Creative Tuesdays – Around the World
Freehand watercolour painting of the world in a low-error map projection by Janis Cox
I mulled over the prompt from Creative Tuesdays for these two weeks. The theme is Around the World.
The watercolour was produced free-hand using a low-error map projection. I looked at globes but you could only see some of the countries; I looked at the mercator projection and countries are all skewed.
When I first heard the challenge I thought of travel. Where have I been in the world. I came up with; Canada, United States, France, Belgium, Poland, Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Venezuela , The Czech Republic, Netherlands and Cuba.
My next thought was missions. Where have I supported people around the world? I came up with: Philippines (our child in the Philippines), Sierra Leone (we support an orphanage and are trying to help with sustainable farming), Poland (I have visited on a mission trip five times), Haiti (God led us to a mission during the time of the hurricance). As well we support our local missions and others I can’t think of.
Jeo from the Philippines
Then I thought of the Internet and I realized how we are getting closer to one another – through blogging, Twitter, Facebook etc. Even my book, Tadeo Turtle, is now around the world – Ecuador, Poland, Kenya, Nepal, USA, Canada. And other places I don’t even know of.
Tadeo in Nepal
Tadeo in Kenya
A class in Poland enjoying Tadeo Turtle activities after reading the book.
So my drawing today is to represent connections we are making around the world.
I belong to a Network of Christian writers called John 316 Marketing Network. We have members from Canada, the United States, Australia, Cuba, New Zealand, Scotland, Malaysia and the Bahamas. Sorry to those I might have missed.
We read in the Gospel of Matthew:
And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:14, NIVUK).
And in Revelation we read:
And then I saw another angel flying in mid-air, and he had the eternal gospel to proclaim to those who live on the earth – to every nation, tribe, language and people (Revelation 14:6, NIVUK).
These are exciting times. We are being connected around the world.
Please tell me in the comments where you live.
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