Designing this piece has been an amazing journey. It has strengthened my relationship with the Lord. I prayed for the talent and the confidence to pursue my commitment. I didn't get it right with the first two pieces that I designed. He urged me to keep going. When I prayed that I didn't want to let Him down...I heard His voice in my head "My child, you could never let me down." His love and support is undeniable.
I couldn't wait to show Marti! We had met two weeks earlier and I showed her the two pieces I had designed. I told her then that I knew those weren't right. I knew I could do better. This time I was sure I had it right. I was sure she would agree. Oh, and she did! The tears in her eyes and the goose bumps on her skin told me so. Now, He's provoded me with the confidence I prayed for.
Now for the next step: having this piece professionally printed to have multiples to sell at the fundraiser. This was the hard part. Designing this piece took my time, which I gave happily, but now I needed money to pay for the scanning and to pay for the prints. So, I prayed. I sold some of my kids' clothes and came up with $56. Then I asked John, at Rochester Framing and Fine Art Printing if he would consider donating the cost of the scan, which would have been $50. He said YES!! Just like that, YES!! Then my order from that day was $50 even...I had that in my pocket from the clothes. What?! Oh, yes, my friends, HE WILL PROVIDE. It came time to pick up my prints and pay my balance and I was feeling pretty good about things; my mom had won $50 dollars the week before and sent me half and I was putting that directly toward the prints. I was already feeling so blessed and grateful and then Valerie, co-owner with John, said, "you had a $25 credit from last February." Oh my goodness! I tried not to get choked up, but I managed to tell her that I had just come from bible study at church and the ladies and I had just praised God for donation that John had so generously given. He has provided once again.
My heart is so full. This journey has been an honor. The prints are gorgeous- I coudn't be happier with them. These babies are priced to sell! I will have 4x6 prints ($10 each), 2 framed prints ($20 each) and gray-stained wood blocks with the print adhered ($12 each). This print will only be available at this fundraiser.
My artwork is just one of many handmade items available at the fundraiser. I have full intentions of purchasing many Chirstmas gifts there! From baked goods to knitted items to jewelry and tutus, there's a little something for everyone.
Creating Hope for Cambodia
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Christ Community Church
4400 55th Street NW 55901
Come early! Its just a 4 hour sale and items sell very quickly!
Please see Creating Hope for Cambodia's Facebook page for more info and pictures of the handmade items as they come in!