Friday, May 30, 2014

Be Still

I have been seeing a lot of posts on blogs that I follow lately regarding "artists block!"  Although I don't necessarily call myself an artist, I have been experiencing that a lot lately with my art journals.  I have several that I switch around working in so that I don't get into a slump, per say, but even with that, I just get a block and just don't know where to go from there.

When I thought on that, I was reminded of a verse of scripture from God's Word in Psalm 46:10 where He reminds us to be still and know He is God!  In this fast paced world, we jet from task to task, place to place and even moment to moment!  We so want to preoccupy our minds that I truly believe there comes a point that we "bottom out," just like our "artists block" moments.  Our desire is to be truly creative, and even more so when we observe another's creativity, that we push and demand so much from ourselves to the point of "the block."  Sometimes there is a need to just be still and let the ability of creativity come to the surface out of a rhythm of grace rather than through a forced forethought.

That's what happened when I did this journal page.  What started out as a slump, moved into something God was able to minister to me as I allowed Him speak to my heart.  God so wants to bless us and work in and through us for His good pleasure and purpose but we tend to get in His way with our every day faced paced living.  When all along if we would just stop and be still and hear His still small voice, His blessings would abound!  God doesn't always work in BIG dramatic revelations or manifestations, like what we want to come out on an art journal page for the world to see, but often through divine silence is where He does His best work in and through us!!!  This is what they call an "unforced rhythm of grace!"
This particular page took me quite awhile to do with all the doodling and tangling, but I had such a peace as I did it knowing that I had allowed God to minister His heart for me!  I encourage you today, when you get in that journaling slump, open your heart WIDE to God's unforced rhythms of grace!!


  1. Amen! Praise God, Felicia, that He has blessed you with the means by which to glorify Him, His Son and the Holy spirit thru your Artworks and love.
    Im Francine Rossoni and I too am a Christian Artist seeking to Glorify His name. I like your artwork and testimony to your love for him. Keep going!

    Blessings to you and your family,
    Francine Rossoni

  2. Thank you so much Francine for your encouraging and kind words! Lifting Him up is an honor that I am so thankful He chose me for! Thank you again and peace and blessings to you!