Last night I had a lovely evening at an auction of gifts and promises held at our church to raise funds for our teenagers youth group - they are going to Spain this Summer and running a beach mission to bring the gospel to young people. It was fun watching grown men bidding for a cup cake party and women going mad for the promise of an hour of ironing!
I successfully bid for a maths lesson for oldest boy from our local school teacher, and one of my silk paintings raised £25 so it was a fun evening for a good cause. I will leave you with pictures of the painting - a very long scarf of butterflies....
It was painted in two halfs as too long for my frame
Something I read over on Mess, Muddle and Fun blog gave me a reminder that our talents are gifts from God - it isn't us who create beautiful things, but God through us - so I hope I never come across as smug, I enjoy sharing my paintings but realise that creating them is a blessing.