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 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!!


Jennifer Richardson said...

Awesome idea!
Love the earthy raw beauty
of those letters.
Inspired i am:)

Nelda Ream said...

This is so beautiful, Sherry! I love the early Americana folk art feel of it. And I love the "tree letters". This will make such a special gift.

Emelie said...

This work seems to have the same quality as an embroidered sampler,
Just right for family things. Family likes to see things that remind them that your reminded of them when they are not there. I see family look around for this sort of valadation that I am remembering.

Patrina's Pencil said...

So cool looking and unique

Doda said...

These are absolutely beautiful. I'm glad I stopped by your blog today! This makes me feel like taking out my watercolours, but I could never do anything so beautiful, plus the only brush I have to weild today is to paint my hall ceiling - I better get on with it! GOD bless you!