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Yearly Archives: 2010

>autumn

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. -Stanley Horowitz

Thank you, Father, for delighting us with the beauty of Your creation everyday of the year and so sweetly giving evidence of Your existence and unconditional love.

>nesting

Thursday, November 18, 2010

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Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast-approaching and I feel as if I just wrote these same words a few weeks ago…but it was last year. Time really does fly. It is nice to be able to capture a moment in time and hold it for a while.
Wishing you bountiful blessings and special moments this holiday season.

>gingersnap

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

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This is my little calf, Gingersnap, nibbling at the rose bushes outside my studio. See why I can’t get any work done?! One animal or another is always doing something cute and causing me to get side-tracked.

>moth

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This huge moth was in our backyard and my husband, knowing me so well, called me out there to see it. I couldn’t wait to paint it. When I showed it to my 96 year-old great aunt, she identified it, but I will need to look it up to see how to spell it.

>brave little wren

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This is kind of a stylized wren, but I think he’s cute and has spunk. Wrens are some of my favorite birds because they are so brave and friendly. They sing a beautiful song, too.

>look up

Friday, October 15, 2010

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This sweet little bird was on my bird bath and serves as a reminder to look up. It just so happens to illustrate a verse my friend, Beverly, sent to me this morning, “He seldom reflects on the days of his life, because God keeps him occupied with gladness of heart.” Ecclesiastes 5:20
When life gets you down….look up.

>blake’s toms

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Another pair of TOMS. These were for a teenage girl who loves music and these colors. I’m so thankful for my girls who are always available to advise me on younger, hipper looks than I would be able to come up with. Thanks, Lily!

>tufted titmouse

Friday, October 1, 2010

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I am feeling pretty smart right now. My paintings are small enough that I can scan them – I don’t have to photograph and download them. Maybe I will post more often. I can see that I will need to crop the shadow in the future. I’m not sure I love the pink background. It was blue and I didn’t love that, either. Any suggestions? We have lots of these little birds at the feeders and they are so sweet with their big, bright eyes.

>technical difficulties…

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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I really have been painting and working hard, but the problem is that the only pictures I’ve taken have been with my iPhone. And it is beyond me how to get them from there to here. So…until I figure it out or take more pictures with a different camera, I thought you might enjoy one of the loveliest things I’ve ever seen. This lily pond is in a friend’s backyard (thank you for sharing it, Janice) and the dragonfly and lilies are real! Beautiful, is it not?