Happy Wednesday! Where does the time go? We all say that, but as I get older (not confessing my age, LOL) I really understand that more and more. When we were young, we had all the time in the world, but as an older parent, I see the depth of that! Time is so precious and I am thankful for each and every day!
Speaking of being thankful, I pulled a past page from one of my journals to share today because my time so far this week has been concentrated on my youngest girl and her studies in the evening. It sure keeps me on my toes! LOL!! I remember doing this page out of a grateful heart for my precious relationship with my Father in Heaven! I am SO grateful for MANY things, but living in a country where I have liberty and freedom with my worship to my Saviour Jesus has to be at the top of the list!
I did this page with mostly acrylic paint in warm tones, which are my favorite! I tend to gravitate towards those color A LOT, so from time to time I have to force myself to go to brighter colors! LOL! I gesso'd the page first (I always remember what Dina Wakley says about the underwear..LOL!) and put various acrylics down with credit card and paint brushes. I like the effects of both. I then put some acrylic through Tim Holtz's Bubble Stencil, which "smooshed" out because it was pretty thick when I put it through. I then used some acrylic through a Julie Fei-Fan Balzer Stencil (TCW317) I had a scrap that I found somewhere, not sure where, that I loved because it made me think of the world and how we live in a world that is a "patchwork!" God created a patchwork of versatility, not so much that we would be "different" for division, but "different" so that His love could be shared across those differences - there would be someone, somewhere, that would be able to reflect His love in a way that you could understand it! I then added a piece that I found in my emphemera stash that I stamped on "grateful for you EVERYDAY!" with thoughts of thanking God DAILY for His indescribable GIFT OF JESUS!!! I added some bubble text that spelled Jesus and ended with splatters of Liquitex black acrylic ink!
I am also SO thankful that to be a part of this wonderful art community online where I can share my love of Jesus through my art to others! I am also thankful for all the support from you wonderful artists out there! You ALL are such an inspiration to me that I glean from daily! Because of the surpassing grace that God has given me and the precious gifts He has given me, I want to make sure that I am a cheerful giver, a sower of His precious seeds and as I give that supply back to make sure that it is with a heart overflowing in expressions of THANKS TO GOD!!
What are you grateful for today? Express it today with a smile and praise on your lips!