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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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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…

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Linda offers inspiration from her creative use of prismacolor pencils. I received her 5×7  Nautical design of Deuteronomy 31:6. This drawing goes perfect with my beach decor and it provides me with the reminder that God is always with me. 

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Her scripture drawings are more than a verse accompanying a drawing.  Linda seamlessly works the verse “into” the drawing like putting faith into action. Her drawings are a beautiful way to illustrate biblical truths and is a joy to see as I go about my day, keeping what’s important on my mind and sharing with those who visit my home.

About Linda

My Scripture Art Designs are all inspired by God. He is the one that opened my eyes to realize that sharing our faith with others does not only have to be through our verbal words but it can be through written words and our artistic expression! What an amazing realization! 

I have enjoyed drawing as long as I can remember. It was in High School that I discovered Pen and Ink and realized I had a talent for art. After receiving a degree in Graphic Design and awards for several design pieces, I worked as a freelance Graphic Artist and an Ad Designer. I discovered the versatility of Prismacolor pencils and began drawing people, pets and wildlife. My life changed when I became a baptized Christian. It was then that I decided to use the talent God gave me to glorify Him. My goal now is to pass on God’s word through my Art.

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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 Linda Robb for her participation and for the beautiful nautical scripture drawing she provided.

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This is the first art post (ARcTic post) that I will be featuring this year on Notes From Dawn. (the polar bear blog)

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…

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Carrie offers pen and ink drawings on her Etsy store. She sent me two prints that are from her wild animal series. The intricately patterned animal illustrations are bold and attractive and she displays the unique characteristics of each animal perfectly in this black and white medium.

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Resting Fox:

Foxes are beautiful animals, elusive and alert. Here Carrie has drawn a fox in a sweet resting position where he has found refuge. Psalm 4:8 comes to mind.

Psalm 4:8

English Standard Version (ESV)

In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

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Polar Bear:

Of course I found the polar bear irresistible! He is drawn reflecting his strength and beauty; nicely captured with a soft gaze and relaxing position. The pattern on his forehead reminds me of the sun.  A nice reminder to “be still and know”.

Psalm 46:10

English Standard Version (ESV)

10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth!”

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He is shown off equally well in either a black frame or a white frame.

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iusa_75x75.9982060About Carrie

I live in Pennsylvania with Brad, my husband of 15 years and our two children Dakota 12 and Seth 2.  They fill my everyday with love and understanding.  That in itself is a endless source of inspiration and motivation.I have always drawn throughout my life but never trained.  I have kept my drawing journals to remind myself to keep creating and improving.  I often will have 10 projects going at once; wood-burning  sewing, painting, drawing, etc… I create because of an inner urge to do so but recently I have begun to sell my art on Etsy.  It has been a new source of inspiration and a new direction as well.  I was so hesitant to try and sell any of my art because of fear of my enjoyment of creating being tarnished.  It turned out to be quite the contrary.I love to draw in black and white pen and ink but dabble in different medias as well.  I get my patterns for my designs from microscopic slides, nature, textures and many more things I see everyday. I use Prismacolor Pens and watercolor paper for my originals.

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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 Carrie Dietrich for her participation and for the beautiful pen and ink prints she provided.
 

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Isaiah 40:8

English Standard Version (ESV)

The grass withers, the flower fades,
    but the word of our God will stand forever.

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The story Jesus tells us in Matthew emphasizes the importance of building our lives on a solid foundation and obeying. The wise man is the one who hears Jesus’ words – and puts them into practice.

Matthew 7:24-27

English Standard Version (ESV)

Build Your House on the Rock

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

photograph taken along the north coast of Oahu

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Share the Bounty. Finding God’s Grace Through the Spirit of Hospitality.

Benita Long

2012

pages 208

Share the Bounty : Finding God's Grace through the Spirit of Hospitality, Benita Long

Book Description

When people come into your home, what do they see? Have you prepared for their visit? Are your gatherings imbued with the sweet spirit of charity? Whether you’re celebrating a joyous occasion with your dearest friends and family, welcoming overnight guests, or comforting someone in need, your home can be a sanctuary of Christian fellowship. Discover the scriptural basis for hospitality through this compilation of menus, each designed to complement life’s most important occasions with the people you cherish.

This is a very large size book  (12″x 9″). It includes menus and recipes, full page photographs, quotes, and bible verses. It could be a coffee table book in addition to a cookbook. And if I liked it, it could be a kind gift for a generous host/hostess. However I didn’t like this book and here are my reasons.

First, the photographs mostly depict scenes and table settings that are upscale and not what the average hostess would offer. This comes across cold and stuffy. Next, the writing style I find to be awkward. In an attempt to be eloquent perhaps, the vocabulary choices make the reading difficult when it could have been more relaxed and down to earth. And the biggest reason I don’t recommend this book is because of many of the quotes. Shockingly many are from secular people (Yoko Ono, Lionel Richie, Led Zeppelin, and others). There is a sprinkling of bible verses but this book is not completely scriptural or Christian guided.

(Additionally, I noticed what I believe is an error omission in the Potatoes Annette recipe. The directions say to peel and cook the potatoes but it never says to slice them before combining them with the other ingredients. I don’t think I’d mix 3 lbs. of whole potatoes into a casserole.)

Disclosure of Material Connection: This book was provided, by Booksneeze, in exchange for an honest opinion. No other compensation was received.

 

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Sometimes storm clouds come

It is no longer a good day for playing golf

And clothes that are drying outside are now the farthest from being dry

Be Content

I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content. – Philippians 4:11

O Lord, give me the grace to be

Content with what You give to me,

No, more than that, let me rejoice

In all You send, for it’s Your choice!

– Anonymous

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