16 July 2009

Why an Altered Life?

There are 2 reasons I've decided to entitle my blog "An Altered Life".

First, during the past few years or so, I've rediscovered my passion for creating art. It started just days after my youngest went off to college and I became an "empty nester". I was introduced to the wonderful world of scrapbooking. As my scrapbooking skills increased, (along with my art supplies), I began to venture out to collage art, particularily "altered books". Altered books is an art in which you take an unwanted hardback book that was destined to go to the trash heap, and turn it into a beautiful work of art by painted, collaging, or cutting the pages. What's old is made new again. I would like this blog to chart my adventure and growth as an artist.

Secondly, and MOST important, I wish to share and celebrate my relationship with Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior. I've known and grown with the Lord for nearly 15 years now, and he has taken my life, which was broken and soiled, full of sin and wrong choices, and has renewed my life in Him. My life has been totally altered and not unlike the discarded book, it has been made and fashioned into something beautiful, in Him. My life as I follow Christ, is one of growth, worship and thankfulness - a great adventure like none other. Won't you join me in my journey of growth and discovery?

Lord Bless you,