Tuesday, January 1, 2013

What can a pair of glitter shoes teach you today?



Glitter.

I've always loved it.

I used it as a child for most of my art projects.

I wore it on my face in middle school in high school. (You did too, Loren)!

I just love the sparkle. The shine. The way it brightens up a plain old white piece of paper.

So what's the lesson in all this?

My mom was always notorious for finding the "lesson or God connection" to almost every life experience. And because of this I am always looking for that little lesson, that connection to everyday life experiences.

As I covered my flats in a layer of modge podge and glitter I thought about how this is much like our everyday lives. We are always covering up aren't we?

Make Up. Warm Coats. Socks. Hair Color. Nail Polish. Fancy Cars.
These things make us feel pretty, warm, significant, loved.

All these things are okay. I appreciate those things.  But at the end of the day, what matters most is what covers our hearts and minds.
What we have inside of us is what God places His lens upon.

I hope my heart and mind have a little glitter, a little shine, and a little extra sparkle because I know my heavenly father Loves me and cares for me all the days of my life. I hope my thoughts and words are coated in love, in grace, and in peace.

Today is a dreary, dull day here in Mount Holly. God must haven't wanted it that way. I'll put on my glitter shoes later, walk out into the world, and remember how is love for us shines and sparkles whether we can see the sunshine or not.

So the moral of this lesson (mom)...

God made glitter- Use it!

TUTORIAL: 

1. Find a pair of flats (any color will work) and paint one half of the shoe with Modge Podge.

2. After applying a liberal coat, sprinkle a generous amount of glitter onto the shoe. I used the Recollections brand in Champagne (extra fine) from Michael's. Allow the shoe to dry, then repeat the same steps on the other half of the shoe.

3. Give your flat another coat of Modge Podge and glitter. I gave the "toe" an extra layer since it will get the most wear and tear.

4. Let dry and "obviously" repeat the steps on your other flat.

5. To finish, spray on a clear acrylic sealer. I bought Patricia Nimrock's sealer from Michaels.

Ta-Da-- you are finished!
Warning- Be prepared to leave a little trail of glitter with your steps! It's okay, the world can always use a little more sparkle.

1 comment:

Sara Altizer said...

I love this! People who are positive and always looking for the good in things are such blessings to my life!