Thursday, June 21, 2018

(In) Courage - A Moment to Breathe - Day 172

Hey!
I hope you are having a wonderful week.
In today's online class I worked on Day 165 in the 

Heather's Hobbie Haven - In Courage A Moment to Breathe Day 172

1 Corinthians 10:31
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God.

Today's story is about do all the mundane things in life.

How are there more dirty clothes?
Are you just putting clean clothes in the dirty clothes hamper so you don't have to put them away?

I'm beyond thankful I don't have to wash clothes in a bucket and hang them out to dry but really do I have to wash the same clothes 5 times in a row and they aren't even dirty.

Someday feel like I'm rolling the same boulder up the same unending hill.

The daily things are so cyclical -- cooking, cleaning, laundry, bedtime, and then cooking, cleaning, laundry, bedtime.
Sometimes is feel like it will never end.
That it just gets worse.

God wants us to find comfort in the familiarity of the everyday chores.
In places where we might be tempted to grumble or complain, His glory still shines and invites us into praise and thanksgiving.

Do you have daily tasks that seem to never end?
I sure do.
Sometimes I get so sick and tired of doing laundry, cooking, cleaning, and bedtime. 

Somedays I just want to scream in frustration.
Lord I'm tired of doing this day in and day out!
This is not what I pictured when I thought of what my life would be like.
When will it ever end?

I need a daily reminder to find comfort in the familiarity of the everyday stuff.
How about you?

Do you have something you would like me to pray about for you?
Leave it in the comments below and I will add you to my prayer list.

If you are interested in watching me do this week's page
Watch below or in HD over on YouTube.

Subscribe to my channel and click the notification bell so you don't miss any future videos.


I hope you are having a wonderful day!



Supplies
I really appreciate you shopping with me!

If I used something and I no longer have it in the store I will link to an affiliate below.
(Compensated affiliate links used)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Watercolor Sketchbook - Cactus

Hello!

Thanks for stopping by.

Today I'm working in my watercolor sketchbook.
I'm not doing anything fancy.
I'll be freehand drawing a cactus and then painting it with the Daniel Smith Essential set of watercolors.

Heather's Hobbie Haven - Watercolor Sketchbook - Cactus

If you are interested in watching me paint.
Watch below or in HD over on YouTube.

Subscribe to my channel and click the notification bell so you don't miss any future videos.


For a full list of supplies see below.

I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Happy Coloring!


Supplies
I really appreciate you shopping with me!

If I used something and I no longer have it in the store I will link to an affiliate below
at no cost to you.


Monday, June 18, 2018

Gouache Sketchbook - Pig with Donut

Hey there!
Thanks for stopping by.

Today I'll be sharing my latest painting in my Gouache sketchbook.

I got the inspiration for this image from Instagram
Stephanie Vittorio

Heather's Hobbie Haven - Gouache Sketchbook - Pig with Donut

My first thought was to not share this attempt at painting.
I don't love how it turned out.

But decided that wouldn't be fair.
Since I started these sketchbooks to learn.

So I'm not going to love how everyone turns out since I have a lot to learn.
But in all fairness, if you are following along and trying painting out yourself you will not always be happy with the end result either. 

It's a learning process. 
You get better with practice!

If I could change something it would be the pink area on the right.
I would put some blue over there so the pink doesn't take up all the space.
Even though the picture I was going by looked fine completely pink I just don't love that area of my painting.

If you are interested in watching me paint.
Watch below or in HD over on YouTube.

Subscribe to my channel and click the notification bell so you don't miss any future videos.


For a full list of supplies see below.

I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Happy Coloring!


Supplies
I really appreciate you shopping with me!

If I used something and I no longer have it in the store I will link to an affiliate below
at no cost to you.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Illustrated Faith "Stronger Together" Day 2

Disclaimer: 
Affiliate Links have been used. 
DaySpring sent these items for me to review and share.

The new Illustrated Faith devotional kit arrived today.

You receive a free digital download of the kit with the purchase of this kit.
So you can print out extra stuff when needed.
Yeah!

I only had about 25 minutes to spend some time doing Bible jouranling so it had to be easy.

Heather's Hobbie Haven - Illustrated Faith - Stronger Together

Matthew 18:20
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them


Today's card was about giving praise to someone you know.
 A few kind words, a quick text message, a smile,
a quick phone call.
Doesn't it just make your day when a friend does something for you? 
It could just be a quick text message saying how great you are or how much you mean to them.
When you send a happy message to a friend doesn't it just give you a pick me up and make you feel better?
It does for me!

Reach out to a friend today.
You never know they may be needing it.


If you are interested in watching me color.
Watch below or in HD over on YouTube.


Subscribe to my channel and click the notification bell so you don't miss any future videos.


I hope you are having a fabulous day!



Supplies
I really appreciate you shopping with me!

If I used something and I no longer have it in the store I will link to an affiliate below.
(Compensated affiliate links used)

Thursday, June 14, 2018

(In) Courage - A Moment to Breathe - Day 165

Hey!
I hope you are having a wonderful week.
In today's online class I worked on Day 165 in the 

Heather's Hobbie Haven - (In) Courage A Moment to Breathe - Day 165

Psalm 54:4
God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my life.

Today's story is about God's Faithfulness.

Sometimes I question God.
Sometimes His voice fades into nothingness.
Sometimes I don't know what to do.

Does this happen to you?

It's okay.
God can handle my questions and my doubts.
He can handle my worries and my fears.
Because He is God.

When life gets tough and you have doubts and think you might not survive.
In this dark season try these three things.

1. Lean on what you know to be true. Nothing comes as a surprise to God.
2. Surround yourself with faithful friends.
3. Choose to believe God knows best for your life. He will bring about good circumstances.

Whatever circumstances you may be facing today,
run past your worries, doubts, and fears.
Run straight to the One who can move mountains.

If you are interested in watching me do this week's page
Watch below or in HD over on YouTube.

Subscribe to my channel and click the notification bell so you don't miss any future videos.


I hope you are having a wonderful day!



Supplies
I really appreciate you shopping with me!

If I used something and I no longer have it in the store I will link to an affiliate below.
(Compensated affiliate links used)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Water Color - Stay Focused and Believe You Can

Hello!

Today I thought it would be fun to build a scene using the stamp Stay Focused and Believe You Can card kit.

This is another way to you can use your stamp from the kit.
You could make a wall hanging or cut it out and make another card.

Instead of having the boy sit on a grassy hill we will be drawing a brick wall for him to sit on and some mountains and shrubs in the background.

I stamped them with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.
This ink is waterproof.

Heather's Hobbie Haven - Watercolor - Stay Focused and Believe You Can

I need to practice the background stuff a bit more.
Making trees in the back is harder then I thought.
But I will keep practicing.
I hope you will too.

I hope you will give it a try and if you do I'd love to hear what you thought.

If you are interested in watching me paint.
Watch below or in HD over on YouTube.

Subscribe to my channel and click the notification bell so you don't miss any future videos


For a full list of supplies see below.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Coloring!


Supplies
I really appreciate you shopping with me!

If I used something and I no longer have it in the store I will link to an affiliate below
at no cost to you.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Illustrated Faith "Stronger Together" Day 1

Disclaimer: 
Affiliate Links have been used. 
DaySpring sent these items for me to review and share.

The new Illustrated Faith devotional kit arrived today.

You receive a free digital download of the kit with the purchase of this kit.
So you can print out extra stuff when needed.
Yeah!

I really like how I used the card from the kit last month to do my pages.
So I'm going to continue it this month.
It will help remind me later that those pages went together.

Heather's Hobbie Haven - Illustrated Faith Stronger Together - Day 1

Ecclesiastes 4:9
Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor

Today's card says Gather on the front.
There is no verse mentioned on the card so I pulled out the cardstock pieces and picked one I liked and used the verse on the back.
Most of the bigger pieces have verses printed on the back.

Our card today encourages us to be a community. 
God often speaks through friends or family,
and He promises to be present when we gather.

Today we are supposed to make a list of people who have enriched our life. 

If the list is short to you,
go out and initiate a coffee date, Bible journaling time or some other connecting point.


I hope your summer is off to a great start!



Supplies
I really appreciate you shopping with me!

If I used something and I no longer have it in the store I will link to an affiliate below.
(Compensated affiliate links used)