I am continuing my “dealing with change” theme this week, and thought I’d share a journal page from this morning. I made this for my daughter, Chloe, to encourage her to see change more positively. I got a box of new art supplies in the mail this week, so it’s a bit like Christmas in July over here right now.
This is my first attempt at creating a face with Shiva Oil Sticks . I am AMAZED at how well they blend to create instant shadows and depth on a face. I am singing the Lego song in my head, “Everything is AWESOME!” I absolutely love these things! I also continue to experiment with the Neocolor II crayons . Her clothes, hair, eye color, and the pink background were all created with the magical water brush over the crayon. I say magical because I am still so fascinated by how the color comes to life with a tiny drop of water. Where have these been all my life? Everything is REALLY awesome now! My husband doesn’t share my excitement over art supplies. I am hoping someone out there gets what I am saying. Super exciting!
I asked Chloe, “Do you think it hurts for a caterpillar to become a butterfly?” She didn’t appreciate my question so much because it causes us to reflect on change. God designed us for change. Why resist God’s design? Two things to think about: the caterpillar always becomes the butterfly, even if it hurts, or he didn’t want to, and a butterfly has wings to go where the caterpillar never could.
Change is good.