- Arts and Design
My God Is an Awesome God
Some people write for a purpose, as is the case in sending a message. Other people write for the satisfaction of accomplishment. Still others write for profit. The same three purposes guide what products one might create on a site like Zazzle or CreateSpace. These three purposes need not be mutually exclusive, rather work by an artist or writer can accomplish all three of the above. True, sending a message of inspiration is more important than making a small commission for a sale, but one need not deny that profit.
I have a few images that I have all rights to use, and have incorporated them into Zazzle products under an Inspirational store category.
One image is crepuscular rays, those bright beams of sunlight that extend from behind a cloud. As the sun enlightens the particles in the atmosphere from a point where it is hidden from view, is not there an allegory to be made with God enlightening us from an obscured viewpoint?
Another image I have used is a mountain stream. Water washed the wickedness from the earth in the time of Noah, and God uses water as a spiritual washing in Baptism. Rushing water can be a powerful image of God washing away evil.
The third set of images are of a distant mountain in all of its majesty reflecting, albeit imperfectly, the majesty of God.
Finally, I have chosen an impressive sunset image to reinforce the message given in a short poem.
While inspirational images are powerful by themselves, when coupled with a short but significant message can really inspire. I have written two short poems which I have used in conjunction with the images I know not how, since poetry is not my forte. I had to create a Zazzle product line to publicize them To them I have added a few other sayings that are not so original, but used frequently. It is sometimes not the image, not the saying, but the combination of the two that makes the point, and hopefully
The message I use with my sunset image is:
God paints in watercolors
On His ever changing
Canvas of the sky
In hues most splendid.
The words I use with the inspiring crepuscular rays are:
Seeking God the Father
Being led by the Son
Guided by the Spirit
The Three of Them are One
The older sayings I have used are:
Glory to Cod,
Glory to God in all His works (mountains),
My God is an awesome God, among others.
These work best when coupled with the images.
In working with an inspirational line I recommend being tasteful. These sayings are inappropriate on some items. CafePress, for example, has underwear, and inspiring messages about God do not belong on such products. There is nothing wrong with underwear, but it is not, in my opinion, the pace to mention God. Zazzle is adding products daily, and there is no telling when such products will first appear on Zazzle as well.
Finding the Products
The images alone, and the images with the wording, exist for many products, including coffee mugs that can accompany you during the day and lift your spirits, tee shirts, key chains, magnets, and much more. Below is a ink to my Zazzle page Inspirational category. Please visit. Even if you do not buy, having the products viewed and hopefully providing an uplift is a success by itself. And even better is if you are inspired to make such a product line, especially if you are a better poet than I.
Black Spaniel Gallery Inspirational Link
- Blackspanielgallery Inspirational Gifts - T-Shirts, Art, Posters & Other Gift Ideas | Zazzle
Black Spaniel Gallery Inspirational Product Page.