Saturday, July 9, 2011

She Can Do All Things Through Christ

"She can do all things through Christ, who strengthens her." Phillipians 4:13. A long-time friend of mine is learning to live life as a widow, quite unexpectedly. I wanted to make her something that would stand the test of time as she faces the future. I pray it blesses her days ahead.

I'm crazy loving this little she-art girl. Her braids were so fun to do. I wanted to try my hand at doing a neutral background, and it turned out to be a very fun challenge for me to find ways to make the neutral colors pop. Lots of stamping with black staz-on ink this time. Isn't the bird cage super caaute! It's a stamp that somehow found it's way into my shopping cart from the Donna Downey Studios. How do things like that just happen?! LOL

Getting pretty good at smudging, blending, rubbing, dotting stuff with my fingers. Quite an achievement from a girl who, not so long ago, was known to say "Ewww, do I have to get my hands dirty?!" Ohhh, the things we do for art.


Sandy from Ukiah said...

I haven't seen you post in quite a while... this is so beautiful, what a wonderful friend you are. I am sure she is going to be very blessed with this. LOL.. I don't know how things jump into our baskets like that.. that happens to me a lot. hugs

Anonymous said...

Yay for you, getting your hands dirty and having fun doing it! Love the fold details in her dress, your colours and the wonderful textures. I bet that bird cage stamp wasn't the only thing that jumped into your shopping basket. I'm sure your friend will be greatly encouraged by this personal gift of art.

Colleen G said...

So pretty! You do an amazing job at this... and can I just say EXTREMELY jealous that you get to go to Donna Downey class How fun!!! Can't wait to see what you do! :)

Colleen G said...

Yes, I am doing the Beth Moore, Heart Like His study... loving it!!! It is an amazing study and I am learning so much. So crazy that you are doing this study too... and wow on the singing in the rain event! Amazing how God speaks and gives confirmation!
(PS. I keep checking your blog for pictures) :)