Thursday, December 30, 2010
Friday, December 24, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
I put out the "OPEN" sign today.
We had a few customers (Whoo Hoo!)
and even sold a few pieces. Hallelujah!!!
I have a couple of mural commissions that I
will start when the rain is over.
I need to tell you what happened last night.
I was online doing research for an art project.
Something happened with my browser
so I copied the info I had typed into the search bar.
I opened up a new browser window,
pasted the search words, and hit enter.
What came up blew me away.
"Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I
will even make a way in the wilderness;
and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:19
The whole page was search results for that scripture.
Line after line of that scripture repeated
over and over and over.
It was not what I was searching for,
not even close to what I had typed in,
but it was exactly what I needed to see and hear!
I just began to laugh.
Thank you, Lord, for that message!!!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
and the light fixtures resembled vintage ice trays.
The landlord told us we could do whatever
we wanted to. The ceiling tile and lights are gone,
revealing an embossed tin ceiling underneath
The old carpet and tile is also gone.
I will post more pictures of the progress later.
Be sure and stop back by.
Friday, August 6, 2010
As I painted the scenes I prayed for the children
who would stay in this room (which I am told may
evently have green shag carpet, hamocks, and a tent!!!
That would be too cool!). I prayed that the Lord would
protect their hearts and minds and deliver them from
the traps that the enemy sets for them. I could see
in the snake's eyes how he wants to entice and
lure our children away that he might
squeeze the very life out of them.
And the tiger was up to no good and wanted
to destroy the lad! He was a liar just like the
enemy of our soul. The panther was always
gently leading, guiding, and trying to protect the boy.
After a lot of monkeying around, a great battle
ensued between the tiger and the bear.
The bear fought valiantly and was willing to
lay down own his life to save the boy.
Greater love has no man than that heshould
lay down his life for another. How sad when we
thought that the bear was dead BUT NO!
He was ALIVE.
Now, I am not saying that this was a
gospel story but I love when my Lord
speaks to me thru the simpliest things.
The Love of Jesus is without a doubt
the bare necessity of life!!!
Monday, July 26, 2010
God does amazing changes on us.
So much of it is on the inside-changing
our heart, our attitudes, our beliefs...
Most of the time it is not real obvious to
the "neighbors" or those just passing by.
He takes such joy in working in and being
a part of our lives. We are a "work in progress".
"We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
to do good works, which God prepared in
advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
A handful of red, almost black cherries,
a yellow Fiesta sugar bowl, a vintage tablecloth,
and some wonderul morning light --
all the ingredients for new watercolor painting.
have blessed me with many wonderful pieces of Fiesta.
The smaller vintage tablecloths and tea towels
have been my newest quest as I visit antique shops.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I think I will make limited
Sunday, March 14, 2010
and heavy fabric banner. I have always loved the
image and the elegance.
This banner has graced many
awesome worship services over 2 decades.
Monday, March 8, 2010
where she shares the hidden riches
"In The Secret Place" is an invitation
After some encouragement,
Friday, February 19, 2010
reworked the flames...
a crown of thorns on the pommel.
As I researched the proper names
for the sword parts I discovered ... the part between the blade and the grip
Here are a few scriptures about being on guard:
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be on your guard;
stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
1 Timothy 6:20 Timothy, guard what has been
entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter
and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge,
1 Timothy 1:14 Guard the good deposit that was
entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the
Holy Spirit who lives in us.
Phillipians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends
all understanding, will guard your hearts
and your minds in Christ Jesus.