I have been so busy for the past month that I was beginning to feel pressured. My life is about living for God each moment, and all of a sudden I was "doing" instead of "being", so had to just stop all my "have to's" . It was a good choice, I was able to physically get more sleep, and relax, but if I don't create something daily, I begin to lose my daily time with God, lose my creative edge and then I get sad and that can lead to depression. So to break the cycle, I invited a close sister in Christ to come and "help" me with a project on Saturday, and once we started talking , the Holy Spirit inspired me~ Thanks to my "other daughter" Shameka she was a encourager and we had fun playing in our faithart journals!
Week 38 prompt was draw, or paint a feather. Since I can't draw, and all of my DLP pages are my bible journaling, I did some research about birds in the bible. I used the Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible ( highly recomend it) and found alot about birds in the Bible. I just love how these pages turned out.
Came together quickly ( good reason to do lots of gelli printing on different paper) because I used 2 existing gelli prints, on some old book paper that were in my Gelli's to share box. I used a stencil for the bird with spackling compound and then added frosted glitter glue to the rays. I used an old dove stencil with light inks and it looks like it was part of the original paper.
So here is what I learned about birds/doves. Doves and pigeons belong to the same family. In the Bible they are mentioned as if they are the same. The Rock dove found in Palestine is the wild anscestor of our comman street pigeon. Turtle doves are migrants. They spend the months of April to October in the Holy land filling the air with soft cooing when they arrive each spring. ( Wouldn't it be lovely to hear that?) David longed for "wings lik a dove" so he cold fly away from his enemies. Psalm 55:6. Pigeons were probably the first domesticated bird.When people realized doves couls travel long distancs and always fnd their way hoe, they used them to carry messages. Homing pigeons have keen eyes with which they spot landmarks to help them stay on the right route.
Because of it's innocence and gentle nature, the dove is a comman religious symbol. The Holy Spirit took the form of a dove at Jesus baptism ( Matthew 3:16). The dove symbolizes
FORGIVENESS & the CHURCH.
Keeping a 52 week committment is easy some months, and then it became a have to. After catching up, it isn't a have to, now it is a
If you are still part of the DLP group, keep going, just think about how good you will feel when you complete the entire year~ Plus what a legacy to leave your family, your children and grandchildren will really get to know you, wish I had my mothers journal or my grandmothers. Would love to know their walk with Christ, their heart and their feelings. Alas, there was nothing like that when they died for me.