Friday, May 20, 2011
The hungry second born (born that day!) of the beautiful blue eggs my mockingbird laid in her beautifully built nest....which was in a wire basket on my trellis where I could lower it each day to check on them....she never fussed!! Those little nubs of wings that will turn into beautiful wings so he can fly! The nest was so beautiful, even had horse hairs in it that she got from the neighbors barbed wire fence where the horses tails swish across the barbs leaving long hairs... Click on the pictures to see them up close!!! Look at the beautiful fungus on the tree twigs.... a loosely built nest on the outside and then a delicate more tightly woven nest on the inside.... Those feathers beginning to develop ! NOW for a nap til supper!! This is ONLY one week later!!! I FORGOT TO MENTION....Flat Stanley Star Wars style from LaGrange Intermediate school, came for a vacation to our house and got to climb a tree with the grandkids! "D" for daughter... God and Family, cherished, the apple of His eye..."Home is where the heart is...."....for my daughter's Mother's day card.... Card below designed by my grand daughter for her Momma...the top attic opens for a sweet note....we used stamps too....she wanted no color....simple and classy, just like her Momma! she put our bird nest up in the peak....it was Mother's Day.... For a friend's daughter.....praying for her to flourish and heal with upcoming surgery.... "A" for Adams....or Anything! A design gathered from an old white on white hankie.... The JOY of what? There is so much hurt, disappointment, loss, self-righteousness and self centeredness .... what JOY could I be talking about? Sometimes you just can't put it into words ..... or you may be critisized for it anyway .... and you just aren't up to the analysis of others .... so you don't try to explain it.....I'm sure you have been there! BUT!! .....BUT there IS JOY ..... JOY in these words spoken this week ...... why are we so lacking in the work we try to accomplish for Him? These words ( Isaiah 33:6...And HE will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The "fear of the Lord is his treasure"....it is key, I think, for authentic success) words rang LOUD in my head when I read them over and over this week. Then there is the JOY of ART and the colors and joy of getting to be creative with it .... for me anyway! Here are some pieces of ART I have been playing with and the house card my grand daughter did for her Momma. THE JOY OF HIS LOVE ..... even for "just me" .... inspite of myself or the yukky and sometimes disappointing world around me. I BRING YOU THE WONDER OF HIS CREATION AND THE JOY OF IT....enjoy these incredible pictures of my "Mockingbird Babies" and enjoy the art.... Blessings to you!! Have a good weekend.....
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Beautiful wife of Jimmy (Daddy) and Momma of my three awesome grandkids! We love this scripture in reference to our kiddos....3 John 1:4...."I have no greater joy than, to hear of my children walking in truth." New design from elements in the old designs seen below...for a friend's grandchildren....would be a pretty marriage certificate with England in mind! Antique certificates of my friend's family...you can see different elements used from each for the new design...with their own church inserted.... Below is the final design she picked for five grand children.... My Mother was in a wheelchair for thirteen years at the end of her cherished life. I have had so many thoughts of her lately with Dick home after knee replacement. We have used her old wheel chair, and several other things she left behind in 2001. I even looked for her whistle for him to use in case I didn't hear him....but no need, I've been close by. When we restored this old house we made sure it was handicap friendly....and didn't get to use it fully with her....but with Dick these last two weeks, we have given the design a real try every day.... and I have to say it has been so wonderful to have things set up for Dick to use with ease and for me!!! Thanks Mother!! I miss you!! Happy Mother's Day!!! Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful daughter too.... who has the same big smile my Mother had! She is a wonderful Mother to her children....really wonderful!! Of course we are proud of her and our son too...they both have great families!!! Happy Mother's Day to my daughter in law who is also an awesome Mom!!! I am going to list some old quilt squares that I found, undoubtedly made by some Mother or Grandmother or Aunt...the colors are so happy and the primitive designs speak of home. There is also a newly designed Baptism Certificate I did for a friend . She brought me three antique family "Baptism's" and "Confirmations" from three generations of her family....for me to design a new one for her grandchildren. So the new design has elements from all three of the antique certificates that were all in their family. The complete wording is not present yet. Anyway, enjoy these fun colors and think of all the MOTHER'S ....who have put bright spots in your life... one way or another. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you all and great BIG BLESSINGS!!!