When I was a kid there were craft kits you could buy for making “leather” wallets, purses and name tags for labeling your stuff, like a luggage tag. The kit came with cut-out pieces of “leather” that were hole punched around the periphery of each piece, and you were provided lengths of thin plastic string that you whip stitched through the holes in the “leather” pieces to assemble the object you were crafting. I recently came across one of these “leather” luggage tag gems at an antique store attached to the handle of a vintage suitcase. I was immediately transported back in time to fond memories of this craft activity, usually anticipating the creations as Christmas gifts for loved ones and friends.
Recently I completed a series of paintings inspired by this jolt to my crafting reminiscing and delivered the set of three canvases to Reflections Gallery yesterday. They are titled The Get-Away Series, Art That Moves. If you have the chance to visit the gallery look closely at the one titled, Week Away. You’ll see one of those plastic string stitched “leather” luggage tags attached to the handle of the vintage travel case image. Attached to its owner’s bag for decades making sure nobody gets it confused as belonging to someone else.
Those who confess Jesus as their Lord are tagged as belonging to Him, but not with a leatherette, plastic stitched tag that can unravel and fall off or get wet and the ink smudge. “They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their forehead.” Rev. 22:4 Our “luggage” tag is forever permanent and it has His name written on it. So no one else can claim us. Additionally, He has our name tagged to Him. “Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.” Isaiah 49:16 He will not forget us. Double security.
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The Get-Away Series, Art That Moves arrived at Reflections Gallery September 16th. Visit in person or check them out on my website www.janefnewman.com