“Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new creation. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!”- 2 Corinthians 5:17 🦋
I keep thinking of butterflies this week. Aren’t they beautiful little creatures. But they spend the first part of their lives crawling in the dirt until they are fat and dirty and can’t move. Then a cocoon is formed around them. Whilst inside the cocoon, the butterfly is literally being transformed from the inside out. Every part of his inner being is rearranging itself and recreating itself into something beautiful. The brand new butterfly eventually emerges and has freedom to live beautifully!🦋🦋This is what happens when we become part of God’s family. He literally gives us a new Spirit and a new mind. When we stop, confess our sin, repent (turn) from our life sin, and get into the “cocoon” (shelter) of Jesus’ redeeming love, God transforms us from the inside out.He no longer sees us as the old caterpillar dirty with sin but sees us through His filter of love. Our old stinkin thinking ways no longer satisfy us and we find new life and freedom. Isn’t that amazing. 🦋I love how God speaks to us through nature. Some of us have been caterpillars for far too long and it’s time to shake it off and emerge as beautiful butterflies 🦋🌷you are so very loved.
So I made a whole batch of butterfly paintings for Mother’s Day. ☺
My Christmas pressie to myself has finally arrived – a book of paintings and poems by Gary Bunt, UK naive artist.
I love Gary’s work. I love it because it’s just so simple but with some punch.
I bought this book ‘By the Grace of God’ because Bunt has some great and funny paintings and poems about Jesus and the Kingdom.
I recently discovered the world of ‘naive art’. I didn’t actually know it was a genre of art.
There’s a whole world of naive art out there – centuries old!
It’s redeemed me from striving and thinking I have to be some kind of ‘really good artist’ , making boring pairings that look lifelike to be successful.
‘Naive’ artists have no formal art training and paint in their own free style, any subject they choose -that’s me!
I feel a whole lot free’er to paint in my own style – which I always thought was a bit childlike – anyhow, now I don’t really care and I’ve found new joy in painting for fun.
Happy new year!
I would like to start the year by introducing my new series of paintings.
I’ve decided to stick with my whimsicle style of painting as I just love painting cute little people.
Over the year I plan on creating different little characters with little stories.
It’s so much fun. Just to start off, here is Bunty, the District nurse.
We’re going to be seeing a lot more of her throughout the year.
Watch this space
This wee day was awesome🎈
My book was published on Amazon initially in e-book form.
Still waiting for the book format to be released -but how exciting !
I hope children enjoy this colourful book of motivation and scenes in Edinburgh they will recognise .
I guess that makes me an author !
Check that one off my bucket list 😊 high five!