Thursday, 10 January 2013

Word Art Wednesday

Hi, its Sharon from Stand on Faith here. As part of my plan to focus this year, I am going to produce scriptural word art on my art blog, Art Inspires, every Thursday (Wednesday to most of you). It will be linked to WordArt Wednesday, where a scriptural prompt is provided and you design art, a card or something creative around that theme. I will continue to enter an entry from my devotional blog – Stand on Faith, which will focus on the scripture provided, later in the week. Here, I will choose scripture that is closely related. I have been asked by an Australian card company to send them work that will be suitable for devotional cards of encouragement. This is the first design for my portfolio.

This weeks prompt is Psalm 51:10. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Which means that as we live in a broken world our hearts can be easily corrupted, and so we must ask God to continually cleanse our hearts to be at one with him. We might fool people around us that our hearts are right, but God knows our hearts, we can not hide from him. I find that the scripture I chose today Samuel 16:7 encouraging, as it reminds me that God judges us by our faith and character, not our outward appearance. While everyone can see your face, only you and God know what your heart really looks like.

The artwork – The photo is of my hoya that is blooming at the moment. It is an fascinating plant with a heady perfume, but a nasty habit of dripping nectar all over the floor. The background started out by being a photo of some corrugated iron that I changed in Photoshop. I then put it all together in Photoshop and then added noise to marry the components.

Thanks for visiting and blessings for the coming week.


  1. This is beautiful, Sharon. The hoya is lovely but yes....can be messy. Thank you for sharing your talents with us in this week's challenge. How blessed we are that God can create a clean heart in us when we allow Him to do so. You are always such an encouragement!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. That is a gorgeous photograph, and it coordinates perfectly with your color scheme. Thanks for sharing at WAW. Blessings!

  3. Sharon,
    I remember the heady scent from Mommy's Hoya and we usd to put our fingers under the nectar and it was quite tasty. Congratulations on being asked for cards that can be used as devotionals. Your card is very pretty.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    May the Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!

  4. Sharon, this is beautiful!!! I've never seen a hoya in person so I will enjoy it through your art. It is wonderful that you will be blessing us with scriptural word art each week. Thanks for sharing it at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings!

  5. Hi Sharon. The hoya sounds like an interesting plant. Your art work is lovely, as always. :)