I could not have anticipated what would be going on in the world right about now when I was in the process of designing my newest collection with Illustrated Faith. Although I was feeling the intensity of covid 19, and seeking space and grace and a deep sigh of relief- I didn’t realize what was yet to come.
Today our nation is hurting on an even deeper later. Today we are grieving and raging as we have become intensely aware of how black brothers and sisters have been mistreated and suffered loss after loss after loss. While so many of us are striving to do better, to be better, to push forward towards change… While so many people were hurting in a deep collective universal way, my newest collection: Exhale, went live in the Print and Pray shop last week.
As I flipped through this collection today, I was reminded of the beautiful truth: We are ALL loved, we are ALREADY loved, and that love is real, even when all we are doing is breathing in and out. I was reminded that we can be loved even in our messy humanity. I was reminded of just how much so many of us need to take a deep deep breath.
Wanna see everything inside? In the video below I walk you through the Exhale collection bit by bit, and share a little bit of my heart behind these designs ❤
‘Just breathe’ seems like such a simple request, to be still and breath in and out and wait… but in truth, it is so much harder than that!
Father Richard Rohr says: Little do we realize that God’s love is maintaining us in existence with every breath we take. As we take another, it means that God is choosing us now and now and now.
…so as anxiety and emotion is high and I am struggling to slow my racing mind, these are the things I am holding close.
The beautiful truth is that I am ALREADY loved, and God loves me even when all I’m doing is breathing.
Here are a few collection close-ups for you:
You’ll find a beautiful set of ephemera, a set of versatile journaling cards, and 6 fun patterned papers! You can pick up this collection over in the Illustrated Faith Print and Pray Shop TODAY! Click the images below to see each individual product in the shop: