Tickell Expressions

Tuesday, 18 August 2015


Hello Friends,

At the beginning of 2015 I signed up for two groups at His Kingdom Come - "Take Me Deeper" and "Logos 365".

Take Me Deeper is a weekly art devotional study, designed to take its participants into a deeper experience of God's written word, the bible. The premise of Logos 365 is that each participant prays and asks God to give her a private word for the year, something he speaks directly to her heart and that she will explore throughout the year.

The thing is my word keeps changing every 2-3 months. For the last few weeks the word the Lord keeps speaking to my heart, and one that keeps coming to my attention through various means, is "PERSPECTIVE". This week's scripture study at Take Me Deeper fell right into that realm, so I did my art pages on both Philippians 4:8 and "Perspective".
I used The Passion Translation for my verse.

"So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always." (Philippians 4:8 TPT)

For my previous art page in this book I had cut out a circle to reveal a clock, which is on the opposing page. I drew another circle around it and wrote the word PERSPECTIVE clockwise, literally.
I used calendar and magazine cut-outs, letter stamps and word stencils on the opposite page, which also contains the aforementioned clock.
I cut this bird and heart from an old calendar. I enhanced them a bit with markers.
This pigeon I drew, painted and cut out. The butterfly behind it is from the same old calendar as my other bird and the clock is a magazine cut-out.
Some of you know the saga of my two rescued pigeons - Grace and Love. Grace hurt her wing during the first night in their shelter when an unexpected storm broke out. She is not able to fly because of it, but Love can fly very well. Whenever she is out, Love stays close by. I opened the cage to give him some free time before yesterday morning and closed it again until I was able to come outside for my daily Pigeon Patrol. He didn't come back - all day. We left the shelter open last night, hoping he would return early in the morning. Morning came and went. Grace came down on her own and spent the day on the ground. Over the weekend Terry built her a ladder of sorts so she could get back to the shelter on her own. Today she actually used it. I was thrilled.
And about a half hour after Grace found her way back into the shelter, guess who showed up? Love never fails. :)
Thanks for visiting my blog today. I hope you were inspired or even a little entertained. And, as always, I hope you know that you are beautiful and you are loved.

Blessing hugs,

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DebR said...

Wow Teresa...this is so amazingly beautiful! You do such beautiful work, so much detail. I like that Passion Translation.
Love hearing the update on Grace & Love :-)

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely work again Teresa, and love the photos of your pigeons. Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

Angela Hoynes said...

Wonderful work Teresa xx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful journal pages, so much to see in all the details.

My name is Erika. said...

Love your bird page. It is very sweet and made me think of cuckoo clocks.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. this pages are amazing Teresa - gorgeous!
And your story about Grace and Love is wonderful!
Happy you are with us again at Art Journal Journey!