Lenten Liturgy Landscape Share

You are invited! Please come share your Lenten Liturgy Experience, We really want to hear your thoughts on liturgy, Lent, the Valley of Vision prayer and to hear what the Lord has been doing in your life through these things. Join us for good discussion and for  fellowship together over a meal. Please join us [...]

Lenten Landscape Liturgy

Lenten Landscape Liturgy

For Lent, we are switching things up a bit.  Our goal is to be simple and meditative.  Instead of daily prompts, we have created weekly postures* based on the Valley of Vision prayer.  The free printable booklet for this project is at bottom of post, along with instructions for creating the landscape piece.  *Posture 1 [...]

the mini feast

Last weekend, we hosted "Enchanted Reality: a mini feast" where we invited local participants of Enchanted Reality: a drawing liturgy for advent to come break bread and share thoughts, writings, and/or artwork.  It was a sweet time with a small crowd which allowed everyone to share, even our kids. I confess it is not easy for [...]

Enchanted Reality: a drawing advent liturgy with a free printable!

How do these busy homeschooling moms plan to make time for liturgical worship?  Good question.  We've been asking ourselves that question and wanted to share with you our answer.  Here are a few ways that we are getting ready for our liturgical drawing challenge. HOW TO get a dose of sanity through the liturgy of [...]

a drawing liturgy for advent

In August, we launched our first drawing challenge "Drawn to the Light".  We called this a 'challenge' because that was the word we found attached to other 30 day commitments that swirled around Pinterest and the like.  But, as we participated in our own challenge, and then the well followed "Inktober", we felt the need [...]

Enchanted Reality

Enchanted Reality

Last year, in preparation for the "Abide" retreat we were working on for our church, our pastor's wife, Barbara Juliani, gave us each a copy of Rankin Wilbourne's book, Union with Christ.  In this book, Rankin says we need to have a big imagination to comprehend who God is. I love that. Our biggest takeaway from [...]

gathering

gathering

We wrapped up our 30 day challenge with a small gathering of sharing our artwork. It was so good to hear and see the many different ways this challenge was approached. Everyone had something they were challenged with and something they were blessed by. So fabulous.   Day 21: Eclipse by Melissa Tomko and kidsDay [...]

#drawn to the light

#drawn to the light

We are launching a 30 day drawing challenge for the month of August. (Yes, there are 31 days in August, take one as a buffer, where needed.) click here for daily prompts We are choosing the theme of "drawn to the light" because: Open ended themes give room for interpretation which makes this... fun? moths, [...]

Winners!!!

Winners!!!

What a fabulous response!!  We are thrilled to present to you, the winners of the 2017 National Homeschool Art Contest. To all of you out there, keep drawing, keep painting and keep giving God the glory! All entries were judged according to this rubric: Design/Composition Craftsmanship/Skill Creativity Aesthetics Meets Criteria/Interpretation of Theme Judges and their [...]

Paint&Draw w/ Wondern Awe

Paint&Draw w/ Wondern Awe

Part of our mission here at Wondern Awe is to promote and nurture the love and joy of artistic pursuits . For this reason, we have taken over Gwen Fredette's National  "Homeschool Art Contest" and are partnering with the Philadelphia Homeschool Blog to offer a great opportunity for Homeschooled kids across America.  Here's the details: [...]

AWEsome sauce Afternoon Art Spring 2018

TUESDAYS, 2pm - 4pm Starting April 24th, 2018 “A Look at Us: Drawing Human Figures and Portraits” a 6 week class focusing on sketching human figures and portraits See attached registration form for more details. Space is limited, so register soon!   CLASS IS CLOSED   MONDAYS, 2pm-4pm Starting April 23rd, 2018 “From Doodles to Masterpiece” [...]

Thy Glory in my valley

I fear just seeing all these words in this prayer, in these verses as metaphors and sweet notions. I want it to be a chemical reactionary change element in my life, but it's so easy to avoid being gripped by these words. This is why the valley is necessary.   To better expand on this, [...]

Thy Riches in My Poverty

God's economics: Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus,  who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to [...]

thy grace in my sin

thy grace in my sin

True story: It's been a hard week. I would like to claim this statement on behalf of hard things and good things that take lots of time and energy. But that is not why I struggled with this week. It's been a hard week because my husband was sick. He had a bad cold. Everyday, [...]

THY JOY IN MY SORROW

This may be the hardest aspect of the gospel for me to understand. THY JOY IN MY SORROW... What exactly does that mean?  I may not have suffered the trials that some of my brothers and sisters have, but I am a human, and I have had, and do have, deep sorrow. There are many [...]

Paint+Draw w/ WnA 2018

Paint+Draw w/ WnA 2018

  Why:    Part of our mission here at Wondern Awe is to promote and nurture the love and joy of artistic pursuits.  For this reason, we are announcing the second annual  Paint + Draw with Wondern Awe National Homeschool Art Contest!  (Click here to see last year's contest as well as the winning entries.) [...]