Water

As they rode along they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look! There’s some water! Why can’t I be baptized? He ordered the carriage to stop, and they went into the water, and Philip baptized him. (Acts 8:36, 37 (NLT)

It’s late, and the day was long. I am excited to share what I created based on the theme of water, though.

I worked on this in 15 minute blocks of time in my room. One day my bed won’t be my workspace, but today it was. It was an emotionally challenging day, and I found that the process of tearing paper and arranging and gluing it was grounding.

Today’s page is torn paper collage. I began with the water background. I took a picture at the end of each work session.

 Here I continue to build the water working in a circular direction.

 Finished water. This leaf was my inspiration for the design. I loved the look of it floating on the water. I debated leaving this the finished page. Bur there were these cute underwater animals that looked happy and playful. I decided to add this smiling beluga and smirking seal for fun. I also added a stream of water down the side with the title at the top.

 My daughter added her own touch to my underwater theme and had me laughing hysterically when I discovered it. It was not glued on. I took the picture for fun. I mixed some blue-tinted water with modpodge and coated the picture for effect, inspired by my fish page. I also added silver glitter to the stream of water and the edges of the leaf.

This is the finished work. It is another one that I like better in real life.

Here is what it looks like across from yesterday’s page.

Goodnight, Friends!

2 thoughts on “Water

  1. Barbara

    Julie – This is one I could sit and stare at for a long time, I think. It feels soothing. Calm. Peaceful. Refreshing. Thank you for sharing your work with us, Julie. It is inspiring.

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    1. Julie Post author

      That is what it stirred in me. And it is so interesting that it is what I needed yesterday as I worked on it. A place to ground, soothe, find calm in the midst of a chaotic Saturday. The leaf landing on the surface stirred calm in me, but then the animals underneath felt right. As if under the surface things can be stirring in a playful way. I can trust that not all must be heavy and hard. This is also why I laughed so much with my daughter at her addition of the headline. It really spoke truth to how I often interpret things, especially when I am feeling good. Finally, the stream of water coming from above also felt soothing and calming with its movement. Thank you for your response. It gave me a chance to reflect more on what inspired me and to appreciate the process even more. Restful Sunday Blessings to you!

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Thanks for heart-composting with me! I appreciate your words.

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