Tuesday, June 21, 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge with Patter Cross - #13 - Motive

This fortnight Patter has given us the word "Motive" for our artwork.
When I looked on Bible Gateway ( which is a great place for searching for scriptures)  for a verse to use I came across the one I have used , which is Proverbs 16:2.  This really spoke to me on top of the devotional thoughts that Patter shared. I realised that something I was getting very involved in was not what God wanted me to be doing. My motives were wrong. I was doing too much thinking of  "self" and not putting God first.  I was becoming too obsessed in my digital scrapbooking - spending too much time on the computer doing things that brought no glory to God whatsoever.  Now I have resigned from two Creative Teams I was on for digital scrapbooking and I am experiencing such wonderful peace.  

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.
Hebrews 12:10-12

For my digital art I have used a kit called "Jubilant" by Amanda Fraijo-Tobin

Friday, June 10, 2011

ABC Scripture Challenge with Patter Cross - #12 LONELY

For this fortnight Patter has given us the word "lonely" and this is the verse that came to my mind to remind that I am never along and I do not need to be anxious.  It is a verse I used last year for one of the Scripture challenges and at that time I also shared a song from my days of Sunday School teaching which always comes to my mind when I read this verse.  Here is a link to my blog back then:  http://a-mscripturechallenge.blogspot.com/2010/07/scripture-challenge-with-patter-cross_20.html

For this time I have chosen a design which is a scraplift of a layout called Celebrating You Today by Vivre at Oscraps gallery/forum.  I thought the small pieces of paper represented the idea of loneliness. We can be lonely even in the middle of a crowd ( the leaf design on the red background paper ). The stitched heart represents God's love for each of us. The leaves -  we should be reaching out to others who are lonely. 

The digital kit I used is called Unconditionally by One Little Bird