Black and White Baby Picture Cards

| Black and White Cards – Fruits, Shapes | Baby Stimulation Cards | Baby vision |

From the moment they are born, babies are learning. Their little brains are busy developing millions of neural connections, and they soak in all the sights, sounds and sensations around them.

As a newborn, colours are not easily distinguishable and they see more in contrast (light, dark and shadows). Black and white visual stimulation cards or books are recommended for the first few months of baby’s life, so we thought we would prepare some of our own 🙂

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Black and White Fruits

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Black and White Shapes

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Happy learning baby!

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It is Done.

| Digital Art | Easter| PaintTool|

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I have had a song in my head last night and this morning – Cody Carne’s “The Cross Has the Final Word.” The last stanza of the chorus has these lyrics:

“The cross has the final word
He traded death for eternal life
The cross has the final word.”

How incredible is that! There is nothing to pay, there is nothing to fear. It is finished, and it is done because Jesus conquered death on the cross. He paid the price for every sin and He made a way for us to enter back into the Father’s presence. He came to set us free so we could experience the fullness of His love.

The cross has the final word, and we find our rest, our joy, and our purpose in loving Jesus.

The Lord, My Light (Psalm 27:1)

| Digital Art | Psalm 27:1 (Illustrated Word)| Nursery Decor | PaintTool|

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One final piece for baby’s nursery 🙂
A reminder that the Lord her God will always be with her and for her ;
her light, her salvation, her strength and her life.

The Lord is my light and my salvation;
Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
Of whom shall I be afraid?
[Psalm 27:1]

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Baby’s 123 Floral Chart

| Digital Art | 123 Floral Chart  (1-20)| Nursery Decor | PaintTool|

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There are lots of different flowers in the world and we thought baby might like to learn about some of them, along with their numbers.

The Sturt’s Desert Pea was chosen as South Australia’s floral emblem on 23 November 1961.

The Bottlebrush is an Australian native evergreen tree, named after the shape of its distinctive flowers.

Sunflowers have a trait which causes them to face the sun at all times (heliotropism).

Waratahs are able to survive fires due to dominant buds in their lignotuber, a woody swelling at their base.

Poppies were unable to grow on war fields for four seasons after WW1, but subsequently proliferated over the battlefields of France and Belgium, making them a symbol of remembrance for those who died in the war.

The Calla Lily has poisonous roots and is native to South Africa, where it is actually considered a weed.

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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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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]

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.