Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Woman I Want to Be

March is the month for women (also crafts, but that's another post!).

When I was little, ... this little....


... I used to draw women.  Loads and loads of women.  Women are easier to draw then men.

I had this big ledger type notebook that someone threw away (with all these accounting figures) and I would draw 1 woman per page.  Underneath each woman would be a description of her personality and occupation.  I was trying to find that notebook but was unable to unearth it.


Some things never change and today I still like drawing women.  Though I am one myself, I like imagining women whose lives are way different than mine (though I love my life just the same) as each life is similar to a book that the Author of Life has written.  It's all the more mysterious to think about who this woman might be and what makes her who she is.

Today's ideal woman is far from mine.  She may be bejeweled, rich and powerful but I prefer the woman with the noble character worth far more than rubies.

She is someone with whom people have full confidence in.  She brings them good all the days of her life.

She may not have silky, manicured hands but her hands do arts and crafts well (of course!)

She may not be a gourmet chef but she travels great lengths just to get you your favorite dish.

She may not have flawless complexion because of sufficient beauty sleep but she gets up while it is still dark so she can serve everyone from the least to the greatest and her lamp doesn't go out at night to keep a close eye on her business.

She may not have grown up with a silver spoon but she saves her earnings, multiples it and her whole family prospers.

She may not have an impossibly non-existent waist but her arms are strong for her tasks, working vigorously.

She may not be arm in arm with celebrities on the red carpet or in the society pages but she opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.

She may not have the latest fashions but she and her family are well clothed in times of scarcity.  She is clothed in fine linen and purple.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; and she can laugh at the days to come.  She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction in on her tongue... Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.  Give her the reward she has earned, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
(from Proverbs 31)

What kind of woman do you want to be?







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25 comments:

Yona said...

LOVE your woman drawings!

I have always drawn or doodled women...I just love the female body -it's so beautiful. I try to do men sometimes, but they just look like women.

I've always had a thing with drawing women in dresses - if I knew something about sewing and design - i think I could create really good dresses...

anyways - really enjoyed looking at your drawings.

Now following you from Friendship Friend with Create with Joy.

Stacy @ Heartprints of God said...

Yes...this is the kind of woman I long to be, too. A true Proverbs 31 woman. The kind of woman my loving creator created me to be...

Absolutely beautiful....in both picture and word. Thank you for using your gifts to draw us closer to God. Thank you, too, for joining me at "Heartprints of God". It's a pleasure to meet you here.

Christina A said...

Thank you so much Yona! I used to draw wo-men too and my sister Peggy would teach me how to make the jaw and neck wider haha. Bless you and thank you again for the visit :)

Christina A said...

Thank you for the visit Stacy and for blessing everyone with this linkup! May we be more Proverbs 31-ish day by day! :)

Susan said...

Very nice!

Diane Writes said...

Very insightful post Christina. When I was a kid, I also have my own model of a perfect woman. However, I was blinded with the idea of physical attributes. As I grow up, I realized that having a good heart best defines the woman I wanted to be :)

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Sharon said...

What beautiful art to go along with scripture! Thank you for giving this wonderful perspective of Proverbs 31...it was insightful.

Charlotte said...

Wow, Christina, what a lovely post. Thank you for sharing your insight and beautiful artwork.
Blessings,
Charlotte

Create With Joy said...

Dear Christina

I am SO delighted that you joined us for Friendship Friday and shared this FABULOUS post! It made me smile and remember that when I was young I skethed women too! I loved fashion and liked to draw designer gowns!

I love your art and hope you'll join us again this weekend for Friendship Friday. I also host a weeklong creative party called Inspire Me Monday that I hope you'll join as well!

Have a blessed weekend!

Create With Joy said...

Hi Christina,

You will be one of my Friendship Friday Featured Friends this weekend! I just followed you on Twitter & hope you'll connect with me there! I would also love to connect with you on Google Plus - can you please follow so that I can follow back? It's the way my account is set up - thanks!

http://gplus.to/CreateWithJoy

Laura said...

This has been so fun, thank you!!

Christina A said...

Thank you Susan! :)

Christina A said...

A good heart is always the best! Man sees the outward things but God looks at the heart :)

Christina A said...

Thank you Sharon, we are so blessed to have a guide for our lives as women. :)

Christina A said...

Thank you for your visit Charlotte! Something tells me you're a Proverbs 31 woman! :)

Christina A said...

Thank you thank you for such kind words *blush* :)

Christina A said...

I've also enjoyed getting to know the other kindred spirits on Friendship Friday! Thank you for this wonderful blog hop! I'll try to check out Google Plus :)

Christina A said...

Thank you Laura for your visit and for making my heart smile with your comment! :)

Laughing Ducks said...

I want to be a strong, loving, caring and happy woman and most of all the best mum to my son that I can be. Sometimes I feel I fall short of some of these things. A lovely post that I thoroughly enjoyed reading.

Christina A said...

Thank you and I believe you will be all of these things you hope for! :)

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Michelle Garrett said...

Love this! The Proverbs 31 Woman is what I strive to be in my daily walk. I love this interpretation and the beautiful drawings.

Christina A said...

Glad to meet a fellow Proverbs 31 wannabe! Thank you delighted with your feedback! Blessings Michelle! :)

Za faran said...

I used to love drawing women too, women in saris, skirts..even now, faces of women come up in my drawing. I liked all the different characters you have created and how you drew each one My fav is the last picture, woman in red dress.

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