April 26, 2012

Being Fed

This introduction to first Peter is out of the Reader's Digest Illustrated Bible.  The art was done by Harry Brockway.   This letter and this art so perfectly fed me in a very hungry hour today. 

April 24, 2012

Worth the Wait

My son Asher chose this iris out of hundreds on an iris farm 3 years ago.  He chose it, and I purchased a piece of the same plant, brought it home and planted it.  It failed to bloom the past two years. I was afraid that we had lost it.  Well, much to our joy and satisfaction, it showed it's beautiful face this year! What I love most about it is that Asher was 7 years old on this iris farm covered in iris flowers of every imaginable combination.  Hundreds and hundreds of showy flowers.  I told him that he could pick any one he wanted.  He chose this one because he said it was "pure".  It's petals and beard were all the same color. 

                              I know this is unrelated but...this really is how Faye lives her life. 


Who Knows?

I have a beautiful copy of Arabian Knights that I found a couple of years back.  I love the illustrations so much it makes my head spin, but I don't know the artist's name!  The only information I have on the book is that it was first published in Great Britain in 1968 by Ward Lock Limited.  The stories are retold by Anoif Maharg.  There is no mention of the illustrator.  A few of the pictures are signed BAR.   If any of you are familiar and know the artist's name, please tell me! 

April 20, 2012

With Unveiled Faces


                                                           Looking forward to it!

April 19, 2012

Beautiful Book

The Shepherd Center Used Book Sale is coming up May 3,4 and 5th at the Dixie Classic Fair Grounds.  I am so excited and it has me recalling some of my finds from years past.  Gordon Laite's pencil lines are so sure and angled and I entirely love them.  He colors them with a little blue, bronze or teal and makes them seem so full.  The author Alice Geer Kelsey has a really interesting biography.  The story follows thirty gilt pennies through the hands of Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, the Queen of Sheba, Solomon, traders, the manger, and ends with Judas and a potter's field. 

Well worth seeking out! 

April 18, 2012

April Rebus

It's been a while since I posted a rebus.  I think this one is particularly fun....

I got this years attempt at a succulent garden going...

Asher has been cooking with gas with his artwork...

I have made some progress on my lady's hem...

I hope everyone enjoys the cool rain.  I know that my garden is!

April 4, 2012


Yesterday was as close as I have gotten to a PERFECT day in a long time.  Both my children are on spring break.  It was a beautiful spring day. I painted and played in the garden as the spirit moved me.  My daughter made dinner (pasta with fresh tomatoes, pesto and olive oil ) and did some laundry for me voluntarily! 

April 2, 2012

Really Beautiful

                     A great read for spring.  You can also visit her blog at www.aholyexperience.com