Hey there my artist friends! We have made it through the holidays and are well on our way to 2021 beginning. If you are like me, I always thought about Valentine's Day a day or 2 before I needed to buy valentines for my kids' classes. It was one of those things I always put off until the end, I would rush to the store, grab a couple of boxes of whatever I could find, and let my kids scribble their name on them before sending them off to school. Today, I wanted to share with you something that will make Valentines easier and more fun! Each Friday, I am creating live over on my Facebook page and this past Friday, we made Valentine's Day cards using cardstock, oil pastels, and watercolors. Plus, we had some fun things that are available in our shop, so come on over and watch it!
Want to get a text when we go live next time? Send the word LIVE to 205-964-5413 and we will let you know!
Last week, we talked about ways to deal with overwhelm when life gets crazy. I gave 5 things that I do to help change my perspective and get back on track when I feel like the wheels are about to fall off the wagon. Over the next few weeks we are going to break those 5 things down and dig a little deeper with each of them, and give you some practical tips on how to create calm in the chaos.
This week we are going to look at my two favorite ways to study the Bible. Anytime I get overwhelmed God's word is right there, waiting to dish out just the truth I need. I'm a firm believer that the "I am enough" movement is well meaning, but it's a lie. I'm not enough. I cannot be all things to all people. But I serve a God who is and who can. He is holy, sovereign, all-powerful, and mighty. I just need to lean into that. But I can't truly lean into unless I know Him. Really know Him. That's why His word is so vital in our relationship. It's how He shows me His character, reminds me of...
We've all seen the memes with the stressed out mom, hair a mess, coffee in one hand, baby or toddler in the other, a stream of chaos around her, and a look of complete desperation on her face.
We've probably all been there, maybe under different circumstances, but the same feeling of not being able to get it all done. But I'm here to tell you, that it's ok. It's ok if some things fall by the wayside at times. While we (and by we, I mean I) like to think that we are superwoman and can do all things and be all things to all people, the truth is, we aren't. We are created in the image of God. We are made to glorify Him, and by walking in the truths that He has shown us, we do just that. When I believe the lie that I can do all things in my own power and strength, then I am not leaning on the one who gives me power and strength. And let me just tell you, if you're doing that right now, you're probably exhausted. I know I am when I fall into that pit.
Thankfully, we don't have to...
Who doesn't love a cute llama painting? I can't think of anyone who wouldn't want to do this! Each Monday, I'm coming at you live on Facebook to make and create! This week is painting our 20" llama door hanger and adding on heart sunglasses! Check it out in the video!
If you like this and want to do it too, you can purchase the door hanger (we ship if needed), and find the supplies we used below! Just so you know, some of these may contain affiliate links.
Deco Art Paints:
Galaxy Glitter- Milky Way Blue
The llama and sunglasses were made on my Glowforge laser printer. If you'd like to use my referral code for up to $500 off, click here!