Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sunshine, Thanks and using our gifts!!!

 I am honored to announce I have received
 Sunshine Award,

From a dear and encouraging blogging friend,
Leeann @

When you get a chance stop by for some encouragement,
You'll be glad you did!!
Leeann will brighten your day and encourage you along the way!!
Thanks Leeann for the Beautiful award, I am honored.

Another Stroke of the brush...

So I have been very busy getting ready for the
IOWA   Artist Juried Show!!
I am entering 2 Watercolor Paintings.
It is an all day event this Saturday, with winners announce at the end of the day.
I am very excited!!!!
& a little nervous.
Sharing your art can be a little daunting,
your dreams
your soul
your heart.
My art is a part of me, a silent expression of who I am and
who I want to be.
I gift from God which I take very seriously,
I desire to share this gift and to give God all the
But...ugh! To be very honest it is hard for me to share, to take a piece of
myself and put it out there into the universe.
leaving me open to
Sometimes... I compare it to sharing the word of God.
Not everyone hears the truth in Gods words.
Not everyone believes in the truth of Gods words.
And some people don't want to know the truth of Gods words.
So when you make a choice to share Gods Truth
with others you may be..
But, still we are called to serve, share and be disciples of the truth!

My Art is a piece of me, like my hand or foot and
I find it hard to separate the emotions from the work.
Like a parent separated from a child
or a people separated from their
In the end, it is my heart for Jesus that has given me the confidence
to step out and share both my faith and my art.
For he has called me to use my gifts and share His words.
I will choose to do this to the best of
my ability and continue to seek God first
in all things.

"Since we all have gifts that differ to
 the grace give to us, let us exercise them."
You have also been given gifts according to Gods plan and purpose
for your lives.
I encourage you to use these gifts.
For they have been given by the grace of
Loving Father.


T's Daily Treasures said...

Hello Sunshine! Wishing you all the best for the art show on Saturday. Your watercolors are gorgeous so I have no doubt you will do well and inspire many. We are our harshest critics but you my dear truly have a gift so let it shine for all to see. Many blessings, Tammy

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Claus said...

...but there are people who are opened, positive and have a special something in them that they manage to pass on. God willing and you will find some of these people and surrounding on Saturday! There are difficult and complicated - to say the least - things around the world, but there are a handful of good ones, giving us hope in every way.
Good luck!

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Oh I so agree with you Deborah about how we need to share with others the gift/talent that God has placed in us. It is scary to put ourselves out there but so energizing and God blesses us when we do. I need to get back to creating again. I've been too busy lately and have put creating on hold and I can tell because I'm more stressed. Creating takes me to a place where I can relax and get energized inside.

Thank you so much for your "oh so sweet" comments about me on your post. You so deserve the sunshine award with all of the uplifting and encouragement you give out. I do hope you show us pictures of the two paintings you are putting in the contest. I want to see!

Lee Ann

Patty said...

Yay congratulations!

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