Thursday, May 22, 2008

Following on...

Well I am creaking a bit at the moment with all the Wii Fit stuff I am doing. Phil had one for his birthday and we are fighting for a go all the time! Actually I am Wii Unfit really. Until this morning when I cracked some of the other yoga poses the only thing I was top at on the whole Wii Fit games collection was... Deep Breathing. Yes I can breathe very well.
Actually I can breathe very well which helps with swimming and singing long phrases in one breath but it doesn't actually do much for morale when all you can beat your family on is breathing. Wii Fit is a whole load of fun though and has all of us wanting to exercise which can't be bad.

And this week I have been doing Spiritual exercise too - while reflecting on the Salt challenge for this fortnight. Kimberly W chose the subject this time.
Walking in Love.
There is so much that God has said to us in his Word about Love. God is Love. Faith works by love. The greatest commandment given to us by Jesus is to love...This week, consider your love walk ... and join us in creating art that glorifies him.

I had the idea of what to do almost straight away - it was the how and with what that took more time. I went to a wonderful website called Scripture Pics and found an image that I wanted to use. I use Scripture Pics images a lot in worship as I love the way that he makes free images that link to the reading of the week available online.

I wanted to talk about what it means to follow Jesus and that I chose to walk with him in love. Rather than quote the Bible I have used the lyrics from the last verse of - "The Summons"

The papers and flowers are all from a Frances Meyer kit available from Scrapitude. The black and white stripe paper is from there too. American Crafts thickers and some Hambly Screen prints were added. I painted the flower and some card with acrylic dabbers and then versamarked the flower and swooshed some Blonde Moments powders over to give a translucent effect which I am really loving at the moment. Then just a bit of doodling with the ol' white pen. I have a new white pen favourite - the Inkessentials one by Ranger available at Imagine That (along with the Hambly, the paints and powders!).

I am having a hair cut this afternoon. Porbably the same again although I am toying with going shorter. Maybe next time!


Hazel said...

Love the choice of that verse for this LO. Must be the day for hair cuts!

Kathy said...

eautiful work Lythan - I love the way you've worked all these elements into the whole.
If you ever do the 10 commandments for one of these challenges - you can pout me down as Envy - because I am very envious of your doodling skills!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the link to the Scripture picture website. Have bookmarked it for future use. Your LOs are great.

artfulstampin said...

Wow, what a lovely layout, its so striking and the photo is so apt. We have a wii fit too, the boys have discovered how to cheat with the jogging - stand still and shake the remote!

Scripture by Design said...

Lovely work Lythan :-)