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Sunday, March 1, 2009

This Weekend's Creativity



And last, I worked on an altered photo album of my dad's life. I changed the cover from a flower pattern to the distressed background with script, added my dad's photo and title with modgepodge....I painted and decoupaged the next page with the copy of dad's life verse, then I added lots of pictures and other stuff that I am still working on. A friend I grew up with who knew my dad is reading a book with her book club written by another missionary who knew my dad and worked in the same areas. She wanted some pics to show her club of my dad's life and this gave me an excuse to finish something I had started to do years ago.....it's been very rewarding so far.
I also decoupaged and painted a box for my husband's desk with a frog on it. This frog reminds him of a sermon by Dr. Mac Brunson at FBC Jacksonville a few sundays ago. He told a story(this is my paraphrase) of a little boy crying by the side of the road, holding a pet frog and refusing to go to school that day. When asked why, by a man passing by, the boy said "I can't leave my frog all alone while I go to school...I don't know what would happen to him!!!!"....The man offered to take care of the frog that day so that he could continue his education and become an asset to England, which desperately needs him and his contribution to society ....about half way during the day at school, suddenly a herald entered the classroom called his name and announced....."the Earl would like to inform you that your frog is doing quite nicely"....the moral of the story is that whatever we are holding on to that keeps us moving forward and achieving our destiny will be quite safe in the hands of someone stronger and more powerful than us, Our Heavenly Father...and just like the boy if we let go and trust....God will take care of our every worry while we fulfill His will for us...


Hello! This weekend I have been doing some different artsy things. I did a drawing of my dog, Cookie on a gesso board just to try pencil on a different surface. It was okay, I think I'll stick with paper though.

5 comments:

The Pink Bird House said...

Hi and thanks for dropping by my blog for a visit. I love to see new people come there and see what I have posted. I thought I would do the same, and glad that I did. I am sooo impressed with your art work! I can stitch lovely ribbon flowers, but haven't an inkling how to paint a picture. I guess I was not standing in line the day that talent was given out! My cousin Lynn can paint beautifully though and I have always admired people who can see an image in their mind and then put it down on a canvas. Very nice work indeed!! I will stop by again to see what else is new. Hope you will do the same. Debby

Contessa Kris said...

I love the page with the verse. What great scripture! Also love the paraphrased story. Might share that with DH. Your drawing is wonderful. I need to draw more as well.

Lindy Gruger Hanson said...

Hi, I just discovered your blog. It's fun to see what other artists are up to. I love making things too. The box you decoupaged with the frog on it is a fun idea for a gift. Thanks for your inspiration.

lori vliegen said...

hi magdalene! you've been very busy! your project for your dad is beautiful, and i love the story behind the frog box that you made for your husband! i'm glad that you had a chance to visit wyanne's studio...i used to live in fernandina and loved it!! :)

Jennifer Snellings said...

Hi! I just found your blog and I love your artwork! I especially love the altered album you have started for your dad. I'd love to see more! I've been wanted to do a scrapbook type album about my dad for a while now. I lost him 15 years ago and I would love to figure out a creative way to honor his life as well as give my children a unique way to get to know him. They were never able to meet him. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us!