I enjoyed creating this page, and decided to share the process and the meaning behind what I’ve done here. It was created for His Kingdom Come – Take Me Deeper, a great art group I joined at the beginning of this year.
With the background I used a bunch of different things: I started with a stencil (The Crafters Workshop – Blazonry) that reminded me of fish (follow me and I will make you fishers of men), but I used brown to signify a path/paving. Then a blue spray, (signifying water), then another stencil (Crafters Workship Chicken Wire Reversed) using white paint. I used a Hero Arts background stamp (‘Italian Poetry’), and another stamp (Hero Art ‘Floating Circles’) for the white ‘bubbles’. Some of the brown circles are part of a favourite Stampotique stamp and some are the end of an old cotton reel :).
I punched the feet out of light card and inked the edges, glued them on and shaded the tops with smudged graphite pencil.
When I did this page, I was thinking about how, in the Bible, we are called to “follow” so often. Through the storms of life, tangles, words thrown at us, and messy challenges – still called to just walk/follow – upwards following Jesus. Even though at times it feels like we are struggling for breath, God provides all we need (hence ‘bubbles of oxygen’), but we need to CHOOSE to continue to follow through it all.