This week's Word Art Wednesday verse, Joshua 1:9, was particularly relevant for me. At the end of last week, I learned that while my chemo treatments are working, they have not accomplished as much as they needed to to eradicate my lymphoma, so I will need some additional treatments. That's discouraging to me. But read the verse . . .
There are some pretty significant commands in there! Be strong. Be courageous. Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged. Why? Because the Lord will be with you! And indeed He is! So we will press on in faith.
While it might look a little random, there is some significance to the elements of this little WAW piece. I thought the story of Samson was a good text to start with as the background paper, since he was known for his strength and courage. The woman (drawn with Sharpies on the back of a domino) -- with her funky hair -- kinda makes me think of me. Not that I have hair -- but I am getting pretty funky with my head coverings:
It takes a bit of courage to go out in public like this, and I do see a strength of "style" emerging in me -- though sometimes I wonder if it's the style of an aged, wacky "Walue Willage" (what we call the Value Village thrift store) shopper ;)
And finally, the egg shells -- a splash of colour -- but they also represent strength. Squeezed end to end, it is surprisingly difficult to break the shell of an egg. So I thought egg shells were a good symbol to incorporate into a piece of art about strength and courage.
What symbols would you use to represent strength and courage, or to represent the commands in this verse?
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