This is a mixed media creation and my take on some of journey I find myself traveling. I have drawn, painted and created art sculptures for years, and this is a mixture of paint & paper to tell the story of where I often see myself when I read Ephesians 6: 10-20. Recently, I have created a lot of art with a mixture of paper and other items, but don't often make them available for many others to see. I like my creations, and feel a sense of worship while creating may of my pieces, but am often unsure how others will like them. Recently, I have shown my creations to others and I get positive comments. Maybe it is time to share my gift with others more often.
I at one point memorized these verses (Ephesians 6:10-20) and found them vital to my spiritual walk & personal peace. Over the years I have gotten lazy, busy, discouraged & depressed with the trials of life. I have been walking into the battle everyday laying my weapons down. It's NO WONDER I am constantly struggling. This is a picture of my interpretation of my journey as it is today. Unprepared for the battle that is always present. Of course, I want to be the faithful follower who is constantly filled with the Spirit and ready for battle, but often, I am not. I am so glad to have a savior who is constantly calling me to His side offering forgiveness, healing, comfort and a kick in the behind to get on with the life He has for me.
Jessica Otten, my daughter who gave me some advice in creating the paper art subject. She is an inspiration and I respect her opinion.
Jeff Otten, my husband who gave me feedback on various aspects of my written portions of my submission. Also, thanks to him for putting up with my messiness during the creative expression process!
Type of work: a unique original
Purchase price: $200
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