Sunday, May 29, 2016

Healing in His Wings (Malachi 4:2) | Revisited



This morning I was thinking of this painting I did in 2011. "Healing in His Wings" is representative of the work of Malachi 4:2 in my life. God has redeemed my tears, my identity, my time and He has delivered me and set me free. This morning He gave me a song of interpretation for this piece.

"I AM with you in your sorrows
I AM with you in your griefs
"I deliver you from evil
your healing rests in Me"
[Jehovah Rophe, "The Lord our healer"]
"I AM your time redeemer
I AM your ransom free
"I AM the fullness of who you are
when you live your life in Me"
[Jehovah Tsidkenu, "The Lord our Righteousness"]
He is the Son of Righteousness
He lives to set me free
I am all He says I am
Because He lives in me.
All artwork and written expression is (c) Michelle Bentham, 2011-2016 all rights reserved. See more of my artwork at michellebenthamcreates.com

Monday, May 9, 2016

Childlike Faith | Hope, Love Joy

Three little hearts wrapped in God's power, His light and His truth. 


   


Heart #1: "Childlike Faith | Heroic Hope" 
Artist: Michelle Bentham 
3x3 Gallery Wrap Canvas 
Mixed Media (Acrylic with Modeling Paste)

With the courage of a child 
taking flight into His Daddy's arms
Heroic Hope dares the impossible
taking risks without fear of harm
Eternally optimistic
It says, I Believe We Will. 




Heart #2: "Childlike Faith | Lavish Love" 
Artist: Michelle Bentham 
3x3 Gallery Wrap Canvas 
Mixed Media (Acrylic with Modeling Paste)


With the affection of a child
curled up in His Daddy's lap
Lavish Love rests in peace
Like a baby just down for a nap
Heart turned to heaven
It says, He Loves Me Still. 



                                   


Heart #3: "Childlike Faith | Just Joy" 
Artist: Michelle Bentham 
3x3 Gallery Wrap Canvas 
Mixed Media (Acrylic with Modeling Paste)


With the enthusiasm of a child
jumping up in His Daddy's presence
Just Joy bubbles up
It laughs out loud without reservation
Giddy in the moment
It says, His Delight is My Will. 

Words & Images (c) Michelle Bentham Creates 2009-2016 all rights reserved. 

Paper Doll | Soul Surrender

Soul Surrender

Artist: Michelle Bentham 
Paper Dolls 2nd Edition | Original 12x18 Mixed Media on Canvas (Paper & Acrylic)

Cast your sins into the depths of the sea
as you stand on the shoreline 
facing the waves
Tell your soul to embrace my grace
to release the fear, doubt and pain
The chains broken off as you worship Me. 

Words & Image (c) Michelle Bentham Creates 2009-2016 All Rights Reserved. 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Paper Dolls | "Into Marvelous Light"

Into Marvelous Light

Artist: Michelle Bentham 
Paper Dolls 4th Edition | 40x30 Mixed Media on canvas (Acrylic & Paper)

She walks in darkness bathed in light 
Carrying the fire of His delight
She lives to share the amazing story
 Of her transformed heart declaring His glory

Words & Images (c) Michelle Bentham Creates 2009-2016, All Rights Reserved. 

Paper Doll | "Her Name is Wildflower"


Her Name is Wildflower

Artist: Michelle Bentham 
Paper Doll 1st Edition | Original 16x20 Mixed Media on Canvas (Paper & Acrylic)

She takes off her sorrow 
Declaring her Redeemer's Glory
Her heart dances in His love
She declares the glory of His creation
Beauty for Ashes she's received
A glorious telling to be believed
Whether on a mountainside for His pleasure
or in a field for all to see
She can be plucked up and put in the house
The glory of Wildflower is that she be.

Words & Images (c) Michelle Bentham Creates 2009-2016 All Rights Reserved. 

Paper Doll | "Reflecting Glory"


Reflecting Glory

Artist: Michelle Bentham 
Paper Doll 7th Edition | Original 20x16 Mixed Media on Canvas (Paper & Acrylic) 

She kneels before the God of all
Surrendering the beauty from her ashes
Interceding and Lamenting 
the one she loves who struggles so
She trusts His timing and His presence
She knows His heart of grace and blessing
Her God receives her sacrifice of praise

Words & Images (c) Michelle Bentham Creates 2009-2016, All Rights Reserved. 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Digital Masterpiece

In February I became extremely ill and laid up on the couch for weeks. During that time I discovered a number of things that my hustle and bustle life wold not have afforded me had I not fallen ill. One of the delights God led me to discover was an art app on my iPad that allowed me to create these beautiful pictures and then "touch them up" in Photoshop Express.
Wild Beauty | Digital Print (c) 2013 Michelle Bentham, All Rights Reserved. 
 This first one is particularly fun! I love the wispy wildness of the daisies and the vibrant colors. It speaks of life, joy and promise to me.

Calming the Storm | (c) 2013 Michelle Bentham, All Rights Reserved. 

I love the volatile swirling that speaks of energy and power, but the light makes me think of peace. It reminds me of how the disciples were out on the water with Jesus. While Jesus slept a storm arose and the disciples grew afraid. But, Jesus, upon awaking to the storm simply spoke to the waters and peace came upon them all. He said He left His peace with us, a peace that passes all understanding. 

Waters Dance | (C) 2013 Michelle Bentham, All Rights Reserved. 
And after the storm... The waters dance. Bringing hope and light, rainbows and life. This digital image and Calming the Storm come from the same digital artwork that I created. Through editing the same pictures speaks different messages of life and hope.

Enjoy! And don't underestimate the power of God to create discovery and refreshing in the most unlikely circumstances.

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