Monday, April 14, 2014

Like I have time for this?......

As I'm working fast and hard on some pretty extensive Easter projects for my church, my thoughts are begging to be layed out. Because you know, that's the rational thing to do when you have three weeks worth of work to accomplish in 4 days. Just take a break to blog somethin all rambly....
 Anyhow, I'm just thinkin about how much we can accomplish from heart alone. What I mean is like how you can have so little material to work with, no extra money at your disposal and a small window of time to do it but if it's something you're passionate about you can create some really great stuff. 
Our classrooms are badly in need of a color injection. Framed prints are not cheap so I've bought some dollar store foam boards and recreated some images I liked online.
$2 knockoffs rather than $100 for framed art? 
You betcha!

This is what I was I was working on when I was inspired to take this detour.
Because we don't have a printer, I have to look up fonts online and hand draw them, paint them and then tediously cut them out..... I never enjoy doing this part.
But what a small sacrifice.......
I think about what I could be doing in this exact moment had I said "No" when God called me out. What would I be doing?
 Where would I find myself at this moment?......
Surely not anything like this. Nothing as pure in intent, nothing peaceful and constructive as this.....
Anyone in my life at this moment would have trouble imagining anything harsh for me.
But I know. I was there, you see.....

I feel like everything I do is always down to the wire and by the skin of my teeth. I never have everything I need as far as materials. Never seem to have enough time..... but it just happens.
It's kinda like how the baby doesn't care if the doctor's there or not, it's gonna be born when it needs to. And the momma? 
She's gonna push whether conditions are favorable or not ;)
Geez, what an overly dramatic analogy...
I've once again overcommitted but you know what? 
Just as it's played out dozens of times, I know.
We're gonna make it to the church on time.......
And what a privilege to be called to serve within my passion. The alternative for my life keeps me ever grateful. Even my hands, I do not consider my own........
 or my feet ;)


  1. Once again Laura you create art and beauty on a budget i love those paintings.

  2. Those paintings are so cute. Those paintings I posted on instagram are also knockoffs of ones I had seen online...just revamped and resketched and done in watercolors and Kimmie-fied. There's nothing wrong with being inspired

  3. I love the paintings and I love the other creative ways in which you are getting things together for Easter at your church. I know a lot of people are going to be in awe and joy at the sight of the color explosion! You bring light to us honey child! Hope you are doing well.