Challenge posts

Hi! I am so excited to post this! "HeyAnne" posted this scrapbook layout on the Two Peas in a Bucket website as her answer to the challenge I posted earlier:

HeyAnne's artwork on Two Peas

In case you missed it, the challenge was at the end of the Cosmos in Chaos post. But I've copied and pasted it here so you don't have to wade through the old post if you've already read it:

Ok, so here's a challenge (this is especially because Jodi asked for one. And I heart Jodi.) Take time today to think of a "Non-Christian" movie or song or poem or book or whatever that speaks truth to you. That makes you think about something that brings you closer to God or to understanding more about our role as His followers. Something that encourages you, even if it doesn't encourage you to be more "Christian." If it encourages you? It serves a purpose for good. And if you want to take it a step farther? Take that thing that you're thinking about and use it. Make something. Use the words or images (or even other things that invoke the same feelings.) Make a scrapbook page, make a card for someone else so they can get a glimpse of whatever it is that you saw, write a poem (or a haiku. Seriously. Those are fun.)

If you can't make anything? Well, then, first of all... you're wrong. You just are, so get over it. Take a paper plate and draw a face that shows how that song or whatever makes you feel. See? Now you've made something. You've taken a thought and put it out there. But if you can't or don't want to make something? At least tell someone else about your revelation or feelings about that poem or movie or amazingly beautiful crocheted blanket that just makes you marvel at the abilities with which God has blessed some people. Have a good conversation. Get your brain going and getting used to the fact that something doesn't have to say "Jesus" or "God" in it to be Christian art.


If you're inspired to do anything with this? Please email me a photo or a link (faith.and.art@gmail.com) If you don't have anywhere to post your photo online I'll be happy to post it on my Flickr account for you. Maybe I'll start a Faith and Art Blog photo group under my user name over there just in case...

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