Happy Wednesday all! This week I have been doing a bit of running around for my first born's 14th birthday party this coming up weekend! I just can't believe she is 14! My husband and I started late in life, so we, by some folks standards, are "older" parents! All or our friends' children are in college or married or they even have grandchildren! I laugh because sometimes when my girls are with their dad out somewhere people will ask "Oh, is this your grandfather!" LOL, LOL, LOL! Of course, I take FULL advantage of that! But I would change NOTHING about our waiting to have either one of our beautiful children!
With fall coming on and this yummy cool snap we have in the air and some of our southern leaves beginning to change, it all reminded me of my reverence and worship of my Jesus! Seeing my favorite time of year coming on with all it's colorful splendor reminds me how much our Father in Heaven loves us to honor us with the changing of the seasons! It displays His glory that we could see and know! As I thought about that, it reminded me of Psalm 24..."The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him!" (v.1-2) The rest of 24 goes on to reference a personal relationship with our Lord and those that seek Him can WORSHIP in His presence! That's my FAVORITE thing to do.....Worship the King of Glory!!
My page today comes from a heart of worship. I was in one of my neat little antique marts the other day and found this really old dictionary that had the front cover torn off and as such I could see the cover page which drew me straight away! It was of this glorious angel overlooking some people reading. Well being that the book was in bad shape I snapped it up knowing I could haggle and get a good deal. And deal I did....$.50! Love it, all day long! I knew I would use that page in my art journal and then use the rest of the book pages for other things.
I started with collaging the page with various papers from from "scrap" drawer - I never throw anything away! After I covered the page, I went over it with watered down gesso because I like to see some of the paper peeping through. I then got out my Faber-Castell Gelatos and went to town! I wish could say I remember which colors, but alas, I do not! I like to smudge with my fingers, but again because I like to see what's behind, I did add water and thin it out. I also used some Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges. I drew and cut out a female form on book page and colored her with nude gelato and then cut her skirt and shirt from some scrap paper and also used some gelatos on both to enrich the colors.
The dictionary page was damaged a good bit, but I cut the angel from the dictionary page and had to end up making my own wings because they were damaged on the book page. I just used more scrap paper and colored with gelatos. I adhered it all down with Liquitex matte medium and then shaded with Faber-Castell Big Brush Pen. I stamped my sentiment using Memento black with an old stamp set that I had that I got from a flea market one time.
As I was inspired by Psalm 24, I wrote around the edges verses from Psalm 24. The Spirit also inspired me to recall the heavenly crowns believers will receive that are mentioned in the New Testament. They are the imperishable crowns; the crown of rejoicing, the crown of righteousness, the crown of glory, and the crown of life! I was reminded that these are the rewards of heaven that God promises to those who are faithful! I want to be found faithful worshiping and honoring the Son of our most high God, how about you?
Today, as you look around this beautiful land we call earth, remember that it is the Lord's...the world and ALL its people belong to Him! Be blessed as you worship the King of Glory!