Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Simple Woman's Daybook

A picture for thought - puppies are so cute! They grow so fast and are so much heavier than kittens! 2 boys and 2 girls, all lined up for their debut at one week old! (They are a little bigger and older now tho')

October 26, 2010...

Outside my window...a crisp-warm autumn day.

I am thinking...about decorating for Christmas, starting next week.

I am thankful for...God's mercies and grace.

From the learning rooms...Angel is loving the new interactive computer curriculum, Time4Learning.

From the kitchen...cute "monster" cupcakes from Taste of Home online.

I am wearing...jeans and a black T with little sparkles around the neckline.

I am creating...art classes for Co-op...

I am going...to get my power steering fixed and my oil changed - hopefully on Friday.

I am reading...Kelly Rae's "Flying Lessons - the e-book".

I am hoping...for my heart's desires to be fulfilled.

I am hearing...the rustling of fall leaves through our opened windows.

Around the house...a feeling of contentment.

One of my favorite things...puppies and Angel playing together!

A few plans for the rest of the week..a friend is coming over to look at recipes (and play with puppies).

The Simple Woman's Daybook
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Sneak peak at textures, architecture, and faded paint...
I can't wait to start playing with these!

I haven't done anything with these yet, but I have been inspired by other artists who are using architectural photos in their mixed media...these were taken at the Fort Worth Zoo on our homeschool field trip (which I am still recovering from - the reason I am a little quiet!)...no animals!!!! I was totally enthralled with the "Texas Wild" area as was my little Angel....

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sneak Peek at another "Redo"

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I have been wanting to do this for a while,
making this shadow box frame more interesting...
from this:

to this:

In the picture, you can slightly make out the monofilament line I used to hang it to get the side views for my etsy shop - ooops! Oh well, I just wanted to get this posted and not retake the shot!

I can "see" a correlation between what I am doing with my art, and where God is taking me on our journey together...I have been really seeking Him on the several threads of purpose and interest He has placed in me (a beautiful journey of seek and find initiated by Him); and all that have been developed to a certain point of maturity, yet at different times and seasons of my years. Now, I believe He desires for me to move in the fullness of each gifting, each place of preparation, and not keep those threads separate anymore...I have been rather stumped in how to move forward in that idea...but now I do believe I have the insight... it is like these last two weeks of art work - beautiful, whole, conveying an idea in the simplicity of what was there originally...but now it is time for further, deeper development. For familiar elements to be introduced and joined together in new ways. The fullness of what is to be emerging only as the piece is changed once again through the hands of the Maker... more to come I am sure!

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