But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
~ Matthew 6:33 ~
My name is Andrea Walford. I’m a Christian mixed media artist, online art teacher & writer.
I work from home, as time permits, in between my current “primary jobs” as a full time mom-to-5 (ages 9, 11, 15, 18 and 19), and full-time caregiver to Papa – my 97 year old grandpa, who lives with us.
I’ve been happily married for 22 years to my amazing hubby Todd. Hubby is a travelling executive – which means that he works super long days, and he travels – a lot! – as in about 6 months of every year. Which of course means that I’m in the trenches on the home front pretty much 24/7.
My sister and her two boys also live with us (ages 9 and 12), bringing our household total up to 11 people and 1 dog.
As you can imagine, this makes for a crazy busy household and life.
I have always been a woman of MANY interests and passions (too many really, considering the time – or lack of – that I have), but if I had to describe myself in one sentence, I would have to say that above all else and beyond all else I’m a passionate God girl.
What does that mean? Well, I love God with all my heart, I’m a Jesus believer and follower, I’m passionate about studying the Bible and trying to apply what I learn into my life, and I am a strong believer in the power of prayer.
Every day and in all my ways, I try to live my life hand in hand with God. And THAT is what keeps me going and helps me get through each and every day.
I guess you could say that my faith is the glue that holds my life together….and lets be honest, my sanity too!
My art is intimately connected to my faith. I believe that art is the language of the soul. When we have no words, art speaks for us. It is a reflection and an expression of our heart – of who we are at the very deepest level.
When we allow our art to walk hand in hand with our faith, it can gently lead us from brokenness to wholeness and healing.
Art and faith together help us to connect at a deeper level and become more in-tune with ourselves, with others, with God and with the universe around us.
Art helps us grow….as mothers and daughters, as sisters and friends, and as children of our precious, almighty Father.
Finally, I believe that art is a form of worship. Every single one of us has been gifted with creativity. It is a part of the very fabric of our being. When we choose to explore, to nurture and to express our creativity, we honor our Creator.
My blog Artsy Faith is all about connecting our art to our faith and our faith to our life.