Monday, April 18, 2011

HeART for Compassion

As I shared yesterday, the idea came to me after doodling around with watercolors, to create some art and see if I could raise funds for financial gifts for a few of our Compassion International children.

This weekend, I spent a couple of hours creating. While it was good for my soul, the nagging voice of doubt and self criticism was whispering in my ear. “No one will want these paintings. What a silly idea!”

This morning, I wrestled with my slowly dying laptop to upload the pictures of a couple of watercolors. Still, the nagging… “Why are you wasting your time? This will never work.”

Finally, I got the pictures up and decided to put them up on Facebook before I got to offering them on my blog.

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So, imagine my surprise when all three paintings were snapped up within 5 minutes of posting them to my Facebook. I’m not going to lie… I cried. (Yeah, I am an emotional sap!)

Some day, I might learn to plug my ears to the nagging voice of doubt and self-criticism and just go as the Sprit leads. Some day.

Needless to say, I plan to spend some more time this week painting my beloved Acacia trees of Africa. I am so blessed to be able to raise funds for gifts for our sweet children around the world.

Please, don’t forget to enter the drawing for the Compassion shirt! I’ll be pulling a name tomorrow!

~Michelle

11 comments:

Amy D said...

Darn it. I would have loved to have one!

Congratulations.

Jill Foley said...

They really are beautiful. I would love to have one when you make more. I like the orange sunset ~ could you make me one of those?

Jessica said...

So awesome.

Lana said...

I'm not surprised at all...your paintings are beautiful!

Wender said...

Gorgeous!!

JD said...

Love that God is using your talents to provide for these families -- it's brilliant and beautiful!! So glad I happened to be on FB, I'm usually very, very late to the party!

Hugs!

Judy said...

Beautiful paintings!!! :)

livingintaradise said...

I would totally love to buy one!!

francesmls said...

Keep painting - I would love to have one!

Kelly said...

I LOVE the third one with the purple background. Absolutely beautiful!!

liz said...

Michelle
They are beautiful! It is so awesome to see what the Lord is doing in your life, i'm very blessed.
In Him,
Liz

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