Saturday, June 27, 2009

I wish I was painting...

Just a little update - very little painting has been done lately, the electric outage caused some delays as I had to do "catch-up" housework and counseling as soon as the electricity was back on...then our oldest son got out of rehab (and all the ups and downs of that) - a great time of inner healing prayer with a client (maybe I will journal more about that later) and then....SURGERY! Necessary, but I WISH I WAS PAINTING! Perhaps next week, when I am not on so many pain meds...this was a scheduled surgery, an abdominal approach hysterectomy and repair of lower areas. My husband and family are doing a great job of taking care of me...it almost feels like being pampered...almost! I seem to be capable of only watching TV, and now I have been able to check my emails and update this blog. **Yawn** bye for now!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

No internet!!! No electricity!!!!

Hi all - sorry it has been so long - and I can't even post to my etsy shop yet! We are part of the 260,000 North Texans without power, but it has been great! I am really finding out what is important and what isn't!!! Though I love the internet, I can live without it! I have also found that I can live without air-conditioning, though in that regard I am very thankful for the warm water addition to the showers at our local pool! Everyone else is probably thankful for that as well!!! I can read, paint!!!!, sew by hand, garden, and play with and love on my family! And the other great thing is that there are no real expectations for cooking (another yay for easy meals and lots of fruit and water to drink!)...so, blessings on each of you - I am at a Starbucks presently trying to check emails, and then back to primitive living!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A Life Purified

I can't believe it has been a week since I posted! It has been full...

But here is a painting I (finally!) finished! I am trying to use up materials that I have lying around, and I found several old wooden embroidery hoops, thought they would make good frames for painted pieces, so "hooped up" some canvas paper, primed it, and proceeded to paint! The image is one that I will use to prepare prints from, so I purposefully didn't show the wooden hoop. The original will be available tomorrow in my etsy shop -

There are five crowns in the picture, can you find them all? One is a little tricky, but I bet you will find it! Below the picture I have included references to the five crowns of the believer in Christ...enjoy!



THE FIVE CROWNS OF THE BELIEVER

The believer’s life and faith are rewarded by Christ at His coming I Thess. 2:19 -20
Romans 14:10-12; I Corinthians 3:12-15; II Corinthians 5:9-10

1. Crown of joy for those who suffer - I Thess. 2:19
2. Crown of endurance for those who master the old nature - I Cor. 9:24-25
3. Crown of righteousness for those who long for and pray for the return of Jesus Christ
II Tim. 4:8
4. Crown of life for those who persevere under trial or even die for the sake of the gospel
James 1:12
5. Crown of Glory for those who are faithful in the leadership of the flock. I Peter 5:4