Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Word Art Wednesday - January 4, 2012

I mentioned recently that I am a delighted design team member of Word Art Wednesday. Well, here is the product of my creativity working with Cassandra's text art from Ruth 1:16:

It was New Year's Eve when I worked on this, and I'll confess that I was feeling quite ill, likely from the effects of chemo. I spent a lot of time staring at my bits and pieces of collage material, not knowing what I wanted to use or do. I felt so un-engaged that I kept asking my DD9 for input -- and she was such a blessed encourager as I worked using her ideas, and her paints that she'd poured for her own work. 

I wanted it to be a special piece because my DH and I used this verse as part of our marriage vows. (Hence my choice of using our wedding photo.) "Bliss" truly is an apt title because I love my married life and maintain my vow to follow where he leads. And yet I found myself looking at the picture and thinking, "Who would have thought we'd be in this place 20 years later?" It has been a hard road, and because I was feeling physically unwell, my mood got a bit gloomy.  Thankfully, DD9 was there to keep drawing me into the delight of the moments we were sharing together. 

So, while it may never be my favourite creation, this piece holds a lot of significance for me -- wandering ideas, roller-coaster emotions, dreams failed and fulfilled, and lots and lots of love.

Have you created anything lately that holds personal significance for you?

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  1. What a beautiful piece of art Paula and love the picture of you and your husband. The stitching around the edges. Great texture, which is my favorite thing on art to be able to touch is all the different mediums of texture.
    You're a strong woman and am happy to have you on this new journey of my life with me.
    Have a great day hun. Hugs

  2. gorgeous! I love the paint and everything going on.

  3. What a beautiful tribute and beautiful layout.

  4. Thank you my dear WAW ladies :)

  5. I am so sorry about you having to do chemo. I had 10 mths of chemo in 2005. Had a tumor in my jaw. I'm so impressed that you created despite your suffering. I'm keeping you in my prayers! Hugs.

  6. Paula, what a beautiful piece of art. You can just feel the love coming off the page.

  7. Great page. Love the roadmap on the back and the stitching on it.

  8. What a heartfelt creation of part of your marriage vows! I agree with what Gemiel has said above: you can feel the love exuding from the page. It obviously means so much to you. I am sorry that you weren't feeling so good when you made it and I pray you are feeling a bit better now. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. In Christ, Victoria


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