"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Friday, March 30, 2012

When Loveliness Becomes More Beautiful

A pen and ink flower I created with some charcoal pencil for shading, then painted the background with acrylics. (onto 5"x5" inch gallery wrapped canvas)

Hi everyone!  
Well I managed to get another post up
the end of March!! 
 My only excuse for being so slow
 is that life has it's
seasons and the season I've been 
going through over the past few months, has me
slowed down in many areas.  
(some health issues, some life changes)
Thankfully, seasons are just seasons, and they have a beginning,
 an end and a purpose.


“There is a time for everything,
and a season for every
activity under heaven.”
(Ecclesiastes 3:1)

Because the spring season 
comes right after the long winter, 
 it's loveliness seems even more beautiful than at any other time.
I think we need winter seasons in our lives
 so we will be more
passionate and grateful 
for the new 
parts of life that will be coming
 our way in the future. 


“Expect to have hope rekindled.
 Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways.
 The dry seasons in life do not last.
 The spring rains will come again.
…Sarah Ban Breathnach


I created these flower canvases  for 2 of my
Ya Ya girlfriends who were having birthdays.

I decided not to paint the flower but to leave them
 just as is.  I like this look.
Plus, I created these the night before I gave them away
 and was pressed for time to get these little gifts finished.
   This way one can imagine whatever 
color they wish for the flower on any given day.

Here are a few things I've learned when going
through a dry season:

♥ resting is needed and a good thing-give yourself permission with no guilt allowed

♥getting your mind off self by doing something for someone else, is always such good therapy

♥HOPE is always on the horizon, because God keeps his promises.

So to you my friend, 
I'm sending a flower your way
for you to paint whatever color
your heart desires today!
May it help whatever season you find yourself in,
to become beautiful..

1000 Gifts List continued....

306. the anticipation of giving a friend something you've made for them
307. not having to understand everything
308. planning last minute road trips with my hubby
309. the shedding of the old to make room for the new
310. SUNSHINE and birdies singing
311. grandchildren...grandchildren...grandchildren...and hugs and kisses
312. getting control back in my life over the sugar monster! YAY!!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Mug Paintings All Finished

Here is a quickie post!  
Wanted to show you my three
 finished mug paintings..
Will be putting them on the kitchen wall with some black and white polka dotted plates.
I am really pleased with the way they turned out.

I think I need to give this set of three a cute name.
Have any ideas? 
Would love your input.
What is your first thought when you see 
these mugs?

I've already had someone ask 
if these paintings were for sale or if
I would paint more for others.
Well of course!!!

I just may be painting more for my etsy shop.
 And I'm thinking about creating
some printed note cards from them. 

They were really so much fun to create.

I hope you will have time this week
to sit down with your favorite drink in
a mug and enjoy it's goodness!!
Oh and light a candle
and put on some music and enjoy!


1000 Gifts List continued......

277. date night with hubby and a fantastic new yummy place to eat
278. the good feeling finishing a project brings
279. Writers who inspire me to become
280. Artful Blogging Magazine (so inspiring)
281. Jesus my Shepherd never takes His eyes off of me!