Monday, January 25, 2010

God speaks


5 comments:

Laelia Catherine Watt said...

I LOVE this one! To me, it seems to represent my life for the past month. You did a beautiful job!

Laelia Catherine Watt said...

P.S. Have you ever thought of making copies of your collages onto paper for stationary/cards etc? I like to make stationary (and I love to BUY it even more haha) and I came across this person's work and thought of you: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=39135600

Your collages are even more fun/colorful so you could turn them into stationary and sell them in places like the Tucson Museum of art or other such places?

Susan Cepin said...

Thanks, Laelia! I'd love to hear more about how this represents your month.
I have thought about making cards or prints for sale, but I usually get bogged down in the print-making process/expense. I have a few ideas for this which I'll likely pursue some time this year. Thanks for the suggestion and the link -- I like the collages at the other end!

Laelia Catherine Watt said...

So, in answer to your query about how this represented my January... Basically, I see myself as the flower in the picture (my name is a flower)...In January, I felt so depressed, like dark clouds were over my head and things were so overwhelming, I felt like I'd be drowned in them (like the rising, tossing sea in the picture) but through it all, God was growing me (the raindrops falling on the flower- flowers need rain/water to grow). And throughout it, God was assuring me that he hears me, comforts me even if things seem scary. Like the words in the waves, God kept asking me to talk to him, listen to him, and I actually did think back/look back to old (journal) writings which God used to remind me of His work. Then in Kid Vespers, we were studying miracles and the kids learned about Jesus being in the boats-saying BE STILL or telling Peter to walk towards him on the water and I totally felt like God was reminding me to trust him to bring peace and asking him to step out in faith. So in your picture, there are even boats with God's truths written on them! Sheesh! When I saw this piece you did, I was like, "Whoah! It's like she took a picture of my spiritual journey this month!"
Very cool! It made me see what God was doing in a more complete way. Thank you for creating- just goes to show that God speaks with one voice through art too!

Susan Cepin said...

Thanks for that, Laelia. I've been asking God lately how I might use my creative ventures in ways that are more integrated with the body of the Village. It's encouraging to hear your feedback.