Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday's are always the best days for painting...

"The Birdcage" (Left) is almost done.  It probably needs a bird somewhere... or some verses. I'm trying to resist the urge to paint brown leaves all over it... I love Fall too much.  It's trying to creep into my art!

"Fire Breather" (Above) is finished!  I decided to let the profiles be two different profiles... it supports the concept of one being me and the other the Holy Spirit.  I wasn't able to work a bird or butterflies into the flames.. oh well.

Here's a new one (Right)!  The name doesn't fit yet, but I plan to call it "A Crack in the Wall."  In theory this is just the bottom layer of the painting.  It will get leaves, words, and maybe pictures... then I'm covering it partially with an image of cracking stone.  ...the cracking walls of Jericho around the family tree.  God has been speaking to me a lot about my family--past, present, and future--and how this generation is forming a crack in the wall which has blocked destinies for generations.  I'm not sure how it's gonna work, but I'm psyched!

"Baptism" (Left).  Still in the early stages... It kinda looks like a whale. It will be water-like eventually... The idea came from the following quote: "The freedom of it, to be tossed effortlessly into the air, practically a sacrament to kids whose own fathers could barely hold themselves up sometimes; to hear the whoosh of the water as it covered their heads, to feel that moment of confusion when the rules of the world were suddenly undone. No wonder they'd been baptized in it: the way that water changes lives." (Vows, 67)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Button Bling!

I stumbled upon the Amy Cornwell Designs blog recently, and I found this post:  DIY Wrap Button Ring (i.e. Tuesday Tutorial on Wednesday!!).  I love crafty things... so I decided to try it out!  I bought dark brown wire and wooden buttons.  (The wire cost roughly $3, and the buttons were $1.)  Here's what I came up with!

Ponies and Pictures!