Friday, April 8, 2011

Sneak Peek Friday -Three eternal words of inspiration


StudioJRU
click this button to find other great sneak peeks - this week on (in)courage!

I love seeing what my "Friday Friends" have been up to each week!  I get so inspired, and get introduced to new art and artists - new inspirations to dance in my head all weekend long, wondering which thread the Lord will grab and pull and tell me "Let's play together"!

This week has been about playing with a new color combination that is an intercessory friend's favorite, and creating a distressed type look with paints in that color...here is the piece I did for her with her "word of the year"...
  
She loved it!


And I did too - Holy Spirit inspiration does cause that!

As I made this, I could "see" the three eternal words,
Faith,
Hope,
Love
on canvases with the same technique...


and that has been my week!

As I was working, I was meditating on how these three words are prevalent even in non-Christian sectors of society...the need for "Faith", "Hope", and "Love" a beacon in all people's hearts, their invitation to the Creator of words -Who is the Source of the heart condition described - inherently imbedded!  They truly are eternal words!


I think it is finished now 
(after multiple "step back and let's see how it looks now)

Close up view...


On the work table..

(The lights in the studio have a yellowish cast; I was photographing this after dark!
I just couldn't edit it enough...if you see a yellow cast, just think white!)

I also started a companion to my prayer pieces...this one will be based on Philippians 4:8...
I was working on publishing a tutorial for these "Prayer Pieces" this week, too,
and you can find it here.  (Below is what we make in the tutorial):


Thanks for coming by and visiting me! Have a very blessed week!
 

20 comments:

AMKreations said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So very beautiful! Love to see what you've been doing each week! God bless!

Carissa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the comment!
I was admiring your art as well :) Beautiful!

Christina said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely way of showcasing such thought-provoking words. I love how when I make word-art I end up meditating about the words I'm expressing and how I come away refreshed and encouraged. Sounds like you have a similar experience.

Jodi said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy to be meeting :) I'll be back too.

Tiffini said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

me and you and words:) I tried something like this on canvas before...I don't have any art background but there is something I LOVE about playing around with stuff. Mind did not turn out beautiful like yours..I love what your doing with the word of the year...xo

Dawn Camp said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are so talented! These are beautiful.

Craig said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do words - lots of words - but I can't do art like this - I especially love how the crosses seem to be woven into the art - and that they are a little thorny looking. Inspiring really. I’m really glad I got a chance to come by today. God Bless and keep you and yours Cindy.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love to hear your enthusiasm for our Friday fun Cindy! Warms my heart. ♥ Your work is just gorgeous! And what a blessing for your friend! :)

Diana said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just love the "Prophecy" word art. The detailing is so wonderful. There's this extra special something behind the "y". Turned out wonderful....Great Work! Another tutorial?

Carola Bartz said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are gorgeous! I especially like the color combinations, it's calm, harmonious and tremendously beautiful.

con-tain-it said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Really love all of your work and looking forward to seeing more coming from your studio on Fridays...especially now that I've got my studio all set up...again ;) It's Sat. night and DH is watching Nascar so I'm taking the time to catch up on my blog hops. Having a great time with the Sneak Peak Friday and all you wonderfully talented woman...almost intimiated ;) Have a wonderful weekend. Fondly, Roberta

Jan at Jewelry4Change said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is beautiful! I was just in your Etsy shop. I love the Sanctuary piece! Thanks for visiting me at Jewelry4Change. I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog.

Jennifer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your "faith" collage is amazing! I can almost feel the texture through the screen! I, too, love the way the crosses rise up from the painted surface. So beautiful.

Heart n Soul said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for your kind words on my post....have never heard of zentangle but glad to have offered a little inspiration. Lovely to have met via the blogosphere. So kind of you to stop by :)

tiggerdaisy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there! You mention in your tutorial that you use a fixative over your watercolor pencil markings. What kind of fixative is it, if you don't mind my asking??

Your artwork is GORGEOUS! And I appreciate the tutorial!

Prayers and blessings,
Rebecca

Cindy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is for Rebecca: the fixative I use is "Windsor & Newton Artist's Workable Fixative". I am sure there are other brands out there, but this is one that our local Michael's store carries...it was around $10.00, and I know I used a coupon for it (Michael's, Jo-Ann's, and Hobby Lobby usually have %40 off coupons published online - and I usually don't buy unless I DO have a coupon! smiles)

tiggerdaisy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi there! You mention in your tutorial that you use a fixative over your watercolor pencil markings. What kind of fixative is it, if you don't mind my asking??

Your artwork is GORGEOUS! And I appreciate the tutorial!

Prayers and blessings,
Rebecca

Carola Bartz said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These are gorgeous! I especially like the color combinations, it's calm, harmonious and tremendously beautiful.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love to hear your enthusiasm for our Friday fun Cindy! Warms my heart. ♥ Your work is just gorgeous! And what a blessing for your friend! :)

Cindy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This is for Rebecca: the fixative I use is "Windsor & Newton Artist's Workable Fixative". I am sure there are other brands out there, but this is one that our local Michael's store carries...it was around $10.00, and I know I used a coupon for it (Michael's, Jo-Ann's, and Hobby Lobby usually have %40 off coupons published online - and I usually don't buy unless I DO have a coupon! smiles)