Painter of happy. Believer in whimsy. Seeing God’s smile in the everyday.

A Fun Paper House Part 2! 🏡

art craft diy fun May 09, 2024

Happy Fun Friday! We are continuing our lesson from last week, and adding elements to our paper cut out house! If you missed that lesson, you can find it HERE.

So get out your markers, pencils, pens, crayons, whatever you'd like to create with, and fill your paper house with love! :) As we add fun things to this house, let us remember we live for the God who made magnolias!

And we create these playful cutout houses to add fun into our days. Like Einstein said, "Play is the highest form of research."

Start with your cut out house ready to go from Part 1. On a separate piece of paper, draw your elements. I'm drawing a girls to put in the windows. I have the house right next to my paper so I can kind of see what size they should be. *You could also measure the space of the window if you want to be exact, but remember to keep it wonky!*

I sketched out an easel with a "painting" of  a flower on it to put in the top window. As you fill in the windows, you can start to think of...

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A Fun Paper House Part 1! 🏠

art craft house play May 03, 2024

Join me for Fun Friday!

Today we're creating a paper house!! Embrace the play in life and create a house around the verse, “God you smiled on your good earth! You brought good times back to Jacob.” Psalm 85

Get a piece of paper, a glue stick or some tape ready. With a magic marker, I'm drawing the shape of a house, and of course, adding in the door and windows! 

Now get your scissors out, and cut a line down the center of the window and two slits on the top and bottom so they fold out. 

For the door, leave the left side in tact so you can open and close it! Add some tape to the back and tape it to another piece of paper, so you can't see through the windows--Next week, we'll draw fun things in the windows!

Here's a view of the other house I made!

Happy Day!

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Psalm 19 Devotion 💖

art devotion doodle Apr 26, 2024

Join me as I share some things that God is speaking to my heart with! Tell yourself, “I am an artist!”, and bring in more sketching and doodling into your verse writing today. I started thinking more about God leading us. Psalm 19:7-14 MSG has so many good aspects to learn from: “The life-maps of God are right, showing the way to joy.”, “The direction of God are plain and easy on the eyes.”, “The signposts of God are clear and point out the right road.”, and “The revelation of God is whole and pulls our lives together.”

So I drew this girl to showcase these verses! She has a magical suitcase full of art supplies and a bird perched on her hand, singing. I love using birds as a representation for the Holy Spirit, and how God leads us by His Spirit.

I doodled the words that make this girl the Psalm 19 girl! She’s blooming, she’s looking at God’s life maps, she’s listening to God’s voice. Her...

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Let's Draw Iris Apfel: Part 2! 🖌


Join me for Part 2 in talking about and coloring Iris Apfel! “life is very gray, so fashion should be fun.” I’m all about color and wonky, so this quote really speaks to me! So put on your big round Iris Apfel glasses on and paint with me!

Step 1: 

Using size 12 and size 9 brushes, and Prima Marketing Pastel Dreams watercolor set, paint the glasses hot PINK! You can use magic markers or anything, it’s up to you what medium you want to color in!

*Tip* you want to hold the brush in a light feathery way for watercolor. For the hair, use a brown and add streaks of yellow to add depth. Use about 3 shades within the hair! I use light brown, yellow and dark brown. Then, paint the lips pink! *Tip* with watercolor, if you make a mistake, go in with a paper towel and blot the color away! Paint in the skin tone whatever color you would like! Looseness is key!

Step 2:

Start painting in the accessories! Pink, blue, and yellow for the beads; pink for the collar,...

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Let's Sketch a Flower Bouquet! 💐

art bible verse flowers sketch Mar 07, 2024

 We are sketching a flower bouquet today! 

My hope and prayer is that we truly feel the smile of God! You can get some paper, pens, and start writing, drawing or just listen and enjoy! We will be creating around two special scriptures today. “You made me so happy, God. I saw your work and I shouted for joy.” Psalm 92:4(MSG) and “And let the loveliness of our Lord, our God, rest on us, confirming the work that we do. Oh yes, Affirm the work that we do!” Psalm 90:17 (MSG)

Step 1:

Pause, Pray, Write Scripture, Draw. Write Psalm 90:17 on a piece of paper. Think about what “the loveliness of our Lord” means! How can you translate this verse into your daily life?

Step 2:

Flip the piece of paper over and start drawing your bouquet of flowers! Start by drawing a wonky flower shape with a brush pen, and then draw the vase shape from the first flower. The vase is almost a ‘V’ shape and then a shorter, upside-down...

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Paper Phone for Lent! ☎️


“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
Blessed are all who wait for him!” Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)

We are in the season of Lent! Counting down to Easter! This is a project I do every year for lent, and I wanted to share it with you, too! So we are making a paper phone! I was asking God how I can be closer to Him, and He showed me the sweetest way. I wanted to have something where I could think about God every time I pick up my phone. It’s about slowing down during the day, taking a pause, and every time you want to pick up your real phone, pick up your paper phone instead!  

Step 1:

Trace around your phone on a piece of paper. Layer two pieces of paper, and cut out the shape so you have two pieces of paper the size of your phone. Then staple the sides. Cut out curves or shaping so it looks more like the shape of your phone. *Insight* Vacare Deum: means Space for God, Vacant, Making...

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