Recently, I have been going through a sort of revival in my soul. Something about having to rely on Jesus's grace to make it through another day of "nap training" has opened my ears to hear God speaking more clearly. The word has come alive to me through reading the "proverb of the day", daily email devotions, my church's sermon series, and so many more avenues. I've been so inspired that I've taken to illustrating some of these "personal messages" from God's word. I'm sure there will be more to come. I envision a whole wall of scripture in our house someday. We'll see...
I thought waiting until my due date felt long but when that came and went it felt like our daughtr would never arrive. ( i know - a little melodramatic there) So we came up with several projects for me to do. Like...... painting the dinning room and kitchen, finishing a 1000 piece puzzle, and spending entirely too long on handmade birthday cards.
What a loooooonnnggg journey! The room was basically a blank slate. I started at 15 weeks pregnant with just the mural. And now, at 38 weeks we are finally finished! Major credit goes to my husband for installing the super nice fan with a dimming light. There was no light at all before. Now the only thing we're waiting on is a grey zig-zap rug and Emily herself!
...CRAFTING, of course! This Christmas i felt like a busy little elf down in my new workspace in the basement. I was SO happy that we fixed up this area because my husband would have gone CRAZY with the mess of my projects if i had to do them in HIS territory (teehee). Anyway, here are some pics of what i was up to for basically the whole month of December.
Recently a friend of my sister (and now a friend of mine) commissioned me to paint a mural for her baby's room. They are keeping the gender of their baby a surprise and wanted to keep it neutral. They are also huge fans of their alma-matter Auburn University which happens to have a grand tradition of rolling their famous oak trees with toilet paper after a big win. Sadly, this tradition now has an expiration date since an angry enemy fan poisoned the oaks and now they are dying. Because of this, my friends baby will never be able to participate in this time-honored act of celebration and this leads us to..... a mural of the famous Toomer's Oaks victoriously hung with paper.
Sorry the image quality isn't that great. I took this picture with my phone when i was done. Hopefully they will send me some pictures when the room is all finished. (They are carpeting the floor and doing some other work too. Its a good thing because they need to cover that huge paint spot I made because I "didn't have to be careful" hehe)