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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Today brought lots of rain, but I'm just thankful it wasn't a bunch of snow...we are expecting some on Sunday tho!!  I've had an awesome creative day are a couple little paintings on watercolor paper I've done then framed for special friends and neighbors.  Not nearly enough for all those I want to give to, but it's a start...Happy creating to all my friends!!! Blessings.((hugs too))

I also wanted to share this very special Christmas Cactus most of which was from a little clipping of our Dad's that I took just after he passed away.  That has been a very long time..over 17 first I only had 1 bloom the first year, and one each year for at least 10 yrs...I have all those dried blooms in a the last couple years it's been blooming on one side or the other...(I did add another cactus to it to make it full about 5 yrs ago)  this is the very first for this year...and it looks like it may bloom all over this time...what an awesome rememberance of our Dad...he loved plants!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Ahhh a beautiful Sunday morning!

Sun is shining gloriously this Sunday morning.. Time to get ready for Church...didn't think I would be going again this week cuz of a bad headache (sinus) and hip not working right, but I said "Satan get out of here...I'm not listening!  My Father in Heaven will move my feet and get me going...and He has for He knows I need to fellowship with other Christians as often as possible...don't you feel that way??  I've had to sleep in the recliner most of the night for the past couple weeks...and that's least it eases the pain in my hip and legs...whatever it takes to make each day bright and sunny just as it is today...I wanted to share a painting I just finished that represents Fall and God's awesome blessings I feel...Have a wonderful day know God's in control...we are his saints who are under his GRACE!!!  Blessings...

Monday, November 22, 2010

Whimsical Wednsday Wk2

Wednesday the 17th was the 2nd Wk of participating in this fun blog 
This is a 5x7 acrylic painting on canvasboard..

Blue Monday at Smiling Sally's blog

Good morning!
I have joined in the fun where anything BLUE can be shared each Monday moring!
This lovely CasAdes Clown was given to me for Christmas
Many years ago by my Bro Bill and his lovely wife Brenda!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Some little Christmas paintings I've created!

This one is the one my hubby liked and wants me to do a large canvas for our home.

Loved doing this. Acrylic on canvasboard, Happy Santa

Another 8x10 acrylic on canvasboard called, Jolly Santa

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Top of the mornin to each of you!!!

While at the Potter's House Retreat last month I was introduced to several  awesome arthurs one being Jan Johnson..I  received two (used) books from Amazon yesterday,  and am finding  she's really easy to read.   Those two books are, Living a Purposefull Life and Enjoying the presence of God.   I have to admit I was never much of a reader growing up, however I'm finding how important it is reading not only factual books, but those written by people all over the world who've been touched by God, and how their personal relationship with HIM have grown.  Would each of you who visit my blog share with me some of the books you've enjoyed and that's been a real inspiration in your life? 

Monday, November 8, 2010

Another little Whimsical painting for Etsy

Don't you just love little winter scenes???   I have more to create hope you all like them!!!
I have been thinking about Thanksgiving and what I am so thankful for.....
My relationship with God
My hubby
My children and grandchildren
My siblings each one unique and such a blessing!
Those I've met along life's highway and at Church!
My disability for it's brought me closer to my Abba Father
All the beauty our Heavenly Father has brought to our eyes...the smells and feel too!
Those we come into contact with that touch our hearts.
Even those who rub us the wrong way for it gives us the chance to love them just as they are,
and to share with them what God has done in our lives.
I'm so very happy for all those things are far more...
My bros
Our mom who's soon to be 93!!!
Blessed to have a roof over our head and a warm bed to sleep in even tho
we struggle to provide food.  God sure has provided so much!
I invite you to share all the things you are so thankful for too!!!

Blessings as we come closer to Giving Thanks for them all!!!

Whimsical Wednsday

This is my Whimsical little painting I'm entering over at the Whimsical Wednsday check it out so you can join in the fun too!!! Blessings

Sunday, November 7, 2010

6x6 canvasboard paintings for Christmas

Just wanted you to see a couple of the 6x6 canvasboard paintings I did today....they are little snowpeople and ready for framing as a gift for Christmas..

First Saturday drive in Nov. 2010

I tried to post some photos from our Saturday drive, but for some reason I wasn't able to (again!) Frustrating, but hey I'll try again today..hehehe
We were blessed to see an awesome sunrise and captured some really awesome photos..hope I can share with ya!!! May your week begin with quiet time with God...just breath, open your heart for HIS guidance...and enjoy...

Friday, November 5, 2010

I think I finally got them finished..

I first started with a mustard mixture, then after drying I added turquoise to just the outside perimeter...then added a burgandy with mustard mixture. Finished up with with a burgandy wipe! I like it and know it will look great when I finish the wall about the paneling. I intend to use drywall compound using a wide puddy knife to give it texture. What'cha think??
I really do appreciate your comments.

Here are some journal pages I've been working on this week...Have a great weekend!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Making my room more cozy

These little corner cabinets I had made for the little dining area just off the living room have been sitting there without any covering for more than 4 yrs...I just wasn't sure if I wanted to stain or paint them..well after visiting my sister, Mary I was encouraged to do something to them to warm them up!! I started with mixing yellows and browns to come up with a mustardy color...then watered it down. It looked better but needed something more. So I took dark brown paint and rubbed it on in places with a rag....I like them but think they need something more...Help Mary, or anyone else that wants to leave a comment as to what I should do now!!! heheheh!!!

Our last Saturday drive in October 2010

What a beautiful sunrise we experienced as we headed out for out last Saturday drive in Oct 2010. Can't believe it's already November can you??? That means we will be celebrating our Abba Father's birth in just about 55 day! Our trip was cut short cuz we decided to go home and tinker around the house!!! The sun was bright and winds scattered beautiful fall leaves all over the place. God provides all that beauty, and assures us of His awesome love in so many ways...have a blessed week my friends!!!

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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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