Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I'm posting the beautiful cards made by the CDAC Peacock Feathers Group.  These were made for the Mother's Day Challenge and the colors are beautiful.

Here is Charlene's card.  I think the greens and purples look great together, and I like the way the lamp stands out from the back of the card.  The glitter is a great touch!

Elinor did a great job shading the hair in hers, and look at the hand stitching!

We have a new challenge up for summer, and the Peacock Feathers store on Etsy has a new set of digital stamps with summer themes.  More stamps are being added every day, so come by and visit.  Send your friends to join the Crafter's Digital group where we have a new challenge every month.

I hope you are having a great summer, and you get some beach time!
God Bless,

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

This year has been a year of transitions.  I started working again in graphic design, and I started applications to go back to school.  I've moved twice in the last 6 months, and now one job is ending and I'm wondering what the next job will be.

I keep asking God where I am going, but he only shows me what to do one day at a time.  I like the open endedness of the process, but I am still overcoming the anxiety.  It's a nonsensical anxiety, because I know God knows the end even before the process began, and I know he is always taking care of me.  In fact, he always makes sure I am well taken care of, not just a little.

So the process is in me, learning to give up the thinking and the control.  It's funny because I thought I had learned that at one time, but now, in new circumstances I have to learn the same lesson again.  I want so much to be able to live in that frame of mind.

So here is my picture of where I am.  I think it comes from the many verses in the Bible that say "Our God is a consuming fire."  It is God's burning Son, the one how purifies us by fire, and it is a wonderful process, and enjoyable if you can give yourself to the process and not the life situations.  It's a process of being purified in the fire like gold, seven times, and as long as my goal is to become more like him and not to be a great earthly success it is glorious.

This image is in the etsy store also, but I am putting it up for free for a month here.

Blessings,  Ann

This stamp is now available at the store only