Week 6: 52 Weeks of Christian Mindfulness

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

Psalms 139:14 ESV https://www.bible.com/59/psa.139.14.esv

Hello, February!

How was your January? I still have yet to paint my January Wins but I can say that there weren’t much wins in my “art career goals” area since I intentionally prioritized to launch 52 Week Project and do Draw Your Future IG Live. February is officially my new year, January being the trial period ? 

February’s Mindful Practice: Embracing our imperfections; self-love is not selfish

When I started Bible journaling in 2016, I painted on my Bible:

“I’ve got God’s DNA!”

Since then, it was ingrained in me that I am indeed fearfully and wonderfully made. On my notes I wrote, “God knit me together in my mother’s womb. I was made wonderfully complex. I did not come from an assembly line. God knew me as He painstakingly designed me with much loving care. He created me on purpose and with love. He created me so I would desire an on-going relationship with Him.”

Of course, there are still those days when I would lose my confidence when I look in the mirror and see flabs, wrinkles, greying hair and age spots! But then I have to remind myself again that I am more than that and God loves me, wrinkles and all! ? Sometimes saying out loud “Airees, you are aging well.” helps, too! Try it! Hehe.

I painted this piece as a reminder that we are all colorful, wonderful and unique, hard-to-find like a unicorn! Dwell in His peace that there’s is nothing wrong with you and your so-called “flaws” are what make you unique and God did not make any mistake in creating you.

You are so loved.

For this weekend’s project:

  • Use 300gsm watercolor paper. I used @hueandai’s 100% cotton watercolor paper
  • Sketch yourself using a light pencil
  • Wet the image with water using a paintbrush
  • Add paint starting with light colors then dark ones using wet-on-wet technique.
  • Allow to dry before adding line art using a calligraphy pen or brush pen, whichever you prefer.

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