Posts Tagged ‘creation’

Paper back, 96 pages, Zondervan.

Wonders of Creation explores the wonders of our created world though detailed black-and-white illustrations—each one ready to be filled with the hues of your imagination. From amazing Eden-esque gardens to the creatures God made that still ramble through our world, this ninety-six-page book offers hours of coloring inspiration and relaxation for any age.

Adult coloring books have recently become very popular. And this is the nicest of them that I’ve seen. It must be that I like this particular collection of plants and animals. Most of the coloring scenes are a single page design. Some are a double page spread. The printing is on both sides of the page. No text. Quality paper and ink (no smudging when coloring).

A relaxing and a creative outlet for adults. Ages 8 and up.

The BookLook Bloggers book review program provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

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Another art post (ARcTic post) that I’d like to share-

I want to offer ARcTic posts as a way to promote talented emerging and established artists and to share God’s word visually through art. The art that I will feature may or may not have been created from a Christian-minded artist. I want to share it here; to appreciate the work created as well as the talent that the artist demonstrates, always from a Christian perspective.

Introducing…

AmyFrankArt

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Amy’s art reflects her life with mental illness. Her art helps her with her bipolar disorder and she hopes that through her work, she can bring an awareness to the issues of mental health.

Amy uses black pen and pencil crayon to create her captivating images. She sent me “Eve” and “Arctic Hug”.

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I chose a powder rose mat for “Eve” and an ice blue mat for “Arctic Hug”. Both are in an espresso frame. Amy’s use of subtle colors softens the bold, intricate details of the black pen.

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1 Corinthians 15:45-49

English Standard Version (ESV)

45 Thus it is written, “The first man Adam became a living being”;[a] the last Adam became a life-giving spirit. 46 But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 47 The first man was from the earth, a man of dust; the second man is from heaven. 48 As was the man of dust, so also are those who are of the dust, and as is the man of heaven,so also are those who are of heaven. 49 Just as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall[b] also bear the image of the man of heaven.

Both art prints remind me that God’s love is the same today as it was in the beginning of creation. Although corruption changed perfection to imperfection, we have hope in Christ because of His work on the cross. For those who put their faith in the finished work of Christ, we can look forward to a restoration in a new heaven and earth.

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About Amy

Amy Frank is a Canadian born artist and aspiring writer. In 2005, at the age of 18, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Her artwork speaks to her journey with mental illness. Struggling with mania, Amy chooses to work in pen and ink so that she can’t easily alter her drawings. The detailed patterns she creates bring on a meditative state while the splashes of colour draw her out of her depression. Each drawing she creates tells a story. In this blog ‘Eve’, the first woman, is an interpretive piece which speaks to her journey with faith and spirituality. While ‘Arctic Hug’, the polar bears, speaks to the feelings of security Amy gains from the relationships she carries with her family. To know more about Amy or her artwork please visit her website www.amyfrank.ca.

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If you are interested in purchasing any of the artwork featured on this ARcTic post, please contact the artist directly.

I’d like to thank artist Amy Frank for her participation and for the wonderful prints she provided.

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I was not a magazine reader because I hadn’t found a magazine I liked. But now I have.

Creation Illustrated sent me a year of their magazines to read and review. This is a magazine that is worth the paper it’s printed on. I’d describe it as a Bible-based nature magazine. It focuses on God and His creation; containing information on both the creation as well as the Creator.

Creation Illustrated is published quarterly (beginning in Fall 1993) as a private, nonprofit, non-denominationally owned ministry dedicated to the eternal impact of sharing Biblical truth through the blessings of God’s creation.

The editors and publishers are a Christian couple, Tom and Jennifer Ish, who homeschooled their daughter, Melissa, and have dedicated their lives to serving God by providing positive choices in reading material for the whole family.

Creation Illustrated is a fitting name as there are many beautiful photos in this magazine. And while it’s perfect for personal reading it is also great as an educational resource. Each issue has an instructional guide at the end of the magazine that contains helpful questions and additional activities that pertain to the issue’s contents. I feel that the reading is mostly suitable for ages 10 and up. It is printed on high quality glossy paper and keeps well after many readings.

The Creation Illustrated yearly subscription of four issues is 19.95 and this link Here will take you to their offer for $5.00 off now. Back issues are also available. You can request a Free trial issue to see for yourself the articles, short stories, children’s stories, photo contests, recipes, and more.

I really liked the Christian Stewardship page that “provides helpful suggestions on how to better care for God’s creation”. And, of course, I loved all that fabulous nature photography.

I’m thankful for this great publication and for the opportunity to review several Creation Illustrated magazines. The magazines were provided in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was received.

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