Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Word Art Wednesday - February 8, 2012

"I know my Redeemer lives" Job 19:25 is this week's free word art passage at Word Art Wednesday. It begs the question, what is a redeemer?

It's a saviour, deliverer, rescuer, saver, according to Miriam Webster's dictionary's synonyms (which were far more helpful than the definition itself!). 

The One who fulfills the role is Jesus. And I do know He lives because He lives in me! (Galatians 2:20) And because He lives, I can face tomorrow! (Truly! Read the lyrics as you listen to the song at that link.)

I did two pieces of art for this verse simply because I didn't like the first one. I wanted an art journal feel to it, so I used some bits and pieces of things I'd done before, but never used in a piece of art. I started by printing the verse on lined paper, and used a background I created while working through The Artistic Mother, as well as an image transfer I'd made and coloured ages ago. But there was really no rhyme nor reason to what I was doing, and I think that's why I wasn't really happy with the results.There is, of course, a place for that kind of art, but I want my WAW pieces to be purposeful and significant. 

I stamped over the poor little one's face!!!

So, since DD9 was happily painting away beside me and seemed nowhere near being "done," (she was playing with paint, not really creating anything in particular)  I decided to try again. I still used stuff from my stash, including the background paper and the woven paper, which DD9 and I created together more than a year ago. I chose that particular background paper because I was still going for the haphazard, vibrant colours that I so often see in art journals. I used the woven paper because of what I said about my Redeemer above -- He lives in me -- our lives are intertwined. It's His Life that sparkles in mine -- represented by the glittery "r." And those three gems at the top? They represent my triune God -- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit :) The stitching and bead are just decorative ;) 

I definitely like my second piece better. What do you think?

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Also -- tomorrow is the beginning of our Valentine's Blog Hop! Be sure to check out the work of the WAW Design Team and some of the members of Stampin' Sisters in Christ


  1. I like the first one better!!!! xoxo

    1. Really?! Can you explain why, C? I'm just surprised.

  2. I should have said, I like them BOTH, but I prefer the first one. I loved Mattea's crayon creation, too....very interesting!

  3. Both are gorgeous. Beautiful colors. I do love the first one best. :)

  4. I think...

    You are SO creative and 'out of the box' and gifted. Your cards are so unique and powerful! Love the bold colors and your exploration of different mediums and techniques.


  5. I love the shininess of the first one and the weaving and stitching in the second. Great pages.

  6. I like the colours better in the first one...for me, I think the weaving of the second makes it look a little too "modern" for my taste!!!!

  7. I like both of them, but I agree that the second is my favorite! LOVE all of your colors and the hard work you put into praising your Savior is inspiring! :) Hope all is going well for you--prayers and thoughts are always with you!!!

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