When I read the Bible there are a lot of verses I would like to memorize. Unfortunately my mind doesn’t always work that way. I love the verse and I want to remember it but a few hours later I’ve forgotten what it said. When I started to realize how often that happened I decided to write down the verses immediately so I could read them over and over again. So when I forgot them I could look back in my notebook and read it again. By now the verses have added up so it almost becomes difficult to find the verse that I was looking for, but you can never have enough encouragements from the Bible ;).
As a graphic designer I had the feeling that I could do more with those verses. I wanted a way to show them in my office or living room so that I would be reminded of them in my daily life. That’s when I started to make art from the bible verses I found. The first one I made was from John’Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’
I made a print from it and it’s still in my office. It took me three years to find the perfect verse I wanted to have in our living room. I wanted something to remind me of everything good that God has given us because I tend to forget it really quick. I will see all the problems in my life and everything I still need to do or everything I would want to achieve and it can overwhelm me sometimes. When I read Philippians 4:8 I knew this would be the verse I wanted. It keeps reminding me of the things I should really focus on. I don’t need to be distracted by everything that went wrong in my life but I need to focus on everything that God gives me, everything that is praiseworthy! So now I finally have my daily reminder for the joy and wonderful things God gives in our living room.
When I just started making the designs the most of them were Dutch (my native language) but after a while I started to translate them into English so more people could enjoy them.
You can win one of my Mini Art Prints! I have a couple of different designs for my art prints and you can choose the one you would like to have. The size of the print depends on te design but they’re 8” x 10”, 8”x8” or 10”x7”. It’s a gallery quality Giclée print on natural white, matte archival paper, trimmed with 1″ border for framing.
Take a look at the art prints here: http://society6.com/Lucilight/
prints And let us know which one you would like!
p.s. If you have a verse that you would like to see on another art print, feel free to contact me!