Every week I wonder if I'll be able to meet the Word Art Wednesday deadline -- doubting it most of the way . . . and yet here I am again.
Tonight I had a surprise visit from my friend Helen, so I figured I'd forgo participating in WAW this week because I hadn't had a chance to create anything yet. But on a whim, I invited Helen down to the art room with me . . . and she helped me create this week's word art! It was so much fun working with her!
The word art is from I John 4:19:
The verse makes me think of God's ultimate expression of His love -- the death of Christ on the cross. So my original concept was to incorporate a tree inspired by some trees in an Easter book called On That Easter Morning -- and to make the trunk and branches the silhouette of Christ on the cross. However, my hand-drawn silhouette seemed too feminine for my liking, so Helen suggested using the actual image of Jesus on the cross so the piece would reflect the two people referred to in the verse (Him and me). I liked that idea and cut the appropriate image from an old children's bible story book (the text of which is too wishy-washy -- but I like the art). The woman/tree is suggestive of the growing Love that exists because of His sacrifice. The jewels are the seeds of Love that fall and will grow -- because of Him (Helen and I tried several options before settling on the jewels!).
Now, it turns out Picasa (the free editing software I use) has updated its tools -- so after I scanned my piece, I spent a few minutes playing with the new features. Look at these cool images that came from that one scanned piece of my art:
Are those not fun?!?!? I love how easy it is to make something new with the click of a mouse!
Anyway, if you'd like to participate in this week's Word Art Wednesday -- please link up with us! If you do, you might just win something from this week's sponsor, Shelly's Images.