Good Monday all my crafty friends! :) I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We over here on the eastern seaboard have been experiencing some unruly rain! I think it has rained pretty much every day for a week to a week and a half. We are extremely blessed here however. We have not had the flooding like in some of the other cities in the news. My heart goes out to those folks! So, all that being said, I will take what we have gotten with a joy in my heart and try not to complain! LOL
Today, I want to share a little project I did for my sister and niece. I am blessed with so many siblings, but we live all over the country, so it's hard to get to see each other as much as we want to. My sister just recently had her first child at the beginning of the year! She was like me and started late in life. She is such a beautiful woman in every way and I know that she will be a fabulous mother! I have yet to get my hands on that precious baby girl, which hurts my heart, but plane tickets don't come cheaply! LOL I hope to get to see her soon! I never got her a proper gift, so this gift that I made was for my sisters's birthday and for her sweet angel Zoey!
I first started art journaling through the art of Zentangle. I still love to Zentangle, but I don't do it as much as I used to because that animal evolved into so many more mediums! It is an enjoyable thing to do, so every now and then I will do a piece here or there. My niece's name is Zoey and when I heard what her name was, I was super duper excited! Zoey in the Greek means LIFE! Anybody who has visited my blog before would know that, that is right up my alley! I knew the moment she told us her name (she kept it a secret till the end) that I wanted to do something with her name and "life" on it.
I wish I could tell you all the Zentangle patterns that I used in this piece, but alas, I cannot. I just draw whatever looks good in my mind and I don't remember all the patterns...probably why I am not a CZT!! LOL But I simply used all my Micron pens in various colors and also a Sharpie here and there as well as my Sakura gel pens. I think it turned out pretty cool in the end. You can't really tell from this picture, but when I was done I put it in what I think they call a floating frame. It was lots of fun!
As you can imagine, I love her name! As a Christian believer there is no better word to be associated with than "life," and most importantly the life of Jesus Christ. There are so many scriptures in the Bible referring to the life of God and the eternal life we can be assured should we choose to receive the life of Christ into our being! God's word tells us in John 1:4 that "In Him was life; and the life was," and that for we who believe that Jesus died on the cross for our sins, that we "may inherit eternal life." (Mark 10:17) The most beautiful thought to me is God's breath of life living and breathing on the inside of me for "The Spirit of God has made me; the breath of the Almighty gives me LIFE!" (Job 33:4) Glory!
I choose to believe that precious child was created and brought to life with the very breath of God! So what more fitting a picture to make for them both that could be carried with them always! I hope they like it and come to know and understand the very Spirit it was made from!
If you don't know the Creator of this universe, I encourage you today to get into God's very word, the Bible, and allow Him to breath life into you today! That life came at a beautiful price, the death of His very Son Jesus, but it was so you and I could have eternal life with the Creator God Himself. It was to reconcile the creation back to the Creator for eternity! I don't know about you, but the very thought of spending eternity with Abba Father leaves me speechless!!
You be blessed as you breathe in His great glory today! :)