Today was another funeral. This was for an elderly gentleman from our church. I am still on last month's theme of peace. Around Advent DH was preaching about peace and asked the congregation to define what peace means to them and Bill chimed right in with, "comfort." I can't remember him ever speaking out at church but it was wonderful to have him participate. He'd been on dialysis the last couple of years and life wasn't easy. DH was able to share that story at his funeral today. Funerals are so much harder since we lost my mom a little over a year ago. This was my way to process and preach truth to myself.
I prepared the left side and bottom right by using a stiff business card to smear the white acrylic paint followed by a bit of the brown. I was lap crafting at a swim meet with limited supplies. I googled wave Bible Journaling pages and found this pretty page . I used watercolor pencils to sketch my waves and then used my water brush to activate the colors. I had a white Sharpie paint pen and when I pressed the point to get it flowing got a big blob of paint so I dipped my finger in and added whitecaps to the waves. I scribbled onto my pencil holder and added water to try to watercolor my sentiment but ended up going over it with the Sharpie fine point pen.
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2017 GMT Views: 479
You did this all in your lap?! So impressed! Creative idea to do this in an old hymn book. Love your waves. BTW, this is one of my favorite hymns. I really enjoy your DH sermon stories. You should write a book. TFS
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Sun, Feb 05, 2017 @ 3:54 PM
Wow, this looks fabulous! Love your waves along with the lettering are perfect for reflection on this great hymn of the faith and the "Peace like a river" for sure! This is also one of my favorite hymns and I am so inspired by the story behind the hymn as well.
Thanks for sharing your art and story with all of us- we look forward to seeing more! Hugs and I hope you are blessed this month as you have blessed all of us :-)
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Fri, Apr 07, 2017 @ 7:57 AM
Beautiful art, beautiful story. I'm having trouble keeping my eyes from leaking. Thank you for sharing!
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