I mean, who doesn’t like a warrior princess??
This might be my most favorite thing at the shop yet! It was commissioned by my mom to give out to her Bible study group, who just finished Priscilla Shirer’s study, The Armor of God.
And I don’t think I’ve ever had so much delight doing a custom order for the shop as I had doing this one. My feisty, redheaded, swirly-haired warrior princess girl is basically who I want to be when I grow up. (Why can’t my actual hair look like hers???)
The bravery I imagine this girl to have somehow, magically inspired me to be brave as I drew/watercolored/inked her into being. Don’t you feel that way sometimes? That it’s entirely hit or miss whether what you create, work on, put out into the world will be good? Or perhaps even more accurately- do you worry it won’t be an accurate representation of the glory you envision for it?
I think God uses the creative process whether or not we feel up to the task and whether or not we feel that the result is whatever we are defining as “worthy.”
But this time? I just felt joy. No silly preoccupations wondering if it was good enough. It just is. And it was fun! I remember that this is part of my worship. I’m wired to create things, whether I think they’re my best work or an insignificant, unremarkable doodle on a napkin. When I’m settled into this place of remembering- or worship- my creativity comes from a strangely humble and yet confident place. (Can I just think/feel like this all the time? Wouldn’t that be a relief?)
Here’s some joy from me to you! This piece is in the shop now, available in 3 different sizes- 4×6, 5×7, and 8×10. Click here to come visit Ebenezer Designs on Etsy and purchase your own downloadable, printable!