It is a mixed media piece with acrylic paint and collaged paper, flowers, and buttons.
Sorry this last one posted sideways! Blogger keeps turning them for some reason! I'll try to get that fixed. :)
Here is Love...
I never dreamed I'd be able to paint a face like this. I'm so thankful for all I learned from Paulette and appreciate her willingness to share her art with others. She offers several different classes. If you are interested, check out her blog here.
It is mixed media on canvas. At the top of the piece it says "Just as a caterpillar casts off it’s old self and transforms into a butterfly, a new creation of beauty….We also, who are in Christ become a new creation; the old is gone, the new has come!" At at the bottom, I put the verse is 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!"
I love how God created the caterpillar to turn into an elegant, beautiful butterfly, often with amazing colors and details. I think this is such an awesome illustration of how Christ transforms our lives!
I'll try to post more soon! Thanks for looking!!
This is titled "Beginnings of Creation" and is mixed media on canvas. I created this for a show that our visual arts ministry at church, Collage, was participating in. It was a local community event called the Live Green Expo. The theme of the show was recycling and taking care of our planet so I used recycled magazine pages to create the tree and leaves. I also wanted to convey the idea that God is the ultimate Artist, the Creator of the earth! The verse is from Genesis 1:11: "Then God said 'Let the land sprout with vegetation - every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.' And that is what happened." Here is a close up of the verse, Genesis 1:11...
This piece I did for a dear friend who just had her first baby! It is also mixed media on canvas and the verse is Psalm 119:73, "Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands."
Of course painting is one of my creative outlets. Here are a few of my in-progress pieces waiting to be finished. I find I enjoy having several going at one time in different stages. This allows me to work on whatever part I'm feeling drawn to at a given moment. I'll post these when I finish them up!
Scrapbooking is part of my art as well and I love the idea of leaving a legacy of memories by creating pages that tell our family's stories. Of course I love the artistic and creative process involved and all the supplies, but more and more I'm enjoying the telling of simple, everyday moments that make up our story during this season of our lives!
Finally, I try to harvest creativity by nurturing other's growth and interest in the arts. That is why I became an art teacher!
I truly enjoyed exploring the everyday ways I try to harvest my creativity! It is nice to think through an idea or concept and see how you are actually living it out in your life! :) Thanks to Stacy Julian for the great idea!
These are both mixed media on canvas and the verse is "As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15. I love creating the little houses out of paper. They are of course all the same shape, but they have a uniqueness to them, all their own. Just like each of our own homes have! I'm looking forward to creating more of these!
Remain In Me
The verse is John 15:4 - "Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit it if is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me."
The verse is John 15:5 - "Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing."