Sunday, December 16, 2007

To thine own heart be true....

I have been slowly working on this piece for awhile and she is finally done. New shadowbox assemblage that can be found on ebay today!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Acts of Kindness........

"She felt the searing heat reach for her
through the door of her past...despite her fear,
she knew the only way was through the fire"
Sharing a few more thoughts on art cards. I often think of those for whom the holidays can be so difficult. My heart always feels a bit heavy amidst all the Hallmark moments filling our television screens and the endless stream of commercials depicting overabundance and excess....heavy for those that see these images and feel pain, lonliness, sadness and loss during the holidays. The seasons of the year find so many of us at different stages of life... going through different experiences, challenges and even wonderful victories as well. My own journey has led me to have eyes that long to see the truth of a soul and a heart that can't help but want to pray for those who struggle. I am able to see the warmth and the goodnesss of this glorious season of Christ's birth but grateful God has allowed me to experience the pain as well...for it reminds me there are others who need to be carried and encouraged this season. So I thought I'd just encourage anyone who stops by to reach out to someone in need, share an act or word of kindness, remember to listen...I mean really listen....when you run into a long lost friend and ask how they are doing.....just slow down and remember that God may want to use you in someone's that moment...for such a time as bring light into a life that might be struggling in the shadows.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Congratulations Patricia Mosca!!!

OH Goodness.....Almost fell asleep and bolted up when I realized...EEK! Its Wednesday night...time for an art blessings drawing! I love reaching into my little basket...OH the anticipation of who I have the honor of blessing! Congratulations Patricia! What fun it was to discover your blog...or should I say many blogs! You'll have to check out Patricia's wonderful inspirational words and artwork! Check out her blog and take at a peek at several others she has going as well! I can't thank everyone enough for your wonderful comments. They truly have blessed me and confirmed my heartfelt calling to create art that weaves words and images that whisper authenticity and transparency! We all have seasons where we wonder if we make a difference...if our small part in the larger story really matters...the thoughts you have all shared with me were truly an encouragement! Creative blessings to each and every one of you!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Holiday Art Blessing Giveaway!

I hope you'll join me in the fun for a holiday giveaway! I have assembled a little goodie bag of greeting cards and ATC magnets that will come all nestled in a pretty organza bag with some holiday treats for one special winner whose name I'll draw on Wednesday night, Dec 12th! If you'd like your name put in the drawing just leave a comment with your email address so I can contact you if you win! Just my way of saying thanks for all your wonderful and encouraging comments about this artistic journey I have been on! Thanks so much for sharing it with me! I also posted a few more pics of some art cards that listed on ebay today!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Just a few more pieces to share with you this week! I am continuing to enjoy the release that art cards have been bringing my heart. I also listed a couple new holiday ornaments. All of these are on Ebay. Stayed tuned for a holiday giveaway! I look forward to putting together some treasures to bless one of you with so check back on Friday and join the holiday fun!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

In the Christmas mood.....

Feeling such a sense of joy this week! The family headed out for our annual cutting down of the Kent tree. The manly right of passage (the saw) was handed down from the older boys to their younger brother this year. He gave it a good first try! We bundle up, bring lots of favorite holiday CDs for the truck, pack up fresh baked Chocolate Kiss cookies and hot chocolate with marshmellows and away we go! Even though it was a rainy, muddy slush fest we had a great time!! I think this is the earliest ever I have had the house decorated and tree almost up....and I am not even drinking any Starbuck's Mochas these days! I guess its just genuinely feeling the Christmas spirit!! That and there is just nothing like playing holiday music around the house 24/7!! I feel such a deep sense of hope for this season. There is so much to be thankful for and wonderful memories to make with the kids. I am looking forward to seeing what the season brings!!!