I literally couldn’t wait to share this project! Keri, owner of Grace Design Co., contacted me after seeing my work on Instagram (I love social media). I can’t wait to see what she does with the new design.
(client asked for watercolor effect for website)
Just a quick post to share a submission I just entered into Minted’s Most Beautiful Quotes Art Challenge. This one really stuck out to me.
It’s not necessarily about beauty for me but it is most definitely about contentment in general. Recently our small group at church has been covering the sermon on the mount. One thing REALLY stuck out to me. Jesus said “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” I’ve read this a million times but I haven’t really ever READ it. Meek sounds like such a weak word. Sometimes, being the “strong-willed” woman that I am, I hate to associate myself with words like meek or submissive. Society has done a great job of making us reject the true meaning of words such as these by putting a negative spin on them. The fellow leading our class pointed out that meek can also be associated with the word content. THAT really spoke to me. Blessed are the content for they will inherit the earth.
Just as this quote highlights the truth of imperfection, that verse highlights the truth of contentment. How are we supposed to ever inherit the earth or be completely satisfied if we always want more. We always want something different. If you are content and satisfied you will have everything you ever dreamed of.
Just a little late night rant. I usually don’t include things like this on the blog but felt the insight shared with me was invaluable.
Late last year I worked on a custom project for an online client. I loved her party idea!
A few weeks ago, I was surrounded by chalkboards. The poor kids were on pins and needles walking around as I reminded them (over and over) to be careful! or don’t touch that! or good grief I’m about to have a heart attack!
I can’t wait to see the professional pictures from Ashley’s wedding. For now the quick iPhone snapshots will have to do! Ashley supplied most of the boards by simply taking the backing from frames she planned to use at her wedding and painting them with chalkboard paint. I used white charcoal pencils to do most of the work and covered everything with a fixative to avoid smudging. For the sign “Uncle Derek, here comes your bride,” I first used chalk then went over it with a light wash of white to keep the chalk look but make it more permanent. The groom’s nieces and nephews carried this sign down the isle so I didn’t want it ruined before the wedding.
Excuse the picture quality. It’s BAD!