Whether it’s creating a rubber stamp, making jewelry, designing home decor, or slow-stitching, there is so much we can make and learn together. Join me for a creative workshop and play with different mediums ranging from wood and metal to paper and napkins to beads and stones to textiles and fabrics. No prior art experience is required.
While some people learn by reading or hearing, others learn by making and seeing. Bible journaling encourages a creative, hands-on processing of God’s Word. When you illustrate your faith through mixed media bible journaling, you’ll have a wonderful visual record of what God is speaking and doing. I invite you to join me and learn new art along the way!
Want to try your hand at stitching but just don’t have a lot of skill or spare time? How about joining me for just #onestitchamonth? I’ve started slow-stitch journaling in a fabric stitchbook and I’d love to help you get started too. This is a great creative hobby to do while you’re watching TV, waiting for carpool, or passing time during a sports tournament. Use fabric scraps, embroidery floss, ribbons and more in your fabric stitchbook.
DIY creative kits are available for purchase. Each kit includes all supplies and instructions to complete a special project at home. These kits make great activities for a Mom’s Night Out, a birthday party or small group gathering… options are available for both adults and kids. Grab a kit if you want to do something creative but don’t have the supplies for it. This is crafting made easy!
Creative Faith Retreats
God has made us all creators and artists, even if you don’t consider yourself one. Join me for a creative retreat to unwind and learn more about your creative self. Play and rest are important in the creative process, so every retreat includes a fun excursion and time to relax. Don’t expect perfection. Just come prepared to share, learn, create, laugh, cry, fail, and triumph. Faith and art will collide. And that is always a messy business.
Whether you are naturally creative or are all thumbs, there is a piece of God’s creative spirit in you waiting to be discovered and developed. We all have a purpose under the sun. What is yours? I’ve discovered that engaging in the creative process draws me closer to the Creator of heaven and earth and helps me grow as an individual.
I love how author, Emily Freeman, challenges us to see ourselves in the image of God. She articulates so beautifully that “Art is what happens when you dare to be who you really are. You have the power to influence, to move, to make, to become. You have the capacity to perform the human act of making art, of doing work that comes from deep within you and touches something deep within me. We make art with our lives.”
Will you join me in making art?