Thursday, November 08, 2007

Sing a new song

Well the first song we heard this morning went like this
"Aaaawoooooo. Aaaaawoooooooo, ie, ie, ie, Aaaaaawoooooooooo"
At least it wasn't until 7:30. Lucky needed to visit the garden!! She had managed to stay clean all night (we did have some accidents yesterday) and is really settling pretty well. We have already been out for short walk number 1 this morning so I am hoping that I get a bit fitter as well....

But the main song for today is for Salt. It was my turn to choose the challenge.
From the hymnbook
take your inspiration from a hymn or song that means a lot for your faith
Old hymn, new song, overtly Christian or kind of hidden,
God speaks to us in music in all sorts of ways.

But how hard was it to choose a song/hymn. I have so many favourites. two more recent ones were just pipped to the post.
Let us build a house where love can dwell
and all can safely live.
A place where saints and children tell
how hearts learn to forgive.
Built of hopes and dreams and visions,
rock of faith and vault of grace;
here the love of Christ shall end divisions:
all are welcome in this place.
read it all here - it is a vision of what a church should be.

And how can I keep from singing - made popular by Enya - lovely music as well as words. But gosh how that video has aged! (And I have just discovered it is a really old hymn. 1860 it was written!) It is something that resonated through dark times for me. For all the words see here although it comes with some lovely trembly organ so be warned!

IN the end I went for another oldie All to Jesus I surrender
I'm not always good at giving my all to Jesus. But I do try - it is my aim, my goal. And I know that when I do, I get overflowing unconditional love in return.

The hands belong to Carys. I made her put on a black tshirt for the background!
Bazzill 12x12 inked with a gold ranger dabber (which I thought was copper until I pondered how gold it was looking and read the label. Doh.) The metallic dabbers come out super smooth and lovely. It is not the cheapest way of buying paint and some of them are a tad temperamental. But the colours are just the best!
The papers are mostly 7 Gypsies with a little bit of Heidi Grace (the 3 squares. They are from the same sheet of paper and two of the squares have a fuzzy felt feel) I just loved the idea of thew words on the orange paper - I felt like it was Jesus speaking to me and then me singing my response. I printed out the other words and all of them were highlighted with a clear glaze pen.
The "all" was done using Blonde Moments UTEE in plum. The middle of the flower was from the "60" that I embossed last week!
I quite like the crumpled flower effect. The other chipboard letters were painted with the ranger dabber. They look a little bare to me so I may go back and add something to them. Don't know what yet.

Do have a look at the amazing work that the Salt team have done. It is just incredible and whether you are a person of faith or not, I reckon you just may be uplifted.


Hazel said...

A gorgeous LO, Lythan - love the way you've done the flower. And you've reminded me that somewhere I have some of those Ranger paints, but I haven't seen them for a while. Your LO is a challenge to us all.

Janice said...

Lovely LO, your blog is always a pleasure to read.


Esther said...

Oh what a great reminder, to surrender all to God! To put al our anxiety on Him because he cares for us! thank you Lythan for a great topic

stamp and scrape said...

Lythan - please thank your daughter for modelling her hands. I found this imagery SO powerful and SO helpful.

amanda jolley said...

I hum this hymn quite often. It has become a part of me. I love the hands in your work. It makes your page extremely personal.