I began creating pieces of faith in the early 1990s. The first ones started with a particular Bible verse to be put into design: one that addressed a specific person's need or circumstance, a request for a favorite scripture, or something that spoke in particular to me. Once I had the text, the design just seemed to flow. Now, the pieces can also begin with strong visuals to paint, and the scripture comes later.
God provides all that I need...the scripture or text, the design and art, a loving, supportive family and the time and place to put it to paper. He also provides every bit of the skill. Drawing is fun, but a challenge for me. Gradually, God has increased my confidence and shown me step by step what He can do with willing, but not so skillful hands.
It is amazing how He supplies exactly what we need to walk in His plan! Not only does He choose the "ends", He also supplies the "means"!
In the beginning, I gave away the majority of my work as gifts. After all, their design was a gift to me, and God's Word is His gift to us! It took me over 15 years to have one of my many DUH revelations: God's Word should be shared as widely and in as many forms as possible. I began to display some of my original work in a small art gallery, and then in March 2005, Faithfull Calligraphy was born with 50 prints of my original works. As of 2019, we offer over 500 designs!
God has opened my heart to see His Word, His people and His creation with brand new eyes. He then provides the knowledge, skills and ability to put it to paper. The final product is His alone. How they came to be is not as important as their reading. It is my prayer that God will speak mightily to all who take the time to read His Word.
May God's Grace and Peace be with you,