Monday, May 4, 2015

My Creator: the Fabric of My Life {Art Journaling}

DLP May 2 - Fabric of Life

Documented Life Project: May 2
May Theme - Touchy Feely (Texture)
Art Challenge:  Fabric
Journal Prompt:  The Fabric of Your Life

For the prompt, I was inspired by the concept of my Creator as the fabric of my life, using the verse about how He KNIT me together in my mother's womb (Ps 139:13). I used four fabrics: lace and fiber twine (on the tag), canvas (the strip of fabric across the bottom), and Sticky-Back Canvas (gelli printed on it and then cut circles). I decided to incorporate one of my baby pictures and a current photo, to illustrate the idea of how God has been the fabric of my entire (long!) life. I finished with some background stencils and stamps, specifically some stamps related to sewing.

There are many wonderful directions I could have gone with the prompt (the fabric of my life)—love, family, friends, God’s Word. But I was overwhelmed with the realization of how my Creator formed me in my mother’s womb and had/has a plan for me from the beginning to the end.

DLP May 2 - Fabric of Life

DLP May 2 - Fabric of Life

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
– Psalm 139:14a


Mark Ford said...

And just think, even with all of the intricacies of who you are, you are only one patch on the quilt that God continues to knit... thinking in terms of family tree. Looking back and forward, I say, it is quite a beautiful quilt.

Barbara said...

What a wonderful reminder from my son. You are right, God is the best knitter! Thank you.