Butterfly & Dreams

Blue Butterfly

I spent my day painting this butterfly. I enjoyed it so much that I thought maybe somebody would like to buy it. I then wondered off in my thoughts dreaming about the idea of selling my art work. I would love to be a full time artist working from home one day while my children are at school. At the moment this is just a dream, not sure if anyone would actually be interested in buying my art work. I will keep dreaming and painting, who knows maybe one day I will actually be selling my artwork.

 

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25 Weeks & Nursery Art

25 Weeks Today

Today I am officially 25 weeks Pregnant. My little boy is growing by leaps and bounds at the moment. This week has gone by very quickly and has had a few wonderful pregnancy moments in between some overwhelming emotions (thanks to pregnancy hormones). This week I have been able to feel more consistent movements from my baby and I have noticed that some of them are in reaction to sounds, voices and music. On one evening this week I decided that I was in desperate need to take a long relaxing bath to desires.  I lit some rented candles and put on a Hillsong baby CD that we bought for our little boy. It is an instrumental CD of some worship songs that I enjoy. While sitting in the bath I decided that I would sing along to the one of my favourite songs, in response I felt my little boy moving.I was amazed and filled with so much joy as this was the first time I felt him move in response to my voice. I proceeded to laugh and then tell him about how wonderful God is and all that he is done in my life. I know he can’t yet understand what I am telling him, but I am sure he enjoyed to listen to my voice. Teaching him about God is something that I greatly look forward to. I pray that he to would have a close relationship with God. I  can’t wait to watch him discover God and fall in love with Him.

Nursery Art

After finding about about my little bear I started planning and coming up with ideas for his nursery. The nursery is by no means finished although some of the furniture is set up and I have finally finished the art pieces for the room.

I decided that I wanted to make a set of three paintings that would be displayed beside one another. So after much thought I decided that the middle one should be a scripture verse which is meaningful and that will speak over his life. I chose the scripture from Luke 1:80 which states “and the child grew and became strong in spirit”. This scripture speaks of Jesus growing up, my prayer is that my little boy would love Jesus with all his heart and aspire to be like Jesus, that he too will become strong in the Holy Spirit as he grows up. I then decided that I wanted to make the other two paintings of animals since I don’t want a specific theme for the room and wanted it to be artwork that he would probably enjoy to look at over the next few years. So I decided on painting an elephant and a lion as they are both animals that for me represent strength.

In the future once the nursery is complete I will do a reveal and show you where I have chosen to hang these pieces in the room. So keep an eye open for this.

Blossom 

  
“it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God.”

‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭35:2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

Pink Flower

Pink FlowerThis is an acrylic painting I did last year. I never shared it with you as I did it during a very hard time in my life, when I looked at it I was reminded of the pain I felt. Despite this every time we have a guest over they  manage to spot this painting, which I try to have hidden away. I am always overwhelmed by when they tell me that it is their favourite painting of mine and how they love the colours. This leaves me speechless each time.  Until on one such occasion God reminded me of a promise that he gave me while I was painting it. He promised me that He knew what He was doing in my life and it was something beautiful and that I would soon see the beauty in it. He would make my life blossom. At time it felt like just the opposite was happening and I grew to hate the painting.  Now looking back I see how God was working and that He did something beautiful and caused my life to blossom. I now see the beauty in this painting and I am amazed at the journey God has taken me on with it. He used the painting and people’s comments about it to minister deep into my heart. God’s ways are truly wonderful.