I’m no artist…

… that’s been made abundantly clear in the past month and a half. However, I am thoroughly enjoying my journey through A Year of Words. (Learn more about my thoughts behind this project/ challenge/ resolution/ whatever it is here.)

I’ve learned that I’m an imperfect person but also that I am extremely loved.

I’ve learned that I don’t need other people’s approval to be satisfied with myself but also that I eagerly await it.

I’ve learned that putting a pen or brush to paper is therapeutic and makes me super happy but also that I’ll never get any better with the craft if I just stalk the Instagrams of gals that are way better at it than me.

I’ve learned that January was a nice change of pace but also that doodles alone aren’t what I want my blog to host.

I’ve learned a lot. But also have a long way to go.

Thanks to those of you who have been so encouraging, especially with words… (I like words? No way!)

I wanted to share with everyone my first doodle gift. I think it might become a thing so if you have a birthday coming up and want a specific quote in a specific color or style, go ahead and drop that hint. Otherwise you’ll just get what you get!

John Wesley

I made this for my grandaddy for his birthday. It’s a quote by John Wesley that is just beautiful and a great reminder of how to live daily with Christ. As I scribbled the quote with my watercolors, I was so overcome with excitement… because that’s what words can do when you share them. I was excited to see the finished product. I was excited to see my grandaddy’s reaction to his gift. And I was excited to share with him a daily reminder that is so powerful.

Words, words, words. They’re so important. How will you use your words today?