For years I have struggled with finding the right picture of Jesus for my children's room. I don't talk about my faith often enough here, but Jesus is the center of our family, and I care so much about having visual reminders around the home.
As a mother of 4 children, and even as a child myself, I've noticed that children aren't as attracted to the pictures of Christ that are more dramatic, dark or earth tone in color. Children know Jesus to be the creator of our colorful world, tender, soft and gentle. They haven't yet come to know the Redemptive Christ that is more often portrayed in Christian art. They relate to a sweet Jesus, colorful and bright. I've wanted to create my own illustrations for a while, but I've put it off because, well.....llustrating a picture of Jesus is rather an intimidating task!! But after talking with other mothers about my feelings on this, I realized that maybe it's true...it's difficult to find art of the Savior in colors that we decorate our babies nurseries in. It's difficult to find pictures of Jesus that are simple and non-classical in nature. And for very good reasons...deciding to illustrate this print was maybe the hardest thing I've ever chosen to do!
This print, JESUS LOVES ME, is available in two colors. I couldn't decide which I liked best, so they are both available! This is the first in hopefully more Christian art prints that I hope to bring to the shop in an effort to help Moms, like me, find Christian art that inspires but also fits in the decor of a child's space. I've already put this one up in my kid's rooms, and they love it. I hope your children love it too!
I will be debuting these at BYU on Friday at the BYU bookstore at Women's Conference and would love to see you there if you are local! They are available in the shop now!