Day 3 - Woman, Great is Your Faith!

Day 3 - Woman, Great is Your Faith!

August 3!  Woman, great is your faith.

In todays readings, I reflected on the verse, "Woman, great is your faith."  I can take faith for granted sometimes and today I was reminded what a gift faith really can be.  With that verse in mind, I decided to try something different today and play with some of the scrap pieces of wood my husband has in his workshop.   I glued a couple pieces of wood together and see what happens...a cross!  The symbol of a cross reminds me of faith.

My husband has a lot of scraps of quarter-sawn white oak wood from various projects he has made so I found three pieces which worked and got out the wood glue and voila!  Had to put a piece of tape across the back to keep it steady but it hardened quickly.  Then upstairs to the Embracing Your Bliss studio to see what to do...

I messed around with my copic markers, coloring the background and ended up with this shade of deep rose.  This color makes me think of faith (and my daughter Kenna Rose) but I liked the way it worked on the wood.  Then I just went to my box of stuff and started pulling out things, heating up the glue gun and in the end, a embellished cross was made!  I struggled with the words and stamped initially but they came right off so I wrote with my copic markers. The picture is hard to see but it says, "Woman, great is your faith!"

  Kind of hard to tell what is happening but I used some die cuts, heart rick rack stuff, little safety pins, some glitter stones and just had fun playing!  I learned about coloring on the wood and will try some things different next time but I wanted to make something tangible, in less than 2 hours.  It would be fun to collage more things and initially I wanted to put some pictures of real people but then wasn't sure how.  Trying to keep it simple!  Now I will get my hubby to put a hook on the back and hang it in my studio to remind me..."Woman, great is your faith."

May we all be reminded of the gift of faith!

Blissfully, Susan

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def. Bliss: -noun Supreme Happiness, Utter Joy/Contentment; the Joy of Paradise!