Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
That brings me to my next project this morning...another piece of 2x4 "art" :0). I wasn't feeling very motivated or talented this morning looking at my messy craft room...but then picked up a pencil and made a quick sketch:
No matter how I feel at any given moment...His banner over me is LOVE! Thanks for stopping by and I am telling you that the hardware store is a great place to shop for art/craft supplies ;0)!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
And you could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all the who's-who's and so-and-so's
That used to be the best at such and such,
It wouldn't matter much.
I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights,
We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world.
I want to leave a legacy,
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to you enough?
To make a mark on things
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace
Who blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy.
I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthy list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such
Will soon enough destroy.
I want to leave a legacy'
Not well-traveled, not well-read
Not well-to-do, or well-bred.
Just want to hear instead,
Well done, good and faithful one';
I want to leave a legacy
I have always enjoyed being a student and learning new things. At this stage in my life I am finding myself in the in between in so many ways. From that perspective, I am enjoying being a complete novice and learning so many new techniques with paint, paper and all sorts of mediums. I feel like a child when it comes to art...and like a senior citizen when giving advice to a young college student from church tonight over the phone. My old soul has met my inner child...hahaha. At any rate, I do enjoy "pretty things" and hope that there is a blessing in that for others not just myself. Thanks for stopping by and checking my progress ;0).
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
This is a recent mixed media piece that I am sharing today. It is pretty much like most of my small canvases, full of color, pattern, paint and pretty much anything laying on my desk at the time. That's why I love this medium so much...helps me use all the fun stuff I have in my craft space AND has helped me let go (sort of) of wanting everything to be perfect! I cut this clock from a magazine and knew I wanted to use it somehow and this is where it led me. My heart is in this moment in time where I can creatively express myself and it doesn't have to be for a purpose or fit any criteria. I have the blessing of my #1 fan to just take some time to develop artistically and I am very, very grateful for just that. I am living in this moment with its challenges, burdens and joys all wrapped up in the sometimes messy and always beautiful life I lead in Christ!