Saturday, 6 October 2012

Life Is A Journey!

Life Is A Journey!
Our paths in life can lead through beauty and struggle, growth and loss, self discovery and God discovery. We can have off road adventures and well worn trails, amazing sights and terrible storms but through it all we have to know that where there is hope there is Life!
Sometimes we just need to press on through these storms and struggles and one day , no matter how dark it seems right now, we discover the beauty of our unique journey. We have to hold onto hope through all our difficulties and adventures in this journey of life, and know that we can become the person we were always meant to be!
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Hebrews 11:1
Paul said, "I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened that you may know the hope to which He has called you."
Hope is an emotional state which promotes belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life.  Hope is the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.  Hope is the act of looking forward to something with desire and reasonable confidence that something good is going to come your way.
We need to trust in the Lord with all our hearts and lean not to our own understandings but placing our Hope in Him as we continue on this journey of life and destiny.  It is written,  "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
Place your Hope in Him today and move forward on that journey and into your destiny!



Monday, 21 May 2012

29 faces - Day 17

Day 17 of 29 faces - All these pencils sketches will def be turned into pieces of mixed media art , this challenge has got my sketch book into great use.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

29 faces - Freedom, fun, joyous times, change and transformation

Day 10 - 29 faces - mixed media  - The Butterfly

This unwavering acceptance of her metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith. Here the butterfly beckons us to keep our faith as we undergo transitions in our lives. She understands that our toiling, fretting and anger are useless against the turning tides of nature – she asks us to recognize the same."

There is a Native American legend that says, " If you have a secret wish, capture a butterfly and whisper your wish to it. Since butterflies cannot speak, your secret is ever safe in their keeping. Release the butterfly, and it will carry your wish to the Great Spirit, who alone knows the thoughts of butterflies. By setting the butterfly free, you are helping to restore the balance of nature, and your wish will surely be granted." 

The butterfly is a reminder to make changes when the opportunity arises. Change and transformation are inevitable for us all, but it does not have to be traumatic. Butterfly symbolism is also closely tied to the idea of spirits and souls. It has been used in many religions and cultures. In the western world, the symbol of the butterfly stands for freedom, fun and joyous times. It is also symbolises a state of naturalness and purity.

Friday, 11 May 2012

29 faces

Day 10 - 29 faces - Friends - Pencil drawing.

This is such good practise and amazing how different every face turn out - have always been 'scared' of drawing faces but love doing them so have decided that they do not have to be perfect but just to have fun and draw ..... draw ...... draw!!!!

29 faces

Day 9 of 29 faces - inspired by Mystele of Little Glimpses Studio - mixed media.

Yay!!!!...... weekend so time to do some more art and get creative.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

29 faces

Day 8 of 29 faces - did not get round to posting yesterday but am busy completing this portrait that has been inspired by Amy from Flutterbye - mixed media using watercolour, graphite pencils, pencil crayons, collage.

Monday, 7 May 2012

29 faces

Day 6 of 29 faces. 
 Quick Charcoal sketch
Painting using collage, fluid acrylic, oil watercolour pastels

This challenge is really good, hope i make it to the end - thanks everyone for all your inspiration!!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

29 faces

No 4  of 29 faces.  Inspired by Lynne Hoppe - thank you for the inspiration - (although her work far nicer).

Used caran d'ache watersoluble wax pastels, golden fluid acrylic, and some collage.  Being the weekend had loads more time to play.  This is still wet and needs to be finished off  ..... but hey ho a face.

"What is gut art?"  "Your authentic creative voice.  It is you!"  - Mystele

Thursday, 3 May 2012

29 faces

No 3 - of 29 faces.  Charcoal sketch.

"All art requires courage."   Anne tucker

29 faces

No 2 - of 29 faces.  A quick practise with some shading, using a graphite pencil.

"Practise makes perfect!" ....... hopefully.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Dreams of Destiny

Do you have dreams?   Do you believe deep down that that you have a special gift that can touch others in a special way that can make a difference???

What has happened to those dreams???  Have they got lost in the routine of daily life, the frustrations, the disappointment's......... and whatever else life throws our way???

It's time to dream again and to start those journeys of a hope and a future.

"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."

Today by faith I start to dream again, today I choose to begin that journey - some of my dreams will be journeys that will take fewer steps than others, whilst some are going to be a far longer  journey with probably many stops and starts along the way.   We need to start with small beginnings as from those great things can develop.

"...... And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."   Anais Nin

Often life and circumstances bury our dreams and we feel as if they have died  Job puts it so well "For there is hope for a tree when it is cut down, that it will sprout again, and its shoots will not fail.  Though its roots grow old in the ground and its stump dies in the soil, at the scent of water it will flourish and put forth sprigs like a plant."  We need to get a scent of those buried dreams and start to revive and refresh them and begin that journey towards them once again one step at a time, one day at a time.