Yesterday Carol Moye hosted me on her blog to talk about my new poetry book, and today she made this beautiful video that has my artwork set to music. I love it. So I thought I’d put a little detail here on the blog to talk about the pictures that are on the video.
I enjoy doing mixed media pictures that combine special papers and vibrant acrylic colors with words from my poems or the Bible. I like to put lots of layers and hide words in the art so people can keep looking closer and closer and keep finding little treasures to discover.
Here are a few pictures that have words from favorite Bible passages.
Turning Your Ear to Wisdom
This is a favorite of mine based on Proverbs 2:2, which says “…turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding.”
The Words of the Lord
The Psalms are some of my favorite passages to dig into. In this painting, I pictured a girl who just might be a superhero. She’s cartoonish and her glasses almost look like a mask, but on her shirt are the words that sustain her from Psalms 12:6.
Beside Them the Birds of the Heavens
Another from the Psalms, this time from 104:12, which says “Beside them the birds of the HEAVENS dwell, they sing among the branches.” I wanted lots of color and texture for this passage.
We Walk by Faith
This passage from 2 Corinthians 5:7 is a favorite in our house, so I painted it on a large canvas that we have right by our back door. We see this words: “We walk by faith, not by sight” every time we walk in and out. It’s a good reminder for us of where our focus should be.
Fish of Every Kind
Sometimes I do a series of prints with similar design or message. For these, I focused on the variety of God’s kingdom and “fish of every kind.”
My Soul Is From a Different Place
For my latest poetry book, I pictured our soul being “tethered” to God with a silent beam that we sometimes feel, connecting to God in the heavens. I also pictured space, inspired by the planets and universe that He created.
Here’s the video that Carol Moye put together with all of these. Thank you, Carol!