fearfully and wonderfully made

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I had one Christmas custom artwork order that i found hard to part with: “I am beautiful for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” I’m sharing it as a post now because it’s a timeless message in a society determined to  make us believe lies instead of truth.
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To the young lady on the receiving end of this canvas, I pray that the words, colours and shapes held in this canvas strengthen and give peace to your soul as it has mine, as it was created.

These sweet words are inspired from Psalm 139:14

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weeping sky

Sometimes the sky weeps. Sometimes there are good reasons and sometimes we feel like having a good cry for no particular reason. This art journal page in my mini art journal celebrates those tears. Yet the tears water the flowers  and they flourish and grow. If you’re having a hard time lately these page are for you!  With love. Sometimes weeping is the bravest thing you can do.

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gratitude

I watched a movie that moved me today, Freedom with Cuba Gooding Jr in it. It dealt with many issues , two being racism and slavery. So I went to my art journal and made a gratitude page.  I have so much to be grateful for, including freedom to believe in God and worship Him, a right to education,  I live safely in a quiet neighbourhood, my fridge is full, I have a loo, a shower, soap, clothing, a car… A sobering reminder of what I have.

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mini canvas – butterfly

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Some times when I start I have no idea what it will look like when its finished.  I knew this mini canvas was about a butterfly, that’s all.  The background turned all metallic and gold thanks Heidi Swapp ink sprays.IMG_0641

Love my Big Shot and my Stampin’ Up Butterfly die cuts. Simple and stunning 3D multi-media collage. Voila.

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kids craft tie dying

There probably isn’t a messier craft than tie dying.  The messier it is the more fun we are having I say!  Kids have to wait overnight to rinse, dry and wear their masterpieces!

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Then when the kids went home with their wet, colour saturated tie dyed articles, Shay and I played with the left over dye.

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Oops, I forgot to put gloves on for the last project!

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