Hubby and I were talking Sunday morning. I've been feeling very overwhelmed by several things I want to change about myself, as well as things I want to change or redirect in our family. Some are habits, some are attitudes, some are healthyish things. We've acted/done/said things a certain way for so long, it has seemed daunting to make the necessary changes. I told him I was going to make a big list of changes and then write down what steps I need to take to make each change.
Last night while pulling out art supplies, I came up with an idea. I would write each change I wanted to see, on a different petal, cut from any number of papers. Then I'd glue them together to form a flower and put the artwork on my wall of affirmations.
For the background I had a watercolor I started, the basis of a landscape but I didn't like it. Guess who saved it though?! ME! It was the perfect background for my new flower. I randomly glued down petals, intermingling with some blank ones for contrast. They weren't all the same shape or size and they were not uniformly glued down. Some I scribbled over the words I had written, to obscure the messages. Some changes need only be known to me and my heart. I curled some of the petals edges with my nail as well.
The bottom 'Change' word was made of scrap papers, watercolor crayons, pen and oil pastels.
Around the edge I drew a pink line and wrote in tiny letters 'change' all the way around the border.
I refuse to let things weigh me down anymore. I can change things, I will change things, I won't be weary anymore. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28.
What did you create today?