Mommy-brain is a real thing.
I used to be really sharp, I promise. Four kids later and let’s just say sharpness is not my strong-suit. I lose track of my phone, I can’t remember what time school starts (even though it starts at the same time every single day) and if I don’t text back immediately, you can pretty much guarantee it has slipped my mind.
I forget little things every day.
Which reminds me that I forget big things, too. Things like my anniversary (for real). Having a grateful attitude. Remembering who God is and what that means for my everyday life.
Right at the beginning of the Bible, Moses commands the people of Israel to love God with all their hearts and minds and strength and to not forget!
I love how the Voice translation says it:
“Make the things I’m commanding you today part of who you are. Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you’re sitting together in your home and when you’re walking together down the road. Make them the last thing you talk about before you go to bed and the first thing you talk about the next morning. Do whatever it takes to remember them: tie a reminder on your hand and bind a reminder on your forehead where you’ll see it all the time, such as on the doorpost where you cross the threshold or on the city gate.” – Deut. 6:6-9
God is so good to us. He is faithful, loving, just, gentle, kind and we are simply asked to receive, celebrate and remember. Moses suggests writing the promises on our doorframes and on our gates; I would say displaying an art print in your home could be the modern-day equivalent.
Several years ago Ryan asked me to create a print with a verse he wanted to remember. Those were the days when the options for scripture art were very limited. Nothing was quite right for our style of decorating, so I created that first print. That print led to several more. Eventually it occurred to us that other families might enjoy having modern scripture prints in their homes too, to make it easier to remember God’s promises in a stylish way. We’ve been offering them ever since.
Over the past 6 years, the scripture art industry has exploded. There are so many gorgeous/modern/stylish options for faith-based art work which we’re truly excited about. I love having so many options when looking for just the right print for our home or a special gift.
The biggest problem now is not in the availability of a cute print, but in finding it! Search for ‘scripture print’ on google and you’ll find hundreds of websites, but never a single marketplace with the style of art we are drawn to.
And so, Ryan and I did what we do and created our own.
Introducing Maker + Ink:
Maker + Ink is an online marketplace for stylish art that declares God’s truth.
Instead of clicking from website to website in search of the perfect scripture print, you’ll find a carefully selected assortment of designs all in one place. We are excited to offer art prints created by a variety of independent designers, each with her own unique style.
And you know those prints that I opened my first art print shop with? They have now been updated. I just love how they turned out.
To celebrate the opening of Maker + Ink, everything is Buy One Get One Free now through Monday.
No need to enter a discount code – its all done for you in the fancy new shop. Simply add your favorite prints and the discount will be applied automatically.
And you’ll get free shipping with any purchase of $30 or more.
Don’t forget to grab one of our favorite Christmas prints while you’re there!
Let’s fill our minds (and homes) with beauty and truth in the hope that by being reminded of His truth, our hearts and lives will be transformed by grace.
I’d love for you to come by to check out the new shop, grab a few Christmas gifts and let us know what you think!
P.S. We’re excited to continue to grow the marketplace! If you are an artist and would like to partner with Maker + Ink, contact our team here.