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Becoming His Masterpiece

Fifty-two Devotional and Abstract Art Pairings to Encourage You on Your Lifelong Journey

Sharon Collins

120 pages
Deep River Books Llc

Becoming His Masterpiece is a unique devotional book purposefully pairs stunning abstract art with Christian devotionals to provide readers with encouragement and spiritual sustenance along the life-long discipleship journey. Author/artist, Sharon Collins shares the profound spiritual lessons God is teaching her as a new painter and writer. Sharon writes with energy and her vivid paintings reflect a relationship with Jesus Christ. Becoming His Masterpiece includes fifty-two devotional/painting pairings, providing year-long nourishment for the journey of a lifetime.

At the age of sixty-seven, Sharon Collins felt unprepared to answer God's call on her life to create an online artistic devotional. She had little painting experience, knew nothing about websites, and had written few devotionals. In 2018, God reminded Sharon that He was the Author and Painter, and her job was to listen. Sharon soon realized she listened best while exercising in her pool. It was a place where God gave her constant inspiration and ideas for devotionals and paintings - she even bought a wetsuit to swim in the winter!

Ultimately, God used Sharon's unlikely source of writing and painting for His glory, so that others would be drawn towards God's beautiful design for them. Woven through the devotionals is a key truth: spending time with God nourishes the soul and feeds one's journey. Using frequent Biblical references, Sharon writes with energy and candor about topics such as trust, submission, obedience, and perseverance. Sharon invites readers to join her in a visually stunning and refreshingly written devotional. Becoming His Masterpiece will appeal to Christian art lovers.

Author Bio
Sharon Collins’ life is proof of the adage, “God doesn’t call the equipped, He equips the called.” She never envisioned herself as an author or artist. After a career using her brain’s left-side, she retired with plans of enjoying new grandchildren and providing leadership for women’s Bible study at her church. But God had plans for her brain’s right-side. In March 2018, five months after her first painting class, Sharon felt the Lord’s call to create a website to post devotionals paired with her paintings. Although totally unequipped for this task, God faithfully provided for each of Sharon’s needs to respond to his calling. When not painting and writing, Sharon and her husband, Ron, love to travel. Current count is 45+ countries and all seven continents. Sharon also loves to spoil her four grandkids who know that their “Nonni” will give them ice cream for breakfast. Sharon Collins has a B.A. from Oklahoma Baptist University. She lives in Houston, TX where she regularly posts and displays devotional and art pairings on her website: faithandartintersect.com.