Sunday, February 3, 2008

Some Fun Projects!

I'm not the craftiest person in the world, but I do like to personalize my living spaces. If you've been to my home, you've no doubt seen these phrases that I stenciled in my kitchen:



Doing those stencils (measuring out the letters, centering the phrases, painting them on) took a lot of time and work, but I believe in the power of words so that investment of time was worth it to me. You see, I place words, phrases, scriptures, and poems around me all the time to help me keep my focus right. They encourage me, strengthen me, inspire me, and comfort me. I want my children to grow up surrounded by words (vocally and written) that encourage and build them up to become all that God has for them to be. I have struggled with listening to negative words in my head (self-talk), and I find that having His word and positive thoughts around me, visible when I need them, continues to help me as I retrain my mind and form new thought habits. I think that's why I'm enjoying the projects I've been doing with some Uppercase Living products. I have been able to place meaningful words around me in a new and easy way. You can see some of my new projects below.
"Gather Round" in the dining room.

This tile says, "Grant me patience to deal with my blessings." So true! :-)

"The best things in life aren't things." Again, so true!
Is "L" for Larson or Looney?
It's hard to see on this metallic canvas, but it says, "Always kiss me goodnight."

So, among doing laundry, making dinner, running kiddos hither and yon, and working, this is what I've been up to. It's good to have a little creative outlet every once in a while, don't you think? :-)

4 comments:

Greg said...

Love the way you've so creatively surrounded yourself with words...and great ones, too! Isn't it great when projects like that come out so well?! Nicely done.

Cindi said...

What fun to see your creativity at work! "Always kiss me goodnight" is such a sweet phrase- might have to borrow it!

Mary C. said...

Dear Gena, Love reading your blogs--you are really human and very creative--Love the words Idea, can help you keep God's word in your heart and help you meditate on Him and his ways.
Love U, Mary from Santa Nella
God Bless You & your family.

Mary C. said...

Dear Gena, Love reading your blogs--you are really human and very creative--Love the words Idea, can help you keep God's word in your heart and help you meditate on Him and his ways.
Love U, Mary from Santa Nella
God Bless You & your family.