Friday, February 24, 2012

A God given talent...a child's art pillow

Hello everyone!  I hope you are keeping well.

I'm sorry for being absent this week.  I have been busy doing little projects as we are redecorating Isabella's room and I've also been helping my sister with my niece's upcoming birthday party.  I can't wait to share with you pictures of both.

In the mean time, here is a little project Isabella and I worked on together.  My excitement for this little pillow stems from it being Isabella's own art work.  Isabella drew the picture from an image we chose together and I painted.

I know I am bias to say this, but this little girl of ours has such amazing drawing abilities that only appear to get better and better with each passing day.  Seeing how much she enjoys art reminds me so much of me when I was her age.

I remember so clearly the day we found out we were having a little girl.  The joy I felt was incredible and yet at the same time, I remember the fear of not knowing how to raise a girl (we had had two boys at this point).

Yes, I knew I could love her with all of me, care for her and be the mother God had chosen for Bella.  But how could I raise a girl who would be confident and secure in herself?  Full of self-esteem and be a "go getter"?  A girl that does not obsess over her not perfect body?

For those are all things I am not.  I continue to try and learn and by the grace of the Lord, I get better at it every day.  But some days I fall into the enemy's trap. 

For you formed my inwards part; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. 
Psalm 139;13-14

As I read that verse, I realize how blessed I truly am to be wealthy in health and shamelessly bow my head and ask for forgiveness.  And so I continue to hold onto God's hand as He guides me through motherhood and I raise a little girl who is not only tenacious and strong but also loving and caring. 

The more I look at this pillow, the more I fall in love with the thought that this is not only a pillow to decorate a room, but a reminder of how blessed I am to have been given the privilege to care for my daughter's precious soul.  I know this pillow will become a beautiful keepsake for years to come.

1. Have child draw an image on a piece of paper that is large enough to cover a good part of the pillow's surface. You could always enlarge an existing image to desired size.
2. Using graphite or transfer paper, transfer image onto the pillow.  We used a round pillow by Canvas Corp. 
3. Paint using acrylic or fabric paints. 

As always, it means so much to me that you take the time to visit...thank you.

Sending you much love,

ps - as you may know, there has been a lot of talk about Google Friend Connect being discontinued as of March 1.  I have decided to add the follow linky tool and it would mean a lot to  me if you would stay in touch or if you prefer we can always keep in touch through FB..:)  thank you...xo


  1. The bond I feel with my sons is incredible, but I imagine, a daughter, has a different dimension that you really captured here.

    It's not just a pillow, it's the joy of art being passed from mother to daughter.

    I hope I have that creative bond with one of my own...

  2. Beautiful pillow and beautiful sentiments about motherhood.

  3. Hi
    Again you have created something of true beauty! I am a new teacher and I had been thinking that in Kindergarten everything is shared, which is a good social thing to learn. But I had been thinking how pleasant it would be for children to have their very own pillow for rest time. What good timing this post is! I believe children's art is so exquisite, there is nothing like it! And what a wonderful warm way to preserve it! 'Made by Joel' is a post where this stay at home creative man comes up with some very child like drawings and creations that he makes for and with his children. Thank you for sharing your God given talent and I have always loved Psalm 139.

  4. Une artiste cette petite!

  5. Absolutely beautiful! What a precious keepsake... great job!

  6. WOW! How awesome is that? I still have my baby pillow for 58 years, I cannot imagine how much more important it would be to me if my Mom and I had made a pillow together! Your relationship with God is the best thing you can do for your children, and you are teaching them when they are young, I have never seen Him fail at keeping His promises! Thank you for encouraging your child in life and making her art a part of that and for letting her know that God is the giver of her talents! GREAT JOB MOM!!!

  7. This is adorable, and looks like it came straight off a rack somewhere! Super cute! Thanks for sharing the how-to, I cannot wait to makes these with my five! Linky follower too!
    ~Jen @

  8. That is so cute! I can see that your daughter takes after you. What a wonderful artist she is :)

  9. Knowing you the bit I do, I NEVER had a doubt that you would be a wonderful, encouraging mother to any child. How special to have a little girl that you can shape and watch grow into a strong, beautiful woman (just like her Mom). God has richly blessed you...AND her...xo Diana

  10. ps. That pillow is so cute. I hope someday it gracces HER little girl's room!

  11. That looks amazing.She is very talented.What a blessing our children are.We were blessed with one.And I thank God every single day for her.

  12. That pillow is adorable. What an amazing talent she has. I was so blessed to have two daughters to raise and now as adults they still give me so much joy.

  13. You are amazing!
    Love the pillow... so adorable!

  14. What a talented daughter you have,the pillow is so adorable. I love to read your post. I'm following you through Linky now, I have it on my blog too.

  15. The pillow is just so sweet and precious. I love it. And isn't it a blessing to have sons and a daughter? ♥ I have one son and twin daughters. :)

  16. So beautiful!
    Did you get my email with the questions a while back? i know there were email issues and just want to make sure! Let me know...

  17. Beautiful art work, but even more beautiful is the bond that it has created for you both. Oh being the mother of a daughter is not easy, because we see so much of ourselves in them, but thankfully we have Jesus and so do they.


  18. Your daughter is indeed talented! I really enjoyed your post and your true desire to raise your daughter properly and with God's constant presence. She is so lucky to have you in her life.

  19. Bella's so great :) I love how you describe finding out you were having a girl after two boys. Hopefully one day I'll have the opportunity and be blessed to feel that joy (not that little boys aren't joys, but...oh you know what I mean! LOL!)

  20. I only had 1 daughter & 1 son, but always felt I was equally close to each just in different ways. We now have 6 grandchildren, with oldest (12 yr. old twin girls) both showing amazing artistic talent. That pillow is precious & made doubly so because you & your daughter worked on it together.

    With the graphite paper, were the lines easy to cover with the paint, or did you have to erase them somehow?

    I am following now via the Lindy Followers (just in case) & hope you will follow me back!

  21. that deer is such a little dear! love that your daughter drew it, it looks perfectly amazing.


  22. This is so precious! I will have to remember to do something similar with Lillie once she gets a little older. I am going to go pin it now so I don't forget! =)


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