting of hers and it really spoke to me of the emotions in the girl with the mask.

I wanted to use the exact same pose but do this up "KELLY" style to speak to women who have just come off the streets.

There are sayings all through her hair and the words on the drawing are;
I Choose Love
I Choose Joy
I Choose Freedom
Open my heart and allow wonderful things to flow into my life.

The idea of the mask spoke volumes to me as I went through a period in my life where I felt like I was always wearing a mask of some kind ~ unable to find myself.

Just sharing some inspiration with you all.
Have a wonderful week.
Hugs and many blessings!


Saturday, February 18, 2012

I Will Worship

I started this piece last week when Hubbub and Son were in Arizona.  It is a 16x20 Canvas done using Copic Marker Inks.  I am in love with the way these inks flow down the canvas!  It is called "I Will Worship".

Have an absolutely lovely weekend!
Hugs and blessings


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Building Foundation

This piece was inspired by an urging of the Holy Spirit. I was inspired to bring my markers and journal to Church on Sunday and this is what I drew during the service.  (Normally I would not be able to do this as the seating at Church doesn't really allow for me to journal during Church, but this Sunday morning God prepared a place just for me!  Our Church is in a highschool gym, as I walked in that morning I looked to my right and was so blessed to see two leather pieces of furniture, one being a big leather chair with plenty of room for my supplies and the best thing was that it was off in a corner so that no-one would really notice me journaling ~  God is so good!
Lately God has been pressing on me the importance of prayer; for our children, for our spouses, for ourselves, for our homes, churches, work places, cities, and Country...  I picked up this book on my Kobo called "The Veritas Conflict" and this book literally brought me to my knees in prayer praying for my teenagers.  It describes in great detail what happens all around us as we pray, a Spiritual battle that we cannot see but that we are VERY much a part of.  The vision I had for this piece was in seeing people praying for each other and being on fire in the Holy Spirit, being surrounded and enveloped, protected and made stronger as they prayed.  Their words were building a strong and solid foundation in God.  This vision came to life in me as our Youth Pastor called the Columbia Missions Team to the front of the Church for prayer and a young teen prayed over them. 
I love, love, love it when God speaks to me in images and allows so graciously for me to develop the vision onto paper.  I love being close to God as I put color on the page.  I cannot express enough the delight I have in this process. 
So, keep praying peoples because great and mighty things are happening for the Kingdom, be encouraged.

Big hugs and many blessings my dear friends.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Journaled in some of my journal tip-ins

These journal tip-ins look so different when they are filled in with journaling.  I am going to tip them into one of my journals and then work outward by coloring in the backgrounds in a subtle way as not to take away from the tip-ins themselves.  I really like the faces as it looks like they are talking to each other.

I hope you are all having a fabulous Friday!  It is cold, cold, cold here in Calgary and half of my family is in Arizona at a wedding (Hubbub and youngest son).  I had the option to go but chose it would have been two quick of a trip for me, darn it!  However, I get to spend the whole weekend with my eldest son who just started driving!  He loves it and is doing really well.  Hold on tight to your seats and stay off the sidewalks!  Just kidding.

Happy weekend to you all, hugs and many blessings.  And for those of you going through tough times... remember I am praying for you okay!  With much love.


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Learn From Me

Monica from an All woman's school in Texas contacted me and asked me if I would be interested in creating something for their pamphlet for their annual spring retreat.  Their theme would be "Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart" - focusing also on forgiveness, trust in God and humility.  I told her I would pray about it and see what God would give me for it.

The above drawing is what I saw.  I saw Jesus hands holding His healing streams of living water with a reflection of a woman (representing all women), being in the knowledge of our hurt, pain and unforgiveness within us.  The rocky background being His foundation.
I hope this is the vision they are looking for, I haven't heard back from them yet.

Well I wanted to share with you this blessing.  I love it when people find my blog and I am able to bless them in this way and especially when God gives me a vision for them.

I hope and pray you are all enjoying your week. 

Hugs and blessings dear friends, with much love.