Thursday, July 23, 2015

Festive Soul Food + more!!

I can't believe how fast summer is going!! Less than a month and my son will be starting school (at a new school nevertheless). So much has been going on and it is sometimes hard to balance, but with a little planning and some help from above, I manage to make my deadlines.

I have been teaching like crazy and now teach 6 classes at The Making Place here in my hometown of Escondido. I teach a Mixed Media class, 3 Art Journal classes and 2 Bible Journal classes. I'm going to possibly teach a Bible Journaling class at my church as well. I never would have thought in a million years that I would be teaching. I was the kid who was terrified to get up in front of the class and give my oral report. I never finished college, but was very close to getting my general AA degree. One of the last classes on my list was speech. I kept putting it off because I was so afraid of speaking in front of people. But I have to say, God makes us able. My prayer before my classes is that I show His love, patience, grace and joy to each of the students I teach.

Here are some pictures of some of my classes:

I have also been busy with His Kingdom Come. We put out "free" amazing devotions every Friday (we call it "Take Me Deeper") and then make art based on those writings. The authors of our devotions have blessed me so much with their wisdom. I don't always get the "art" part done, but I ALWAYS make sure to do the devotion study. It isn't too late to join us, we have new people starting all of the time!

Here are some recent pages from Take Me Deeper:

Last but not least!! I am part of the upcoming collaborative project called "Festive Soul Food."  There are 12 teachers that are teaching and they are so amazing and talented. I am humbled to be among them. The really exciting part is we are asked to teach a project based on a holiday or religious event/holiday that has some meaning for us. Since I just did a study on Anne Voskamp's book 1,000 gifts, I knew exactly what I wanted to teach. AND...I get to giveaway a free spot the class!!! So stay tuned for that!

Here is my interview for Festive Soul Food.

Registration opens August 1 and it is only $32.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Free Digital Download!!

I have been pretty busy working on my new stamp line I have coming out with His Kingdom Come. I have had a dream for awhile to turn my God's Girls into stamps that were large enough to be used in Art Journaling and also Bible Journaling. So all of the drawing, scanning and digital clean up has been done and now it is time to wait. In the meantime, I have created a free digital download of one of my "God's Girls" who didn't make the stamp line cut. Click on the image below to get your freebie. I have listed it on the HKC site, so you will have to become a member to receive it. Becoming a member is easy and free.