Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I played in my art studio today and finally got to work on an idea that was bouncing around in my head. I have been saving the brown paper that companies use as packing material. I decided to use it to make a banner to hang over my bed. Other than time, it was virtually free since I recycled materials I had and a little paint. Now I am thinking of making some valences for the windows that will match since I have more paper. We shall see how motivated I get since I would have to make three.
The three little flowers at the bottom of each scallop are punched out and backed with yellow paper. The bigger flowers in each scallop or punched out of scrapbook paper with an added button to middle. For the leaves I used a heart punch and cut it in half after I painted book pages green. The rest is just acrylic paint and pencil. I ran a dowel across the top flap to give it stability and ribbon to hang it.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I felt out of sorts while painting yesterday and didn't like the direction that the painting was going but felt like I needed to follow it through. When I got up this morning and looked with fresh eyes, she had started to kinda grow on me. I still can't figure out what to do with the mouth. Sometimes just starring at a painting for days will give insight. I think I will set her aside and see what comes to me. I know it is not right yet because I have an unsettled feeling about it. When it is finished I will feel it in my gut.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I had fun making food for the ladies and the above picture is one of the recipes I tried. I am having to show you the package pictures because my phone camera decided to take black pictures of mine. It was a week of things not working right too. My mover broke and the vacuum cleaner. Kinda important things to have working when you are having people over for the first time. Oh well, I think they love me anyway.
Anyhoo, back to the bundt. I made mine with mini bundt pans but you can use any size. The pumpkin cake was from a mix but any cake mix will work. I think I might make a big one for Thanksgiving.
Since it has been so busy we took a day to lay around and rest. I did a simple journal page as I was catching up with some TV. My October journal is seriously lacking in pages. I don't think I have ever had such a tiny signature. That is going to change for November for sure.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
We are his witnesses, so if you sing then sing, and if you paint then paint and if you write or bake or ______ then do that. Don't worry about how good you are at it. God will use our offerings in powerful ways that we may not even know or imagine. But whatever happens give Him the glory and praise, it really is not about us in the first place.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
I was sent a link to the Brave Girls club site, by a friend. I really love to see what they are doing over there. We all need encouragement to be brave because life is hard. I grew up thinking that if you made good choices that life would be pretty good; then I grew up and found out that life isn't about having all your ducks in row but doing the best you can with what is given to you. I have had quite a few curve balls sent my way that I didn't expect and I have been rocked to my core at times but through it all I have had my Saviors hand to hold onto. You truly appreciate peace and strength and joy when they come as a special gift. I am in a time of peace and quiet right now after a few years of heart wrenching struggle and pain. I know there will be another mountain to climb at some point but for now I am enjoying what I have been given. If any of you are in a place of pain, reach out to the Lord and take His hand and be brave dear one. It won't last forever and you will make it through. Keep praising the Lord, He will bring you through whatever your struggle is.