If you check out Jeanne’s Documented Life Project Art Video, which I highly recommend, you will quickly see that I did not follow along with her beautiful sketch idea of “Ephemera”, her theme for July. However, I did have a great time using the technique that she showed while making three different faces. One of the faces, on the left, I was inspired to sketch after looking through Melange, “On a Roll With Journaling” by Jenny Walker, that I found in the July/Aug 2015 issue of Somerset Studio magazine, p. 86.
It’s not done yet, but I thought I’d let you see how it looks so far. It has been such a fun process and I really think if you are feeling artistic and are looking for some way to get it all out, definitely try this two-video series by Jeanne Oliver. You will be so glad you did.
Yesterday, was the beginning of the third week of Advent. This week our family has chosen to do our Advent on Thursday when our family will be all together. We will be lighting our third candle, the shepherd’s candle, which is pink in color and represents God’s love and faithfulness to us.
The suggested Bible reading from “Celebrating A Christ-Centered Christmas” is:
“How lovely on the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who announces peace
And brings good news of happiness,
Who announces salvation,
and says to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”
“In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid;
for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;
for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior,
who is Christ the Lord.
This will be a sign for you:
you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
There are only ten days left until Christmas! I pray that peace and happiness rest on your family and that the Salvation of God is alive in your heart. Your God reigns!