With Easter fast approaching I thought it would be nice for me to share with you my range of Easter Greeting Cards.
Each Easter Greeting Card is £2 (FREE p&p within the UK).
* A6 size Greeting Card
* Printed on FSC certified card using soy or vegetable based inks
* Blank inside for your own message
* White envelope
* Designed and printed in the UK
Please note that these Greeting Cards do not come with a pen.
The painting that is printed on the front of this Christian greeting card, ‘Cross Through Time’ was originally meant to be the Lion of Judah!
I made a mistake and in frustration I started to scrub the paint. Out of my frustrated scrubbing appeared this, which I’ve named Cross Through Time. It showed me that my gift for painting comes from God and that they are timeless and that what Jesus accomplished on the cross is way better than anything else.
Since then I have let Abba-Jesus-Spirit direct my path and teach me what they want me to paint.
When I was deciding which designs to move forward with I asked my husband for help with choosing the final cut. He suggested I get rid of this one because he wasn’t sure it was saleable. About a month later, I had a stall at Yeldall Manor, for their annual Open Day. It was by far my best seller! 🙂
I painted the original as a response to a service at church with the same title. When asked whether God has a blueprint for our lives I said ‘yes’. This painting flowed out of me as I let my response settle.
I love the therapeutic benefit of using a palette knife to cut through acrylic paint to gradually expose a beautiful painting. I named this one Finding God at Depth based on the sermon series at the time. There is hope, I believe, in Jesus. He rescues us from darkness.
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These cute cygnet siblings lived at a local lake. I followed the lives of these cygnets until they ‘flew the nest’. I visited them most days for a couple of years and have photographed them growing up.
The thing I love best about this photo is that I wonder what they are thinking about and saying to each other. It reminds me of sitting with my best friend, Patricia, and having a good old natter.
The painting printed on the front of this greeting card is the third painting in my collection of faith-based discipleship paintings. I’m painting this collection alongside writing a book on the complexities of Christian discipleship.
Here is a snippet from the chapter on Connection: I find the concept of connection difficult. I feel socially inept and that has had a very negative impact on my ability to relate at any great depth. The About the Author section at the end of the book, explains, at least in part, who I am and the sorts of ways I experience life, and why. I, therefore, won’t repeat myself here. Despite my difficulties in connecting with people at any great depth, it’s something that I ‘enjoy’ – if that is the right adjective! At any rate, it’s something that I, and indeed every human being, need. As Brené Brown says, it is a deep need for all of us to connect with others. I also believe that it is a deep need for us to connect with Abba-Jesus-Spirit, whom we often refer to as, simply, God. A deep connection with God and others is what my heart and mind crave and longs for. But, it’s complicated! That need has got warped in my experience of life in the past – which makes the way in which I sometimes try to get that need met unhealthy and inappropriate. I’m now exploring and working on healthy and appropriate connections with people. (© Hannah Kirk, 2020)
The original dialogue painting is the 4th painting in my collection of faith-based discipleship abstracts.
Dialogue can be messy, bumpy, and beautiful. I used sap green, rose pink, orange and white because those colours communicate with each other on the colour wheel.
I’m creating these paintings in conjunction with a book that I’m writing on the complexities of discipleship.
Here is a snippet on Dialogue: Since 2015 I’ve grown and developed a lot. I used to be dyslexic, I used to struggle with communicating. I was shy and emotionally unstable (that’s explained by a later diagnosis of Trait Specific Personality Disorder). That did not allow much room for good, healthy, or helpful dialogue or relationships. It’s something that I’m getting better at all the time. Spiritually, I’ve always had a good-enough inner dialogue between myself and God. When I was very little, I spoke often to God – good, bad, and ugly. I remember asking Him things and telling Him things. I relied heavily on Him for comfort, particularly at night-time. But, even though my dialogue with Him was ‘good enough’, it wasn’t based on a right relationship with Him. Although I looked to Him for comfort, I feared Him. I feared punishment. I feared to get it wrong. I feared to upset Him. Since 2015, but especially since September 2016 when I gave my life to Jesus – properly, I have begun to have a collaborative dialogue with Abba-Jesus-Spirit. By that I mean dialogue where I have equal respect for myself and Him. Or at least that is what I intend, I don’t always succeed! (© Hannah Kirk, 2020)
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That’s all for now. I hope you have a blessed week.