Faith like a Warrior (1 John 5:4)

| Faith like  a Warrior (1 John 5:4) | Digital Art | Illustrated Word | PaintTool |

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Digital Art Update | Agape – Song of Songs 2:16 – Battle for the Earth – Proverbs 10:22

| Christian Digital Art | Illustrated Word | Agape | Song of Songs 2:16 | Battle for the Earth | Proverbs 10:22 |

It is hard to fully capture the beauty and adventure of life in Christ with ink on a page … but here is a snippet of the things I see.

2018 Agape

Agape

He loves us with AGAPE (Greek: ἀγάπη) –  an unconditional, faithful, immersive and overwhelming love – so much so, that He sent His Son to die for us – the God who is love, loved us with ἀγάπη.

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2018 Song of Songs 2-16

Song of Songs 2:16

Whenever I walk out from work, I look at the sky and find myself in awe at the artistry of God in the clouds. Sometimes pink baubles are symmetrically positioned across the mellowed orange of dusk. Sometimes a touch of blue sky lets a fan of sun rays through to highlight a taller building. Sometimes, the wispy grey strands remind me of my God, the Ancient of Days.

I couldn’t capture the clouds with my pen, but as I drew, I remembered the words God speaks over us in Songs of Songs. There is a garden in our hearts where God abides, where He asks us to come away with Him.

[Songs of Songs 2:16]
“My beloved is mine and I am his; he browses among the lilies.”
דֹּודִ֥י לִי֙ וַאֲנִ֣י לֹ֔ו הָרֹעֶ֖ה בַּשֹּׁושַׁנִּֽים׃ 

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2018 Battle for the Earth

Battle for the Earth

Walking down the street one day, I found myself thinking about the spiritual battle that rages on behind the daily routine of everyday life. Satan, the deceiver, always drawing people towards the false hopes and pleasures that lead to death; Jesus, the Risen King, who holds the world in His hands and from whom all life has its being and its purpose. I already know who wins, and I want to be fighting on His side.

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2017 Proverbs 10-22

Proverbs 10:22

What does the blessing of God look like? It is rich with love, rich with mercy, rich with joy, and hope, and all things wonderful, because it come from a wonderful God. Sorrow is not an ingredient in God’s recipe for blessing.

Boy on the Bike – Surrender

| Boy on the Bike | Digital Art | Krita |

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When we surrender our helmet, wheels and handlebars
to the Lord of the heavens and the earth;

He takes us further, deeper, higher
than we have ever been.

He leads us into places more majestic and more beautiful
than we could ever imagine;

He takes us deep into the mountains of His love;
a place with a view
beyond
us
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Buttons, Beads & White (another 3 dresses)

| Original Fashion Pieces | Formal Wear | Recyclables | Home-made Dresses |

More curtained dresses; this time with some spare buttons, beads and even part of a shoe decoration. Thanks Brenda and YY for letting me photograph you, and DeLong for walking us back to the car afterwards! 🙂

 

Lace Curtain & Button Dress

Here is the last of this lace curtain for now. There are a few scraps left, but it has already played a part in quite a number of dresses and tops! The lining for this dress was left over calico, and the overlying lace gave it quite a different feel. Not sure where the button originally came from, but it happened to be there in my sewing box and made a nice embellishment!

 

One Shoulder Shoe Button Dress

I made this dress for the first Adelaidian Diner en Blanc. The silver button actually came from one of my once-favourite shoes. Since then, I seem to have developed a collection of white dresses so… if anyone has a white party to attend, feel free to borrow 😛

 

Angel Shift Dress (with more curtain!)

This dress went through a number of iterations; the perfect example of my spontaneous sews. The bow came about when I realised the back was a bit too low, and I looked at some material I had absent-mindedly knotted together. It is made from the last of the op-shop lace curtain, and from the material we used to cover our Diner en Blanc table that first year (I think).

Well that concludes this collection of white dresses 🙂

See More White Dresses by #lilyvalleysk here: 
https://lilyofthevalleysk.wordpress.com/?s=wedding+whites

Psalm 141:1 (Call to the Lord)

|Psalm 141:1 | Illustrated Psalms | PaintTool | Poetry |

 

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My Lord is never far away;
He answers when I call.
He draws me into His embrace,
And helps me understand His grace.

My Lord, my God is quick to come;
He hears my voice, makes me rejoice,
And as I worship, heaven’s doors
Are opened: gates of flooded more.

More love and kindness, peace and truth
Abound within my thirsty heart.
They satisfy, and testify
As only God can do.

So as I call, so God responds,
A voice much clearer than my own.
He speaks to you, and speaks to me,
To transform hearts of stone.

 

Never Enough (Lostnowfoundk): https://lostnowfoundk.com/2018/02/04/never-enough/

 

He Knows Me (Illustrated Word)

| Digital Art | Devotional Artwork | PaintTool |

Three people who encountered the revelation of Jesus Christ; but He knew them first.

Read more: https://lostnowfoundk.com/2018/01/21/he-knows-me/

 

———– NATHANAEL BY THE FIG TREE ———–

2018 Nathanael at the Fig Tree

God knows us better than anyone else. He has seen our heart, seen our past, and He sees the good things He has planned for our future. No-one else can know these things but our Lord God, who is King over all.

 

———– (SIMON) PETER THE ROCK ———–

2018 Peter the Rock

We are given a new name by the Messiah; sons and daughters of God, washed clean and holy to stand before Him by the blood of the Christ. We are commissioned to share the good news, and equipped with the knowledge that we belong to Jesus and He has sent us.

 

———– WOMAN AT THE WELL ———–

2018 Woman at the Well

The Christ has explained all things. He knows even the hidden things in our lives and He urges us to take of His living water, to worship in spirit and in truth. His love penetrates through societal assumptions to embrace us.

Psalm 42:1-2 (As the Deer)

| Illustrated Psalms | Digital – Krita Sketch Brush |

2018 Abba

“As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
When shall I come and appear before God?”

[ Psalm 42:1-2 ]

Sunday Sewing: Olive Dress & Blue Flowered Top

| Homemade | Fashion | Summer Sewing |

Just a little Sunday sewing to take a break from chores around the house, and keep out of the summer heat.

 

Olive Dress

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This olive green material was passed onto me by my mother who had received it as a gift from a friend. It is one of the few dresses that have actually turned out similar to the original design!

 

Blue Flowered Top

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I had a bit of left-over material from making my Second Keys Dress , so I decided to make a blouse as well.

Should be able to dress this one up and down for casual, work and event wear 🙂

Looking forward to more summer sews – still got lots of material to work with!