woensdag 18 december 2013

WAW: A Son is given

Hi there, dear readers!

It's Wednesday again, which means: another word art Wednesday mixed media page!

Here's the scripture for this week:

This time I used scrap paper to cover the background. Then gesso-ed (?) over it and put some color to the page. I do have a video, but something is wrong with it. The picture and sound is not synchronized somehow. So I'll have to figure out how to fix that. Hope to have time this week to get it fixed and learn how to make the video right.

Hope you have a great day!!!


woensdag 11 december 2013

WAW: Glory to God

Hi there,

Here's another Word Art Wednesday blog post. This weeks scripture is:

I love this scripture. Especially when the holiday season is coming soon! 

The mixed media page I made is this: 

I took some colors of paint. And stamped here an there. And then I did an image print on paper and transferred it to this page. The bird in the cage I printed and then I put a coat of gel medium on the page from my book. Then put the printed image right side on the gel medium. Let it dry for a day. Then sprayed a little water on the back of the paper and started to rub of the paper. And finally the image was shown on my page.

This week I didn't have time to make a video of this process. I hope I have time to make a video of the next page. We are so busy here to plan our wedding, I got a December job and we are busy with painting and redo my bedroom, so that we have a new home when we get married. So it's busy, busy, busy here. But I would love to make another video.

Well, that's enough rambling here.....

I hope you enjoy the scripture from this week and my art. And hope to see you soon!


woensdag 4 december 2013

WAW December Guest Designer

Hey there!

It's been a while since I've blogged. A lot has changed in my life. Since the last time I blogged over here, I became without a job, got a boyfriend and we are engaged to be married, looked for a new job which was hard. But since last Monday I got a temporary job over at PostNL (a Dutch postal service) for the month of December. Jippie!!

And a few months ago sweet Karen asked me if I could be a guest designer for December for the Word Art Wednesday blog. And I said yes :D

So from today till the end of December I'll post my mixed media art which I made for WAW.

The scripture for today is Psalm 37:7a

And here is my page

I really wanted to make a serene page, so I hope I did okay with that :D

And for my Birthday I got a digital camera to record my process of my pages. And here is the Youtube video :D

Wish you a very good day and Gods blessing!


woensdag 20 februari 2013

WAW: 'Let my heart be sound'

Hi sweet readers and beloved child of God,

Thanks for tuning in on this lovely Wednesday that we celebrate our Lord and Savior through beautiful word-art scriptures. Go to the Word Art Wednesday blog to see what the other ladies of the DT made. They are so talented and devoted to make art to the glory of the Lord, every week. 

This Wednesday we have a scripture from my most favorite bible book: the Psalms. 

Lately (as you could see the past few weeks) I am in a drawing mood. I really want to get better in my drawing skills. Well, skills, I really need to learn a lot. I took some books from the library and start to 'copy' draw the images in that book, which shows step by step how to draw things. This lady is also a 'copy' on how to draw a woman's face. I love to take my pencil, eraser and my moment of complete silence to just draw and draw, and to erase (so often ;)  ) and to see how things work out, or not. 
I really love the silence in which I try to draw. And to be in silent is so difficult for me. I always feel like I have to be busy all the time. So it's a life long challenge for me, I guess, to really sit and be quiet for a moment. So I hope my urge to draw is something that helps me to be in peace with myself and my need to be still and silent. 

What I wanted to illustrate with this drawing is that when we keep our heads lifted up to the sky and ask God to help us, in what ever we need, that we will never be ashamed. We get so easily distracted with the world around us, and the devil is trying so hard to get us out of focus from God. But remember, God is a very patient God. He knows our hearts, He knows our deepest secrets and wishes and desires. Even when we don't even realize we have them, God already knows. So just pour your heart out before God and know that He will never forsake you or let you get ashamed. Don't mind what the world thinks of you. But do so mind what God thinks of you.

I've made a lot of mistakes in my life, and so often I thought I could do it all on my own. But I want to be like the woman I've drawn..... To keep my head held high, and enjoy Gods love and blessings. And also embrace the tough moments. I've been through so many tough moments throughout my life. Those moments made me to be what I am now. So I never became ashamed. Thank you God!

Feel free to leave a comment. And if you want me to pray for you, please let me know.

God loves you!


woensdag 13 februari 2013

WAW: Beloved

Hi there, readers from all over the world.

What a lovely day we have gotten from our Lord. And we are His beloved child. He loves us so much! Please try to remember that every day. No matter your circumstances. God is able to do so much more than we can imagine or think about. We all get in touch with (some) trying times in our lives. Some people seem to get some more then others. But God is with every single one of us. Because we are His BELOVED child. Only when we really implement that in our lives, we begin to understand His great love for us. And then we don't have to worry anymore. Worrying robs us from the life God has planned for us. 

I am a big (!) example of that. Not that I live the life fully to what God has planned me to be, but I am getting there, you know. I was a full time worrier. My mind seems to live a life of  it's own. I worried about all kinds of things. What if this happens, and what if that happens. And what can I do when this situation comes and I can't..... well, just fill in the blanks. I hope you get a little bit of the idea what I mean.
But then I came to a point that I really hit rock bottom; the only thing I could do was to completely give my life to God. To really say: "God, I can't do it on my own any more. Here is my life. Will You take it and reign over my life? Will You make it new again? Will You take over?"
And so God did. He was my ROCK at the bottom. And I am still on a road which I don't know where it leads. But from that day on, I stopped worrying so much. My brain got it's rest it needed. 
When you would say a few years ago that I was able to not worry anymore (and I mean that overwhelming worrying which leads nowhere)  I would say: "Yeah right.... keep on dreaming".
But you know.....I really am free of that no-sense-making worrying. Wow, what a relief that is! And I think I can say I am healed of that worrying. Thanks to God!

So here't this weeks Word Art.

This week I have a drawn image on watercolor paper and I tried to make a bird on a branch in water color paint. I took some books about drawing out of the library and I want to get in touch with my drawing skills. So I think from this week I get to draw some more and I think there will be some more drawn images for WAW. No video this week, because I am not secure enough to videotape my attempt to draw. But who knows in the future I will. 

Have a blessed day. And when life overwhelms you right now, please remember that God is in control! He loves you so much and knows what you are going through, sweet child of God!
If you want me to pray for you, please feel free to contact me. 

God loves you and so do I


woensdag 6 februari 2013

Hey sweet readers,

Here's another Word Art Wednesday post.  It is going to be a very short one, because yesterday I got a kids finger in my eye. No big deal, I thought. But the pain stayed after rinsing it out with water. And when I got home in the evening, I called the doctors office and I should get my eye checked at the ER. 
Conclusion: a scrape on my eye. Which causes pain and blurred vision. I got some creme and an eyepatch. But after tonight, the pain is still there. So I have to go to my doctor in half an hour. 

Ok, I would explain why it is going to be a short post. It's hard typing with one eye open. So from this point I will show you the scripture, my art and my video.

Hope you enjoy it. And if you want to pray for me, I would be so grateful. 

woensdag 30 januari 2013

WAW: No weapon shall prosper

Hey dear blog-readers.

How was your weekend? And how did you start this last week of January?  I hope good!

Well, I'm tuning in to share another project for this weeks Word Art Wednesday challenge. The scripture is so beautiful. And so useful for me in this time of my life. Though it's going so much better with me, with overcoming my burnout (which almost has been started 2 years ago), sometimes I do let fear get the overhand. Fortunately not that heavy as in the beginning, what resulted in panic attacks and not daring to go out to do things anymore. I do feel so much better, but sometimes I do feel tired and the the fear of something that can happen, pops up. But thank God, I know He is always there for me and all I have to do it put my trust in Him and know that nothing can form against me ;)  So this scripture is so helpful for me, to remember that God is in control.

 Well, last Sunday I listened to a sermon from Hour of Power. And wow, did I need that! It was about our dreams. That we need to dare to dream the impossible dream. Dreams are the seed for success.
If you can dream it, you can do it. But we must be willing to dream. Think about Michael Jordan. The coach said he was not good enough. But he dreamed to be a great basketball-er. So his dreams came true in the end, because Michael didn't stop dreaming.
So what stops us to follow our dreams? It's because of the dream-busters. They are everywhere and are called:  fear and doubt. Those 2 are stealing your dreams.
When fear and doubt knock on your door, let faith and courage open the door for you. Then fear and doubt have no chance at all to steal away your dreams.

God would not give us a dream that we cannot achieve ;-)

Well, before I start preaching again..... (I could go on and on)  I will show you my canvas board with Calla Lily's  for this weeks scripture.

And here is my video of how this came together. 

I wish you a very good and blessed week!  And I hope to see you next week.

woensdag 23 januari 2013

WAW: "Glorify God"

Hi bloggers, 

Thanks for tuning in on this beautiful day. Why? Because it's Word Art Wednesday again :D
The scripture for this week is from Romans 15:5-6
Somehow I can't seem to upload this weeks scripture on blogger, but you can always look it up in your bible. 

What struck me about this verse is that God is so patient with me, and with all of us. So often I make mistakes and do things He doesn't really like or appreciate. But when I come before Him and ask Him to forgive me: Wow, I know He does. And His comfort (consolation) is so soothing too. Right now I know my work ends in 5 weeks. It's with both's approval we end the contract. I have worked there for over 10 years. And I've had 2 burnouts. So this work doesn't suit me any more. And it's been hard sometimes. I went to some major struggles. But in the end, at my rock bottom, God was the rock on that Bottom. So at that point I could only give my all to Him and let Him build me up. At that point I really started to put all my faith and trust in Him. I couldn't do it on my own any more.

And for years...... I was a worrier first class. Somehow my mind made over hours of worrying and thinking: what if this, or what if that..... But now I don't even really worry about the future. God let's me know that He is holding my future in His hands. And all I have to do is be patient and wait for His timing and His work in me. 

Wow, isn't that just great?!! I know there will be a job for me that really fits me. I look forward to when I will get to that job. And I can only enjoy the time right now, that I can spend with the kids at work. And the lot of free time I have on hand right now. 

Well, with that loads of free time, I made this hardboard canvas.  It's different then the things I made before. But I try to grow in my art and try new stuff. 

And here's the video:

woensdag 9 januari 2013

WAW: "Creatie in me a clean heart"

Yup, it's Wednesday again. For me it's almost over here in Holland, but nonetheless, it's still Wednesday.

The scripture for this week is:

And here is my Art Journal page:

And the video:

woensdag 2 januari 2013

WAW: "Trust in the Lord"

Hi sweet blog readers.

How is you new year so far?

I want to wish all of you a very blessed and joyful 2013!  That your relationship with God will be better and stronger and that you trust in Him completely.

That's also the scripture for this weeks WAW challenge.

And this is so true (of course it is, because God said it, and what He says is true). When you put your trust in men, you will some how get disappointed  We so often expect things from someone, who isn't able to accomplish those expectations. How often do we not (!) say to others what we want of them. So it's only logical that we get disappointed  because the other person cannot read your mind. And then, think of the things you expect; are those reasonable? 

So, how much better is it to trust in God? It's 100% better, but I can also hear you think: 'but it is so hard!"
Yes, dear, it is hard. And I find it hard too. I ain't no saint either.  But when you get closer to God, and deepen you relationship with Him, you'll notice that you don't need to put your confidence in men. God provides you whatever you need. And trust in His timing too. We think we know best what en when we need things ;)  But when we don't get what we want, right  here and right now, we can also be disappointed in God. But then think again. Do you really need the things you wanted? Or is it just a material thing? Like:  'I need a car', 'I need new golf clubs', I need..... fill in the blanks. Those are things which satisfy us for a moment. But when you TRUST God in all the aspects of your life, most of the times the longing for material things will fade. And of course God wants the best for you, so when you really need a car, you will get one. But I think what God means, is that you need to trust Him in all. And most of all in you emotional en spiritual life. And don't get me wrong. Wanting material things is not bad. But it can get in your way with your relationship with God. If we put material things before God.... then your focus is on the world. Those things won't last an eternity. If you get what I mean :-D  

Well, enough preaching for today  LOL.

Here is my art journal. Art journal, you say? Yes, I made an art journal page this week. I really felt like painting again. So away with the tags for now, and on with my art journal.

And another video: