The blessings were all around me...literally. The school supplies that granny and nana had provided over the years were staring me in the face. So, melting crayons with my hair dryer on canvas was my initial artistic endeavor. The next material I had on hand was my collection of dried out felt tip markers that I supplemented with a purchase at a creative reuse store that was in Denton prior to 2020 called SCRAP! SCRAP Creative Reuse - Home
I look for materials in a variety of ways; all of them Spirit inspired and in the beginning it was difficult to know where inspiration came from. It came in moments like when cleaning up hair dye in vibrant colors I noticed how much water was required to remove all of the pigment. While I absolutely love gorgeous hair, the waste in water and of product left in the tube was an inspiration for reusing every last drop. This resulted in a line of liquid watercolors in the most interesting shades.
In my pursuit to grow I set my intention on finding the path YHWH had intended all along. I was afraid and hurt due to past trauma that led me to doubt my value and security. It was revealed that my mission is to shine brightly and encourage others to do the same. I think that its true for ALL; we are intended to thrive. In my life it was claiming the authority to call myself a prophetic artist. This spark led me to the Created To Thrive mentoring program for my artwork and business, creating this site, and selling my first BIG original piece within the first 3 months. I never expected to feel grateful for suffering; now it fuels the fire within to create with the Spirit using unlikely materials.
I receive absolutely nothing for sharing my experience with any of these resources; thet have simply had an impact on my journey.