Saturday, March 25, 2006

Illustration Friday: Monster (and Feet)


"You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet."
(2 Samuel 22:40)
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Oh goodness, I have really missed taking part in Illustration Friday for the last couple of weeks. Trying to make up for it a bit by combining last week's topic "Feet"and this week's topic "Monster". I had a number of ideas for feet, but I was sick and had no time or energy, so this worked out great. It's important to note that it is God who provides the strength we need to overcome the "monsters" in our lives: greed, jealousy, envy, gluttony, lust and so on. He has already won the battle for us - and He lets us enjoy the spoils. You can't fail with God on your side! Struggling with these ugly critters on our own can keep us worn out and feeling constantly defeated - but victory is ours in the Lord!
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"You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."
(1 John 4:4)
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"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world."
(John 16:33)
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"Don't let evil get the best of you; get the best of evil by doing good."
(Romans 12:21 - the Message)


26 comments:

  1. Only, your critters look to cute to step on. :P

    ~ian

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  2. Aww... poor, cute monsters probably just wanted to play.
    love

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  3. Finally! - one who have conquered the monsters!
    Very cute!!

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  4. Hey, I had missed you!
    I can't begin to tell you how encouraging those Bible verses have been...
    Your illos always put a smile on my face, thank you so much! And may God keep those blessings coming into your life.
    Your friend,
    Geninne

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  5. this is incredibly charming...

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  7. Wonderful messages...and, wonderful illo! LOVE the sword and cape! Reminds me of when my dd and I homeschooled, and one she made a sword and cape for one of her lessons (I think it was when we were using the Konos curriculum). GREAT job!!

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  8. I forgot to add...Hope you feel better soon! I've been suffering with a miserable cold and/or sinus infection for two weeks! Nyquil has been my best friend (but, not working! UGH!)

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  9. great idea and so well done! great work!!!

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  10. What a great hero! She has such charm and strength

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  11. Triumph! :) Nicely done... and I like all the scripture references. Everybody needs a little reminder sometimes.

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  12. I like how you use scripture with your art! I was thankful that I came here today to see your work. It brought a smile to my face because it reminds me that God is in control, and we have the victory in the end so all the minor problems really don't matter anyway.

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  13. Yep, we all have to wrestle with those monsters. Yours are so cute though (and they are only toys, aren't they). Lovely pic - concept and execution - and as it'd make a great card. Nice to have you back!

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  14. hannah would love this illustration and verses in the bible.

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  15. She looks very triumphant standing on top of her conquered monsters! You combined the two topics with a great illustration, and I find the piece of scripture very inspiring. Whatever one's religious beliefs, it is good to be reminded that we don't have to face our battles alone. You're right that doing so only depletes us of our energy. Thanks, Becky!

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  16. This is great! I love how its very different from the others where this one the monsters are defeated!

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  17. Sweet. I like her little sword.
    www.wynlen.no

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  18. I love this one, She's a hero in my book. I love your illustrations they always make me feel good inside....Like a great big old hug.

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  19. What a fun piece, she ROCkS!

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  20. You have such a charming style. So cute and amusing.

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  21. Yahoo!!!! God is SO great!
    Fantastic illustration of that verse.
    Wow- I'm getting goosebumps. Thanks for sharing your art and bringing glory to God via the web.
    Kim

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  22. Great illo to go with FABULOUS scripture. Thank you!

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  23. Go girl power!
    I like how she has triumphed over her symbolic monster demons. That's what life is all about.
    And thanks for visiting.

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  24. Great combination. I was wondering where you were. Gald you are back. Really excellent work.

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  25. great illustration, very optimistic

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  26. thank you for steppin' by and commenting so nice!

    I like your white borderd illustrations!

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