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.
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!