Thursday, March 31, 2011
The signs of spring are everywhere and there are people who wonder if there is a God. The beauty of the natural world around us screams to us that He is there. The beauty hits us full in the face when we walk out our doors, it is a beautiful expression of a loving and powerful God. He is the creator of everything that we see in nature. The Bible says that if he cares enough to feed the Sparrow, he cares for you and me.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
|Cover Ready to be filled|
|Detail of cover|
|My Pile of Scraps|
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The beauty of God’s creation is everywhere these days. I love the sight of spring flowers and the smell of the cherry blossoms. They really whisper of a wonderful Creator who cares enough to make the flowers bloom each spring and who cares for us and know us by name. Where every you are today take a look around and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation and know that He is only a prayer away in every situation that you might be facing. When you have no one else to turn to. When you have more burdens than ways out. When you feel all alone in this world. Remember that He is always there to help you. All you need to do is trust in him and ask him to lead you in the way you should go. He will help you no matter how dark the trial is you can let Him in and His light will show you the way through. Remember there is no storm that He cannot not calm with just a few simple words “Peace be still” and the storm has to obey. One of the most helpful things that I always try to keep in mind whenever trouble comes my way is, “ He will always bring us through the trial if we have the faith to stand up and ask Him to help us”. You might not have the strength to make a loud cry for help, but He can hear you even if it is only a whisper.
I have been through trials that I never though I would make it through, I have faced situations that I thought I would lose it all, but God has always stepped in right on time to help me through. His time is not always our time, but he will come through even if there seems to be no way out. He has helped me to see that I cannot walk this path on my on but I need His hand to guide me and to help me along this journey.
We are hear to make a difference in this world and not just be here. We are called to be a witness and stand out from the crowd and not be like everyone else. I know what it is like to feel like I have to fit in or blend in, but that is not what I am called to be. I am called to be a light in this world and not fade into the darkness. This world is filled with darkness and we are surrounded on every side, but light and dark don’t coexist and if we are the light we need to SHINE. This is not the post that I set out to write but these are the words that come from my heart and I hope that you are open to receive them and let them light your path and help you to see that God has his hand in your life and you can overcome any situation that you face if you will let Him lead the way.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I decided to choose an object and photograph it in various locations and using various settings.
These were fun to shoot, let me know which one you like best. I am trying to play around with this camera, and using various focal lengths and aperture settings.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Here is the promised journal pages. I hope that you are inspired by the pages as I was when I created them.
These pages were created in a spiral bound journal that I purchased from my local Hobby Lobby. I do not remember the name of the manufacture but the pages are fairly think and hold up well to watercolor crayons and colored pencils. The markers that I have used have done well and It has not bled through. I have used Faber Castle Pitt pens in various shades of gray and black and they have worked well. The second picture uses clothing tags as a border around the page. Tags these days have come a long way and designers use them to “Brand” their clothing so why not take advantage of this great pieces of Ephemera.
These pages were painted with a scraping technique using a old gift card. I then used black and white images of both of my girls to create a page for each of them , about each of them in my journal. They were excited because I created pages for them in my book. I really like the way that they turned out.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I was trying different lettering styles with this page and focusing on using only black and white to make a very monochromatic page.
Supplies used on this page:
Faber-Castle Pitt brush pen in black
Prismacolor colored pencil in white
This page is just another example of me playing with lettering styles. I had planned on making a page a day for a week but stopped after Monday. I might still go back and add pages in this book for the rest of the days of the week.
Faber Castle Pitt Fine point black pen
Martha Stewart Craft Markers
The items that are drawn on this page were from a Ballard Design catalog that I was “Window” shopping on this day.
Faber Castle Pitt Pens in Black Fine, and Brush
I saw this page on another blog on one of my blog hops and had to have my own version for my journal because I feel it is very true.
Faber Castle Pitt Pen fine in black
Prismacolor colored pencils
This is the pages that I created in this journal and so that this post is not too long I will end it here. I hope you like what you see and leave a comment and give me some feedback. I will be posting more pages the rest of this week.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I have really enjoyed the month off and feel like I have refreshed my creative outlook. I am planning on coming back with a vengeance. I will be posting things over the next few days that I have completed over my break. I hope you will come by and check out the tutorials that I will be posting soon.