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, July 7, 2011

THE WIND...being still

The 4th of July has come and gone with all our guests leaving the house empty once again. We had close to 70 people and many more hotdogs!! It was very HOT and DRY and we were thankful for what breeze we had as we watched the parade go by. I didn't venture out into the heat much this year and stayed inside. I've been staying inside a lot!! I needed to work on a QUILT AD for an upcoming publication ...so I took an old worn 100 year old quilt I bought around 40 years ago and hung it outside on a cedar tree branch to photograph it. It was briskly blowing around and wouldn't stay on the branch and the sun was bright and I needed shade to shoot it. After the fourth or fifth try on my little step ladder it finally hung on the fat branch and gently moved in a soft breeze.... and the sun went behind a cloud! I snapped my camera up quickly to begin to shoot the photos.... then on the computer analyzing them and picking one to manipulate and paint..... I began to think of my life lately and how I am tossed by the wind!!! And how I want to only be "gently" blowing in a soft breeze ..... MYSTELE is having a group of us do art or write about "BEING"......each Wed. I am late posting , but here is the work in progress of the log cabin quilt that I hung on the tree branch .....and click the following to see the incredible reflections of scripture that help me to see that He can calm the wind in my life and I can be stilled in my soul ...... the best "ME" I can be is to be in His boat, but not fall asleep to the power He has in my life! I really think there is an opposing force that tries to keep you from who HE made you ..... just as you are with what He has given you to nurture your soul. This quilt picture makes me feel like BEING STILL, and just KNOWING He is God .... TRUSTING Him to continue to mold me and use me ... even though I am further down the road in years! Be Blessed and Be Still in your soul...... my prayer is to be who He made and not be afraid of who I am not..... to be me.

10 comments:

mystele said...

oh, what a gift art is. the Artist truly speaks to us through the entire process, doesn't he? beautiful, sherry!

Emelie said...

What pretty and artistic things to view on your blog today. Creative meaningful writing and reminders.

I give a lot of thought to just being, sometime ago I did a piece of a rt about that, I would have to look in my files to find it. It is improtant to me to just be and to look at myself and what I am doing with time and life.

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful quilt! I so want to start quilting.... another project for another day lol

Cloudia said...

Amen!


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DJ said...

He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.
Philippians 1:6

Emelie said...

Thank you for good messages that give us reminders when life gets so busy.
Very enjoyable visit, pretty, colorful, inspirational..what more could one ask for?

Nelda said...

He says, "Peace, be still." to that wind, doesn't he? Beautiful art and sentiments. I enjoyed them so much.

Patrina's Pencil said...

Mark 4:39
And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm.

He has that affect on His own, doesn't He? A calmness that's out of this world. His peace is like none other.

I love the way you spoke these words with such a calmness in your soul.

"He can calm the wind in my life and I can be stilled in my soul ...... the best "ME" I can be is to be in His boat, but not fall asleep to the power He has in my life! I really think there is an opposing force that tries to keep you from who HE made you ..... just as you are with what He has given you to nurture your soul."

There is an opposing force continually at work against me - all of us, really. I like that last part ..."who HE made you ..... just as you are with what He has given you to nurture your soul."

I'm pondering ...that which He has given me...to nurture my soul. powerful words. Thank you for sharing these God moments. Each time you speak, Blessings flow.

May you experience showers of blessings this week

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Whimsical Folk Art Blog said...

Nice verse and pretty blog too...

Laurie Collett said...

Lovely blog and Spirit-filled art! Praise God that He created each of us with a special palette to be a unique masterpiece! I'm enjoying your blog and I invite you to follow mine, Saved by Grace (http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/). Thank you for sharing your glorious talents, and may God bless you!