Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My Interpretation

I don't pretend to be perfect. And my art doesn't have to perfectly copy my muse....

The colors caught my eye, but I also love the way the stems turn in the real bouquet....

And, as always, I like the "wopsided-ness" of the whole arrangement. 

Reminds me of the passage about God distributing different gifts...

"There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work." 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

We may be unique in appearance and have different purposes (and possibly look a bit wopsided!) but God can use each one to His glory. 

Have a great day!

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
“Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”c
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

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Monday, March 9, 2015

A Few More Spring Flowers

Here are a few more 12"x12" flowers I created this weekend....

This little guy is 8"x8"

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Is it Spring, Yet?

I've decided it is time for Spring. 

So I made the flowers bloom! 

I painted all of these this week....

I tore some ligaments in my knee when I went skiing a couple of weeks ago, and am trying to make the best of my time off my feet while at home. So glad it was only my knee, so that I can still paint!

Some of these pieces are available in my Etsy store.

Happy (almost) Spring to you!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Random Art Around My House

I like to pick up unique art in unexpected places. Like in flea markets or on Ebay. 
My only rules are that it must be something I like and something I can afford (more or less).

I recently bought this oil painting (the weeping red barn, on the right) at a little antique store in Brunswick Georgia. $15.  I couldn't think of a home for it, at the time, but bought it anyway and decided it fit perfectly on my piano with the other painting. If you are ever in Brunswick, Georgia, or heading to St. Simons or Jekyll Island, swing by Victorian Antiques in Brunswick. Lots of fun items! 

A friend and "regular-purchaser-of-my-art" (I'm making that a word) gave me the painting on the left with the red-headed man in it. I love it. The two compliment each other because so many of the colors are similar. 

Here is another piece I found for $15 at the same great store, two feet away from the weeping barn painting. It's actually a Maurice Utrille print, not an original painting, but I simply couldn't pass up the fun colors. The frame and mat are a nice change from my own canvas pieces. Plus, I am dying to go back to Paris. Am hoping this will suffice.

And one more find from this same great store...

It's hanging in my powder room (that's the hand-towel holder knob in the picture) 

This original color pencil drawing was $6, already framed. And I like the age on the frame. (I'm not "into" having everything in my home being recently manufactured, that is for sure.) 

I also bought this little church oil painting a few months ago on Ebay. It came with the frame. The jury is still out regarding the frame. Should I keep it in that frame, or replace it?

The frame is a bit ostentatious and old lady-like. But vintage, for sure.

That one was $20 including shipping. 

The frame is growing on me. Some days. 
Yes, that is a jump rope hanging on the stair banister. 

That church painting is next to the piano near another little piece of church art...

That one is obviously a print and I've had it for years.

My husband bought this oil painting for me a few years ago for Christmas....

It is still one of my favorites. Ignore the brick on the furniture. That brick was an award for one of my kids and hasn't found a home.

I found these little guys in yet another flea market. I love the crewel work.

Here are two of my favorites....

That was one of my first paintings back in 2009. 

And this one I painted within the last year...

Bored, yet? 

Here is a shot of some of the art in my dining room...

I wrote about my neutral gallery wall art in my dining room here, if you are interested! 

Have a great day!

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Dog Probs

This is actually not allowed in our house. Especially not on my grandparents' sofa!
They stayed really, really still, hoping I wouldn't see them. 
I shoo-ed them out the door and placed some books on the sofa. Hope the books work!

He that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas” -Benjamin Franklin
or maybe a better quote - We've gone to the dogs!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Christmas Gifts

I forgot to share some of the art I created for others at Christmas...

All four of those were special order gifts, so I could not share them prior to Christmas!

This was another special order....

I also created these....

And loads of ornaments and Christmas art....

Have a great day!

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