Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: Whispers & Words Wall Art

I recently gave birth to my second set of twins in 19 months, they were two girls. This means that I now have 3 daughters and 1 son…so my house is full of girly things. Girly paint colors, girly toys, girly décor, etc. So I was very excited when my friend Carrie at Whispers & Words said she could create a piece of specialty artwork for my son!

I immediately knew what I wanted it to say, “Let him sleep, for when he wakes he will move mountains.” I have always loved this quote. I believe that God has a purpose and a plan for every child; and I believe that my kids will be world changers. I also believe in speaking life over my children and into their lives. So I am very thrilled to put these words above my son’s head. So they will sort of be "spoken" over him even when I am not around.
Here is the custom piece that Carrie just created for us, isn’t it great!?

NOTE: I had to cover up my child's name to protect his privacy.
The actual piece does not have those squares across it.

Whispers and Words is such an adorable Etsy store. The shop and its creations are owned and created by Carrie Mansfield, who also runs a blog under the same title. According to her blog, “… Carrie Mansfield [is a] self-proclaimed lover of travel, cuddly babies, international cuisine, the sound of the rain and the smell of the ocean.  When Carrie is not writing out her thoughts on Whispers & Words, she spends most of her free time working as a social worker, spending time with family and friends and coming up with alterations to favorite recipes in the kitchen.” Doesn’t she just sound so interesting and crafty? Here is a snippet from her blog about why she creates this art, “My hope is that this art never becomes trivial to me or to my buyers. My hope is that, like in our home, these pieces would speak encouragement, hope and light into the places they reside. And above all, as with everything, I hope that this shop is a reflection of my even greater dream…to honor and glorify God with my heart, my mind, my speech and the work of my hands.”

I visited the Whispers and Words Etsy shop and found some lovely handcrafted creations. What I really love is that everything has a personal touch; it isn’t copy and paste work. If you scroll past the available pieces you will see a link to request a custom order. Yep, that was for me! When I spoke to Carrie about creating three custom pieces for my twin girls new nursery she was very helpful! She asked what I wanted but also made suggestions to me, which I appreciated! Carrie has kept in touch with me throughout her process and allowed me to give input, and the work was done quickly.

I actually got to ask the artist about her process; I mean whoever gets to ask the artist this? And this is what she said, “…the beauty of the designs is that the process can change from piece to piece. As someone with an artistic bent, I've found over the years that I really hate doing the same thing over and over. With Whispers and Words I have the consistency of a concept (canvas designs that feature words and sayings that are meaningful to the buyer) along with the freedom to create images to go along with those words... I am inspired by scripture, music and quotes that evoke further inspiration or contemplation. Once I find the quote or lyric, an image or several images usually come to mind. I then look for photographs or other artwork of those images and then get to work on creating my own. I do most of the process freehand and use a number of other art tools to tweak and manipulate until it is as close to what is in my mind as it can be. As for custom pieces, I try to collect as much information as I can from the buyer to get them what they are looking for…Often people come to me for custom work because they have a beautiful image in mind but they just don't know how it could ever become tangible…”


You can purchase your Whispers and Words art through their Etsy site. You can also contact the artist and stay current on exciting news, giveaways and pieces via their Facebook page and Blog. But one lucky winner will receive a $40 credit to use towards the item of their choice! Enter below to win!

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  1. We would like either Mercy or Service because these are the gifts in this house.

  2. I would really like Live Laugh Love.

  3. CONNIE SOWARDS commenting: I would like "Live the Life you Love!".

  4. CONNIE SOWARDS commenting: I would like to win this because I like the idea of being able to have a custom piece that speaks to my heart.

  5. I would love to have my daughter's name, Annalee, made into wall art for her room. I checked out some of their artwork while I was going through their pages and it's absolutely beautiful!

  6. I'd love to win this because I don't really have much hanging on my daughter's walls right now. Her walls are naked!! Plus this artwork is beautiful and I love that it's all one of a kind!!