Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday-Guest Post-Subway Art

The guest poster for our Tutorial Tuesday is Bonnie from Somewhere in Craftland.  She has such a nice idea to share!  I think that you will really enjoy it!

Hello to everyone from Happy Homemaker and Momma.  My name is Bonnie and I author the super fun craft blog called Somewhere in Craftland.  This blog was originally set up as a place for me to keep track of and share fun crafts I find from all over the internet, but, I started having too much fun making things and sharing them myself.  So, at my blog, you will find a little bit of both.

Kelly-Jo asked me to come and share a printable with you that happens to be my very first attempt at subway art.  I have seen so many different forms of subway art floating around the internet and I wanted to try my hand at it.

Since I wanted one to hang on my wall and be inspiring to anyone who saw it, I thought using the theme from one of my favorite songs would work really well.  A few years ago when life was super tough for our family, I felt like the weight of the whole world was on my shoulders.  I am sure there are plenty of you out there that can relate to this feeling.  It was during this time, that this song was especially meaningful to me.  One particular night, I was laying in bed wondering how I could go on, how I could possibly make it through one more day.  I knew I needed to say my prayers, but I didn't want to.  I was tired of pleading with the Lord for the things He already knew I needed.  After much more agonizing, I decided to pray, but I wasn't going to ask Him for anything.  Instead, I was just going to thank Him for what I did have.  I started my prayer thanking Him for the usual things I always thanked Him for; my Savior, family, friends, home, etc.  After awhile, I started to run out of obvious things to be thankful for, and so I started thanking Him for things like my broom to sweep my floor and the curling iron I had to curl my hair.  It was at this point that I realized I was giggling inside!  There was a literal lifting of that heavy weight I had been feeling for so long and suddenly, I was reminded that He is in charge, that His ways are not my ways and all would be well.  My problems didn't go away immediately or even soon thereafter, but I could truly feel that He was aware of me and these things I was experiencing were shaping me into a virtuous woman.

I know that whenever I am feeling sorry for myself, I just have to hear or sing this song to be reminded not only of the many blessings I have, but also of the promises that come with remembering them.  If you are unfamiliar with this song, you can check out the words and music here.

I created many variations of this picture because I couldn't decide which one I liked best.  I will post 3 here so feel free to take them for yourself.  No requirements needed, but if you wanted to follow my blog and/or my fanbook page, you would make me all sorts of grateful!  Just click on the picture once to bring up the image and then a second time to enlarge it.  These will make an 8x10.  I have mine in a frame, but they would look fabulous mod podged onto wood also.  Please use only for personal use.


Okay, so there is 4.  Here is black and white for anyone who isn't crazy about the other colors.

Thanks so much Kelly-Jo for having me over.  :D

3 Lovely Comments:

Anonymous said...

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Have a good week,

Praises from a Wife and Mommy! said...

New follower, hope you come check my blog out!

Anonymous said...

These are darling!