Tickell Expressions

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Oil in My Lamp

Dear Friends,

Isn't it lovely how we get to inspire each other in so many ways through social media these days? I gleaned inspiration for this art journal page from several sources. A number of online friends (many at His Kingdom Come) have shown how they prep their pages for taking sermon notes. Another source (I can't remember it) suggested painting random shapes and doodling frames around them; later, notes can be written in the shapes. (I added my notes later.)
The Time Warp Wife has a You Tube video where she shows how to easily create beautiful roses and banners. I adore drawing the roses. I finally stopped myself from drawing more.
The real star of the page is my lamp. It started with a random doodle that I really liked, though it took me a while figure out what it was. Once I envisioned it as a lamp shade, I went to work cutting out a base for it out of black card stock. I dry and heat embossed it and then glued my lamp onto my page, adding the only scripture that came to my mind about a lamp.
During our family worship time last night the Lord brought to my mind Jesus' parable of the 10 virgins in Matthew 25. Five brought extra oil for their lamps and five did not.

Family worship is not something we have been doing for very long. In fact, we started just this past summer and sometimes we miss. Sometimes we don't feel like doing it and our resolve is weak. Last night I sensed the Lord wanted to affirm us in this, even though we don't do it perfectly or even consistently.

This DESIRE puts me in mind of an old song:
Give me oil in my lamp; keep me burnin'.
Give me oil in my lamp today.
Give me oil in my lamp; keep me burnin, burnin, burnin.
Keep me burnin 'til the light of day.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate your visit and look forward to reading your comments.

Blessing hugs,
Teresa

Challenges:
Word Art Wednesday - ATG (anything goes)
The Outlawz Color Challenge - Colour inspiration plus add a heart
We Love to Create - anything creative/mixed media
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart
Path of Positivity - Desire
Art Journal Journey - If Music be the food of love

14 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

A beautiful and meaningful journal page, love the drawings you made, you have talent. Thanks so much for liking your beautiful page to Art Journal Journey, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Your page is gorgeous - the lamp and roses are really beautiful!
The frames are an amazing place for journaling and thoughts - you are right!
Thank you for sharing your art and blogpost with all the links and thoughts with us at Art Journal Journey Teresa! Always a pleasure to have you with us !
Happy rest of the week!
oxo
Susi

MiSchra said...

This is such a wonderful page. I just love the colors!
xoxoxo
Michelle aka MiSchra

hazel said...

This is such a beautiful page, the colours are lovely and your drawings are brilliant.
xxx Hazel.

Cassandra Cushman said...

You captured the scripture beautifully. The background of roses is so pretty. Always nice to have a beautiful piece to remind us of His word. Thank you for sharing this with us at Word Art Wednesday. It's always nice having you participate in the challenge with us. Have a great day!

Jeannette said...

your page are georgus,love the lamp and the pretty colors.


hugs jenny

Angela Hoynes said...

Love your background and roses. Great lamp too x

My name is Erika. said...

This is fun. I love idea of leaving the spaces to add notes later. :)

Shawna Rash said...

Not mirrors but for notes! I absolutely love that idea! Your roses are amazing as well as your doodled lamp shade. I love all the new things we're learning....from God's Word and to grow in our creative gifts! Your faithart is beautiful, Teresa, and appreciate you giving the process.

Natalie said...

This is so creative! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday this week!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous page. Love the background of your page. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Have a Heart Challenge!
Gayatri xx

Pat said...

Gorgeous and unique. Love the page, your doodles, and that perfect line from the Bible to go with it! Thank you for sharing with us at the Path of Positivity.

Julie Odil said...

I love the art page and your thoughts. Thanks for joining our Desire challenge this month at Path of Positivity. Julie, DT member

Pippa said...

This is a true work of art, I admire anyone with the ability to draw and your doodled lamp is great. Your words are also inspiring. I love how the thoughts and your page all come together cohesively. Thank you for sharing with us at the Path of Positivity. Pippa PoP DT