So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
A BIG SHOUT OUT goes to Terraworks for featuring my art in one of her awesome Etsy Treasuries! Thank you Terraworks!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I am in the process of designing a knitting pattern for a neck warmer with my whimsical flowers on it. I also need to start something for my niece's baby so I went to the little knit shop we have in my little town. Ok that's another story....
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
My Gramma Mollie's beauty shop & her kitchen were magical places. A steady stream of people went in & out of both all day. As children, her shop was where our imaginations ran wild. Playing Beauticians after all the blue haired customers had gone home, we spun in chairs until we got in trouble, sat under big hair dryers pretending to be astronauts and letting the world drift away, had disastrous hair cutting "accidents", rollers & brushes stuck in our hair (also "accidents"), spills, fights, kisses, messes; we listened to gossip & gossiped ourselves, learned life is like a soap opera sometimes, had lots of tears & belly laughs. The shop was a place to get & give advise on life, although not one woman ever mentioned menopause that I can recall. haha Many of my happiest memories were in "Mollie's Beauty Nook". My Gramma worked in her shop for some very loyal customers until finally retiring at the age of 72.
My Gramma Mollie. Wasn't she beautiful?!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I admire the people who wait patiently for Etsy Treasury's to open up to post a grouping of their favorite things. I'm not that patient and honestly it sounds complicated, so I appreciate every Treasury that I am in & the work/time the person puts into it. I love looking through the Treasury's. I thought I'd give it a try, but frankly I don't think I'll be able to wait for an opening! So I am posting a poster sketch of a few things that have caught my fancy lately which includes my own Little Swimmer. I am smitten with that one. The original is on it's way to Germany tomorrow. I have listed prints in my Etsy Shop.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Currently up for bid on Ebay is this old fashioned Angel called "Angel In Prayer". 75% of proceeds are being donated to the American Red Cross to aid Haiti & others in need around the world. Bidding started at $0.99. Search for all work with large proceeds being donated through Ebay by searching the art category 4Haiti. Type in 4Haiti. If you would also like to donate as well, please include 4Haiti in your listing.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
John 16:33 "In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to me all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
It was my first visit to Di4Art's blog that I heard this touching song. I ended up listening to it about 3 times and then her entire play list! I found this beautiful video of stunning photographs accompanied by the song. I thought I'd share. Thank you Diana.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
A work in progress. A commission for a Little Swimmer. I am enjoying painting on paper more than I have in the past thanks to those luscious pastels I was working with a few months ago. I haven't done many 4x6 paintings and I am digging this size! I'll be doing more for sure. I'll post the final picture when she's completed. *** 1/9 You can view the completed painting by clicking here.