Monday, July 26, 2010

Art Show

Our church had a one week "Unleashing Creativity" week where we were encouraged to go to the art room & create!   Psalms 8 was to be our inspiration.  I took Annie to work one night.  While we waited for our Starbucks (Don't all artists sip vanilla steamers?) I read Annie the verses to see if she was inpired.  When I finished reading the passage she just said, "An octopus...a rainbow octopus."  from verse 8 talking about God's majesty in His creation:

8 the birds of the air,
  and the fish of the sea,
  all that swim the paths of the seas.

9 O LORD, our Lord,
   how majestic is your name in all the earth!

So a rainbow octopus is what we made!





We had soooo much fun working together. 
Creating together!
We left the art room wearing just about as much glitter as the octopus.

26 comments:

MS/AC Fan said...

What a great idea! I LOVE the glitter octopus- but I believe you when you say you were wearing as much glitter as theoctupus!!!- you are such a brave mom!!!

Susan said...

Oh, Lord , how majestic is your name!
Love the idea! Love the rainbow octopus! Love glitter! Love the concentration on Annie's face as she's working, and the satisfaction in the next pic! Beautiful!
Blessings!

Nikki said...

Ha! I love that! I'd wondered what the inspiration was behind the sparkly rainbow octopus. Great job, Annie!

ilovemyhouse said...

These pictures show so much love between you, your daughter ( let's not forget that glitter octopus). As ususal i feel i should do more as a mother and you are my best inspiration.
Have a happy day.
XX

NENSA MOON said...

Hi Libby,
Wooww.. what a lovely octopus with glitter sparkle around...
but I'm more glad to see you enjoy work together with Annie, create the rainbow octopus..
This is a golden time to both of you as mom and daughter... next time when Annie grown up it won't be happen again..
Thanks for sharing the story with us.

God bless you all.
nensa

clau said...

Hey Libbie,my dear friend,that's a great idea and Annie is a such talented artist! Her rainbow octopus is amazing!!! Congrats to her!
Bacioni dall' Italia!

Theresa said...

Good Morning Libbie! Love the rainbow octopus and that Annie was inspired by the verse! That one needs to be framed and hung somewhere special, beautiful art, beautiful memory! And ofcourse always remember... the best days happen when we are covered in glitter! Have a glitterful day! Theresa

koralee said...

What a fun thing to do! Creating with your daughter in the Glory of God...wow...xoxoxo

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

Little Annie is quite the artist my friend. So beautiful!!!
I also wanted you to know I have a new blog. Please stop by for a visit soon.
Blessings,
Bren

The Neffs said...

It is beautiful! I can't think of a better way to spend time together than talking about the glory of God and his creation!

Karen said...

You must save that one! I wonder if God does have a rainbow octopus somewhere...hmmm...Annie is so creative.

Oh check out my blog Wednesday-I'm having a book giveaway. Blessings.

karen said...

wow That is one very sparkly and very cool octopus. Well done Annie.
So can I ask where that sister of yours has got to. I've got some new's and I'm bursting to tell you both but it seem's she's disappeared !!!!! Tell her That I was asking for her and that I miss her loads.
Hope you guy's are all well
((((hugs)))
karen

Hattie said...

What a beautiful sparkling octopus!

Megan said...

This gave me shivers...the scripture, the photos, her inspired idea, and the finished product....so, so, so AWESOME!

Rosie said...

Oh my "Lovely Libbie",
What could be finer, than to spend a few hours with GLITTER, craft paper and SWEET ANNIE.
............A MASTERPIECE!!!.......
...........smilin' BIG...Rosie......

Two Shades of Pink said...

Who else but Annie can be inspired by beautiful scripture and make a gorgeous picture? Seriously, and it doe snot get any better than a sparkly, glittery, shimmering Octopus. I tell you, that girl is the funnest (yes, it is a word) thing to read about!

Two Shades of Pink said...

I am so mad (and all at the same time delighted) that my "does not" came out to be "doe snot."

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

You tell Annie how FANTASTIC I think her octopus is! Wow Annie, GOOD JOB! :-)

Hugs,
Anne

Rosie said...

Have a glorious, girly, glitter weekend...
...........Smile on...Rosie...........

EmilyRSPS said...

What a great idea to use scripture as inspiration for creativity!!!

Love the octopus! Looks like you have an artist on your hands!!!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Libbie you and Annie are just the best. I love stopping over here and seeing what you gals are up to.
Darling picture of Annie and of course the octopus is the best ever. I have been trying to get Kaci to draw me a picture of a mermaid for my bathroom. lol
When does Annie go back to school? This is already August now hard to believe.
Love
Maggie

NENSA MOON said...

Hi Libby,
just passing here to see the new update.
Have a wonderful night.
xoxo

nensa

Martina said...

So great! Kids love glitter - and we do too, don't we? I like the idea of a rainbow octopus!

Brianna! said...

how adorable:)
Looks like she had a blast!

xoxo
bB

Marla said...

Oh that Annie!! She reminds me of her mama.

Jenniflower said...

How very creative! Love all the photos of your family too :)

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