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Painting to Remember His Promises

When I first began painting, our family had been going through a very challenging time… our son was having unexplained seizures.

It was scary, I felt out of control in many ways, but I also felt the Lord’s nearness in such a tangible way. That season was so hard and so life-giving all at the same time. A few months after the seizures, COVID-19 hit and I discovered fluid painting.

The first "Rivers of Promises" painting

I began fluid painting as a way of processing difficult emotions and thoughts, worshiping, praying, and I started to sense God speaking to me through my paintings. It caught me by surprise one day when I thought I’d ruined a painting (seen above). The paint was cracked and it turned out differently than the way that I had envisioned it. Isaac, my husband, encouraged me to hang it on the wall anyway and give it a chance.

Not long after, I looked at the painting and thought, “that white paint that’s cracked actually looks like a desert. Oh my word, the blues and golds in the middle look like a river.” And at that moment, I realized God was reminding me of a verse He had shown me a few months before, a promise to hold onto.

“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

Isaiah 43:1819 NKJV

He was doing a new thing in my life, inviting me to be creative through painting with Him and to share that creativity with others. I said yes, and I’m so glad I did! How many times in life have I thought I’d ruined something and He’s turned it around for my good? Countless times, He makes beauty from my mess. I’m learning that God speaks promises into each of our lives. We have an active role to play in partnering with those promises as we wait for them to come to pass.

Rivers of Promises Series

I’ve created this body of work, Rivers of Promises, to remind God’s beloved of His promises, as well as to help us partner with them through our imaginations, prayer and declaring God’s Word until they happen. Based on Isaiah 43:18-19, each piece is reminiscent of a river, representing a promise from God that He will come through in our deserts. Click on an image to see the details, size, and price!

Processing Life By Painting

Does this resonate with you? Would you like to be part of a group that I’m teaching how to process their emotions and life events through painting? Fill out this form and let me know that you’re interested. Absolutely no previous art or painting experience is required!

​Let me know that you’re interested in processing life events through paintings.