Spring is all about florals and pretty colors. But to be honest, after a while I get kinda tired of seeing the same style of florals in artwork and fashion. I thought it’d be cool to switch things up and create abstract floral for this month’s wallpapers.
Abstract art really inspires me because it’s almost as if the artist left a part of the process up to me to finish. I become part of the piece as I imagine what it could mean or what the empty spaces and shapes could become. There’s an element of anticipation and reflection that I enjoy.
I hope these pieces help you reflect and inspire you to become part of the art process. May they remind you to have hopeful anticipation for whatever God has in the works for you.
There are two versions of the artwork. One with illustrated details and one without. I love them both! To download the wallpapers, long press or right click on the images below.
This may seem kind of redundant year after year. But it’s an activity I really enjoy and sets the tone for my year.
If you’re choosing a word for 2019 as I am, I want to encourage you to let go of all the pressure to perform, be perfect, and meet every single goal.
It’s my mission through Styld by Grace to inspire you (and myself) to choose grace over perfection. We work our butts off to do our very best AND we let go of all guilt and shame when we fall short. Because guess what, we are human, we are are not perfect little robots. Remember that in our weakness, God shows off His power (2 Corinthians 12:9-11).
As I started to brainstorm how’d I pick my word of the year, my first step was to ask God to give me clarity and perspective for the coming year. At first, I thought of the word ‘Adventure’ but that just didn’t feel right.
So I decided to do two activities in my journal. The first was sort of like a retrospective of 2018 and a forecast for 2019. The second activity was a list of all the ways I will implement my word of the year.
I started thinking of the thoughts and behaviors that overwhelmed me in 2018. So many times I shied away from things, I became discouraged to pray big prayers, I fell into the mentality that what I’m doing is insignificant.
After thinking and doing these activities, I chose the word ‘BOLD’ as my 2019 word of the year. In 2019 I want to learn to live with boldness and conviction. Bold steps of faith, bold action plans, bold prayers.
Below I have listed tools you can use for these activities yourself. As well as the questions and prompts for both activities.
Activity #1 One Word Questionnaire: 1. What worked for me in 2018? 2. What didn’t work for me in 2018? 3. What would success look like in 2019? 4. Word dump (write down any and all keywords that stand out) 5. One word (choose one word as your word of the year for 2019).
Activity #2 How can I ______ in 2019?: (Example using my word ‘bold’: “How can I be bold in 2019”?) 1. Definition of the word chosen 2. Categories: • Relationships • Finances • Faith • Career / Business • Dreams / Aspirations • Health & Fitness • Education • Fun Add or remove as many as you’d like.
Simple, right? I’d love to know your word for 2019. Let me know in the comments below and if these activities helped.
It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! This year’s Christmas wallpapers are inspired by vintage Christmas signage. I love all things nostalgia during Christmas time and I just want all the vintage feels.
To bring the old fashioned feel to the modern world, I thought it’d be cool to do chalk-art. Each design was created by hand on a chalkboard and then digitally edited. What do you think? I love them all but my favorite to draw was the vintage style ornaments.
Take a look at the wallpapers below. Which one’s you fave?! Save them to your device and feel that wonderful Christmas cheer. And don’t forget to share this with someone who loves Christmas, too!
To download the wallpapers, right-click if you’re on a desktop or long press if you’re on a mobile device.