Friday, March 27, 2015

Butterfly Transformation

someone many years ago gave me this unfinished applique butterfly. love the whimsical cat fabric. what to do with it? it remained in my stash untouched until
 
i snipped and trimmed with pinking shears - glued it to my large journal page that was also created many moons ago but it is now bound in a new handmade journal. my flowers grew "silence" "clap" and "spirit". now i love that buttefly's transformation.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

My Day In Pictures

 looking out my bedroom window upstairs this little birdie was sitting on my deck rail.
 a trip to Lowe's for flowers and two cute word rocks. Believe and Hope.
I filled a wire feeder with strips of fabric and place outside on my pallet flower garden wall.

and finally after all those errands i planted the beautiful flowers i picked up for my hubby bc he loves having blooming flowers on our front porch. and do you know after working all day and night the very thing he noticed when he came home were the flowers. as he came in the door that was what he mentioned. Thank you God for your beauty.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Follow Me Creative















i made 3 art journals, 2 following JennieBellie's Poster Journal class. since making them i am finding it easier to use my scraps of everything (fabric, paper, text, tags, cardboard) you name it i am using it. this is so much fun, finally using all my skills from quilting, art quilting, mixed-media, journaling, drawing, painting both on fabric and papers. free, free at last to be creative.

here are a few of my pages - all fold outs of some kind. none of them are finished only WIP pages but i love that they don't have to be done in one sitting.
my 4x6 timber card along with my African brown paper bag body girl.
fold out sea scenery with toilet paper fish mold + text word "seashore"
partial page with strip word text fabric "create" + magazine word "BE" + my moon picture printed on mulberry paper.  this is not a good pic of that - but its amazing.
and my fabric journal page for HKC-TMD March Journey to the Cross.  painted fabric background, spray paint, fishing lead with bead and sequin, stamp fish + sharpie marker, magazine text, frilly ribbon, cheesecloth dyed, free motion "follow ME"

Follow ME and I will make you fishers of men. Matthew 4:19



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wonder?!

today i found on clearance at Michael's my March Logos Symbol/visual for my word "trained". i thought it would be harder than this.
Wilton Cake Pan Train
wall word + box cover cake train pic 

God is so awesome.  now I have
my scriptures  Heb 12:11 and Gen 14:14
my song "Fix My Eyes by King & Country
my visual/symbol - Wilton Train box cover + wall word Trained
my prayer container - Wilton Cake Pan Train

how amazing is that.  wonder what comes next?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Birth of a Son

today my middle son turns 29 and is going to be a dad in Oct. our first grandchild.
here is to an amazing young man who loves working community service. Lord bless him as he continues his education as paramedic and works to fulfill his husband/father role You have allowed him to experience.
I pray he would honor You O Lord in everything he does. may he be a blessing to You as he is a blessing to his family and others he serves.
what a joy the day he was born at lunch time 29 years ago. he came out smiling and has never stopped ever since. he brings great delight and joy where ever he goes.

Cruise #12 Pics

can you find the moth or is it a butterfly?

anyone for a drink - do you trust me?

Blue Macaw - Peter's Great House - St Thomas


Friday, February 27, 2015

Color - Texture - Beauty

St Maarten French side, market, lots of herbs/spices.
just as we were passing on the outskirts of the market crossing the street hubby fell on the uneven cobblestone. bruised both wrists/palms and his knee that had surgery. thank God nothing more other than a little bruising of the ego too.
Butterfly farm visit, loved carved wooden mask and metal butterfly sculpture.
ring them bells, let the bells toll Ye Ole' sounds. Philisburg

Norwegian ship coming into port. there were four ships in at one time.