God’s Generous Gifts!


2 Corinthians 9:8 is one of my favorite verses!  Here Paul states, “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.”  Over and over again I have found this to be so true!

So the third week of July comes and with it another free day at the Colorado College Fine Arts Center!  This time there are three different instructors demonstrating techniques from their classes… and I get to learn about ink printing!

To do this you take a piece of plexiglass and put a few dabs of different colored ink on it, using a roller to mix the paints and spread them around.  Then you lay a piece of printing paper on top of the ink and draw a picture on the paper.  When you are finished you peel the paper up and voila! The ink is now on the back of your picture, making a whole new creation!  It’s so much fun!!!

Now I’ve started learning the Hebrew alphabet so for my first attempt I decided to have fun with some of the letters I’m learning – BUT I didn’t realize when I peeled the paper up, the design on back would be the inverse of what I drew – so my Hebrew letters are completely backwards!

What a great reminder that failure is a key part of learning!

Now not only did the Lord provide the instruction for doing this, but when I got home I discovered I just happened to have the materials needed (I’d done a unit on block printing with Andrew five years ago and still had the paints and roller!!!).

So I love this page in my art journal – not because it’s anything great but because every time I look at it, I’m reminded how abundantly the Lord has provided this month – fun instruction learning to ink print, help learning the Hebrew alphabet and even the materials for doing this!!!

My repertoire for expressively art journaling continues to expand!

Thank you Lord!  ;-D


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