Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Note cards and paintings

Busy today.
Remember the notecards I sold for our adoption?
I bought envelopes and will be printing more today.
I have another painting that I am praying I will be able to use as well-
for notecards.

Yesterday my two daughters and I ran errands.
One of them was to stop by Hospice and pick up a painting I did for a friend in 2008.
I am going to display it this weekend with another that I am borrowing,
plus two I have framed in my home.
This friend mentioned the comments and ways she is able to share her testimony

I was so moved that a painting I did
is used in Hospice care giving.
It opens up an avenue for conversation.
This friend shared something that I cant even speak.
much less type here.
But its the same exact vision I shared with my husband over the weekend.
less than 48 hrs earlier.
Something that I could barely whisper to him.
that was heavy on my heart.
It seems/ feels impossible.
But to hear it come out of her mouth.
I didnt prompt the conversation.
She had no idea.
This morning I read a comment my dear SIL posted this am
not knowing

"Now glory be to God! By his mighty power at work within us, He is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or imagine." Ephesians 3:20

I keep giving it back to God,
this weekend is a thanksgiving offering.
I dont have anything to sell.
(except notecards)
But I know that people need to see God glorified
changing diapers, wiping runny noses, rocking little ones,
cooking dinner, making lunches, folding laundry......
even painting......

My head is spinning.
I am praying for wisdom and discernment.
I feel like a baby bird,
Ive been resting Under His wings for so long.
It feels like I am fluttering my wings on a branch and ready to take a leap.
I am ready to fly-

From the heart,


  1. This is such a beautiful post- I was really moved by it and how you are being spoken to. Wishing you the very,very best!

  2. Oh Anna, your work is just amazing. Every time I see photos of your paintings it makes me want to hold the paper in my hands so that I can look at it long and close!

    I am so excited to read this *hint* of what the Lord has been speaking to you. It's amazing the way He can use our talents and also our weaknesses when we give them to Him! Two people recently told me that my artwork has a "magical" quality to it. And I love this not because it makes me feel like a good painter, but because it is confirmation that His spirit is alive and working, communicating to people even through paint shimmering on a flat, white piece of paper. (And yes, alive and working even through the diaper changing and laundry folding too! Thank you for the reminder!)

    He is almighty and powerful! Praise Him!!! If we had not breath enough to praise Him, even the rocks would cry out! So why not the flowers too, the ones that come alive under the touch of your paintbrush?!!

    1. Sadee, gosh thank you for such a kind comment. I am pretty amazed and shocked at how things are changing in my heart concerning my artwork. Every day for the past week someone has said something encouraging or God has had a scripture that spoke directly to this place I find myself. Im pulling back a bit at the moment because I dont want to add too many things on my plate emotionally and physically. We are six weeks from my sons wedding and I have obligated myself to be in the middle of all the creating. how could I not?!I am teaching art at our local Special Olympics this Saturday and feel the weight of that too. I did some research and had confirmation AGAIN today.


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