My blog is a collection of ideas and inspirations that reveal my passion in life--to make the Name of Christ known to the world through the gifts He's given me. I love anything that has to do with art--being inspired, watching, learning, and creating. I'm excited to share my journey of experiences as a child of God, an artist, a teacher, a friend, and a wife of the most amazing man in the world--Buster.
Friday, January 21, 2011
My Newest Creation
The older I've gotten, the deeper my passion for creating has grown. I love teaching Art because I am forced to always think of new ideas for projects--I learn new things all the time! I also find it thrilling to discover ways to turn "trash" into "treasure"...easy on the pocket AND on the eye.
This week I thought of an idea for a piece to hang in my dining room. I had several small canvases I bought at a garage sale early last fall ($.50 a piece!). They had cheesy quotes on them so I primed and painted over them. Then I found a scrap piece of wood at school and painted/antiqued it. Finally, I glued the paintings to the wood--done! I am really pleased with the results...I love how the colors go with the colors in my house. Each canvas is a letter that spells "Jesus", which serves as a reminder to Buster and me to make Him the Center of our lives...in our home, our marriage, our job, everything.
I hope to continue creating--but not just for the purpose of creating. My prayer is that the Lord would use my gifts to make His name known, and that I would be open and willing to respond to this call no matter the cost.