Monday, April 30, 2012

Photographer On a Hill || artistic endeavors

I decided to do a little creating this weekend as a study breaker. I played around with some different techniques and textures, and came up with this card set titled Photographer On a Hill.

These notecards take on an Avant-Garde style. /// Avant-garde (means "advance guard" or "vanguard". [1] The term is used in English as a noun or adjective to refer to people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture, and politics.

This is an innovative and slightly futuristic styled card set. 

Handmade set, using an engraved metal piece portraying a photographer with an early 19th Century camera standing on a hill. The picture itself is rubbed on by a gold rubbing stick, and then the rim is painted with gold gloss paint. The envelopes are recycled paper, with hand painted gold lining.

Pretty basic design, nothing posh. But I rather enjoyed making these nonetheless! 

To be sold, the set comes with six notecards and six envelopes, and is delivered with a recycled, gold painted band and protective envelope (as depicted in the last photo).

What are your thoughts? What kind of artistic endeavors have you taken on in the past month? 

All text  and all Images © 2012 Footprints in the Sand

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thrifting Finds

 I visited a little thrift shop here in Purcellville. 

Blue Ridge Hospice Thrift Store
151 West Main Street
Purcellville, VA 20132 
(540) 751-1680

And I found some lovely items. 

>> An excellent little wooden container, with a ship painting top. 

>> Two books, Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A Milne. My favorite all-time childrens story. And the second book is an older Nancy Drew, titled Murder on Ice. Surprisingly, this is a very interesting title for Nancy Drew, most Nancy Drew's do not have deaths in them (Especially the older ones).

And lastly,

>> a clay whale pendent necklace. A WHALE!! Which, by the way, is one of my favorite animals; so I just had to get it. 

All items rung up as:

Wood Nautical Container: $6

Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A Milne $0.25
Murder on Ice by Carolyn Keene $0.25
Clay Whale Pendant Necklace $6

TOTAL: $13.50

Not bad, eh? And I know I will enjoy them all.


All text © 2012 Footprints in the Sand | All Images © 2012 Hislight Photography

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Let's Stop Living for the Temporary ||

Why do we continually live for man when it only brings us temporary pleasure? We pay the highest price for what is temporary.


We choose to gain the whole world, and yet in the process we lose our life.

This world is NOT our home, yet we do everything in our power to make it so. 

As Christians we should not be seeking to be tied to this world, but rather we should be tied to Christ—in Him we are truly home.

Yet still we envelope ourselves in the lies of the world, and then say "well hey, I'm a Christian." As if that makes it all right again. We are becoming apathetic. And it seems we are only Christians when it's convenient. But when life gets hard, we'd rather do things our way. We want control, and so God gets pushed out of the picture. 

Why can’t we see we cannot make it through this life without God?

Why do we continually think, “I can do this on MY own. MY way. When I want to”?

Where did the passion go?

Oh dear readers, may you stand strong and not fall prey to this kind of thinking!
Don't become apathetic! Stay strong and firm in CHRIST!

Tie yourselves to the Anchor. When we are tied to Him, we may fall. And it certainly won't be easy. 

But don't loose heart!

He is not going anywhere. 

So let's find the courage to stop living for the temporary and start living for the real!

All text © 2012 Footprints in the Sand | All Images © 2011 Hislight Photography