Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Lady Liberty -The Real Miss America!

I was asked by Theresa W. at Cottage Violets to enter her blog contest and write why I love America in honor of the 4th of July, Check it out! I also felt it appropriate to share what I wrote and show you what I did for the Stamp Something, Layers of Color Challenge, Salt and Faith Sisters.

I have had the opportunity to travel abroad to the Middle East and other countries. I have to say that being born in America is such a privilege! Prior to my trip I often took this freedom for granted. I really didn't think about it much except on the 4th of July holiday.

My perspective has changed. Today, I see my freedom in new light: I have the freedom, as a woman in this country, to worship God, live and work for what I believe, raise my family, home-school my children and speak my mind and heart without fear...I am grateful for this freedom. I praise the Lord for it! It was never so much appreciated until I came back and placed my feet on American soil, my homeland. For those who fight for MY freedom and OUR country there are not enough words...I am truly grateful for your sacrifice. I am grateful that you love this country, our freedom, enough to sacrifice your life so that I might keep mine AND my freedom. The only other person that did that for me was JESUS. I am eternally grateful, thank you!

This is such a small token but it is from my heart, as a symbol of my gratitude for living in America where Lady Liberty smiles! Background is the music My Country T'is of Thee, I used: paper, Layers of Color Fleur Heart stamp set, old photo ephemera, and a foil star.

19 comments:

Claudette said...

First thanks for visiting my site...and next I so enjoyed looking at your site....love Lady Liberty, beautifully done and the roses...so pretty.

mousekemom said...

I think it is beautiful piece of Americana art. Thanks for sharing your talent!

April

Richelle said...

Beautiful ATC.

Jessica said...

I love this, it makes me what to celebrate 4th of July today : ) I agree with you about how blessed we are to live in the USA, Gods good!
PS I am visiting my mom July 30th to Aug 18th, I hope I can meet you then! And possible get a purse to adorn. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art!

Happy 4th!!!!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is a beautiful piece of art! The details and texture are awesome. Thanks for playing along with our challenge, this is perfect! Have a wonderful holiday too. :)

Melissa said...

I wholeheartedly agree with you about our freedoms and am thrilled with your creation....

Thanks for playing with us!

Many Blessings,
M.

Alberta & Ava said...

Well said! I'm happy I visited here today, of all days. I love your art too....

filetta said...

very beautiful patriotism ATC !

hilmof said...

Wow what a beautiful piece and I so enjoyed reading your words

Have a wonderful 4th July

Hugs

Sue Smith said...

I absolutely love this piece and the unique way that the flag has been included. You blog looks amazing too! I'll be back again, for sure!

Heather Robinson said...

What a very moving tribute to your homeland. Your piece is very lovely. Really like the stance of the woman. It is so important to stop and appreciate our countries and all that they provide to us!

"Kreative Karma" said...

Love your Lady Liberty card! So cute!

Laura said...

Very American, like our country, strong and beautiful! Gorgeous, Heather!

esther said...

Praise God for freedom of worship! Great contirubution to many challeges!

laury55 said...

love your Miss Liberty

Hazel said...

I'm sorry - I thought I'd left a comment before but I must be dreaming! Beautiful - thanks for linking to our Salt challenge.

mamaluke said...

Prais God for Freedom in Christ, thank you for joing in!

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