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Letters from God

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Hello my friends,

I hope your September is going well!  My hubby and I headed north for a few days.  It was so nice and relaxing and we enjoyed getting away together.  We went to Winona Lake and stayed near the water. Having grown up on a small lake, I realized how much I miss being on the water.  Second to water living, though, is being in the woods and that’s where we live.  I love being surrounded by all the trees, hills, and wildlife. Our trip was something I looked forward to after finishing up my last class.  I drew a lot while we were away and haven’t stopped since we got back home!

This drawing was my last class project.  We were supposed to combine several techniques we learned.  I found a quote on Pinterest that I loved.  My quote; “Pay attention to your dreams for they are your letters from God,” reminds me that it’s okay that I keep working toward my goals of creating.  Sometimes it feels like I’m just playing and not doing anything significant to help further God’s Kingdom.  I definitely make more money from designing invitations and I truly enjoy the creative side of graphic design.  My all-time favorite work is illustrating.  I love getting lost in a drawing and emerging much later, to realize that I had lost all track of time.  That kind of job opportunity doesn’t come as often as I’d like, but a girl can dream, can’t she?

So this assignment began with a quote and then along came the idea of God sending a letter, to one of His many children, via U.S. Airmail.  That’s the beauty of art.  It can be as realistic or contain as much fantasy as you’d like! Anyway, I’ve loved Psalm 37 for many years because it carried me through a terribly difficult time in my life. I decided to incorporate a verse from that Psalm and included it as the part of the letter peering up from the envelope.

I chose old skeleton keys because of their beauty and because of the old saying referencing the key to your heart.  I made them gold to bring out their lovely shape. The acorn was added because of the quote, “Mighty oaks from little acorns grow.”  It helps me remember that our talents begin small but can grow in time.  This keeps me from wanting to give up.

I honestly don’t know why I decided to include scissors in my drawing.  And to make it even odder, after I drew them I had an appointment to get my hair cut.  During that appointment, I realized that I actually drew hair cutting shears!  By the time I realized my mistake, it was too late to do anything about it.  Oh well!

I really need your help!  My blog is new and it doesn’t have a lot of content on it yet.  But, I see daily that I have readers and I’m thrilled about that!  Several people that I know personally have tried to join my blog.  That just means that they will receive an email each time I publish a new post.  Several friends have let me know that they haven’t been getting my emails and the number of “followers” still shows four (4) at the bottom of my page.  That’s so embarrassing!  So if you’ve tried to sign up but aren’t receiving my emails (just one a week, I promise) please leave a comment and let me know.  I’d really appreciate it!   If I hear from you, I’ll email you back personally and will do everything I can to figure out why my blog is not accepting new followers.

As always, I appreciate each and every one of you who takes the time to read and comment on my drawings and stationery!