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last weekend i started a new painting:

actually i started 2.

i was so excited to get out my favorite gel medium that i went a little overboard.

so i made this background for a sweet little 8×8 painting that a friend asked me for a personal painting. she wants one of her with her sister. a commission! i was so excited!

but i was a little scared to start because i was afraid i’d mess up… {why do i keep getting scared like that?}

so i decided to “let go” of my fear {remember this sweet post about “letting go“?} and focus on this other painting…

i put together some pretty colors and papers and a face from my latest anthropology magazine…

…then i went to town! :)

kinda crazy that i made a blue lady first huh?  i don’t know, i was trying something new there.

then, for a few days i couldn’t figure out what to do next.

finally, i added these words:: “perfect love casts out fear.” 1 john 4:18 (b)

it kind of speaks to me.

even just with something as silly as my fear of starting the painting for my friend! i needed to remember that if i just let go, love will come through the fear… love drives out the fear…perfect love casts out fear!

 what a beautiful thing to remember every singly day. 


i think it finished beautifully…

don’t you?

remember this verse friends. may it speak to you in a dark time. may God’s love cast out all fear in your life.

God bless you. xo-kimberly renee