Envelopes From Africa
Declare His glory among the nations, His marvelous deeds among all peoples. I Chronicles 16:24
This is one of those “old into new” projects I talked about in a previous post. I took envelopes from letters that were sent to me from friends in Africa and glued and taped them together and painted this map of Africa on them. I love how you can see notes that were written to us on the envelopes, postage stamps from Africa, and the beautiful pink color of one of the envelopes – I think it adds some character to the painting and preserves some precious things to me in a very neat way. I added things on the map that are unique to Africa and to some of my friends that are there. You’ll see some of the creatures and critters (love and hated) from Africa, some of the people, houses, trees, air planes used to bring in supplies and people, and even a hospital that our friends worked at. If you click on the main picture you can see a larger version of it (after clicking on the large picture, if you’ll place your cursor at the bottom right hand corner a box will come up with arrows on it – click it and you can see it even larger – all the pictures on this blog should do that) and you can also click on the thumbnail pictures to see some details of the map.
this is absolutely amazing sandi!!! i think it is one of my favorite things you have ever done….do i say that everytime?! it is so creative and so well done. i hope you will frame it for your home!! truly incredible!
love you friend!
Thank you Susan! I’m not sure if you say that every time or not 🙂 – I’ll have to look back at your comments :). I’m really please with how it turned out too – it was a lot of fun to do. I’m looking forward to doing some more of these. A lady stopped by One Man’s Treasure yesterday and is about to go on a trip to some of the places Paul went on his missionary journeys – she’s going to bring me back papers, envelopes, etc. – whatever she can find there for me to do a map of Paul’s journeys . I’m looking forward to getting the stuff from her! I do want to frame it and put it on my mission wall. At some point I’ll get prints made to give friends who have been to Africa and to sell for anyone else that may want one. Thanks for the encouraging comments Susan!
I checked your site from DSFDF which I participated in also and wanted to leave you a note . I really appreciate all the scriptures you include they are so perfect,HE IS SO PERFECT.I am here in CA and many churches are fasting and praying 40 days to culminate on Nov.1 at theCALL.com before our elections for Prez. but here we have also on the ballot an amendment that is for marriage between one woman and one man and there is much apposition for it. Please keep us in your prayers through this.
About your talent it is very good. Your “this and that” are perfect too. This last piece here is wonderful what a great idea and so beautifully done. Keep up the good work.
JC’s Blessings upon you,
Sandi -these are simply beautiful! If you ever sell any of these, please let me know! As one who’s left part of my heart in Kenya, seeing how God is using your gifts to bring him glory is simply incredible.
Keep doing what you are doing- Im so encouraged by your blog and have shared it with many friends. His name is praised through you!
This is so great! How creative! You are so sweet to share
your talent with us all, I love it!
Dominique, amen and amen!!! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the encouraging words. How fun to meet another Christian artist across the country!! I will definitely be praying about the marriage amendment – that’s BIG stuff! Keep in touch Dominique!
Nancy, I do have many of my paintings for sale (including many of my Africa paintings), but I don’t have prints of this map yet – but I hope to have some made at some point. I’ll be having another sale at my house in November for people to shop for Christmas gifts. Would you like me to add you to my e-mail list for announcements on sales?
Susan, thank you as always!!!
You are so crafty Sandi, and it looks beautiful. What will you think of next?
Thank you Jonathan! I will think of only what the Lord puts on my mind. It’s all from Him – nothing of my own.
I guess I may exhaust the term wow, but wow, I love it! I love your gift and I am glad He gave it to someone obedient to use it!
Thank you Tina – your are always such an encouragement to me!
Please add me to your email listing. I am not longer in the Hendersonville/Gallatin area, yet am in Knoxville. However, I always need a reason to come see my friends there in Sumner County! Would love to get some of your things! Bless you sister!
I’ll add you to the e-mail list Nancy!
This painting is incredible. Are you making any prints of this one?
Blessings to you.
Thank you Rene! At this point I’m not making prints but I probably will in the future.