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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