I am excited to share a unique opportunity for you to support America World’s mission of building Christian families through God’s design of adoption by purchasing one-of-a-kind artwork created exclusively for America World. Jorgeanne Carpenter, an adoptive mother and talented artist, has just started the process of creating a series of paintings inspired by Our Lord’s heart for the orphan. She is a graphic designer and artist living in Central Florida who adopted her son from Russia in 2005 with the help of America World. One of Jorgeanne’s beautiful pieces currently hangs in the office of our CEO, Brian Luwis. She is graciously donating her time and talents to help us raise money for the work that we do serving orphaned and vulnerable children throughout the world.
Details on how you can be the lucky owner of one of these paintings will be posted soon. While you wait, though, Jorgeanne will be guest blogging as she works to give you a “behind the scenes” look at the creative process and meaning behind the pieces. I’ll let Jorgeanne take it from here.
Andrew Brown, Director of Corporate Governance
For the last few weeks I’ve researched current styles, color palettes, painting ideas, and type styles. I’ve sketched and prayed and I FINALLY have a plan.
So here’s where I am now. The first painting that I’m working on is Isaiah 1:17, "Learn to do good; seek justice, reprove the ruthless, defend the orphan, plead for the widow." My prayer is that this painting is not just a cool wall decoration, but a family’s motto proudly on display. The home that houses this painting will have God’s Word gently reminding all who enter it’s space that humans are naturally not good, we must LEARN to do good. Doing good feels good, but it also helps us as believers to represent God with our actions. We need that constant reminder to tell our flesh to be generous, extraordinarily generous, because God is generous.
I’m excited to begin this painting, but also a little stressed because I want it to be as good on canvas as it is in my head. The canvas is a 24” x 24” square.
Photos: Yeah, I sit on the floor. I spread out everywhere. What’s in the headphones you ask? Oh, just about everything from Casting Crowns to Johnny Cash, Gungor to The Beach Boys. I listen to a variety of tunes.