Friday, September 12, 2014

I am now

I am now

I am now.
my spirit reaches for my truer self

I am not in control
My God goes before me and plans my day
I surrender it all to Him.

All I can do is point to His Glory
All things I do is through Him.

Why would I want to control? Why limit the greatness He has in store with human thought?
Anything I have ever prayed for….asked for….. has either been blown away in comparison to my wishes or opened a new door by closing one. He doesn't use my plans. He has bigger ones.

inspired by scripture and my supernatural God!

Ephesians 3:20 " Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…"

Deuteronomy 31:8 "The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Latest work

I have been painting every day lately. Getting in the studio is sometimes tough. Maybe the desire wanes. Maybe I'm a bit lazy. But once I fill my water cup and sit down at my painting table, it starts. Not always does it come easy. In which case I make lots of silly scribbles with lots and lots of colored pencils. I really love the faber castell brand. They are a bit more sturdy. The lead is harder. thank you scribbles for allowing me to feel like a kid again and for giving me an outlet for not knowing what the heck to do. It is a start!

Bring Sunshine - original sold

Little Bird - original sold

Oceans of love - original sold
on a hillside tag - sold

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

I met You

I met you in the silent dusk
your voice only the crickets
your garments on the horizon
beginning in blue, then to lavender,
and then easing so carefully to pink.

I saw you again for the first time.
You reveal yourself in subtlety.
The moon glorifies you....
waking again
praising you in light

You are the birds' song
singing just for me.
You are the tenderness of a deer...
gazing with wonder straight to my soul.

I am born again. "Bathed in Heavenly Light"

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bella Grace Blog hop

I'm so thrilled to be a part of the Bella Grace blog hop….

Bella Grace is a new publication from Stampington. This image-rich book is a peek into the lives of artists. It goes beyond the behind-the-scenes. To me, it's more about the spirit of creating. What drives us to create. The why's. Then takes you there….nestled into a backpack for a view upon a mountaintop. It makes you want to travel to these places. To spend time with the artist over coffee. And I think that's just what you'll do with Bella Grace. She certainly lives up to her name.

One Sunday I wrote and painted this. I hope it inspires you to lay out among the stars. ponder the smallness yet vastness that is You…..

I am Rooted in His love.
my story holds everything
through spirit I embrace Grace.

I am a light.
A shared light with the one that came before me
I am here to point to His Glory
To cherish what is so freely given.

To be still
to lay with the stars as one
to hold and acknowledge
that I am all God says I am.

I am one with the trees
the birds
the deer
I am one with the Maker of all these things.

Rooted in His Love

***inspired by the words of Cody Carnes, All He Says I am

I am giving away a copy of Bella Grace. Please leave a comment here and will be doing the drawing on September 6th.

check out the other participants here:
Friday August 8th — Jennifer DeVille CatalanoWild About Flowers
Monday August 11th — Jennifer McGuigganVerbal Snapshots
Tuesday August 12th — She is ThreeShe Held Stones, Flowers, and Shells
Wednesday August 13th — Cassandra KeyDo You Believe in Magic?
Thursday August 14th — Kelly LetkyAn Ordinary Artist
Friday August 15th — Jillian LukiwskiAnywhere the Wind Will
Tuesday August 19th — Christine Mason MillerWhomp, Whomp, Whomp, and a Bella Grace Give Away
Wednesday August 20th — Hannah MarcottiA Letter to Your Forgiveness
Thursday August 21st — Susan Tuttle: Bella Grace: Joy of Everyday Photography
Friday August 22nd — Sylvia StefanovaLife is an Adventure
Monday August 25th — D. Smith Kaich JonesSweet Nothings
Tuesday August 26th — Deb TaylorSimple Things
Wednesday August 27th — Cathryn MezzoThe Beautiful Game
Thursday August 28th — Bella CirovicEverything Divine, Magic in the Ordinary
Friday August 29th — Susannah ConwayFor the Love of Paper

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New home for my classes

I have decided to change to a new home for my online classes. please sign up here for all my current classes. If you are a member already in a particular class, not to will be getting a message from me via ning messaging on how to join the new home of your particular class/classes.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

Katie Kendrick Workshop

A couple weeks ago, I went to a workshop with Katie Kendrick in the beautiful little town of Coupeville, Wa. The weather was beautiful (although I thought it was funny that the locals were saying how "hot" it was. it was lows in the 50's and highs in the low 70's. shawl weather for me! lol)

I love this little town, Coupeville. There were some pretty great restaurants too.

stunning Katie Kendrick.
If you ever get the chance to take one of her workshops, please do. I really feel I evolved and grew during that week. She helped me create wonderful mistakes….got me to the uncomfortable spot of creating…and then followed our intuition to this lovely place of self-expression. thank you Katie, love you!

and here is the work I created