Blessed with Wisdom of Heart
Beautiful art can cause a myriad of reactions. It can evoke joy, fear, sorrow and tears. For those who have a heart for creating beautiful art they often share their emotions through artistic expressions. Our Lord blesses each of his people with talents and asks that we honor Him with those talents. For some, those talents present in the ability to lead others in song, or serve in benevolent ways. Others He grants the ability to give and still others the ability to create. Children especially are able to express their hearts through artistic expression.
Pablo Picasso said,
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Artistry can be found in a wide variety of mediums and be presented in many in everything from home decor to clothing design, photography to woven art. In scripture we see artists throughout the building of the temple. These are seen in the work of craftsmen, jewelers, goldsmiths, weavers, engravers, carvers, embroiderers, stone cutters and more.
“Them hath he filled with wisdom of heart, to work all manner of work, of the engraver, and of the cunning workman, and of the embroiderer, in blue, and in purple, in scarlet, and in fine linen, and of the weaver, even of them that do any work, and of those that devise cunning work.”
The virtuous woman covered herself with tapestry, of silk and purple.
Dorcas expressed her love through sewing of clothes for the poor.
Lydia was a seller of purple cloth.
Amanda Hilburn paints beauty on canvas, pillows, mugs and more. Using her talents to express God’s word, love and beauty in creative and artistic ways.
She sells her wares to help support her family through her Etsy shop, Art by Amanda. She offers customized and original works of art, acrylic paintings. Amanda also loves interacting with her clients and she does so through her facebook page. She shares there images of her latest works and even makes suggestions of items she can make and customize to the specifications of her clients. You can read more about how and what Amanda creates on her blog Art by Amanda.
Amanda is married to Jason Hilburn who is the minister for the Nesbit church of Christ in Nesbit, Mississippi. They have two children. Our daughter, Katelynne, is 13 years old, and our son, Braden, is 11 years old.