In January, many declared 2020 to be the year of 20/20 vision. It would be the year to achieve dreams and thrive. Well, 2020 threw everyone for a loop! Who would have imagined being in quarantine for months on end. Instead of declaring clear vision, people now describe the future as being uncertain.
Although we may not know what the future holds, we can be certain that God does know (Jeremiah 29:11). It’s important, more now than ever before, to draw into God’s presence! The Word of God reveals that if we draw near to God, He will draw near to us (James 4:8). Only God knows what the future holds. He can provide us with insight of what is to come and prepare us for it. However, we must be in a position to hear from Him. Continue reading “How To Make Drawstring Bags”
Instantly take your outfit from a 1 to 10 with an elegant ribbon brooch pin. It can easily be paired with a little black dress, blouse and blazer combo, or even a simple sundress. Make one today! You will be surprised to learn that some of the supplies are already lying around your home. Keep reading to learn how to make an elegant ribbon brooch pin. Continue reading “Elegant Ribbon Brooch Pin DIY”
To be honest, I’ve never worn scrunchies. Still I always admired how they could effortlessly be stretched, twisted, and popped to hold hair in place. The process of learning how to make scrunchies was not nearly as easy as using them. It was like perfecting a recipe. Through much trial and error, I finally got the “formula” right! Keep reading to learn how to make scrunchies. Continue reading “How To Make Scrunchies”
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17
Friendship is a gift from God! Some of us have entire “girl gangs” while others have one “bestie”. Some friendships last a lifetime and others just a season. And many of us have become friends with the most unlikely people.
No matter what type of friendship we have, it must reflect the light of Christ. The moments we share with our friends should be filled with unconditional love, support, inspiration, and wisdom. Sure, every friendship faces challenges, but these hardships only mature and strengthen the relationship.
Friendships are worth honoring. Celebrate your girlfriends this month by throwing a Galentine’s Day brunch! Shower them with chocolate, wine, and good food. Then give your girls a heartfelt handmade card that expresses how much you appreciate them. Continue reading “Galentine’s Day Scratch Off Card | DIY Tutorial”
Today I’m merging my love for abstract art and Christmas with a tutorial for Abstract Bauble Ornaments! De-stress from the holiday rush with this simple DIY craft. When it comes to abstract painting there’s no need to be perfect. Imperfections are what will make this Christmas ornament beautiful. Keep scrolling for instructions! Continue reading “DIY Abstract Bauble Ornaments | Christmas Decorations”
With Christmas being less than a month away, now is the best time to purchase gifts for friends and family. Typical presents include pajamas, savvy electronics, and gift cards. But, have you ever considered giving artwork as a gift?
I have an art business named Sharifa Creates Art. I started it three years ago to sell my original abstract paintings. Over time I’ve come to realize that visual art is more than just something pretty to look at, it can have a positive or negative spiritual impact. I create my paintings with the intention of sharing joy, encouragement, and the good news of Jesus Christ! All of my paintings are created in a worship environment. Before they leave my hands, they are prayed over and anointed for the purpose they will have in your life.
This year buy a Christmas present from Sharifa Creates Art! Gift a canvas painting to the art collector in your life or use an art magnet to stuff a stocking. Your loved one will have a one-of-a-kind painting that no one else owns. Artwork from Sharifa Creates Art is the perfect fit for any space – from office cubicles to gallery art walls.
Check out the official Sharifa Creates Art 2019 Holiday Gift Guide below! Shop sharifacreatesart.com today. Continue reading “Holiday Gift Guide: Sharifa Creates Art”
“But now, O Lord, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; And all we are the work of Your hand.” – Isaiah 64:8, NKJV
Life is tough! At times it may literally feel like we’re being pressed together, picked at, and even cut down. Although uncomfortable, the hardships we face are not in vain. They are God’s way of molding us into who He created us to be. Each challenge develops our character, gifts, purpose, and faith in God! What results is a wonderful testimony of God’s grace and trustworthiness.
Today we’re making colorful clay ring dishes! As you create, take note of the similarities you have with clay. Watch first hand as a clump of clay is transformed into a unique and useful decorative accessory. At the conclusion of this tutorial my hope is that you’ll embrace the transformative molding process of life. God is making you beautiful! Continue reading “How To Make A Colorful Clay Ring Dish”
After going through my closet early this year, I came to the conclusion that I’m a fabric hoarder.
Yep, I said it! A. Fabric. HOARDER.
My closet is filled with fabric that I have accumulated over the years. When I go to the fabric store, I impulsively buy pretty fabric without knowing what to make with it.
I’m starting a new series on the blog that will combat this habit. I present to you Sew Sharifa: A Series of Sew-Along Blogs! At least twice a month, I’ll sew a new creation. This sew-along is not intended to be a tutorial, only a behind the scenes look at my creative process. Sewing regularly will help me cut down on my fabric supply! Continue reading “Open Front Ankara Print Skirt | Sew Sharifa Sew-Along”
“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” – Galatians 6:9, NKJV
Today is the official start of pumpkin spice- caramel apple- sweater- scarf- and boots- season. It’s the first day of autumn! In the past, I defined autumn by its marketable attributes. Only in recent years have I come to appreciate the fullness of autumn. The temperature is pleasant, the sunsets are more beautiful, and the air seems to be fresher. Most importantly, autumn is harvest season!
Here’s what I found when I looked up the definition of autumn:
“The third season of the year, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves fall, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May.” Continue reading “It’s Harvest Season | DIY Autumn Decor”
I love watching HGTV – especially the hit show Flip or Flop! I can binge watch this show for hours. I enjoy seeing old homes being demolished and rebuilt with brand new designs and furnishings. The transformations that these homes undergo are incredible.
I’m so inspired that I decided to do a ‘flip or flop’ of my own – bedroom edition. Don’t expect anything drastic like hammering down walls or tearing up carpet. This makeover will be simple. I plan to re-paint my walls, update and reposition furniture, and add decorative accessories. My goal is to create a cozy, bohemian – style space for resting. Continue reading “Mood Board DIY | Bedroom Makeover”