It seems every September God leads me somewhere new. I started this blog last September and two years ago the phrase "The Way-Word Girls" came to me in a dream. Creativity is always bountiful in His Kingdom, but when you ask for it with a purpose, gifts and talent come you didn't know you had. I do not draw; yet I have created these four young women. God is aligning me for His purpose and I am excited. What are you passionate about? It's funny but I think He is taking my compassion for young girls and using my passion as a mixed-media artist to reach them. And Oh, if I could reach but one for His Glory!
In September we usher in the Jewish New Year. This time of year God propels us into the upcoming 2012 with enormous creativity. Let no small idea go. Cherish it, nourish it and let it grow for if it is a desire of your heart, it was God-given and He will supply the "how" we just need to take the first step.
Two years ago in September, God put two verses in my heart, (you know when words jump off the page and grab your heart -- rhema words)
Proverbs 7:8-9 "...walking at twilight down the street to the house of the wayward girl..." (TLB) and
Jeremiah 31:32 "...How long will you wander, O wayward daughter? For the Lord will cause something new and different to happen..." (TLB)
And so these four young women came from two verses in The Bible and in a dream I saw the word "wayward" written as "way-word" and a thousand "what ifs" followed in my mind. Within months of their inception, I was busy drawing them, naming them and imagining where they were from and how they met - then for 18 months I let them go.
I learned Photoshop Elements -- I created a blog and then about six weeks ago, "The Way-Word Girls" came back to me in another dream. Do you suppose God wanted me to wait? He was preparing me for His timing and now He is ready for their birth. If you've had ideas over the past years that did not come to fruition, I encourage you ask to revisit them - now is the time for their manifestation.
Within the last few weeks, I have envisioned The Way-Word Girls doing many things, but their purpose is to help young girls -- girls, who don't know who they really are; they may suffer from victim mentality -- I know I did. They may just be hurt and need a kind word. They may be abused or depressed or they just might love to be enlightened in Jesus Christ and through God's Word.
My daughter calls them surreal because the drawn characters live in real places. I looked up the word "surreal" and it means "resembling a dream," so I became a fan of that word.
Last night an idea came to me -- Wednesday with The Way-Word Girls; a blogpost of a short video or collection of images depicting The Way-Word Girls. I see girls from the early ages of 9-12 learning from a Christ-like foundation their value and then I see teenagers, women young and old, renewing themselves in the truths of self worth.
So I've been journaling about these girls, I've been drawing, painting and collaging with them. I've made a fabric-paper pamphlet to introduce them and will be featuring the coolest, hippest quote -- at least my interpretation of it on Wednesday.
So if you know of any young girls who might be inspired by The Way-Word Girls, please have them join in on their new adventures as they meet, attend classes, create and experience life on the university campus.
Also, I'd love to know what you think, so please leave a comment.
Please visit the blog parties I'm linking with, I know you will love, love, love them and Thank You Hostesses!
Beverly at Pink Saturday
Cindy at Show & Tell Friday
Courtney at Feathered Nest Friday