Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Dog Days of Summer

Summer is here! 
I am not one to enjoy the Georgia heat, but I am coping fairly well, thus far.
Here is our Daisy laying in the hall doing what she does best - sleeping. 
Someone must have been out when I snapped this picture, since she is waiting by the front door!


I also took this picture and made a meme because she looked so funny...

Lots of eye rolls from the kids with this one. 

I've been super-busy and have pretty much resorted to posting on Instagram and my Facebook page, lately. I'm not much of a writer, anyway. Instagram sort of suits me, in that respect.

I hope you are all having a nice summer. We took our vacation early (end of May). It was a great week - we went to Sanibel Island (where my husband grew up) and then over to Miami for a couple of days. It was a much needed 10 days of vacation and I am thankful we had the opportunity. Here is a picture we took in Miami. 



Those of you with grown kids know how it feels to be "missing" one. Our eldest is in the working world and I should have photo-shopped her into this picture! It's just not the same.

We came home to blooming hydrangeas....



Which was a nice treat!  In between my job and vacay, I've managed to paint a little bit. 






Notecards are still available....



I am running behind on special orders. If I owe you one, please do not hesitate to contact me and nag me. 
Seriously. 
I need the nudging.

Here are a couple of custom orders I just finished....


6"x6" Little White Church series


24"x18" Jeremiah

The bottom one is for someone going through a tough and uncertain time.  God's word helps, doesn't it?

I hope you are having a wonderful summer!  


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Monday, April 25, 2016

Madison Fest 2016



I've been trying to stockpile my art for Madison Fest on April 30th. It's not easy to keep all of my art "hidden." And to add to my woes, I am a procrastinator. However, I keep a healthy fear that I will set up my booth and it will look empty! Yikes! This week may involve some late nights and early mornings creating.



Here are some random pieces I will be adding to my booth, this Saturday. 





Please stop by and say "Hi" if you visit!


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Monday, April 11, 2016

A New Bike



For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. Colossians 1:16-17


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Monday, April 4, 2016

Painted Barns and Painting Barns

Barns can be so beautiful. Especially if they do not involve manual labor, only looking at them! (As in - driving along and not having to milk a cow or clean a stall!) 
If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have noticed several barn pins, lately. 






Pretty aren't they?  Those photos gave me the urge to create a couple of barns. I painted these little guys...






They are both 6"x6" on wood. 

I did not like this floral piece I created last year, so I painted over it! I kept part of the painting as a sky....

Hope you are having a great day!

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?  
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. 
Matthew 6:26-34


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Pollen Free Zone

I painted more pollen-free flowers, this past week.....


And PlainJane's in Athens had some of my paintings made into notecards ....




I love the little scripture on the backs....


Here are my three monkeys on Easter Sunday....



It was nice to have all of them at home!

We are expecting rain, tomorrow  - so I'm hoping the pollen will wash away and I can go out and enjoy the beautiful flowers!



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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Trust in the Lord

I painted these churches the morning we awoke to the news of the bombings in Brussels. 

During Holy Week. 




I fully believe that the only way to end terrorism is to get inside the terrorists' hearts with the Good News of Jesus Christ. I know that I need to be more diligent in praying for the members of ISIS - that they will hear that Jesus loves them and embrace a Christian lifestyle. But, it just isn't easy to spend time in prayer for such hateful .....barbarians. 

I am sad for all victims of terrorism, but I also ache for the individuals who obviously grew up surrounded with so much hatred and evil. Such evil and lack of love, that a life of killing was their path. What pitiful and sad communities and families they were born into. Sometimes I forget to count my blessings - including those blessings of where, and when, and to whom I was born. 

May we all be grateful this Easter week. 
And may we find time to pray for those who need to hear about Jesus.

"He is not here, He is risen!"   Luke 24:6 


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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Make a Little Lemonade


When life hands you lemons, well, you can make lemonade - if you have sugar. 
Or maybe just slow down and enjoy the beauty of God's creation. 
Even sour lemons are beautiful! 


The flowers this Spring are putting on quite a show, or so I hear! The pollen is horrible, so I am actually hiding in my home with all windows and doors sealed! These camellias are pollen-free....


Here are a couple of side-by-side comparisons of the photos I used and my artistic interpretations. 


Hope you are having a beautiful week!

"My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord! Let every creature praise His holy name, for ever and ever!"  Psalm 145:21



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