Friday, March 25, 2011

CR, Company Girls, and The Studio

Okay, really, what studio?

This week, the balcony was my studio.  There I was, with my sketchbook and pencils, creating in my spray-painted red adirondack chair, with the wind chimes singing and birds nesting in the trees in front of me.  It amazes me what God can teach me when I take time to rest and let the wind blow through my hair.

And here is what He inspired:


Be like a tree and let Me blow through you.
As the leaves rustle, let My Wind tousle your hair.
Stand tall, but allow Me to bend you.
Clothe yourself, but let my sun warm you.
Find rest under My Shelter,
And release the weariness of your soul.

Linking up today with Studio JRU, Home Sanctuary, and Caffeinated Randomness.

29 comments :

  1. I love how the Lord speaks to and thru you! This was God breathed, love this!

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  2. Jen this is beautiful! I need that last line!
    Blessings on your day!

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  3. Beautiful...I think Psalm 1 goes right along with this...absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Lovely. Simply perfect. Thank you for sharing your studio moments.

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  5. I'm loving the atmosphere of where you and God met for this one...and His Words are so powerful!

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  6. I long for the day of Adirondack chairs on my deck -- I love it that that is your studio!

    Beautiful art. Thanks for sharing it. I especially like the line about...stand tall but let me bend you...great imagery of our call to stand firm (eph 6) and to humble ourselves (i pet 5).

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  7. Beautiful piece - I love the simple lines and heart-felt words. Thanks for sharing... Isn't it nice to be able to get outside and enjoy creation while creating something yourself? :o)

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  8. Your drawing and words just made my spirit give a peaceful sigh :) Thanks for sharing how God inspired you today.

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  9. Oh Jen! I just love how awesome God is. I have a similiar poem I wrote one night after I went to bible study. I sat at the park staring at a tree, and although the best drawing I can do is a stick figure, I had similiar thoughts about the tree! Love how God can speak to all of us girlies through absolutely anything! And again, your artistic abilities amaze me! Gifted Girl!!!!

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  10. Love it! Thanks for sharing that with us. Now if it would stop raining so I can sit outside. =) That would be your Bay Area update for this week...rain, rain, and more rain. That's about it. =p

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  11. Jen, this is beautiful! I love to hear how He talks to you. It is so similar to how I hear His voice . . . there is nothing like it.

    "word of God speak, let it pour down like rain, washing my eyes to see Your Majesty, to be still and know that You're in this place, please let me stay and rest in Your holiness, word of God speak"

    missed joining you earlier this week...hopefully next week (no birthdays coming up).
    love & grace,
    jodi

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  12. love this! I can see the tree blowing in your drawing..love every word..words to let sink down deep.
    xo

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  13. Oh, girl, I wish you could have been with me and Rachel last evening. What a blessing she was to the ladies at our Spring Event. She spoke such truth and you would have loved it. Have a great weekend my dear!

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  14. Beautiful Jen! And I love your studio this week. Great chair, wind chimes, birds and trees. Perfect!

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  15. This is so beautiful! It was nice to meet you too through CR. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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  16. That's it ... That's HIM ... if we only be STILL ... love the poem inspired by HIM!

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  17. Your words and image or so lovely. It warms my spirit to read your inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Jen, that is beautiful. I've always loved walking on the windiest days along the water front and miss that at this time of year (the prairies just blow colder weather around). When walking in the wind I've always received the best inspirations and peaceful feelings.

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  19. This is so good! Thank you for sharing.

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  20. Hi, Jen, I didn't see this marvelous post until this morning. What a great way to start my day!
    Love you, girl.

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  21. I love it, can you make it so we can purchase it from you?

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  22. That is beautiful, Jen. I'm with Thoughts for the day: start selling!

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  23. Beautiful! I'm so in awe of this kind of artistic creativity. THANK you for sharing it with us!
    Teri @ StumblingAroundInTheLight

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  24. Wonderful! I not only love the finished product, I love the balcony inspiration.

    I think our studio is wherever God plunks us.

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  25. "Let Me blow through you"

    And that requires empty spaces, yes?

    Breathing out so He can breathe in.

    Love your talents, Jen!

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  26. i add my voice to the chorus...beautiful.

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  27. I love this!!! Amazing how you can "create" your very best... anywhere... when He is present! What a lovely setting, and lovely art. Thanks for sharing this inspirational post. :D

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