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Saturday, March 12, 2011

An ATC "Journal" for Lent

Today, as I thought about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, I thought about how fragile life is and how we never know what tomorrow brings.  Lori's post puts it so well, encouraging us to pray and send healing love, to be kinder to one another and to make our world a better place in whatever small way we can as a response to tragedies like this.  Pain and tragedy have a way of helping us see what is truly important in this uncertain life we live... for me, God, loved ones, faith, love, service... 

God.  I am trying to focus more on drawing close to Him this Lent.  Yesterday, I started on my project for Lent.  At first, I thought I would do a little journal but since I am often a messy artist (yes, I finally call myself an artist because you, my blog friends have convinced me), I decided to make an ATC a day (although since I will not trade them, I'm calling it an ATC "journal").  On the front, will be a verse or phrase from my bible reading for the day, and on the back, my short reflection.

As I make the cards, I plan to focus on the words and reflecting on them while I make the card, not so much on the design of the card.  No pencil sketch, never mind if the words are crooked or the colors aren't perfect, anything will do.  Here is the one I made for Ash Wednesday...


for Thursday...

for yesterday (how fitting, we went to visit the prison )...

and today...

Hopefully, I will be able to continue throughout Lent.  And so there's a better chance I will get to finish an ATC a day, I decided to make backgrounds today...


I did them in the bathroom, with the sink and counter as my desk (it would have made a great "What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday" post).  I used my fingers and felt like a kid.


My hubby saw me and amusedly said, "What a funny woman!"  
I guess I am.

15 blog hugs:

martinealison said...

Tout comme vous et beaucoup d'entre nous, aujourd'hui je suis horrifiée de ce qui vient de se produire au Japon.
J'ai une pensée toute particulière pour ces pauvres gens.
Bisous

Carolyn Phillips said...

What a beautiful way to record your Lenten meditations.

Mary said...

Peggy this is a great way to be present each day of lent...and what a wonderful stack of reminders from the heart you will have.

Grace and Peace

Papillon Bleu said...

Your Art and Heart are beautiful Peggy.
Welcome to the "Funny Lady" club!

scrapwordsmom said...

These are beautiful! I adore them and all your backgrounds. I LOVE making backgrounds!!

Kelly Berkey said...

these turned out beautifully!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Chère Peggy,

I am touched that you have reached me all the way from the Philipines. I was there back in 1979 in Subic Bay and Manilla. THANK YOU for coming to my short post, but one that is heartfelt. There have been too many tragedies this year, and we were all hoping for an incredible new year. But with God in our lives, all we have is the hope that His divine plan will weave all events together. You have a beautiful world, and thank God you believe. You are making a difference. Blessings to you and do come again, Anita

myletterstoemily said...

what a wonderful way to lend yourself to the lenten
season. you ARE an artist, and He must be delighted
by your gift back to Him.

Emakesart said...

How wonderful! And good for you for calling your self an artist, because you undoubtably are! These ATC's are beautiful and I love the photo of the paint on your hand.

xoEsther

Roban Studio said...

Beautiful cards Peggy. What a super idea as well. You are an Atist, yes! I like the way you prepared all of your backgrounds ahead of time too. Blessing to you and your family.

Janine said...

You may be funny,
but surly you are very creative.
I love that ATCs the colours, the drawings and the quotes.
Great work

Caroline Hallett said...

what beautiful cards, and also what a great way to honour lent xxx

Kathy L said...

What a wonderful idea. The cards are beautiful. Using your talents for prayerful reflection is wonderful.

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Peggy-I too have been watching the tragedy in Japan...it has been devastating. And to hear about all the stories of grief nad loss...I realise how fragile life is..how we have to cherish this moment.

Xela said...

Fantastic idea!

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