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.