August 19, 2013

The Tail End Of Summer

This is the last week of summer vacation before my daughter Alice begins high school. It has been a truly wonderful summer, but I am sitting here wondering how it managed to evaporate so quickly.  Thought I would add a few highlights and last drops of the whole thing...
My favorite view of the summer...
A sweet time at Lake Susan in Montreat...
My birthday gift of homemade green tea macaroons by Alice Jette
completed "A Vision of Eden"
got a start on "One and Many"
my garden was simply wonderful
and in between there was refinishing a desk, summer school, sparklers and sidewalk chalk, smoothies, drawing, a little napping and some long walks.
While sitting here trying to piece it together I feel like I am forgetting something...that is part of summer too I guess! 

July 27, 2013

Midnight Efforts

The last little bit I needed to start my shadow boxes. 
Looking forward to the finished product. 

March 17, 2013

Last Set

"I Continually Thank God For You"
"You Have A Gentle And Quiet Spirit"
"I Love The Way You See Things"
"Wishing You A Blanket Full Of Stars"
Here is a new drawing that I just got started tonight.  I look forward to pouring the color in!

March 13, 2013

Coming Soon at Gateway Gallery

Little Bright Spots

               Been having fun at my desk doing these small but bright little pictures.
"Go Green"
"Balance Is Beautiful"
"Everything You Do Shall Prosper"
"Morning Is My Favorite"
"You Are My Sunshine"
"You Are Blessed and Highly Favored"
"Thanks for Knowing Me"
"Sisters Are Like Flowers"
"Gracious Living"
"Ocean Calling"
"Wonders Anew Every Morning"
"I Give You My Heart"
Each one measures 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches.  I have more in the works and will keep you posted!


March 6, 2013

Lots cookin'

I just finished another prayer box that I started months ago. 
I finished a set of ten small drawings destined to head out into the world this week...
I have 10 more started...
and I am making good progress on "A Vision of Eden,"
I wish that I could paint in my sleep!

February 20, 2013

New Start

I was given a vision for what my next painting would be on Christmas Eve night.  I was able to get started on it on January 12th.  It is titled "A Vision of Eden, The Love that Surpasses Knowledge".  I am really enjoying the process...I always do!

primed and ready to go...
sketch for one figure...
sketch for second figure...
Off to a good start! 

Sometimes it takes a while...

Sometimes it takes me a while to gather in all the loose ends I have hanging around.  Posting has certainly been one of those that has been dangling since November.  I blame it on the new cats.  Our little house has still been creating though...messes, cookies, and all other sorts. 

I have a new Thank You design started.  She is on the back burner for now though...
Alice has taken to baking beautiful things every Saturday afternoon.  These shortbread
cookies were her own recipe!
Enjoyed a morning of quilling flowers...
and had a day in when it was snowing on the outside and warm and sweet on the inside.
I finally got around to refinishing these ceramic balloons that had been in my basement for years! They used to be a part of my sister's bedroom when we were little.