Baby’s ABC Animal Chart

| Digital Art | ABC Animal chart | Nursery Decor | PaintTool|

LOTV Baby ABC Chart

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Just making a start on the nursery before the New Year begins – it is incredible to think about all the different, unique, and interesting creatures that God has made! Some of the animals might be a little unusual… so here are some fun facts 🙂

Alligators can be distinguished from crocodiles in a few ways. They have a wider, more U-shaped snout, are mainly found in areas of the United States and China whereas crocodiles are found worldwide, and prefer a freshwater habitat while crocodiles prefer saltwater.

The Jellyfish has a mouth that both takes in food, excretes waste and expels jets of water to propel it forward in the water.

Meerkats are social creatures that live in groups from 20-50. There is an alpha couple who lead the group, with the other meerkats functioning as babysitters and watchguards.

The Quokka is a cat-sized marsupial related to wallabies and kangaroos. They live on islands off the Western Australian coast, and are famous for their #quokkaselfies.

The X-ray Tetra can be found in the Amazon and has translucent skin which allows their bones to be visible. One part of their bony structure is the Weberian apparatus which contributes to their sense of hearing.

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5 Years – Wood

Well, this is the last of our tree climbing for a while because somebody is growing 😛
They should be making a debut at next year’s anniversary photoshoot!

5. Wood

The dress was made earlier in the day using material from the Spotlight remnants bin,
and we found some interesting trees at one of city parks. Hubby has been doing an amazing job during this time – he is a great blessing and support! (And has also become quite the photographer!)

We are looking forward to growing our family tree!

Read More: https://lostnowfoundk.com/2018/12/01/make-me-a-servant/

Sunday Sewing: Floral Sash Dress

| Homemade | Fashion | Sleeved and Sashed Floral Dress |

The weather’s warming up again 🙂 Some time ago, a friend of mine passed passed me this floral fabric, but I’ve only just had some time to make a dress out of it! The fabric was already hemmed on one edge which saved me some time so in the end, I think it was done in just 2 hours!

2018 Floral Sash Dress

Geometric Olive Tree (Romans 11:24)

| Geometric Olive Tree | Romans 11:24 | Digital Art | Illustrated Word | PaintTool|

Romans 11-24 Geometric Olive Tree

 

Made this piece as I was reading Romans 11 and reflecting on how much God loves His people Israel. We all need grace! It is by grace that both Jews and Gentiles are saved, adopted as sons and daughters into the family of God. It also reminds me to continuously pray for Israel. God loves them, has not forgotten them, and continues to pursue them. So then, I also want to join Him in praying for Zion – “…until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a lamp that burns.” [Isaiah 62:1]

On the Streets of Sydney

| Photography | Travel | Sydney – things to do, eat and explore |

Just got back from a pretty awesome Sydney trip. Lots of exploring, lots of art, lots of learning (it is harder to do those things all in one go in the midst of hometown busyness :P). This trip, I tried my hand at watercolouring, raffia weaving, seeing the process of hat-making (with the team at Helen Kaminski), having a go at some hip-hop dance moves, and even doing the first few sessions of a Blender 3D animation course. Loved it, and loved hearing about the life and experiences of those I met along the way! Enjoy scrolling through photos (Walking the Streets, Chinese Friendship Garden, Hip Hip, Feed-Me sections) Thanks for the fun adventure!

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Walking the Streets

Sydney has some amazing architecture. Here are a few shots from all around the city – Broadway – Darling Harbour – Camperdown (the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House are also great places to visit, but didn’t get to them this trip). Did I mention it was the 120th birthday of the Queen Victoria Building this year? That was a jazzy, artsy blast!

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Chinese Garden of Friendship

For a small fee of $6, you can wander around this life-filled garden. See the white ibis nests, koi, waterfalls, our friendly water dragon and more. Traditional Chinese dress-ups are available for an extra cost and while I did not do this, I did notice lots of families wandering around in colourful garb. I could easily stay here for an afternoon!

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Hip-Hop

Bought these shoes (rather spontaneously) from Raben footwear, just across the road from Crossover Dance Studio on Goulburn St. I attended the 1hr Beginners Hip-Hop class for $21 and it was excellent – felt well supported and learnt alot (wish I could have gone to more classes – there was a wide selection including jazz, urban, girl style, popping and K-pop)!

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Feed-Me

Can’t complain about the variety of food available – it was deliciously intriguing.

Top: Veal and Chicken Polish Dumplings (Pierogi)
from Weiczorkowski – Queen St Woollahri 

Bottom Left: A pear? But not …
from Koi Dessert Bar, Chippendale

Bottom Centre: A Lemon Myrtle creation
from Textbook Boulangerie Patisserie – Botany Rd, Alexandria

Bottom Right: Pork Teishoku Set
from Miso Japanese Restaurant, World Square

 

God with us (a testimony from Sydney):
https://lostnowfoundk.com/2018/08/02/god-with-us/

The Greatest Treasure (2 Corinthians 4:7)

| Digital Art – PaintTool | The Greatest Treasure | 2 Corinthians 4:7 | Life in Christ | Hope |

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” But we have this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed –
always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus,
that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 

[ 2 Corinthians 4:7-10]

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.