Saturday, September 6, 2014

Day 6 - 30 in 30 Days - A Single Cherry

Day 6 of Leslie Saeta's 30 day challenge

watercolor on Arches 5X7
On Day 2 - I was also teaching a mixed media 
PAINTING class at Western Texas College. 
Day 3 was spent in Lubbock. 
Early morning appointment at the oncologists.
It was all good and we are so thankful for that.
Day 4 was working on marbling papers for 
a class in October. PAINTING? yes and no!
Day 5 I PAINTED a silk flag (4'X5') for a customer.
Not actually a hang it on you wall painting. 

In between these projects, 
I am illustrating a children's book about creation.
I really do PAINT almost every day!!!

So back track to February, I told you I would give you
highlights about my (our) year. Hubby had a sonogram
on his liver and a ct scan. His liver was enlarged and
there were lots of spots on it. This was the beginning
of many trips to many doctors and many tests.
February also brought the beginning of the
Godly Girlfriends Retreats
What an incredible
blessing to be part of this amazing ministry.

Jesus said, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
John 10:10
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Day 2 - 30 in 30 Days - The Poppy Field

A little late in the day but here is Day 2 of Leslie Saeta's 30 day challenge
watercolor on Arches 8x10
I will be teaching another 4 week watercolor class in November.
I am thinking this might be fun for the students. 
I am amazed at how delicate and fragile the poppies seem
but when the west Texas winds blow hard it doesn't shred or destroy them. 
They just seem to dance in the wind.
Speaking of hard winds, I told you I wouldn't bombard you 
but I do want to share a little about my year,
our year, one month at a time!
In January, my brother-in-law finished his
the race and his battle with liver cancer. He fought
long and hard. We stood in faith with him and my sister.
We prayed hard, we believed, and we trusted.
 Then, we grieved and we celebrated his life and his home going.
 Like those poppies, we are stronger than we look 
but it is because of His grace.
2 Corinthians 12:9 "My grace is sufficient for thee: 
for my strength is made perfect in weakness."

"The rain came down, the streams rose, and 
the winds blew and beat against that house;
 yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock."
Matthew 7:25

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Monday, September 1, 2014

Day 1 - 30 in 30 Days - Orange Slices

It has been almost a year since I have blogged. 
There was one post in October 2013 after I was involved in 

It has been an incredible year and a hard year with lots of 
blessings and lots of challenges - most that had nothing to do with art. 
I may or may not share about that along the way.
And if I do I will not bombard you all at once.
But one thing for sure - when life is hard, God is Good!. 
So here is Day 1 of the challenge. 

 8"X10" - Arches 140 lb cold press
I just got in a new set of Golden QOR watercolors
from Dick Blick!!! They are so vibrant and concentrated!
I also made a video of this painting but I have to edit before I post.
Hopefully I am back for awhile but 
I am not making any promises.
I do have a few videos that I have recently put on youtube
They are from the classes that I have been teaching at
WTC- College on the Square.
So when you have a minute or soooo...check them out!!!

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; 
I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
John 10:10

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