While reviewing our "perseverance" virtue card the yesterday, this scripture jumped out at me:"I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." ~ Philippians 4:13
I thought it would be a great thought to hang in our school room, since
often sometimes we run across new concepts that seem impossible.
I remembered seeing this project on Pinterest and made up my own version, using scrapbook letters and supplies that I had on hand. After linking back up to the original blog post, I realize now that the writer cut her letters out of contact paper, which is a better idea than using the wooden letters that I used for "things" (the paint slipped through underneath the edges). I ran out of stickers and tried to make do.
|I actually could have left the canvas like this...it's so much cleaner than the way mine turned out! And the colors actually weren't too obnoxious together.|
|I painted over the letters with yellow, blue and gold. I would use all dark colors next time.|
|Then I peeled off the letters and realized the issue with the word "things"|
|I repainted the t-h-i-n-g-s letters pink (Kaylin's pick) and replaced them to see if it looked better than the white.|
Just to be real for a second, I was having a rough day yesterday (totally blaming it on PMS) and so were the kids. While I was pulling letters together and placing them on the canvas, the kids were having trouble focusing on their school work. At one point, I was so frustrated that I banged my hand on the table to get Ryan's attention (we currently use a folding table in the school room) and the whole thing shook, bouncing the not-yet-stuck-down letters all over the place. As I put them back carefully, my eyes focused on the words: "I can do all things through Christ..." and I was so incredibly convicted of my impatience. Oh, the irony...
Enough about that. I think I like the white "things" better. What do you think? I need some feedback, please...I'm being indecisive.