Creating Things

by sandihester

You may be wondering why I never posted paintings or pictures from our trip.  Well, I didn’t really have anything great to post.  We did have some cute pictures, but as far as paintings I only had a few sketches – but nothing worth posting.  I haven’t been painting much at all lately  – it’s like the Lord has turned the faucet off.  Even though I haven’t been painting, I have been creating different things that I thought I would share with you.  Click on any of the pictures to see a larger version. 

1.  The first is a new prayer card that I made from some vintage letterpress letters that I bought recently.  They are hand carved so they have some great markings on them. 

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2.  The second thing I’ve been working on are new business cards.  I have a big sale tomorrow that I’ve been getting ready for and I needed new business cards.  A local ministry called Healing Hands has invited me to a women’s conference they are having – they’ve asked me to come and set-up all my art to sell!  I’m really excited about it!  Most of the proceeds of the sale will go to Healing Hands. 

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3.  The third project is an old bread box Grady and I bought at an auction some friends of ours had to raise money for adoption.  The box was pretty ugly, but I saw the potential – I could tell Grady could NOT see any potential from his comments and looks at this wooden THING I was bringing home.  But I found some great knobs, painted it in a cream color paint and chalk board paint, and distressed it a little.  I think it turned out really cute and it’s very functional for my art room.  It’s the perfect size for art paper and supplies.

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