Tuesday, February 24, 2015

{Glory Art} Scripture Challenge #4 - Wisdom

I hope you all are enjoying this Glory Art Scripture Challenge as much as I am.  I just want to follow what God wants for me.  And, I desire the wisdom and understanding of God. 
There were so many scriptures with Wisdom and Understanding that it was hard to choose which scripture to use.  I only put one on my mixed media canvas, but one that stood out to me was James 1:5, "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him."  I always think of Solomon here who when the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Ask what I shall give you."  And Solomon asked for Wisdom.  Of all the things he could have asked for, He asked for Wisdom.  (Read about this in 1 Kings 3.)  God was pleased by this request and he granted Wisdom to Solomon.  Because Solomon asked for wisdom, no other king compared to him.
The verse I chose for my Canvas is Proverbs 3:13-14, "Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold."  People are all out for profit (silver and gold), whatever makes them rich is what they seek.  But this verse lets us know that Wisdom is more profitable than riches.  It leads us to understanding of God's Word and gives us richly all we need, which is God.  And as I grow more and more in the Word of God I understand more and more what it means to be rich.
As Patter said, we gain wisdom through God's word, the prompting of the Holy Spirit and even other Christians.  I am so thankful that God gives us the ability to hear from him through his word, and through others.  We just have to keep our minds on Him and our ears open to hear.
So here is my Mixed Media Canvas!
I used some bright colors, but do love the outcome.  The bird in the tree is from a stamp set call "Backyard Basics" from Stampin Up.  I stamped it on tissue paper, colored it and then using modge podge placed it where I wanted it on the tree.  As you can see the tree is freehand done by using Faber-Castell oil pastels.  For the white leaves, I used a stencil and gesso.  Most of the rest was done with acrylic paint.  Here is a close-up of the bird.
 And more close-ups.

Hope you have enjoyed my creation today and please don't forget to stop by and check out Patter's post.  I know you will enjoy it as much as I did.
I am also adding this to the Word Art Wednesday Challenge.


Susan Carol said...

Beautiful! Love the tree and the bird and love it all. Yes, I'm really loving the scripture challenge too.

Robyn said...

Jonia, What a delightful piece of art! Love the blues, textures and the sweet singing bird....yes, I believe spring may arrive.....

Carole said...

Excellent write up on Wisdom and I love your very unique card.

Nancy said...

It's fabulous, Jonia! Absolutely fabulous! I'm loving the Scripture Challenge again this year. I'm also loving your mixed media canvases! :o)