Sunday, July 18, 2010

Buried Treasure: I am My Father's Daughter

I've reposted this as part of

Buried Treasure,

a collaborative project

that invites art bloggers

to dig up an old post and repost it.

This is one of my favorites!

When God created the world,

he found joy in the act of creating.

In Genesis 1:31, it reads,

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”

And because our Creator found joy in making things out of nothing,

He wanted to share it with us.

He created man in His image-

with the capacity to create,

with the aptitude to create with passion.

He gave man gifts and blessings, talents and love.

He didn’t give these gifts to the animals, only to man.

We are born to create.

We are born to use our imagination.

When we create, when we bring something that wasn’t there into being,

we share in our Creator’s gift and blessing.

God created many beautiful things out of nothing.

I look at how beautiful the animals are-

the different kinds of birds, butterflies,

even the strange creatures under the sea.

Look at the magnificent trees and mountains, the sunset.

God took so much care in forming these things for us and Him to enjoy.

Some of the things He created we will never even see!

He created them for His pleasure!

We too can create for our pleasure.

We need not be making art for others to appreciate,

unless that’s part of our pleasure as well.

There is no limit to God’s creativity and imagination.

And I believe God also gave us, each of us,

creativity and imagination with no limit.

The more we use these gifts, the more we will have!

God didn’t destroy what to us are strange or funny creations.

Sometimes we don’t want to draw or paint because we say we can’t draw.

Take a tip from God who appreciates His creations whatever it looks like!

And I realized that we would be

like father, like daughter,

if I enjoyed my creations as well!


  1. Awesome - totally agree!

  2. That was a wonderful re-entry.
    I totally agree with all of the words.
    Jeanie xx

  3. I love this post! I agree with everything you said and I love that painting. Blessings, Vicki

  4. Great art piece and beautiful post--well done!!

  5. Amen to that! I wish I were more like FATHER like daughter!

  6. I also totally agree with all of your (and the bible) words, and I admire your way of writing and painting. you inspire me. I hear people so often say the're not creative, but I believe we all are. My motto is : just take your paint-brush and begin.. it can give you so much satisfaction
    (forgive me if my english is bad,I'm just a dutch country girl ;-)

  7. Anonymous2:04 AM

    Love the art and words!

  8. I am a teacher and your words inspire me for my students. Beautiful words with an inspiring message. Thank you.

  9. Thomas Merton said that a tree gives glory to God by being a tree, for in being what He intended it is obedient. I believe we are meant to be creative and that we honor the Creator with our unique gifts, thanks for sharing yours

  10. Super selection for your repost. Just love your words -He gave man gifts and blessings, talents and love. " we need to appreciate all and try to be in our current moments always. Thanks for such inspiration!!

  11. Love the art journal page. Your paints are wonderful. The flowers are delightful too.


  12. Such a sweet painting... I love it!! And thanks for the re-post. The words are SO TRUE and filled with so much meaning for all of us who commented here!
    - vicki


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