I must say, I love what I do... at least for the most part!
Okay, there are those days when paperwork & bookkeeping come before art
and it's in those moments I have to remind myself to give thanks for all things!
But my greatest joy comes from creating art that stirs the heart and
my greatest challenge these days comes from having several projects going
all at the same time... but I'm loving each one of them and hope you do too!
I'm almost finished with several new 4" Word Art designs and hope to have
some of them on Etsy soon. Words have such power in our lives, don't they?
And I just believe it's good to surround ourselves with Words that remind us
to focus on what is good, true, noble and of the Lord!
A friend came over the other day and was looking for something inexpensive
that her church could give the women who will be attending their
upcoming retreat. She remembered the Blessing Boxes from years ago and
was so disappointed that they were not available anymore but... she got me
thinking. What about a printable collection of Blessing Cards? Yes!
I'm so excited about these and will be telling you more about them in the days
to come! Love it when an idea starts coming together!
A couple of weeks ago I shared this page from my art journal on FB... and
want to thank you for all the "likes" and comments you made on FB about it!
You truly bless my heart!
And the truth is.. I liked it so much myself that...
...I decided to use it as inpsiration for a full on painting...
which I've already submitted to a garden flag co. for licensing... I'll let you
know if they take it. And speaking of licensing... I've been wanting to
share with you that I've had some success in this area since signing with a
new agent last spring! I'll have more news on this a little later too.
That pretty much covers what I've been doing the last couple of weeks...
plus a bit of that not-as-much-fun paperwork. But I've made a commitment
to become more organized with the business end of things and I've already
kept my desk clean and tidy for three whole days... yay! I should have taken
before and after photos... it was so pitiful.
I am so grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to create art that truly
does stir the heart to love and faith and the beauty of life and living for Him!
And I am so blessed to share this journey of creativity and faith with you...
you stir my heart through your love, encouragement and support
more than you can imagine. Love and God-hugs... Karla