Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Word Art Wednesday - February 22, 2012

This week's Word Art Wednesday challenge was to use the verse, "Be still and know that I am God." 

I like that verse. I've always liked that verse. But it's so hard to apply. Even though I'm a human being, I always feel like I need to be a human doing. And life is so busy. So, so busy. It's hard to be still -- to be and know that He is God, and He is Good. It's hard not to get my feather's all ruffled in the winds of life.

This little bird has it mastered, though:

When I visualized this piece, I wanted to use a busy background -- something full of colour and movement. I started with magazine cut-outs, but realized that it would be difficult to see the bird if the background was too busy. So I dug through my stash and found this background (inspired by The Artistic Mother) that I created by sweeping paint across paper with an old gift card. It's sufficiently busy, but I like the fact that it also reminds me of a sunset. I drew the bird using a Googled silhouette as a model and coloured it in with permanent marker. The verse is backed with black cardstock to tie it all together. 

Would you care to join us in depicting this verse in art? If you link up on the Word Art Wednesday Challenge blog, you might just win a little something from Lisa's Altered Art


  1. This is gorgeous Xinme, beautiful colors and the bird is perfect for this weeks challenge.

  2. Love this Paula. Love the colorful background and the bird on the branch.

  3. Hello Paula

    Your card is so effective! I think it really soaks us in that scripture, that no matter whats going on around us that we need to just SIT for a moment! Gives us perspective.

    Great use of bold colors!


  4. Your art continues to amaze me! This portrays stillness in the birds silhouette so exactly. I love being on the team with you!

  5. This is so pretty. I like to sit and watch the birds as they sit in their trees so still taking in the breeze of the day, preparing their nests or gathering food. The colors of this are so peaceful as the bird sits and soaks it up. As I should be more like. Sitting and soaking up more of His beauty that surrounds me. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Next time I visit, I would love for you to show me your work and tell me how you do it!!!! This piece is really lovely.

  7. This card protrays stillness! I love the colors and your bird, nice!

  8. Thank you for all your encouraging comments, friends!


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