SALT STAINS || CUSTOM BOUQUET PAINTING

So I've been doing this for a year now, and I have to say this is one of my favorite things to do through my business. I just love fresh and beautifully arranged flowers! It is a tragedy they don't last forever, but by painting them, I can capture their essence to be preserved for a long long time.

To see how the painting above was done, keep reading! x

SALT STAINS MOTHER'S DAY PRINT COLLECTION

I've been thinking about how much we change through different stages of life. I see my high school girls I teach at Sunday school, I see myself (a young wife), I see young mothers with toddlers, I see more mature mothers with an empty nest, and I see grandmothers who now have multiple generations after them. Life is mysterious and beautiful. Life seems so frail at times but in retrospect, there is more strength and perseverance than you were aware. For believers, we see that it is only by God's grace we even see tomorrow. And it is Him who provides the strength we need to step into it.

I believe there is exclusive meaning and beauty in each stage of a woman's life, and motherhood is perhaps the most life changing. Mothers have the privilege to teach and guide the next generation to know the Lord that created them. They are one step closer to understanding the Father's heart for His own, that we are His children and He sacrificed the most precious thing for us—this makes parenthood special.

We see a glimpse of God's own heart in our mothers. They deserve to be respected and cherished. And God deserves to be praised for them.

I made three prints to celebrate Mother's Day, and I'll just let Scripture speak for itself.    

 

"HER CHILDREN
ARISE AND CALL HER BLESSED."

PROVERBS 31:28A


 

"SHE IS CLOTHED WITH STRENGTH AND DIGNITY."

PROVERBS 31:25A


 

"A WOMAN WHO FEARS THE LORD IS TO BE PRAISED."

PROVERBS 31:30B


Praise God for our moms/mums/mamas/mothers/ummas (Korean for mom), our source of comfort, strength, and endless love. I hope you can spend some quality time with yours leading up to Mother's Day!

 

For His glory,

Marriage Print Set NOW AVAILABLE!

Our "Marriage Print Set" is here!

They are meant to be displayed together side by side, like husband and wife. These prints do not reflect a perfect marriage or promise perfect love, but they do convey our God's perfect design and grace in a godly union. They remind the man and wife that they made a sacred vow before God to be faithful in every circumstance and uphold this promise until their last breath.

I'm afraid the marriage vow today has become quite obsolete. But as believers, we are to be salt and light of this fallen world and make a statement about the really important things—like marriage. We should celebrate marriage and love and faithfulness, and acknowledge God's hand in our imperfect union, through all the ups and downs.

"12 Praise Verses" Process 3

I am now pretty much done with the illustrations for the calendar, and will need to design the rest of the calendar months and dates! Here are some rough draft shots I took before scanning and editing. As you can see below, I don't edit too much after scanning, but my cheap scanner requires me to enhance the colors and sharpen certain parts digitally.