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!!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A SPECIAL VISIT...

Monday was day one for a new online class with Mystele .... and I was ready to go with my little canvas smeared with paint. It's an excersize called "pulled" or "found" art where you randomly smear paint on a canvas , let it dry and then return to see what you see to begin the story in the canvas, which I did on Sunday night. Monday came with a call from Elizama, and I needed to go spend the day with her to advise and encourage her in her life's events. She is one of my kids ... and as we talked, laughed, prayed and cried ....watching her tenderly nurse and care for her baby brought the situation into focus with so much hope for her future with her little family. ANYWAY, I came back home that evening and decided to try and focus on my art class and take a look at my little smeared canvas ..... and there she was in the canvas!! The class is called "Story Telling" ..... so here is my story of the day with Elizama. Sometimes we just have to relax in our art to see what is there waiting for us. The scripture on the leaf, randomly picked from a pile of leaves I had cut out for a collage, said " Be patient with those weak in the faith." It was prophetic! The map signifies..."Where will they go?" The answered prayer for the story is that they have found a place to live, and want to have Bible Studies at their home every week, which Trini has agreed happily and faithfully to do! Trini, Maxi and their family are awesome!! ENJOY THE PROCESS!! BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL!

11 comments:

Mary said...

this little canvas is beautiful!

i have yet to watch Myste's video. I was too tired Sunday evening, and my week has just flown by.

thanks for sharing this!!

Rebecca Anthony said...

LOVE!!!

DJ said...

Love your handiwork...and I'm definitely loving His handiwork!
:-)

Nelda Ream said...

This canvas turned out so beautiful! I can "see" her, too, in the messy green stage. That is so cool.

Say It In Color said...

Thanks to my dependable audience!!! She was in there for sure and I loved the day with her...

Emelie said...

Just a wonderful piece of work, I keep going up and down looking at stage one to the finish. This work really does have a special relaxed feeling to it. Not at all forced and I have done this finding a face and it has forced me into finding so it did not seem natural like yours does.

Your words and comments on my blog this morning were so lifting that I have accomplished several things already today. However there are big things looming. Things that are of little consequence except to me. Yet, if you think of it seriously, the statement, little consequence except to me, it takes away the pressure and isn't that a good thing?

Really enjoyed your post and work on this Aug. day.

joyfulploys said...

First time to your blog...your found art is wonderful and the story you tell to go with it is amazing! Love it!
Mary

Pam Warden Art said...

Wonderful work. Thank you for the encouraging comments you left at my site htt://faithfolk.blogspot.com
Do you know that I bought John a painting, with quote from Max Lucado's Traveling Light for Christmas. It has suitcases left on the road and far in the distance you see a figure...
Blessings,
Pam

Pam Warden Art said...

Just wrote up a little feature about your site on Faith Folk.
Blessings,
Pam

Sandra said...

Amazing, how you pulled it from the canvas. Simply beautiful.

Christianne Teixeira said...

Love it!! Awesome!