I am exploring new things recently, a time for myself to create things that I like. A time where a friend of mine call “the me time”.
Yes, I have to agree we all get to a stage where all the status, level is no longer the priority, but merely things that really matters to us. And for me, it always been able to create, to draw, to do craft, to play and compose songs…something people called “the arty arty stuff”.
And yes, it required lots of time, brain power and patient to do it, but it is the result that’s matters…the satisfaction of looking at your design/ artwork and felt so WOW about it. The smile on your clients face, the affection and sweet words from the recipients is make it all worth while…because art itself should bring joy and to enhance the quality of life!
I remembered the story of the “talent” in the bible where a master gave 3 of his servants 1,3,5 talent (coin for those day). The one with 1 talent don’t know what to do with it and don’t want to lose it, so he bury the 1 talent in the ground. The servant with 3 and 5 each has put their talents in good use and they each has doubled it. When the master return to them, the servants with 3 and 5 talents was well rewarded and more is given to them. So, what happen to the one who has the talent bury to the ground?
Then the one who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Sir, I knew that you were a hard man, harvesting where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter seed, so I was afraid, and I went and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.’ But his master answered, ‘Evil and lazy slave! So you knew that I harvest where I didn’t sow and gather where I didn’t scatter? Then you should have deposited my money with the bankers, and on my return I would have received my money back with interest! Therefore take the talent from him and give it to the one who has ten. For the one who has will be given more, and he will have more than enough. But the one who does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless slave into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth”
Mat 25: 24-30
It simply means…we need to use whatever “talent” God has given us. It might be money or ability. If we use it wisely, He will increase it so that our lives will glorify Him.
As I began to reflect back on this parable again and again, I know I can put my small talent into good use. So, I started another personal blog call “A’cuppa cards“. This blog will be a place I talk about about all the craft, art, design work I did for corporate, church, individuals, products and even included my little experimental craft work. It will be a place of art indulgent with the thought, the inspiration, the concept, the story as well as the challenges I face when I produce them. So, do felt free to visit “A’cuppa cards” and drop me a word or two yeah.
On top of that…I believe our words come from our hearts. Good words come from a good heart who is governed by faith or love. We all are called to speak the words of God, to speak words that give life, to speak words that give blessing, to speak words that lift others up, to speak words that give goodness to those around us.
The Apostle Paul puts it this way.
Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only what is useful for building up,as there is need, Is there any need out there for people to be built up? so that your words may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 (NRSV)
So…I will focusing with words that give life in all my work, and throwing out freebies for free download should you be interested with any of my work. Cheers ^_~