Helping our Children Focus on Christ, With Artwork in their Rooms: Plus Let Art Be Your Voice Giveaway!!

 Helping our Children Focus on Christ, With Pictures of Christ in their Rooms: Plus Let Art Be Your Voice Giveaway!!

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I have to be completely honest with you, home decorating or interior design is not my strong point. I'm not really one to follow the fads and you could say, I just decorate with what I have and how I like it. It's kind of an eclectic style. That being said, my intentions were to decorate my kids rooms with a theme and when they were really little, like babies, that is what I did. 

But, as they have grown, I've just let them decorate it how they like. So, there's a lot of Legos and a little bit of clutter. What I've always felt is important is to have pictures of Christ in my children's bedrooms. My oldest has a few pictures in his room and my youngest, we got him one of Yongsung Kim's paintings. So, it was my middle kiddos turn to choose a painting.

Image from Havenlight: Healing and Rest

He is one that loves animals, especially turtles. He is a sweet boy, who loves puns and when he thinks he's right, it's hard to change his opinion. This painting by Dan Wilson titled, "Healing and Rest" was the perfect piece for his bedroom. This time I just got a framed print. It's beautiful. I knew he'd love that it had animals in it and I loved that it shows the Savior with His hand outstretched, beckoning for us to come unto Him. 

There's not much on this kiddos walls, besides his stuffed animal heads, which he colorfully decorates. I love to see his creativity. So, this painting is the starting point on his big wall. I'd like to add some quotes and I also have a picture of Daniel and the Lion's Den, that I will be adding. If you have some ideas of great quotes about Christ, send them my way! 

Image from Havenlight: Little Lamb

I love hearing about the artists and what inspires their pieces. I recently, attending Pinner's Conference and one of the artists, who's bio I will share below, spoke at it. I did not attend her class, but I did see exerts of her talk. I loved hearing about Jenedy's experience and inspiration for her piece of art of the little baby Jesus. The thoughts that came to her mind about what ways Christ's birth foreshadowed his death. It's just beautiful how the Lord will inspire us to use our talents to being others unto Him.

Here are the bio's of these artists Dan Wilson and Jenedy Paige:

Dan Wilson Bio: 

“I want to paint images that speak to and uplift the viewer, pieces that remind them of the beauties of life, the reasons for living and loving existence. Vibrant colors and brush strokes working together with the disciplines of art to create beauty and emotion you can’t achieve in any other way.” -- Dan Wilson

 Dan Wilson is an award-winning fine artist from Lehi Utah. As a young boy Dan dove deep into art, always known as “that kid that doodles on everything”. After serving an LDS mission those artistic passions grew as he painted full time for his Major at UVU. After graduation he was taken under the wing of his mentor William Whitaker, who pushed him hard to improve his skills.  

Dan Wilson paints and teaches out of his home art studio where he is supported by his beautiful wife and six children.  

Jenedy Paige Bio: 

I am a realist in every sense of the word. I paint things as they exist, in the representational tradition, but also in the concepts behind my work. I am a truth teller. I love the classical approach to painting and its ability to so easily invite the viewer in. However, I also know the value abstraction, and the power it has to express things that realism cannot, and so I try to include both in my paintings. There is nothing I love more than a delicate and detailed figure on an expressive background.

My paintings begin in a journal. I record my frustrations, sorrows, joys, ambitions, hopes and then I transform those words into images. I guess you could say I very literally draw from life experience. I try to be as honest as I can in the telling, I don’t mince words. I then release the story to the canvas, and as I paint I am enabled to process the experience in a new way and to learn from it. I’m not fast, I take my time with the painting, and the lesson in it. Layer by layer I work, carefully revealing the wisdom inside.

When it comes to creating images I believe that simplicity is key. The more concise you can say something, the more powerful it is. So although my writing is usually lengthy, I look for symbols I can use, and try to condense my thoughts into a concise visual statement. I strive to find a shortcut right to the heart of the viewer, something that will strike them at first glance.

When I have taken the painting as far as I can, I return to writing. And just when I think I have dissected a particular idea, when I have learned all I could, writing usually takes it one step further. Words then become the final layer to the piece. The work and the text are then offered up together to others. I then find my experiences are not all that original, as the work strikes a familiar cord in the viewer. People often place themselves inside my work, and add their story to mine, and thus my heart and the heart of my audience connect over the canvas.

Havenlight, is offering my viewers 20 percent off, here is the discount code: LIFESJOURNEY There are so many beautiful painting from so many amazing artists!! Here is the link to their website: Havenlight

They are also doing an amazing giveaway! $200 in store credit!!! To enter the giveaway follow the link: Let Art Be Your Voice Giveaway

Thanks for stopping by!! I'd love to here which painting on their site speaks to you? Which one would you love to have hanging in your home?

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