Sunday, August 7, 2011

Hope


I've seen the hope instilled in a child through art. I've seen their faces light up, their confidence grow, a dream set in their heart in an instant. I've heard story after story from parents about the impact that art has made in the lives of their children.


First and foremost, I always teach that God is the greatest Creator, and we are all created in His image! That is the hope I'm really trying to instill when I teach art classes.There are so many lessons you can teach about God while you're teaching art; how special He made us, how beautiful is His creation that inspires all art, and how God gives us each a gift and a purpose. The students I teach in my little world are blessed; they come from great families; go to top rated schools; and will probably never know what it's like to wake up hungry. But they still need this hope too, and I'm so blessed to be able to share it with them in my private art classes. Here is my dream..... I ran across this video on The Art Project Girl's post. It brought me to tears, and got me sooo excited at the same time! It gave me hope; sparked a dream. Just wanted to share it with you.


I'm praying that someday God will use me to impact those "at risk" children with no hope at all. Praying He will open the doors and light that path. I think there are so many people in the arts that would love to use their talents to bless children in this way! 

I would love to hear how you bless others with your artistic abilities..

4 comments:

Amanda Trought said...

Thank you so much for sharing this, its very easy to forget that the talents and gifts that God has blessed us with are for us to put out into the world to bless and inspire others. Your work is inspiring, and I will pray for your continued grace and inspiration. Amanda

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Mrs. Skojec said...

Wonderful post! God is indeed the one we turn to for inspiration and all creation comes from Him! Thank you for posting this!

God bless! ~Pam

Lori @ Bloom Into Being, LLC said...

So I have this dream to have a mobile art studio that teaches kids in underserved communities how to use repurposed matls to make beautiful new creations and somehow connect those art lessons to Gospel truths. Been praying that God would direct my steps because as I shared in a previous comment, I only have Kindergarten teaching experience, not formal art training. But I always loved our Imagination Station back in the day when we were permitted to have Learning Centers in the classroom! Ah, the good old days. Sounds like you have a heart similar to mine! Wish you lived closer to me in Pittsburgh so we could join forces for good. I am so in a need of a buddy to piggyback with! Any friends in the area???

Sleepyhead Designs Studio said...

Lori-thanks for all your comments. Sorry I took awhile to get back to you. Traveling some this summer and kids are home so I do most my posting from my phone and don't have a chance to reply. Love the mobile idea-I've thought of that too. I don't know anyone in your area, but I say go for it! Start small-God will lead the way if it's His will for you to reach kids through your art. You don't need formal training. Trust in Him and he will direct you path :)

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