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, September 26, 2010

A Great Day.....

Why is it a great day? You know all of those canvases that we have painted and we just don't really like them?.....then we begin to paint on top of them and try to create a little differently and a new painting appears.....not always, but trying and maybe growing in the process....if you don't fail at first....you don't grow and learn in trying again.....and maybe again and again.....BUT the best part is you aren't always the one in control. Sometimes you are being taught by the One who loves you for who you are, but helping to tweak those areas that need to grow....BUT He doesn't throw you out in the process .... like we (speaking of myself) do sometimes to others. Then came this devotional today "Strength in Weakness" Click here ..... (it really spoke to me.) .... I needed to hear it today .... the "bird dog" has been on the loose around here chasing the birds ..... when you least expect it ..... he won't win though .... not even in the end. Soooo it is a GREAT DAY! I can't write something without at least putting something beautiful to look at .... like this old plate I found years ago and have never seen another ... .a treasure of mine. On the back it says..."Scripture Illustrations" "KEC"....I Samuel Chapt III....it is at least 100 years old or older....if you know something of these ..let me know. In this picture I have repaired the cracks it has in real life....the computer doctor cleaned it up a bit. Don't you wish we could do that with ourselves?! Blessings!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


The one below is a twenty fifth Anniversary piece and they wanted their dog, Sally, on it who had recently passed.... I've done these "Tree Letters" for fifteen plus years ... can't remember when I started them exactly, but they are still requested by customers needing to give the gift of "Remembrance", "Newlyweds" or "Newly Born" in birth or in Christ. A few went to Russian Students that were at Baylor playing tennis. It has been a joy to do all of these "special names" over the years with their chosen scripture for each person. You end up thinking what the person is like while you are painting their initials or their full name....when you don't know them....you end up praying for them as you draw and paint their name. It has become a special order when I get a new name ... for whatever reason it is being requested and I feel blessed to get to do it! Enjoy and Great Blessings to you this week!!