I love that Word Art Wednesday keeps me actively engaging in art every week! This week's text is a quote from Mother Teresa:
Often it is faithfulness in little things that builds our strength. The first image that came to my mind was a wall -- brick upon brick -- or stone upon stone -- each bound to the other with the mortar of faith and perseverance. Each piece in and of itself is not substantial -- but bound together, they form a safe barrier, a wall of protection. The principle can be applied to so many aspects of life -- habits, finances, health, exercise, character development . . .
As my mind is drawn to spring, I also found myself thinking about how this quotation applies to a bird building a nest. Each piece of the nest is insignificant and weak on its own -- but packed together with persistent effort and attention, the twigs, feathers, strands of grass, and grains of mud unite to form a safe refuge from the elements. The bird, faithful in collecting small bits of virtual nothingness, builds a strong nest that will protect her and her offspring from wind, rain, sun, and storm. That image is what I set out to depict in this week's art (the background is another from my The Artistic Mother stash):
Can you think of other applications of this quotation in life?
If you'd like to make a piece of art with this quotation, pick it up at Word Art Wednesday's Challenge # 18. Link up there with your art using any scripture or inspirational quotation, and you could win something from this week's sponsor, Whimsy Stamps, a "family owned art stamp company dedicated to providing crafters around the world with whimsical and fun rubber and digital stamp designs."