EXCITING CHANGES TO COME!!!

Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

JULY HAPPENINGS....

July has been HOT and DRY, but full of friends, family and fun ..... and a little art..... finally!! The beautiful grapes were given to me by a friend who grows them beside her porch! Aren't they gorgeous???!! They were also delicious, and best taste I've ever had! I have a dozen or more photos... for art... of them! Then my beautiful but small caladiums on my porch that have survived this heat.... they are one fourth the normal size , but beautiful color with the sun (Son)..ha... shining through. Isn't everything? Then a spattering of Art at play.... the three-in-a-row ones are kid's stuff painted on "paint chip" cards you get at the paint store....I have a stack of them.... good for practice....maybe a little booklet for my kids to add stories to.... these were done the way my friend does with smearing on the paint and then letting the picture come out.... anyway a lot of little girls (Peyton, Olivia, Pilar)and their favorite playhouse comes in the background ..... the boy (Eli) or (Tito) with the fish was fun....anyway, then an unfinished zinnia one and then the larger "Where is home?" one with the contemplative half faced woman..... there is a story with this one (painted on the back of a fudgecicle box) .... it represents places lived or living in.... and which memory is home.... I lived in Spain as a child and must say it was one of the true highlights of my young life ..... then I love my present home, but struggle to keep it all it needs to be .... then there is the last home ..... in heaven with our true Father, one I think we can't even imagine how wonderful ......! This art style and some ideas come from a friend and friends I follow on blogs who have a few sharing and teaching videos....they are listed on the left side of my blog....check them out....thanks you guys!!! OH!! Then the Fourth of July with my sweet and cherished church who came, a longhorn, our old (they are not all old!) friends and lots of kids who enjoyed the water slide....Dick who enjoyed spraying them with water from the old firetruck .... stinker! Blessings ......sherry

10 comments:

mystele said...

LOVE the art!!!! happy day to you!

ps (your art is in queue!)

Sparkled Art said...

WOW, the way you capture color is great. You really have an eye for detail and the ability to capture it as well.

Say It In Color said...

Thanks for the comments and sweet compliments, I am so indebted to you artists out there that share and give so much to encourage others....I feel I MUST give something back .... you are all special. Big Blessings!... sherry

PJ's talking... said...

Nice post, love the new art. I want the grapes! It's tooooo hot in Texas!

nelda ream said...

Beautiful photos. Those of the grapes and caladiums are amazing. Love the new art you're doing. Until reading about them, I thought you had done them on boards.

DJ said...

Oh, my, you've been busy!
The photos are lovely, but your artwork is beautiful. You are an inspiration in color...

sparkled*life said...

Love the Art! You are so very talented! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog you are so awesome! Loving your blog I will have to stop back in soon and see what all you are doing!!

Say It In Color said...

THANKS to you all for your comments.....hope to entertain you with more soon!!! sherry

cristie said...

I just found your blog today (from mystele's blog!) What a blessing to see your art and your heart for God. I felt really drawn to your where is home painting. Then I read the post, and OH MY!!! God is calling my family to be missionaries in Spain (my husband, 3 little ones, and me). It is a God-sized calling, and some days it's easier to see the losses of what we're leaving that the joy of unknown things. But God is so clearly calling us, so we're taking a leap of faith. God used you to remind me that He has some good plans for us. And that the time there may even be a highlight of my kids' lives! Blessings, sister!

Say It In Color said...

Cristie.... Thank you for your sweet and exciting comments..... I wish I was going with you!! I lived in Leon, Spain in the northern part just below the mountains.....like the book Heidi......where are you going? How very wonderful!!.... I will keep you and your family in my heart and prayers ..... keep in touch if you like .... also will GIVE you a print of where is home if you like.... my Mother cried when we had to go there for three years away from family....but then cried to have to leave, we loved the people so much....in 1956 thru 1959....then returned to visit in 1984 and stayed in the same house where we had lived in the fifties with the same family that lent it to us. It truly was the Lord's plan for us and I'm sure it is for you.... how glorious....In His Love...sherry