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Thursday, July 29, 2010

How has your day been??

Here it is 5pm, and I'm thinking what in the world will I fix for dinner...ehehhe!! By evening with all the high temps we've been experiencing I don't have the energy to do much cooking...but I do have a hubby who's been working all day and deserves something good for him, right? He called a little while ago to say not to cook anything...we'd just have a salad with all our veggies from the garden...I'm thinking I'll cut up some Swiss Chard, and 2 kinds of lettuce I've grown on the front deck...cucs, onions and tomatoes all from our raised beds then I'll add nuts, dried cranberries and make a lovely vinagarette dressing Top it off with grilled chicken and call it a meal...what'cha think??? Come on over I can make enough for an army!!! hhehehe
Ok, I was up at 5am got my hubby off to work then settled down at the dining room table creating some more little ACEOs & ATCs...I put two in my etsy shop the day before yesterday...they are featured in the last post here, and the sold!!! Wow that was quick, and the first two I've ever sold...yep...guess I've been creating the wrong kind..hehhehe!!

Here are a couple I did today one of which is for my precious little sister, Mary...if you haven't checked out her blog please do.

This is a painted I'd started when visiting her in GA last year...she finally finished it, and it's awesome...once you visit you will be following her I"m sure cuz she has much to share!!!

Here's a couple journal pages prepped and ready to create on!!!

Monday, July 26, 2010

A lovely weekend!

We took our usual Sunday drive through the countryside enjoying all the old farm houses along the way. This time we stopped by one that had been empty for probably years. As we walked around we could almost feel the life that filled it long ago. We could imagine children running all over the grounds playing hid and seek, Mom coming out to let them know dinner was ready. I could almost see what I was imagining! Leaving there we drove down to The National Park where people were setting up for lunch at the camp sites, and we could hear children screaming with delight as they cooled off in the creek! As we reached the edge of the water I kicked my shoes off and waded in too...awe, that felt so good after days of temps that reached up into the 100s.

As we traveled on I tried to capture some of the buildings, and landscapes we were seeing, but as usual we were traveling too fast for me to capture much. We enjoyed a nice meal at a Chinese Restaurant then headed back home only to see hugh dark clouds appearing as we got closer. Rain was coming down in buckets as we reached Rt 522! There were times we had to slow to a creep when we couldn't see a foot infront of us. (We later discovered the winds were up to 60 miles an hr.) Cars were pulled off to the side of the road traffic going the other direction was at a stand still because of several huge trees the wind blew across the road. Luckily only tree limbs scattered our we reached home the rains had slowed some keeping us from get drenched.
It's amazing how just one good rainfall can reverse all the damage done by weeks of little or no rain. I can actually see new growth this morning!!! Yey!!!

Have a wonderful week creating!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I thank my Lord for the gift of creating!!

I"m sure so many of us who find pleasure in created art thank our Lord for that awesome gift...For myself I know it's not only been a very rewarding experience, but has also been a healing one...I believe God puts things in our heart to help us grow as a person, and to help us heal...yes the Bible is the most important book in our lives as a Christian, all the answers for living can be found there! I am so thankful for all that my FATHER has given me over the years...Joy comes in so many ways! When I share my painting here I'm sharing my love for God as well...for He gave me this talent. The human side of us wants to think we can accomplish anything in our own strengths, but the Bible says we must pray about it and wait for God's reply. Throughout my life I've had difficulty much easier is my life today after believing in Faith that God wants the very best for me. He loves me and you so much!!!!
Now to share some of my little paintings...Blessings for all to have a wonderful God filled week!!! I pray for your safety if you are traveling.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Recognizing a Stroke

*Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

*S** **Ask the individual to SMILE.

*T** **Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today.)

*R* *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number *immediately *and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

New Sign of a Stroke:

Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke.

These are very simple steps to take when you suspect someone is having a could be that a person stumbles, falls and when helped up says he/she is just fine...hrs later only to find that person was rushed to the emergency room and later died....Drs say if they can reach a person having a stroke in the first 3 HOURS they can totally reverse the effects of a stroke.

Hope everyone is having a great day...Bevie

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I love painting because

Isn't it kewl that you can actually start a painting, but if you aren't happy with it you can just gesso over it and start anew!! This 12x16 inch painting on canvasboard was the "working on" one I'd started a few days ago..the one with the big tree...not only does gesso prep our canvases, but it can create a brand new palate to work it is looking totally different..not sure it's completely finished...sometimes I tend to over work a you do that??

Monday, July 12, 2010

A painting just finished last night..

Hello, I have been working on a little seascape, and have another painting just about finished which I will share with you all tomorrow!!! Blessings for a wonderful, creative day tomorrow..."Smile"

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Good morning!

Good morning to all those who happen by my blog. The first photo is of a little seascape done in acrylic paints I'm working on right now. The other is of a tree filled with lovely hearts...a little whimsy makes me smile does it do that to you too??

I guess I love doing Whimsical and folksy paintings the best..there's something about creating something that really makes you feel good inside, and the hopes it does the same to those who see it. I was notified just yesterday that one ov my 11x14 paints done on canvasboard sold on June 29th...couldn't believe I just found the message...I have it all ready to go out in the mail today!!! Thank you Jennifer....

This is the painting...

I pray that you all are well, and enjoying all the blessings God has given you!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Work sometimes never ends!

Dinner was over the dishes washed and we were settling down for a nice break out on the deck before going to bed, when I asked my hubby what all the water was on the bathroom carpet. He said he's dropped something and washed it up. I said it sure was lots of water. He promptly went in and discovered it was far more wet so started looking around. He leaned into the wall and it started to crumble. You have to remember we live in an older doublewide on a foundation so the walls aren't all that thick. Since the hot water heater is on the other side of that wall we thought it was leaking...Yep, after taking the washing machine out on the back deck we were able to get to it, and the floor was soaked. He cut it off, and headed back to our bathroom. Up came the carpet and down came the one long wall, what a mess..we'd planned on taking that carpet up and put down tile, but not till the bedroom walls were completed....the floors were already done! The bad think is we weren't expecting to have to purchase a new hot water heater since this one was installed just 3 yrs should last longer than that shouldn't it...especially since the company putting it in said it was one of the best...sure!!! Dewey got hold of that company and they said they would try to replace it today, but since it's a Holiday it may have to wait till Tuesday...good thing I did laundry yesterday, but I'm not too keen on taking a cold shower...even if it is rather hot out..hehhehe!!

Here's a couple photos of what the bathroom looks like today...with all the remodeling we've done over the past 4 yrs we would have been better off downing this little home, and putting up a modular at least everything would be new..ehehhe!!! This trailer was made back in 1978! I don't want to speculate what will go bad next..ehehhehe!!! Sure hope you 4th of July Holiday doesn't start out this way!!!
Blessings to all for a very safe and happy holiday!!!

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Am married to a great guy and we've raised 5 of his and my children...they have blessed us with 14 grandchildren.  My passion is creating all forms of art, and handmade jewelry.  On the side I still make some bouquets for weddings and enjoy playing with our 3 pugs.  Living in the mountains gives us such a sense of freedom as we are on 5 acres filled with tall old trees surrounding our little home...we have all kinds of wildlife visiting us daily!!!

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