I’m finding some time in my exhaustingly busy schedule to set aside “practicing” my artwork. I’m trying new techniques and mediums, and learning what works well together and what could be a tragically incompatible. Life is a learning process. We cannot expect all things to be perfect but it is in doing little things often that we acquire great skills, success, and achievement. It is a journey of trust and confidence in the One our heart loves.
What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8
This weekend I took a one-day class at a local scrapbooking store, taught by Stephanie Ackerman. Stephanie is a doodler and artist associated with her Etsy Shop, Documented Faith. She does awesome work in illustrating art journals and illustrating the Bible. I appreciated her teaching style and her dedication to the purpose that God has given to her. Really, I had so much fun learning new processes and techniques.
We started with penciling in our designs, then used a fine-tipped marker to outline our work.
Our next challenge was to fill in every space with watercolors. I think it gives this piece a little BOHO feel.
At this season of my life the Lord is challenging me with all kinds of new things; things so outside my box that I sit back and ask,”Is all of this really Him?” I know it is for me, because of the peace in my Spirit and because He asks us to walk by faith. Yikes! Have you been challenged lately to do new things, to think differently about everything around you, or to associate with people that you are not normally attracted to as friends? It is scary but He never calls you to do anything that He doesn’t back you up on, and He holds you tight right through the challenge.
Go where you’ve never gone before, try new adventures, find new friends, bring life to others, and definitely have fun! Step out of the boat onto unknown waters.