The light of the world
Who gave all for those He loved
Shines brightly in me
This is my first whimsy girl mixed media piece. In all honesty, I loved it before I added the words and started playing with it more. The hair kind of makes her head look wide now, and before it didn’t. Just goes to show that the expression “Keep it simple, stupid” has credit.
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I’m just a simple girl that is passionate about being relevant and making a difference in this world.
World traveler, lover of bright sunny days, experiencing cultures, good friends and conversation. I love my God and love my family.
I don’t believe that I have the Truth, but that I have a relationship with Truth and want to be closer to Him.
Canadian, born and raised in Vancouver, BC. YWAMer since 2000 and have traveled and lived all over the world –Hong Kong, China, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Turkey, Germany, Argentina, Australia and The USA.
I moved to Brazil in 2002, married an awesome “Baiano”, Daniel, and we have two adorable kiddies, Caue and Hannah.
I am certified in fitness and nutrition and conducted physical conditioning classes while working with an arts and evangelism team and schools. I am also certified in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and TEYL (Teaching English to Young Learners).
"A God Coloured Girl in a Grey World" is my blog where I write articles based on my faith, post fitness routines, recipes and other health and wellness stuff. You can also check out a bit of my music at www.myspace.com/stacilys
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39 thoughts on “Shine – (Haiku)”
I think she’s beautiful, Staci! She has a very innocent quality about her. Did you use reflective paint or glitter in it? I like the idea of using reflective material to emphasize the point about The Light of the World. Nicely done!!!!
Awwww, thanks Rob. I’m a little down about it because yesterday it was so much nicer. Then I went and played a bit more at night and her head became wide and all. I used glitter.
Thanks for the encouragement.
Just enjoy the journey, my friend. I happen to like the message the word addition makes. Prett girl, like you.
In the midst of cooking for Thanksgiving today. Trying to catch up on reading posts I miss out on, as well. Enjoy your day…
🙂 Thanks Audrey. You know, you’re right. I just need to enjoy the journey. I’m such a strong feeler, and somewhat (ok, very much) of a perfectionist, that I want it to be just perfect. And then I get down if it isn’t. If I do something I really like, I get a real high, and super excited. Hmmmm, the ups and downs of being a strong feeler.
Thanksgiving is tomorrow right? My bday is tomorrow. So then, I have a ton to be thankful for 🙂
Can I come over for some Thanksgiving dinner please?
I am also, as you know, a feeler. I understand where you are creatively and just know it is where I often find myself. You’re not alone. We both are tough critics of ourselves. I think we just have to let it flow. I bet your husband loves this creative side of you. I see your picture as perfection, so the pressure is off. 😉
Yes! Thanksgiving is tomorrow. Please, I’d love to have you guys!! One day, for sure.
Happy Birthday a day early, my friend! Do you have plans? I hope so… Ahh. Birthdays are so fun. I pray it is the best of days!! 🙂
Awwwwww, you’re great Audrey. ‘Perfection?’ Wow. Thank you so much. Yes, my husband does appreciate my creative side. He longs for me to sing more and especially live. I’m my definitely my worst critic when it comes to my voice and songs. He thinks I’m nuts. Just recently he told me that he doesn’t ever expect anymore that I’ll get over myself and believe that I can do it (with my voice and music, that is). He’s also very creative. Especially with ideas, developing characters for a script and all. He’s a real heady and reason type of guy. Teaches on world view and sociology type of stuff. I love that about him. And learn soooooo much.
Who knows, maybe we’ll be in Texas some day. Even if we’re not in Huston (is it?), I’d definitely make the trek there to meet you.
Well, bday plans… to eat yummy cake, that’s a for sure. Friday night we’re getting together with another couple (friends of ours). We always make something special to eat and drink some red wine and laugh and talk loud (they’re Brazilians and I’m – well – I’m just loud old me). Hopefully my kids will stay asleep.
Thanks Audrey. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Hope you have a blast.
She’s beautiful. ..just like YOU!! 😉 ❤ ❤
Oh Lorrie, you’re so sweet. Thank you so much. I liked her more before I went and played with it again last night. But, you live and learn, right.
That is ALWAYS the “plan!”…much love ❤ ❤
The Light does indeed shine very brightly. I am with the others… She is very beautiful!
Ohhh, thank you so much. I’m encouraged with all the wonderful feedback I’m getting. As I said to Audrey, I’m a perfectionist and a strong feeler. If it’s not perfect, according to my standards, I get down. So I really appreciate the kind words.
From one perfectionist to another, “I understand!” But…keep going!
Oh yes, I will. Thanks for the encouragement.
yeah sometimes simple is good- but it is fun to experiment and learn as you go – and I think booth are beautiful – words and art!! 🙂
Thank you so much. Experimentation is fun, and hey, you’ll never grow, nor know, if you don’t take risks, right?
so true! 🙂
This one really shines! Beautiful!
Ohhhhh, thanks Benjamin. Hehe, yes, it ‘shines’.
Have a great sleep tonight. Make up for the other nights of the lack of sleep.
Yes. That’s my plan. Same to you!
I like it!
Awwww, thanks Kate.
Love the art and the haiku. You are really moving right along with the mixed media stuff, huh?! And every time you do it makes me want to try it more. After I get my knee fixed I may have to give it a try. Love and hugs, N ❤
Hehe, thanks Natalie. It helps when my husband is traveling, because then I can spend all the time I want in the evenings trying it.
Oh yes, you’ll definitely have to try it out. I’m sure you would love it.
Love and hugs to you.
Wonderful artwork and haiku, Staci! I love simple art-forms, it’s beautiful and always stays unique. Have you used those sparkly pastel colours (hehe, not sure if there is an artsy name for it)? I LOVE the background composition, gives the picture a mystical presence! And, I am proud of you pursuing your interests, my friend! You’re off to a great start. I wait for more! ❤ 🙂
Awwww, thanks. Yea, it’s simple but I’m just starting out right? I used water color pencils, white acrylic paint, a textured brayer, stencils with a meshy sponge and pearl glitter. It was fun. It was better before I put the words, I ended up playing with the girl a bit more and made her head too wide by touching up the hair. Oops. Anyhow, today’s my birthday. YEAH! It’s sunny and warm and I feel good. I like my body and my hair today so it’s all going well so far. Hehehehehe.
Much love sweetie.
I knew there were tech-art terms too! 😀
The girl is pretty, Staci, wider forehead is a sign of intelligence! ^_^
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! YAY! HAVE A FANTASTIC DAY, STACI! I AM SHOUTING IN MY HEAD SO USING BOLD LETTERS IS A MANDATE! TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOUR SPECIAL DAY! I’M ALREADY SENDING A JAR OF GRAPE JAM FOR YOU! 😀 ❤ ❤
WooHoo! Grape jam sounds great. How about some tea and biscuits too. We’ll have a little party.
Thanks so much sweetie. Having a great day so far.
Love your picture/poem. I, too, am new to mixed media just started about two months ago. Art was one of the reasons for the new blog. It really didn’t fit into to other projects. Hope you had a great birthday.
Oh my gosh Staci, I’m gone for a little bit and you become this amazing mixed media artist!!! I love this, both the artwork and the poem! I’m sooo glad you posted your artwork in here. I knew you’d be fabulous at it! Xoxo
Hahahaha. Awwww, thanks Kirsten. You’re too kind to me.
I’ve been bit by the bug, and don’t ever want to stop now.
Oops, I was so excited about your artwork I hit post comment too soon. Happy Belated Birthday. My daughter’s birthday is the 27th too…she turned 27 this year.
WHAT! You have a daughter? I had no idea. Do you have any other children? That’s great, we share a birthday together. Congratulations to her.
Only one child, I got pregnant with her when I was 17 years old. It was quite an adventure 🙂
I can imagine. Wow. That must have been tough.
It was, but God has worked it all out for good! 🙂
I love this picture! It’s beautiful 🙂
Awwww, thank you so much. I’m glad you like it.
The picture looks great 🙂
Awwwww, thanks so much M.T. I’ve just started trying my hand at mixed media art. This one is my first girl. I love the whole Whimsy look.