Wednesday, January 28, 2015

 I Am With You

 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.   Is 41:10  

My Peace

 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  John 14:27

After the Rain 
He is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth. Is 26:3

Light of Day
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. Proverbs 4:18

In His Presence

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.  Psalms 16:11

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lost in You

He takes me to a place where there is no other.  I dance with him, and his presence surrounds me.  My soul is overwhelmed in his love.

I painted this after hearing the lyrics to the song “So Far Gone” by Thousand Foot Krutch.  

 “Shadow of the Almighty

As I was driving home late one afternoon, I was blinded by the bright sun and could barely see.  My path led me to turn to the right, and as I did, there was a canopy of trees that covered the road.  My heart was so relieved that I could finally see again.  The shade from the tree-covered road was so peaceful.  I told God that I wanted to stay in this shade always, it was a pleasant place to be.  Instantly this scripture filled my mind. 

“He who dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”
Psalms 91:1

he is your shade, he is your rest.  He is your light that is always there, sometimes it is just covered by the trees.

“Abide in Me, and I will abide in you.”
John 15:4

Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Wonder Lion"  

Stand in awe of God's greatness!

"Who is like You among the gods, O LORD? Who is like You, majestic in holiness, Awesome in praises, working wonders? Exodus 15:11

I wanted to share my lion painting.  He was painted during worship at our church.  The Lord directed my hand as I painted him, especially his eyes.  I hope he inspires you to never lose your wonder!

I hope to have the rest of my paintings up by the end of the week with a link to my Etsy store!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

It started with a whisper...

Last spring, at our church, I went to a class called Create.  It was based on a book called Born to Create by Theresa Dedmon.  It has changed my life.   God released into me a desire and ability to paint, which I never had before.  The desire of my heart is to draw near to God and to listen to his whisper, that still small voice, which directs me and guides me, gives me visions and shows me how to transfer them to a canvas.  I have chosen this painting as my cover as it is so dear to my heart.  One morning as I was sitting on my porch spending time with God, I looked over the tree line of my porch and saw a bird flying in the sky.  I painted this that morning.  It is called "Come Away With Me".  It is a reminder of God beckoning me to come spend time with him each day. 
He said to me: Come away, come away, come away with me, my child.
I responded: I will come away, come away, come away with you, my God.
He said: Run away, run away, run away with me, my child.
I responded: I will run away, run away, run away with you, My King!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Paris burlap transfer

I was hoping to get to work on some furniture today and take some things to my booth but that did not happen.  I had a lot of cleaning to do and the rest of my day was spent typing.  Oh yeah, there was a nap too.  It is supposed to rain tomorrow and I wont have to type, so I should have some time to finish a project I am working on.

Just a quick post to show you the graphic that I use the most.  The French wreath Paris graphic.  This was the first time I had transferred to burlap that it actually worked.  The first time, the gaps in the burlap fabric were pretty big and it did not transfer.

I had read somewhere that if you spray burlap with hair spray first, it will made the graphic transfer easier.  I am not sure if that is the reason it transferred or if it was just a tighter weave of burlap.

I have had this frame for two years.  It was already white so I just sanded it a little.  Then, I got busy stapling the burlap to the back of the frame.  I must have put thirty staples in it.  I could not believe my eyes when I turned it over to admire my work.  Every single staple was sticking out of the front of the frame!!!  I do not even know where my staple remover is and I was not about to spend thirty minutes prying them out with a flat head screwdriver.  So, on my wall it hangs and will probably stay until I find my staple remover.  Then, maybe I can bribe one of my children to sit there an pull them all out.   In the meantime, I get to look at it every time I go in my bathroom.

I will post the shelf I am working on tomorrow.