A glimpse into the life of a real family - ours.
We're busy. Sometimes crazy busy. Occasionally, life gets chaotic.
But we love each other deeply. God is first in our lives, and then each other. There is laughter and love and beauty in this home we share.
And as I journey this somewhat chaotic life with the family I love, there are moments when I have to sit back, take a sip of my coffee with extra cream, and smile as I realize something very valuable...I am content.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Life is Art
And what better way to display art than on canvas?
Using merely blank canvases, paint, photos, and matte Mod-Podge, I turned some of our life moments into works of art.
Now that the Christmas decorations are down, these are adding warmth and a special touch to our home.
I used some old Wild Asparagus scrapbook paper to create a background for a recent photo of Jimmy and me on a painted canvas. Some tags added to a scrap of burlap gave character and a touch of romance to some battery operated candles that I've had forever.
I chose two recent favorite photos of the kids, taken by a sweet girl in our youth group. A little editing and I printed them off and put them on canvas. They were simple and afforable to make, but are masterpieces to this mom.
I stop to look them as day turns to dusk and the last sunlight streams through the windows...
Life is art.
Capture its beauty. Display it on canvas. Set it on your tabletop.