Wednesday, 30 January 2013

An Attitude Of Gratitude Journal - DAY 1 Wholeheartedness

Day 1 - Wholeheartedness

This challenge is actually over. But I like the idea of creating a GRATITUDE Journal and thought what Bernice Hopper started was awesome! So I have decided to follow her prompts and challenge myself to a Gratitude Journal for the next 30days! :)

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If you are interested to start one yourself, do check it out here.

I hardly use Purple. So I thought, it would be nice to try out splashing purple across the page. :) Purpley-purple! Reminds me of Barney....

Also, I am Thankful and Grateful for all that the Lord have made possible for me. Though some are still in the decision process, but I know that All things Are possible! :)

So, here's what I did for DAY 1. Hope you enjoyed your visit here.

Have a blessed day! *hugs*

Monday, 28 January 2013

WAW #64

This is what I did for this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday.

My first post card/ Mail Art drawing. Will be drawing more mail art soon as I do hope to send them to Featuring Magazine Issue #3 for a new challenge! *hugs*

Do come by soon! *hugs*

Anxiety Pangs

Things have been rather hard and so many decisions to be made....

Firstly, my dog gave birth to 5 puppies. Don't get me wrong. I love dogs but due to financial constraint... I am worried as I will not be able to keep those pups and whom am I to give them to? Its a really worrying thing as people are not so dog loving here.

As it is, I have encountered some problems with my neighbours who are constantly trying to find a lil fault in my dogs. I have 2 dogs already, as it is. And our home is like a Hobbit Hole...

Secondly, I have been thinking whether to go back to work. :( Its the toughest decision of all as I have  been a SAHM for almost 18years now and my youngest is only 2 years... I have 5 kids. Hubby is finding it hard to get a good paying job. So, financially, its really hard on him and all of us with the demands growing...

Alot of what ifs...who should... how nows...and so on...I can go on thinking up all kinds of thoughts but, its not going to get me anywhere. :/

So, I had to quiet myself down and not be bogged down by all thats happening around me and seek the Lord.

As Matthew 11: 28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Well, as I was browsing the web.. I saw this word and had to draw it out to express myself. I havent been drawing or painting the past weeks so, it was good therapy to paint again! :)

This is what I did:

I will be uploading more artworks later. Stay tuned! :)
Have a blessed day! *hugs*

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Jar Of Hearts

While I was sitting in the car on the way for lunch with my DH (darling Hubby), he suddenly asked me the name of a singer. I was trying to remember, then I remembered her famous song "Jar Of Hearts" - Christina Perri

I started singing the song and pondered on it.

Just not long ago, my daughter came home from work one day and started crying. I was shocked at first. All kinds of stuffs started whirling in my mind. Then I calmly spoke to her....

She started saying how she's heart broken that this guys whom she's become pretty close friends with; was at first attracted to her. He did ask her to be his special gal and she sort of "declined it" as she just went through a heart break and she needed time to be herself again.

After a few months, she decided she was ready. She told the guy. Now it turns around, he's not sure if he was ready.

So, you can imagine her heart break once again. She felt rejected.

Anyways... I spoke to her and hugged her.

Now, coming back to this song.... sometimes I reflect back on my own life. The many heart breaks I have gone through myself....

So, I quickly search for the verse Love is Patient, Love is kind.... 1 Corinthians 13:4.

One thing thats for real is...when love done in accordance to God's will, is never wrong.

As the verse itself speaks...its never envious, nor proud.

So here's my art which I drew out of inspiration from the song and replaced it instead with 1 Corinthians 13:4.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here. Have a Blessed week ahead! *hugs*

Friday, 18 January 2013

The joy Of the Lord

I chose this verse for today as it speaks to me about being JOYful and thankful for all that He has done for me. And Also, I should be JOYful for Life.

JOYful that....
My kids are well.
We are well taken care of.
and the list can go on....

I drew this to speak of renewed life as we gain strength from the Lord.

I hope this picture which I drew will also give you the inspiration and renewed strength to venture into things you have never dared try.

Have a Blessed day! *hugs*

Foil background. Sharpie markers used.

Boy! Never knew it was kind of difficult to take a picture with foil. :)  Have fun

Thursday, 17 January 2013

WAW #63 - Living Waters

I am just so amazed at how the Lord works in mysterious ways! Never in my wildest dreams have I ever thought I was an artist and this year, somehow...I felt thats who I am. :)

As I journal each day through drawing, I am also beginning to discover my inner talents which I never knew were there. I am excited and amazed at the same time. This discovery stage just feels so awesome.

And today's word at Word Art Wednesday confirms it. I feel a fresh outpouring of living waters flowing through me.

Thank you Lord.

This is what I drew today... my inspiration.

Have a blessed day! *hugs*

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Creative Every Day - Dark

The only thought I had about Dark was... Night. Lol. Then again, I love Owls..."Hoot! Hoot!" I told myself, I had to create an owl and add doodles and zens on it.

And I have added a night sky to give that Dark Theme. Usually, my pictures tells something about my feelings but for today's, there's no dark emotion towards it but JOY. I am just enjoying these moments when I am able to paint and relieve my childhood again! :)

I really had a fun time creating my owl... Will do another one sometime. So, I hope you have enjoyed your visit here too! Have a blessed day! *hugs*

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Creative Everyday Challenge 2013

This  year have so far, started with a great bang! of new opportunities, explorations and fun!
I am still in the exploration stage of discovering my inner talent. but nevertheless... I am enjoying every bit of it.

For a start, I am going to try and create something each (if possible) or even doodle an art, do loads of should try them.. they are so much fun!

You just might never know you inner talent which is probably waiting to be unlocked! :)

The theme for this month on Creative Everyday challenge is: DARK.

I find it quite hard to do something dark and I am a person who loveees COLOURS! But never the less.. I am going to try and do one tomorrow. But meanwhile...

Here's what I have been meddling with today...

I know,  a lot of practice is still needed. No worries, I will get there soon! *hugs*

Have an awesome day!

A new Adventure for 2013 - Joy Journal 2013

For the year 2013, I wanted to experience something new. Something I have never ventured into nor dared to. Maybe out of fear, or low self esteem.

I am always so amazed by what some talented artists come up with and I have always dreamt of being in their shoes. :)

So, I took a challenge with myself to venture into mixed media crafting. I was really excited when I found a group on FB who are doing just that. And this amazing lady is so giving. Shes such a wonderful person to meet. You should check out her site.

Well, here's my first attempt on mixed media. I am going to create a journal out of it. The reason why mine is on loose papers is because I do intend on creating something else at the end of it. So do keep a look out for it!

We had to choose a word. On first thought, mine was PERSEVERANCE. I believe, this word is really for me. I have a tendency to give up easily. So for this year... I am going to work on this word - PERSEVERANCE!

The words surrounding the word "PERSEVERANCE" are the meaning to it. And I have also added a scripture verse to it - JAMES 1:2-3.

I hope you enjoyed this page as much as I did creating them. Have a Blessed day! *hugs*