Friday, January 22, 2010

Choosing Gratitude-The Yuck

Shadows of The Heart

here is my first journal page working through Choosing Gratitude. i used blue fabric with small hearts throughout the fabric for my background. two photos i took were cut up and incorporated into the page. i used scraps from the cutup photo to make my dark hearts and wrote words on them that are my yuck - presumptuous sin, and preconceived ideas. three pieces of black yarn are dispersed throughout, esp. at the feet of the shadow indicating bondage.
the tiny white heart in the center of her shadow represents Hope in Jesus Christ. there is always hope when we have our eyes fixed on Him and not on our circumstances. they will change and fade away, but He never changes - He will never leave nor forsake us.

When i began thinking of this layout the Lord brought to mind the verse Isaiah 6:10. so i used a white uniball pen to journal it on a piece of black fabric. finally i covered it all with a piece of black, gold glitzy tulle. it reminds me that all that glitters is not gold and many things of the heart are masked over. let go today of those things and let God begin to cleanse your heart.



What a wonderful piece, Dove! So glad you are busy createing.

Pam said...

A lovely and touching journal page. What a wonderful way to celebrate "Choosing Gratitude".