Wednesday, July 8, 2015


Hi everyone!  Paula here to share a bit from the word with you.  

And here is the fun story that goes with it.

Last week I attended CreationFest NorthEast with my younger son Thomas. It is fairly rural camping in the mountains of Pennsylvania where I had absolutely NO phone signal.  There were some truly amazing speakers, lots of different styles of great Christian music and art.  

On Saturday there was torrential rain and I spent the day in my tent with some art supplies (that is until 6:00 pm when it stopped raining just long enough to enjoy Natalie Grant and grab some LoMein for dinner.)  The rain returned at full force.  

Here I am drenched after Natalie and before we were evacuated and my car got stuck in the mud.

I had a pad of watercolor paper, my Derwent Inktense blocks, gesso, watercolor crayons, a black Sharpie marker and some sketch pencils.  I have a good friend that comes in to the place I work.  He is homeless and he knows the word better than most people I know.  After the lunch is served we usually have the opportunity to share some time in scripture and conversation.  Before I left for Creation we were discussing the true meaning of fasting in Isaiah 58 verses 6-7.

I created the first page for my friend. I loved the bright colors of my InkTense blocks.

The next few scriptures were inspired by notes I took at the various speakers I went to during the week.  Here is Psalm 34:18 also done with the Inktense blocks.  Isn't it amazing how different colors can give such different effects?

Matthew 4:19 done with watercolor crayons.

Isaiah 41:13 also done with watercolor crayons.

Joshua 1:9 done with Inktense blocks and gesso.

and the last one was inspired by a bookmark that fell out of the devotional HOPE that I picked up at my local Goodwill.

Psalm 37:4 done with Inktense blocks.

I hope that you have enjoyed joining me today with some little bites of His Awesome Word.


DebR said...

These are wonderful Paula! Such meaningful verses. Love the designs too! Thank you for sharing these.

Mascha said...

Oh yeah, I've enjoed! How good, that yout had artistic things with you. My favorites are #1 and 3.
(early I had any homeless friends too and we've many shared together...)
Greetings from Germany

Jennifer Earley said...

Fantastic verses and inking! Such inspirational works of art!

Paula Jennings said...

I'm so happy you all enjoyed these. I was so glad I thought to bring some supplies with me this year. Last years trip was awful and I never thought I would even venture camping again. But, my son's Dad who had always taken him before that and was in Uganda last year passed away in August so when my son said he wanted to go (and he had been struggling with God and faith since losing his Dad) I jumped on the oppoprtunity. Thomas told me the reason I didn't enjoy last year was because I didn't have the 'true Creation experience' as I volunteered and ended up working more than my disability normally allows AND missed most of the music and speakers I had really wanted to hear and see. So, I went just as an attendee. I figured that in case I wasn't enjoying it like what happened last year I'd have art supplies to play with to keep me busy. It was truly a great experience...and then when it rained I was able to make the most of everything...I used notes I took at speakers that had highlighted some scriptures I wanted to delve more into and got to work with them in my favorite way. Thanks so much for your kind comments.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. I am glad you enjoyed it.