Thursday, October 27, 2011


For a while now, I've felt like I needed to start something. Something creative that will keep me busy and something that can contain some of this anxious energy. I've had several ideas, but never was inspired enough to start. One of the ideas was a series of animal illustrations, but there wasn't a whole lot of substance to that idea... until... again my mom helped me to make this idea more complete. More interesting. 

My mom and I love looking for meaning in God's creation. We will often talk about animals that cross our path and what they mean. It's just cool to stop and think about how every different animal has unique characteristics.

So, the project! I will draw a series of animals. I'll draw animals as they cross our path. I'm starting with a beaver. My mom spotted this one a few weeks ago. The beaver is a builder, seeking alternatives to solve problems. Pretty creative creature!

What animals are crossing your path?

p.s. the series will probably move over to my design blog
Check in there if you want to see more animals.


  1. Well, I thought there was a giant guinea pig in our yard when I pulled up the other night...turns out it was just some giant mushrooms.

  2. I love it! What a fabulous idea!

  3. Heather, I am always amazed at your persistent longing to understand God's vision - and as a result I feel like you consistently see his fingerprints all over things. As someone who often feels the Lord's presence most strongly when I'm in nature, I think this project is truly inspired.

    The other day I was on a run and I saw a fox. It was the second time I'd seen one in a number of weeks. Fairly unusual for my neck of the woods. Guess I ought to think about what God might be saying.