Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
My art page for Dream Homes Round Robin to Diane. Her birth sign is Cancer. So her page is in the shape of a crab. The claws will fold down into the 8" page format we are working in. I guess its not cheating as long as it can fold in. Is it? She shared her favorite vacation experience was in St Croix. I could feel her excitement as she shared this wonderful story and told of the place where she stayed. I call this place The Birthing Room. Its where all her creative ideas dwell and where they are fulfilled. So much beauty and love in this room, full of new life and birthing of dreams. The oyster shell has birthed a beautiful pearl in Diane. Its an underwater world of adventure. We are glad you were born Diane.
Thank you to all who have prayed for my oldest son finding a job. He has accepted a teacher assistant job with a Montessori school. The pay may not be much but the reward in developing and loving a child is beyond the pay. His dad and i went down to his home to bless him by taking him to grocery shop for good food to eat. While in Walmart I felt compelled to buy this book:
What was even more amazing is that I had heard this preacher speaking the day before on tv. When i picked this book up i did not realize it was this same preacher. NOW GOD has my attention.
One quote from Dorothy Nevill says this and I find it worth pondering:
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
TO GOD be all glory and praise because HE knows everything. I will walk through rejoicing in HIS victory.
Monday, March 23, 2009
have i mentioned before i get bored easily, esp. repeating myself in my art. 51 charms for Inspired 09 due march 25th. here are a few of the examples of what i've made. the middle
charms are fabric, utee and beads.
Hubby goes for colonoscopy tomorrow and then if he feels up to it we head to see our oldest son in the afternoon. so no time like the present to get it done.
yippee, another deadline met and moving on to the scrapbook one-word pages. i had
stalled on those so i will begin work on them tuesday before i go back to work at eow.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Lazy Daisy Stitch
I found a site that does once a week prompts for doodling. So here is mine - penciled on, tulip paints, ripped up junk mail and sewing machine decorative stitch. This was fun, whipped together, getting my mind moving quickly without much thought. That's what I need for now.
unfortunately the paper i am doodling on has a flawed dark line running through the middle.
imperfection-ya gotta luv it
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I enjoyed my dinner by the river with my hubby. We picked rocks instead of flowers. Here's my white rock but the scan doesn't reflect how white it is. I wish my heart was as pure and white as some of the sun-bleached rocks. I was reading this morning my daily Bible devotion and it hit me hard about the sin of omission as well as commission. The sin of not doing what God asked me to do AND the sin of doing what He has not asked me to do. My hardened heart needs a massage in LOVE.
Jesus once referred to the pharisees as white sepulchers on the outside - looking good, sounding righteous BUT on the inside he said their hearts were dark.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Inspired Alphabet inchies in my mailbox! what a wonderful surprise to see in my mailbox after spending the day picking up taxes. One good thing since my car went in for repair i was able to pickup a loaner - 09 enclave. Want your derriere warmed? It'll do that for you - how's that for a hot seat?!? Quite honestly a car is a car to me. As long as it's reliable - that's all that matters.
I should charge boys for picking them up since they are getting big returns. And man what's the deal - we're paying?!!! wonder what's the charge for a courier these days? lol. i'm tired, but need to begin making dinner for hubby. I did treat myself to a stop at Michael's which was on way home. Nothing really appealed to me. But i did enjoy looking at stuff i have no idea how to use. Better learn to use what i already have if you know what i mean.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Here it is with wings closed.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Here is my first unfinished page for the DreamHouse RR. It's going to Diane who shared she doesn't like sharp edges, is Cancer sign and remembers her fond visit to St Croix. This page began as canvas then added perfect pearls, 2 wire ribbons for waves, yarns, shells, tulle, painted fish, a button fish and Trees technique with the jelly fish. I really loved working on this page , which will eventually look like a crab, including claws with the oyster pearl and a sea horse.
Friday, March 13, 2009
This is part of a 3-D piece that will be added to a page on my rr dream house book. I love the mulberry bark inside the oyster shell. Sherry and i did the same class ions ago and she sent me the mulberry bark. i tend to hoard my stash forever. but this is a special piece and worth using the bark for.
I'm reading in Numbers right now. When Baalim's donkey turns and talks to him that is hilarious. Why do you think the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord but Baalim didn't? I love the stories of pets saving their owners lives. God can use whatever, whomever, however He likes.
Baalim is asked to come meet a king who wants him to curse a people group. It so happens it is Israel. The first high place of Baal he observed the extent of the people. But the Word God gave him to speak was a blessing on Israel.
So the king took him to a different place where he could see only the outer border of all the people. But still God would only give Baalim Word of Blessings to speak.
In the 3rd place overlooking wasteland the king thinks surely he will get his way. This time Baalim did not seek to use sorcery. That's what the Word says. BUT set his face toward the wilderness RAISED his eyes and saw Israel encamped according to their tribes AND the Spirit of God came upon him. THEN his eyes saw so differently. I feel like Baalim, i remember when i only saw man's ways BUT now I see through the eyes of Jesus and everything looks different.
A song came to my remembrance from childhood:
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Here is a postcard from the very first group in Va that I participated in trading postcards. This particular round i did not include my name but one member sent me a "thinking-of-you" card anyway. Wasn't that a sweet jesture.
With all the stimulus talk and the first bill behind us, now the omnibus passed with over 8000 earmarks and now another stimulus bill talk in the works I am pretty disgusted with our congress and President. I heard in the first stimulus bill 3 big banks, Bank of America, Citigroup and one other sent millions to Dubai, India and China instead of working to help homeowners refinance here. How's that for accountability?
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
This Monday it is in 80's here, just stopped in to my blog. I've been between the outdoors enjoying the sunshine and upstairs working on cleaning, and rearranging my studio area.
And took time out to walk my dog. what a beautiful, sunny day. thank you God for your creation
Saturday, March 07, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
still praying this prayer bc i don't know how to pray.
I keep going back to The Creative Life workbook. I love how when you look through God's eyes at his creation - you and me - His perspective is not like what we may see. He delights in us.
He created and formed us before we were in our mother's womb. You and I are creative instruments created in His image to be played. What kind of music are you hearing?
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
Sunday, March 01, 2009
Well my hubby says we need to take his truck out, drive it around and see if we can finish off all our vehicles. But that is not funny. In one week my Taurus was hit twice and now my son's scion was hit tonight be a NC driver watching his GPS instead of the road. My son is heartbroken bc he paid for this car and it was new. I'm thankful his girlfriend and he are safe.
The last two weeks have been very trying. And the cars are just the tip of the iceberg. Father God thank you for keeping my family safe.
Its been raining, then turned to sleet and snow, now the winds are whipping around like wild child moving everywhere.