This past weekends message at church was all about "Standing Courageously For the Truth" and if you were there or watched it on-line then you know it was jammed packed with ALOT of things and it would take me 74 blog posts to cover it, so in a nut shell, here it is...
Again, TRUTH MATTERS and as a parent I have to reinforce that. Does an 11th grader with an open mind need to learn about conspiracy theory's? Maybe, maybe not...but I am going to stop here because I could be walking into a can of worms..and I do not like worms, especially those big gross green disney-character looking ones that eat tomatoes.
So back to the message..just a little more...
it all takes courage.
Something I personally battle with DAILY, sometimes...HOURLY!
There it is...the Truth about me. (I suppose that was courage right there by admitting that to you..) You might not know it or think it if you are around me, but it is there, more than ever and I tell you, ever since I "FULLY SURRENDERED" that damn red suited guy likes to sprinkle my day with doubt, anxiety and anything else he can muster up to toss in my path.. Sometimes I can karate chop it away..and sometimes I can't and that is what I am working on. (It is okay, you can call me a "fraddy cat.")
The thing that helps me get through this crap (and it is crap) is prayer and art. The more anxiety, the HARDER it is to get up, but I make myself do it...and the more powerful I create. This is yesterdays harvest:
I am finding comfort, peace and meaning through my art and I want to suggest that if you are in a spot that is not comfortable..try creating. Many times I just work on getting the base of a project down so that when I am inspired, I can go out and create HEart.
I am using old marquee letters as my base. I start by layering on tissue wrap and dictionary paper using Glue-n-Seal. Make sure to dry....
Then I add swipes of crackle paint and while those are set aside, I use color wash and distress stain to add color to dictionary paper so that I can tear out hearts and just those steps starts to take the crap away...then when I am ready to create, I have all of the pieces and parts I need to create a piece of HEart!