Spent a special evening last night with a very courageous group of ladies who bear some very deep wounds in their hearts but are bravely facing them. It is such a honor to share some of my own story with them, share my artwork and invite them to explore their own feelings through expressive collage. It brings me such joy to watch the evening unfold as images, words and feelings emerge for each one and offer them a release to emotions that were once held captive...and maybe even nudge them a little further towards their own healing.
As one of the ladies was looking through one of the many notebooks of my artwork, there was a particular piece she felt drawn to that she thought would speak to a friend of hers who was going through a very difficult time. I told her I would love to just send her the print. The artwork was in a plastic sleeve and we then both realized there was one extra print already sitting behind the one she was looking at. I smiled deep inside. I love it when God offers these moments. I knew it wasn't a coincidence. That print was waiting quietly in that notebook for a year or so now just for this moment..and for this sweet soul.
I was reminded of my love for just blessing others with art. Its easy to get lost in the selling and I have been missing taking time for the giving. I have a mental list of special friends and loved ones that are long overdue for a handmade package. I want to make time to bless again. So in honor of this promise to myself, I'd love to have a little giveaway and just say thank you. Thank you for stopping by, for words of encouragement and for blessing me. This is a set of five greeting cards, each with a print of an original art card collage of mine (click on the photo for an enlarged view of the cards). If you would like to be in the drawing for this set of cards just leave your name and email address in the comments and I will draw a name on the evening of Saturday, Oct 21st! Hope you'll join me in the fun!