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Art Therapy

“Moreover, there are many workmen with you, stonecutters and masons of stone and carpenters, and all men who are skillful in every kind of work. “Of the gold, the silver and the bronze and the iron there is no limit. Arise and work, and may the LORD be with you.” 1 Chronicles 22:15-16

Life is slowing down for me as I enter my last few days at my old job and begin the new one.  As I have more time, I am rekindling my love for arts n crafts and gardening.  I am loving myself again!  To do this I use to have my art journal that was just a diary of all things Me.  I had magazine pictures, quotes, pics of things I’d like to make, how to steps etc.

I have not done this in over 2 years and I miss it.  Here are some of the things I use to create from this time.   These  of my favorite pieces to create.

wpid-img_89801088760046.jpegAlthough you think creating a collage is “easy”, it isn’t. Getwpid-img_89810714135563.jpegting the color schemes together and decorating with 2 blank canvases, 2 unstained wooden adorations, and lots of scrapbook paper and embelishments was much harder than I imagined it to be in my head.  Time for both:  4 weeks.

This newpid-img_89651414723749.jpegxt piece I did for my oldest daugther’s boyfriend at the time.  These were the $2 crosses in the wood section at Wal-mart.  Because these are hand painted I could not guarantee the stains but I am pleased with how they turned out.  Time:  2-3 weeks

These were based on the following bible verse: And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love 1 Corinthians 13:13

These next few pieces were created for FFA at my son’s school.  They took about 48 hours to create.

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These were more gifts for family and friends.  These took anywhere from 24 hours to 14 days.  Some the techniques used required plaster of paris.

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These are just a few of my art pieces that aren’t necessarily the greatest of art pieces but they are my pieces and I am pleased with them.  I firmly believe all my creations were spirit filled.  God gave me what I feel are skills I need to create these things.

In 2015, I will rekindle this hobby and see what He brings to me to create. I am re-invoking my “All Things Me” journal again.  Tomorrow I will go out and buy markers, colored pencils, water pencils, and a beautiful journal-the expensive ones at Barnes and Noble.  I am worth that!  I will fill it with all the things that speak to me.  I will ask friends, neighbors, and strangers for magazines.  This is a great thing to get your kids doing as well.  We use to have family time doing this one task every Friday night.   My girls especially love doing this.  My son wasn’t thrilled with it but it has taught him how to brainstorm now for those bigger projects.  I will get a post up on the “how-to” of this soon.

What is God leading you to do in 2015?  Not sure?  Write for 30 minutes every morning when you wake up.  Here are the rules:

  • Set up a mom space in your home-it can be an office, it can be section of the living room, but whatever it is make it yours
  • Wake up before everyone else in your home
  • Set your timer for 30 minutes
  • Get your journal and pen out
  • Pray this simple prayer “God, please place Your will on my heart and help me see my purpose through Your eyes. Remove all negativity from my life for the next 30 minutes and bring me peace to see Your plan for me.  Bring me the words I need to begin developing Your plan for me. Amen”
  • Start writing
  • Don’t let the pen stop
  • Don’t think just write
  • Grammar does not count
  • Get it all out
  • Stop when it goes off no matter what
  • Do your devotionals and start your day

Goodnight and God Bless

A Blessed Woman

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