Saturday, December 12, 2015

Reflection in pictures

I have been finishing up some painted signs that I have sketched from a recent family trip. These may not be in my shop, but most have been painted for a show I already did and gifts.
I sketched my design on the wood then I used wood stain for areas I wanted to keep the wood showing.
Then I hand painted my tropical designs.
This is a great shot of my daughter on a paddle board from our trip. Funny I was up on that paddle board for quite a long time and the only picture of me on that board is me laying down on it clutching for my life. :)  Reflecting back on some things I was apart of this year I am so grateful to God that he included me in them.With all the obstacles, misunderstandings, things that I could only do with God's strength. It was such a blessing!

 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. ~James 1:2-5

That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.~ 2 Corinthians 12:10