Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Life List Flower

Life List. Do you have one?

Life List, Bucket List, Life Goals - Call it whatever you want!! It is basically a list of things, God willing, that you hope to accomplish in your lifetime.

Truth is, I started a list a long time ago. I have a document on my computer called Bucket List, and I occasionally add things to it. I used to put an asterisk by the ones that I did finally accomplish, but I ended that years ago. I am just not the type of person to look back at my life. Good or bad or ugly, no matter what happened in the past, it made me who I am today. I like looking toward the future. My family may say I like to PLAN and PLAN some more. That isn't 100% true. I have faith that God has a plan for my life and he will lead me where He wants me to be.  Who I do not have faith in is myself. What if God is directing me, and I am too busy to hear him? It is something I struggle with always. I often pray, "God help me not to screw up Your plan." I'm a mess, I know, but thankfully God still loves me.

So, my bucket list is more a wish list. These are things I wish to do, and I pray that if they are also things God wants me to do someday, then I hope I don't somehow mess up His plan.

My dear friend Tracy Weinzapfel challenged our Monday Night Mixed Media group to design something using our Bucket List. The following is my Life List Flower. It has 5 petals to represent me, my hubby, and my three kiddos. The list does not only include things I wish to do, but things I wish to do with them. So, since the list and our five lives are intertwined always, I decided to write the list on the individual petals.

I pray my art inspires you!!
Create, work outside your comfort zone, and enjoy!!

And an FYI for my fellow painters and crafters - you can put India Ink in a spray bottle
and use it as a spray paint, but plan on scrubbing your hand for days if
you forget to wear rubber gloves. UGH. I am a dork. LOL.

Because this is my Life List, I am not selling this piece of art, but if you are interested
in similar pieces of art, please check out my Etsy store at:


sandee said...

I LOVE this Lori, and the way you incorporated your list into the design. It's stunning! Have you tried rubbing alcohol to remove the paint? It can help :) waving hi from the rainy hills of North Carolina ♥

Kay Wallace said...

Brilliant design for sharing your list, Lori!! Also, love those strong colors!

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous and such a great interpretation of the challenge given to you. Very inspiring post.

Almo said...

Hi Lori, I love this, lovely colours and very clever idea for your bucket list. I like the spray effect on your project, but not sure about the nails,:o I think red would have looked better:) Hugs Mo x

Mary Friederichsen said...

Lori this is beautiful! Love how you put the list on the petals! And I also love the colors! Still finishing mine up! EEK! Putting finishing touches on today! Lol
Thank you for sharing with us!

Jean said...

Awesome! Amazing ! Wonderful!! Wow - you rocked this!

Craftychris said...

Awesome! I love the vibrant colours - just so cool and such a good idea with the list on the petals xx

angie said...

this is so amazing!!