StudioJRU is hosting a special Christmas giveaway on the blog today!
I don’t have that much wall space.
I have to be picky.
Art decor for our home.
My husband often laughs at me when I say I like to go for the “minimalist look”. Because seriously, I have a weak spot for anything inspirational, especially when it comes to integrating art with God’s word.
That is what Jennifer of StudioJRU is gifted to do: inspired art.
God Speaks Through Art
When I was first drawn to Jennifer’s artwork, I had just begun writing for (in)courage. I wanted to get a piece of art that would mark this special milestone — joining a sisterhood of writers, while earlier I had written solo. I wanted to remember the moment with something visual.
As I browsed Jennifer’s art pieces, I immediately fell into a dilemma. It felt like I was at the candy store again as a little girl, not knowing what to chose. They just all looked so good.
But, you know what? God speaks through art. As I clicked and considered which piece to get, I saw it.
“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
I liked Jennifer’s layering technique. It reminded me that serving my family is a mosaic of different pieces. Writing — finding my voice — is one of the ways God fills my soul, so that I can give out to serve my family.
Everyone has a unique way of serving their family. But at the time, I was struggling with how I wasn’t like some moms. I wasn’t crafty enough or organized like others (weekly meal plans, oh my!). Until I realized I’m creative in other ways. I love reading to my boys, unwrapping Jesus with them while out on adventures and meeting new people. And you know what, I love opening the fridge and spontaneously cooking what’s available (I grew up stir-frying Chinese!).
What truly matters is where my heart is. If my heart is focused on pleasing the Lord, then it won’t matter what it serving looks like — whether writing or being a mom.
That’s what I love about art.
It can inspire.
New Inspired Print Giveaway
Studio JRU has released a NEW “Inspirational Art” Print Collection, featuring 18 beautiful faith-inspired prints. Jennifer is offering:
1. A special 20% off Discount
(use: FAITHBARISTA20 at check out)
— PLUS —
2. A StudioJRU Inspired Print Giveaway
One winner will be randomly selected and receive her pick of a print (value up to $30).
Click here to see the 18 pieces to select from!
Here’s a peek at four art prints in the collection —
Click here to browse the 18 piece collection. Which print would you pick?
Pull up a chair and share. Click to tell us which piece — you’re automatically entered to win your pick.
StudioJRU sponsorship enabled me to join the community of Christian women bloggers at Relevant 2011, so if you’re looking for something special to mark a personal milestone or a faith-inspired gift, please stop by Studio JRU and shop. You can connect with Jennifer on the web, Facebook, blog and store.
ENTER TO WIN
*** CONGRATULATIONS TO the winner: #48 – PJ ***
1. Share a comment or blog post by Midnight Monday 12/19/11.
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