Happy Monday, everyone! In week one of Created to Create 2 Shanna encouraged us to play creatively and I just haven’t stopped! I was inspired by Shanna’s video from a few weeks ago where she showed us what she does when she isn’t feeling very creative (I’ve linked it here) and decided to create my own tip in using the same technique.
This week she reminds us that “in a world full of instant images and time lapse videos, it is easy to tell ourselves that art and creativity are fast, perfect and effortless for everyone else but ourselves. The truth is that this comparison will only steal your creativity.”
As someone who makes quick moving, heavily edited bible journaling videos, I’ll pull back the proverbial curtain and assure you that my process is not fast or effortless- and it’s certainly not perfect. My video today is about ten minutes long, but it took me about three times that long to create this entry! Even my voiceovers are edited to omit the “ums” and that’s just to keep things moving and useful. It’s certainly not something to work toward because it’s just not realistic.
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11, NIV
This week we learn that “God takes each of us on a journey- it can’t be rushed, it can’t be forced, and it certainly should never be compared as we are blessed enough to each have our own unique story to document!” I love how that ties back to week one where Shanna reminds us that God doesn’t give us all the same artistic abilities either. We’re equipped with our own unique gifts as we document our personally unique stories!
I kept this entry pretty simple, jotting down the Jon Acuff quote included in this week’s devotional and fussy cutting the AMEN die cut to punctuate the entry. And there’s still plenty of room left to come back and add more journaling under the tip in :)