Friday, January 02, 2015
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Your best friends with the word regret
Your afraid that your life's been wasted
So why hope if it's only gonna let you down?
You don't think people really change
Your a mess and you'll always be the same
And you doubt if you'll ever get it turned around
So (I know) you've been running, searching for something
But you're looking in a place you don't belong
But it's never to late, you can't outrun grace
No, Mercy doesn't care what you've done
You can try to fix your broken empire
Put bricks on a cracked foundation
But you'll be building castles on the sand
There's power in the blood of Jesus
"Your father's screaming Just Come Home!"
He's reaching out His hands
From the shadows , From the wrong roads
From the darkness, From the unknown
To redemption, Something beautiful
To a new love, to new home
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Balzer designs Blog
Saturday, January 21, 2012
This is a picture of the Sanibel lighthouse. What a beautiful place.
This may be the place I record all of my art adventures because my other blogs do not seem to work with my mobile phone or other accounts. All this technology is way over my learning curve !!!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
glimpse inside my junque journal.
Most of this journal is done during technique demonstration. I think I like about half of my pages. It is the process and the "book" that I love.
This is my junkiest junque journal. Classes start in a month. I will ask my class if they mind my sharing the journey here.
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Monday, April 25, 2011
I am wrapping up one of my journals today. As I flip the pages I can't help but reflect on what I have been through and how I have changed in the past year and a half. Some of it has me singing the lyrics to songs I have put here. Some reflections on heartache makes me weep. My art journals have many names and uses. They are a place I go to to be soothed to rest and to get inspired and reflect. When I want to learn more about something my art journal contains all the facts and my responses. Collages, scraps ephemera of my journey are all glued in place. A visual chronicle of my life are contained here. Some folks reminisce at the beginning of a new year. I do at the end of a journal.
If I could sum up the journey recorded here. I would say I decided what my treasure was. I drew up a map. I kept my focus with a can do attitude. I took responsibility for my own happiness. I found Joy!!!
I hope to encourage others to discover and express the artist that they are.
Art journaling is an excellent form to work out your dreams, Discover Joy, It is a no-fail art playground. I hope you all are having fun with it.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, January 09, 2011
A couple chunky "fat" book pages Joined a journaling workshop offered by strathmore. Ilove the first assignment but it means I need to print some of my art and I have no ink OH Bother
Friday, January 07, 2011
My junque journal for 2011. Today for my journaling I finished my 2010 journal by putting Garry's gift tags that were on my Christmas presents in my book. They say things like to Cindi bear from Yogi and stuff like that. We have been making goofy tags to one another for 20 years. Anyway, I have been making chunky book pages again. I wrote a page recipe for a thread at afa. I love doing the art thing.
hugs to whomever is reading.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
My art is a celebration of His goodness toward me.
When God created those first 7 days He declared each thing “good”. His creation was good before it was useful. I believe it is useful because it is good. I believe the same of the arts and my “creations”. If I work to express His goodness He will bring results.
My art is a celebration of His goodness toward me.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Before Christ, I had no power within myself to do what is good and right. I had no example in my life that reflected the love and grace of God. I was divorced, a single mom of 2 children. At one point I worked a full time job, worked two nights a week and cleaned houses, while taking classes at Columbus State. I was exhausted I cried all the time. My children seemed to be sick all the time. I hated life, I hated myself, I was headed for another bad decision. I did not want my children to grow up to be immoral people. I went to my brother’s church expecting the people there to be full of distain for me. I expected however they would receive my children. I was addicted, self destructive, and immoral. What I met in the church were people who accepted me where I was. I accepted that I was a sinner. I believed in His atoning sacrifice for my sin. I made a decision to turn my life over to God. After receiving Christ my church family counseled and loved me out of the life I was living and into a hope in Christ Jesus. I knew what hell looked like. I had experienced it. I realized He saved me. He rescued me. I adored Him. I broke off relationships and learned a new way of living. I found HIM the Lover of my Soul, the one who knew everything about me. I was transformed.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
I thought I could cut and paste to this blog argh....It has been so long I have forgotten how to paste???
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Thursday, July 03, 2008
I determined the 8 areas of my life that were my priorities. I marked how I was doing at applying my time, energy and creativity to these areas on a scale of one to ten. Then I said described what would be the result of having a ten in each area. This is my motivation. Then on an outer layer i determined things I could do in the next 48 hours to move on in these areas.
We are made in the image of the Creator, and therefore called to creativity. Francis Schaeffer put it in a sentence that is burned into my memory, “The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.”
Applying this creativity to all areas of life ............hmmmmmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,God help me to serve my family.... love them ........and whoever God has put in my path today.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Life circle with the 8 most important things to me ............ i want to start living in a way that reflects my desires to live from my heart. As an artist ...
As a child of God.
- my children
Today I did an exercise in creativity called a life wheel. It is like mind mapping I only got the first step done. Decided to put it in my art journal. Just the first step had a profound effect on me. I have been so unhappy lately. Living contrary to who I am and what I want to be. I have been miserable. Mad at God. Disappointed with myself and life in general. I want to change. here goes .......................
Ephesians 4:29Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
Colossians 3:12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Class was great i am truly blessed (:
Friday, July 20, 2007
My Fat book came today!!! It is awesome! I think the secret society of fat book sisters should have a blog to show the pages. They are allllll awesome . Here I am only posting mine... I don't know if it is okay to scan the rest of the book if I didn't make the pages. Anyhoo.... Every page came with directions for the techniques used.... I will treasure this beautiful book as another piece of art, a source for inspiration and a resource to learn more about different techniques.... LOVE it!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Wanted some sonshine in my heart. Gotta start back in my bible study. Fat book pages for technique book are done.
Want to try a resist on dyed papers and add black I also want to try drawing a pick and then painting with paper... My other idea is to make a flour paste and paint it on as a resist.... Lots of fun to be had!!!
Friday, May 11, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Se preocupa de profundamente. Habla amablemente.
Deja el resto a Díos...
Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God... - Homer Thompson
Monday, April 16, 2007
Thursday, March 15, 2007
More crazy paper. I covered this for an example for class. I need to find the embellishment I bought for the flower.... Everything gets lost around here. I decided to "set myself up" today. I never plan to fail I just fail to plain. so I am remedying that somewhat today... Goal is to print some water marks on watercolor paper and draw elephants for my collage. Here goes (:
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Monday, June 26, 2006
finally finished a collage for my friend's round robin art journal. I enjoyed doing this. She loves Bono. his music, his calling to the Aids victims of Africa. Her heart is for the children and her prayers are effective. I love the layers in collage. Doing this reminded me that accross the globe there is brokeness in the human condition. Sexual brokeness extends across the oceans, across generations, there is no economic or color line.... Our American youth who seem so confident and bold are just as subject to it as those in Africa. Disease covers us. While so many are suffering, none of us are whole. Bit we have hope.
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
I am working on my nature journal I wanted it to be made with paper w/o lines. I made the cover with a paper sack. the inside cover is fold and dye papers I made. I macramed a knot and then glued some jut to tie it shut. I like it. I love the paper I used and the size. Garrison and Evan made themselves books also.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
A couple touch ups and a coat of gel medium and I am done with my round robin cover. This one has beenin my head for awhile. It is one of those messes that I like... I was trying out photo paper and twinkling h2os ..The orange paper is an experisment in tie dying paper. I didn;t have a big enough piece of paper so I collaged it around the bird... which did come out to be pretty round!
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
The boys are out flying kites. It is very windy and cold. I have been working on this book. I hope to put the notes for each page in the pull outs and tags. I wrapped paper bags in this book and used misc. things I am attracted to. This gloden brown manilla envelope paper bag stuff is great.
Peace maker altered book .
Monday, March 27, 2006
Cover for my art journal. Crazy paper, plastic paper, serendipity paper.... whatever you want to call it I loved doing it and love the colors. The picture does not show how thick and interesting it is. If it smelled good it would touch all the senses.
Dallas critic, Jim Fowler, wrote, "Painters attempt to capture the world around them and color the image with a little bit of their insides; artists attempt to capture the world inside them using the images they see in the external world."
What's inside of you? What do you have to say?
- James Michael Starr .
I admore James Michael Starr's work and art philosophy. I believe he has a unique gift from God.
Friday, March 24, 2006
I was given the idea to put prayer requests on tags and put them in pockets in my journal by Margie. The page needs touched up a bit. I am amazed at how many needs for prayer come up in any given day.