Recently I created two pieces that each have a story and I thought it'd be fun to share them here with you.
The first one was a gift for a friend. Now, I regularly enjoy making gifts for friends, but this time was different - this time a friend's husband asked me to make something for his wife (my friend) and basically said I could make whatever I wanted to make for her.
It just so happens that the day before, this friend had messaged me a verse that I had referred to in a prayer with her and had reached out to share that God was confirming that verse to her.
So we decided that this would be the perfect verse to create. This was my first time using a deep plum color (as well making a white frame), but every time I think of this friend I think of purple so I just had to make it work. This was also the first time I drew something on a sign (other than just words).
This piece was so meaningful because of how God lined up everything with the verse, but the best part had to be seeing my friend's face when I came to deliver it to her. Boy was she surprised! I wish I had taken a picture, but I'm not sure my friend (who was not expecting company) would have appreciated it!
The second piece happened during one of my Charlotte nights. Once a month I travel to Charlotte to attend Morningstar's Healing Arts group and we typically create art together, fellowship and pray. Often others come in and linger in the space we are in and listen to the music or check out what we're doing.
One particular night, a woman came in and sat down near me. She looked very tired, so we chatted for a bit. I had begun a watercolor piece with flowers (as usual!) and she commented on my art. When I went back to work on it, I felt in my heart that I was meant to give it to her.
I titled it "Springtime" and walked over to deliver it to her. She was blown away and moved to tears that I would give it away to a stranger and also the fact that it was called Springtime seemed to resonate with her wintered-weary heart.
What a joy to get to bless someone with the heart of the Father's Love in such a specific and tangible way. I can't wait to do this again!