Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm dropping by today to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.   I will be busy cooking tomorrow and feel so very blessed to have my family with us on Thursday!  Feeling thankful for God's blessings and His sweet grace.  What are you thankful for?

My dear friend, Sharon, lives in this little cottage across the street from me and I took the liberty of adding a brick patio and lawn furniture.  I painted this several years ago and completely forgot about it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christmas Red Truck Painting

 I've been wanting a red truck with a Christmas tree painting for a while and here's my rendition of this popular subject.  

Everywhere I go shopping whether online or actual store fronts, there are trees on trucks, volkswagens, woody's, etc.

Here is my haul from Target a week ago including a Woody with a Christmas tree.

I just adore the little camper and don't even get me started on the buffalo plaid!  

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

My Autumn Folk Art Painting I Started Over a Year Ago

Before I say anything else, I have to tell you how blessed I am to be able to get back to painting and the joy it has brought me.  I started this autumn painting over a year ago and life got in the way.  I'm not complaining, because things just happen and we do what needs to be done.  I know that painting is my calling because as soon as I finished my art room, orders starting coming in from my Etsy store even though I had not added anything new.  I'm hoping to change that soon.  

I will keep you posted as this painting developes, because the next stage is like adding the frosting on a cupcake.  The magic and the fun is about to begin!  

I'm also working on a small Christmas painting that I have to finish first.  
Having a brush in my hand once again is something I'm so very thankful for.  
What are you thankful for today?

 My prayers go out for the families who suffered so much this past week in Texas.   Please join me in prayers for healing in this small community.  It's a place just like in this painting with a small church and hard working families who know their neighbors and help each other when needed.  We need to get back to the basics of strong faith, prayer, grace, love, kindness, and the list goes on and on.
Ephesians 4:32, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted..."

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Autumn Morning Pondering

This morning I woke up following the dogs down the stairs into the kitchen.  

As I turned on the lights the dogs ran to go outside.  I picked up their bowls and filled them with food and turned around to see their smiling faces at the back door wanting in out of the cold.  Before they get their food I have to give Jersey, my little black and white cattle dog, her heart medication because she won't take it if I give it to her after she eats.  

I then grab a cup of coffee that I started the night before and sat down at the stools by the counter.   Lady, my Golly (Golden and Collie mix)  won't eat unless I sit there at the counter. 

This is our morning routine that we do each and every day.  My dogs are aging and have health issues and they are our a huge part of our family.  We have a rountine and we stick to it which makes the rest of the morning go so much smoother.  

As I was sitting at the counter looking out at the backyard which is west, I was amazed at the golden glow that was cast on everything.  I ran to the front door on the east side of the house to see the most amazing sunrise.  Long ago I gave up trying to photograph and capture the colors because I simply can't capture God's amazing handiwork.  So, I'll just take my time and then continue the rest of my morning routine and be thankful that He brought it to my attention on a simple morning while sitting at the counter drinking my coffee.