Natalie's birthday is coming up, and I've painted her something for her birthday every year since she turned 5. I thought this would both be an inexpensive present and also something that would help me record what she was interested in that year. It's funny the first year I did this it was a girl riding a horse with the pendant flags, and five years later I did something similar without meaning to. The art has gone from little girlish to tweenish over the past 5 years, and I'm enjoying thinking up paintings that embrace where she is at each year. This is loosely based on something I saw on the Pottery Barn teen website. The painting on the left is me experimenting with newspaper and letter stickers. The newspaper and stickers kept tearing so I had to use a paint marker to cover up mistakes, but I think it turned out cute.
"For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:38-40
You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
You belong with your love on your arm
You belong somewhere you feel free
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have finished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.