Combining and Sharing Scripture and Art

Combining and Sharing Scripture and Art

One of the art groups that I participate in is working on a project that some of you may want to participate in, so I wanted to invite you!  I should have done this sooner, but it is not too late.  Many of you may be able to scan journal pages, or do quick sketches with watercolors, or use some stencils and sprays for backgrounds…..  My point is that you don’t have to spend a ton of time that may be very meaningful to someone else.  You could even use patterned paper for background, print  and cut strips of scripture — whatever you can manage.  If you want to be part of this project, please start creating and send your art to arrive by June 12th so that Melissa can take it with her.  Please keep reading or more details.

As a community of artists, we have special skills, abilities and talents and together, we can use our skills to help a friend touch the lives of those who are not as fortunate as each one of us.  I want to tell you about Melissa and what she is doing.

Melissa will be traveling to Uganda, June 2012 to work with Reach One Touch One Ministries (http://www.reachone-touchone.org/). They work with Grandmothers and Grandfathers, many of whom are raising orphaned grandchildren due to the HIV-AIDS epidemic. She will be visiting several remote villages and ministering to the seniors who benefit from sponsorship in ROTOM.

If you would like to create a piece of art (no bigger than 5″ x 7″, please) that includes a positive and uplifting scripture verse, Melissa will hand these out as she goes from village to village.

This is an amazing way to share personally with the seniors, many of whom are lonely and neglected, the Word of God and the fact that other Christians care about them.

The beauty of ART transcends any language!

If you want to be part of this project, please start creating and send your art to arrive by June 12th so that Melissa can take it with her.

So what can you create?

  • 3×5 cards – gather your favorite verses, add them to 3×5 cards, embellish them, laminate them (if you have a laminator) punch holes in the and attach them together with a book ring.
  • Small canvas – create using verses and positive quotes and embellishments.
  • Bookmarks – Use large manila tags to create book marks with verses and/or quotes, add hand stitching and embellish with thread, yard and colorful strings & beads.

We can serve and make a difference for those around us as well as those around our globe.

It is time to create!  If you want to help, please contact me at: kristiesloan.us(at)gmail(dot)com and I will get you the mailing address.

If each of us just make a few simple pieces in the next few days, she can have a nice quantity to take with her.  What do you say, are you in?

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