Friday, April 22, 2011

More HeART for Compassion

I can’t even express how blessed I was to be able to call in financial gifts for three of  our Compassion International children yesterday thanks to people who sent gifts in trade for my watercolors. I kept thinking of how I nearly talked myself out of the idea once it came to mind and wondering how many other Spirit-led notions I had managed to squelch with self-doubt.

I have learned some great lessons in all of this. First of all, don’t be so quick to shoot down ideas. While I think of myself as an optimist, I also have a tendency to jump to an “I cant” or “we shouldn’t” mindset when it comes to new things.

Second, I have really enjoyed spending a little of my time creating and painting.  In high school, I took as many art classes as I could.  While I never considered myself a great artist, I really loved the process. It has been really nice to connect with that part of myself again.  I still don’t consider myself to be a great artist, but I am usually my own worst critic.

I do have three paintings up for grabs today. They are approximately 8” X 10” and are done on watercolor paper.  I will send one to anyone who wants to send me a monetary gift of $15 or more, 100% of which will be forwarded to one of our Compassion kids as a gift. (Paypal is the preferred payment, but checks are also welcomed.)

HPIM3889

HPIM3877

HPIM3890

I will be away from the computer for much of the day, so if you are interested in any of these, you might want to call dibs in the comment section.  Paypal can go to tiedyebutterfly at hotmail dot com and should be sent as a gift to avoid fees being taken out.

I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!

~Michelle

5 comments:

Corina said...

I love the 3rd one, with the blue sky!! I'll try to get the money sent to you today! Thanks! : )

Amy D said...

I'll take the 2nd and will send payment as soon as I get to my real computer.

Didn't you want to go to Ghana? I wonder if perhaps you should be using your gift for that?

Jill Foley said...

And I want the first one!!! Yay!

Michelle ~ Blogging from the Boonies said...

Woohoo, you ladies are awesome!

This morning's attempt at a sewing project (a purse to send to Precious when a friend goes there in May) went faster than I had planned. So when I checked email you ladies totally made my day!

Thank you, thank you!

Amy, I have some plans brewing for possible fundraisers for Ghana 2012. ;)

If you ladies send me your addresses within the hour, I can mail these out today. We're heading out shortly for a field trip.

Sarah said...

Aw I missed it again! :)

Congrats, keep them coming (please!!)

Sarah

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