Sunday, June 23, 2013

{trunk show paintings!}

Sunshine - $150 SOLD

TALL (5ft) angels $200 - I have some left

Copper - $95

Happiness - $95

Be still my heart - $45

dancing tulips $55

Blue contentment - $55 SOLD

OH the Layers! $100 SOLD

By my side $55 SOLD

Angels on wood $40 and small assorted blocks $15

A touch of navy - 30x40 $130

small blocks $15

more small blocks

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Angels on old wood $40 - still have a few of these

Friday, June 21, 2013


I have been doing a lot of painting the past 3 weeks. And a whole lot of painting the past few days. My parents have graciously taken my kiddos for me to get all of my work done. Which means, I have had long stretches of uninterrupted work....long stretches of uninterrupted thoughts.  Mary Blake and her Daddy started playing this "game" of how everything in this world points to Christ.  So that got me thinking. I have always known that the gift God has given me should point to Him, I should glorify HIM through all I paint.....but then I started thinking a little deeper about it. Our lives, our walks as believers are so much like one of my paintings. Lots of times I feel like there's no way to fix a painting, no way to make it come together. I go to bed, wake up, take another look at it and suddenly it's not so bad. Just add some color here are there. GOD'S MERCIES ARE NEW EVERY MORNING! {lamentations 3:22-23} I have been overwhelmed and defeated many days and then I would wake up to a new day, new mercies, new outlook...

As I start a painting, you really can't tell what it is going to be. Brad loves to walk by and guess what it's gonna turn out to be. As I continue to paint, I have LOTS of mess-ups. Lots of ugly splotches. I have to let those dry - wait - paint over.  The finished product of every one of my paintings comes from layers and layers of paint that alone look quite bad. The truth is, without the mess-ups, without the accidental spills, the painting would not be what it was meant to be....
My life - our lives - are full of mistakes (every single day), full of things we didn't plan, full of frustrations..... All of those come together to make you who you are. They are all part of our beautiful story. All a part of God's redemptive love. They  come together to make the beautiful picture of who we are in Christ.  

Don't be scared to slap a coat of paint on as God leads you. He's got more layers than you can ever imagine to go over it to make it beautiful.

Monday, June 17, 2013

{trunk show!}

if you are looking for something to do friday night, come hang out at Rosie's downtown - have some dessert, have a girl's night, check out some art and frames! shop (or not - no pressure) for yourself, your friends, or your family!