Sunday Mornings

photo and design by my talented friend,  Kaitlin Monroe

I saw the words "No perfect people allowed" on a banner for a Church that we saw on the road to Galveston, Tx this past week and couldn't get it out of my head. We are all God's children even though NO ONE is perfect. Such a beautiful reminder.

When I began painting, I began a journey of growing closer to God. You see I've always believed but my relationship desperately waned and I certainly fell away from Him. I think I began to feel a sense of unworthiness. But what I know now is that none of us are worthy, but He loves us so much anyway! He sent His Son, Jesus to die on the cross so that we are no longer bound by sin. We are set Free!

You see, I truly feel that He gently drew me closer by calling art into my heart. The complexity and subtly that our Creator works is something to be in awe of.....

As I was in church one morning, I felt the calling to create a class all about my Sunday morning worship paintings. Normally what I do is attend early service Church and come home and paint till we have lunch. I want to share this time with you. Time spent praising God. I really think we can use our gifts to reach others. In doing so, we pass the light on to others….who then share their story.

For this class, I envision lifting each other up as we spend time creating as the Great Creator meant for us to do. When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable with God….to be vulnerable in spirit with others….we reach others easily. Gently. We open ourselves up to so much….to giving….to nurturing….to being still….to gratitude….to trust….and to faith. I imagine the magnitude of the lives you will touch with the art you will create. My prayer is that you become a vessel to reach and touch others lives with your art….gently….but with passion. To say things that cannot be expressed through words!

While pondering this class, I thought the only way to reach out in this way was to offer this class for free. I will open it up to donations if you feel called to give.


Journal Page that we will be creating


Class will begin May 18, 2014 and a new project will post weekly for 5 weeks. So basically they'll be 5 projects for you to enjoy. Thank you for allowing me to give back! Guest Artists Susana Tavares and Michelle Sylvia will also share with you their beautiful, soulful approach to art.
Susana

Michelle

Michelle is also giving away this original piece of work
Blessed with Peace



*****I need your help in spreading the word. Please post a link to this blog post on your social media (Facebook, twitter, blog, pinterest, etc) 
Then come back here and leave a comment stating how/where you shared.....and I'll have a drawing and choose 3 names and donate $50 to a charity of your choosing. 
Michelle is also giving away the painting above....so a total of 4 names will be drawn.
Drawing will be made on May 10th, 2014.  Please come back here on the 10th to check to see if you win!



You can sign up HERE for class


sign up details and instruction

  • Class starts May 18th, 2014. You will have 1 year access to the classroom and all videos are available for download to keep
  • click the link above and if you are not already a member of my ning group, you will need to sign up for my network. Click in the "sign in" or "sign up" button
  • Once you get signed in, go HERE and hit the "join group" button and you are all set to go. 
  • I will be sending a message to all of the students on the first day of class with a reminder and link to the project. (but please bookmark the above classroom link for your easy access)


To get an idea for the supplies that I use in this class, please check out my pinterest board




Awakening


a little note about this class:
This is a Christian based online class. There will be talk of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit along with Christian music (which I can't wait to share with you all). Plus lots and lots of painting and having fun. Join me as we praise God and create together!!
Any and all are welcome to participate…..all religions, denominations, believers, unbelievers, anyone.






Comments

  1. A beautiful offering Mindy. Really beautiful. I have shared on Facebook and Twitter and i will share on my blog as well. Divinely inspired.

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this, Mindy!! Just shared it on Facebook. Love that you are sharing your art AND your faith!!

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  4. Thank you for this beautiful gift Mindy...I shared it on Facebook. I love the idea of spending prayerful painting time with Him after church. I agree with your sentiment the we could use our gifts to reach others and have often prayed that He show me how I can do this... You are an inspiration. God bless you.

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  5. Thank you so much for this. I love your art and your expressions of faith in it. I often make notes during worship of things I want to "art" but then never get to it. This class will inspire me to do it. I have tweeted and pinned you :-)

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  6. Thank you for offering this free class. I will spread the word. God bless...Deb

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  7. had to go share with my FB friends and sisters. They'll enjoy it with me, I hope.

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  8. What a gift! What a blessing! Praise the LORD for you Mindy! Way to let your light and love for God shine! I shared on my Facebook!!

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  9. Thank you Mindy for this. I've also shared the link on Facebook!

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  10. Shared on my Instagram! Spreading the word so you can ...spread THE WORD!

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  11. Oh my, I was so hoping you'd have a class like this and it is so generous of you to offer it for free. Thank YOU!!
    I have shared on FB ;)

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  12. Thank you so much Mindy for opening up a free class like this! What a blessing!

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  13. What a wonderful idea this is - I don't think there is anything like it online.
    I've shared a link of my FB page.
    It's very sweet of you to do this.

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  14. Hello beautiful! :) I have shared on Facebook & Pinterest... b/c I just LOVE to give my support to you!!! Hope you're enjoying a gorgeous day!! ~H♥~

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  15. Thank You Mindy!! Just signed up and shared on FaceBook.

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  16. This is wonderful! I am so looking forward to this. I have Pinned, shared on FB, signed up, am emailing all my creative friends, and am going to share with my bible study group. Thank you so much for this opportunity!

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  17. Thank you SO much Mindy! Looking forward to the 19th. I pinned this on Pinterest. Going to share on my Instagram too. xoxo

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  18. So exciting!! Just what my heart needs right now. So glad you are doing this.

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  19. I share it on my FB. I did know today will be a good day. Enjoy yours, Mik

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  20. I just shared on facebook. Such an exciting class. This is exactly the vision I have for my art. I want people to look at my work and be healed emotionally. So excited to be a part of this. You are so generous Mindy. Thank you:)

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  21. What a lovely idea and gift to share. My heart is open and ready for such a journey! I recently began my journey in Messianic Judaism and I am currently studying Biblical Hebrew.

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  22. So very humbled by your love and passion and faith. Tweeted and Facebooked x2. xoxo

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  23. You're on my FB wall! Looking forward to angels all around!

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  24. Hi Mindy, this class offering looks awesome! I've shared on Pinterest, Twitter, FB and Google+ !! Thanks for the opportunity to win a spot or the gorgeous original by Michelle!! WOW

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  25. Shared on FB for now, but will be pinning as soon as I'm at my laptop :) You are so generous of spirit, Mindy. Big love xx

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  26. I shared on my Facebook and in my Facebook group, Twisted Figures which houses all of my students (most of which are pretty new to mixed media).

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  27. Thank you for sharing. I shared the class on facebook.

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  28. I think this is a wonderful God-inspired idea Mindy!
    I have shared on Facebook & Twitter.
    Alison xxx

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  29. I have shared on Facebook and my blogs! I am very excited about this class!

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  30. This is really lovely Mindy. It's my pleasure to share it on my Facebook page. I hope that some of my friends will discover your beautiful artwork and classes. It's all about HIS great love for us and how we can share that with others.

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  31. soooo excited about this! We Christians need to stick together and be a light in the art world. This is going to be an awesome class!

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  32. I just shared on my facebook page. This sounds fun. Thank you.

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  33. What a blessing you are offering, Mindy. Thank you so much. I just shared on my facebook page, on Google+, on twitter, and on my blog.

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  34. Thank you so very much for bringing this. I've been trying to launch myself into just such a project but have been stuck in self-doubt. Once again you've helped me move forward. Can't wait to start! Bless you, Mindy! xo

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  35. shared on my facebook page Mindy.

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  36. Thank you for offering this gift, Mindy. I have been wanting to take a class with you, and I feel this is just what I need! I've shared on Facebook and will share again soon. XOXO

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  37. I forgot to write that I did share on facebook!

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  38. Thanks for such a beautiful offering.
    I posted on my FB timeline
    https://www.facebook.com/mariette.heb

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  39. Such a generous gift! I will pay it forward. I shared on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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  40. Thank you Mindy :)

    I am inspired by you and your work and love the class I am currently taking with you.

    I will share on my blog.

    Karen x

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  41. This is so, so generous of you Mindy! I can't wait to see your new videos. I've just shared your post on Twitter as I have the most followers there :)
    xx

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  42. Thank Mindy for such a kind and generous offer! I have shared on Facebook. Just can't wait! Love, Karen and Catherine.

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  43. I'm so excited about this very special offering that you are putting out there. Such a wonderful thing you are doing. I've signed up and shared via my business FB page. Thank you.

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  44. I was so excited about this that I forgot to mention that I've shared this on FB and will continue to share on Twitter and such!

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  45. What a positvie way to bring like minded creative's together to share and encourage one another. Thanks Mindy. :) This was shared on both my personal and artist FB page as well as a page I co-host for our local art guild.

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  46. How exciting and thank you for this opportunity. I've shared on my FB page and my Twitter. Many Blessings :)

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  47. What a great gift. I've shared on my facebook page. I look forward to your class

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  48. Good luck with this great idea! I shared on my blog... http://gracewonder.blogspot.com/

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  49. Love your heart to worship and the mountain painting so much. Praying for and dreaming of my baby coming in October. Any way I can get my hands on a print of it for my little love's room? (or corner of my room, shall I say...)

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  50. Thank you Mindy, will share on FB.

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  51. mindy - i will be sharing on fb and with some of my artsy friends. thank you so much for offering this class - I so enjoy the lovely, peaceful artwork. sounds wonderful. cannot wait!

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  52. Hi Mindy - I would love to join and bring a Jewish/Buddhist/Yoga perspective to the group! Hope that's OK! And of course I will share on my FB page.

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  53. Can't wait! I shared on my FB page and also on my Christian Paper Artists FB page.

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  55. OH wow! I just posted a featured artist piece on Carla Sonheim. :) I'm in love with all her classes and am hoping to join the fairy tales course. How exciting. I will tweet and google+ and everything over the next week. Thanks for all your awesome talent and inspiration.

    Tam
    http://cardmakingartists.com

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  56. I just posted the link on Facebook. I am very excited about this class!

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  57. I posted this to my facebook page and will tell everyone I know. This is a wonderful idea and I wish growth and love to everyone who is touched by this venture. It is a wonderful way to share with the world. Congratulations and good luck. Thanks for sharing. The world needs more of this sort of thing.

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  58. This sounds cool. I tried to sign up for the class from my ipad and kept getting an error message when I tried to answer the question about what kind of paint .

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  59. I am trying to sign up but I don't know the answer to the question about the paint that Mindy uses. Can anyone help.

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  60. I'm also trying to join but have put in every type of paint I can find that you use and none of them works! Can you tell me what the answer is? Thanks!

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  61. I have tried to sign up, but I am having no luck at all

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