Thursday, August 24, 2017

Higher Glory

Higher Glory
"I think I'm gonna be ok," he said on video chat, and I immediately felt a little better. We have had a crazy summer, with the latest adventure being sending our adult children off on a road trip and new home adventure. They are a great team, and we love to see how well they tackle and conquer the unexpected, particularly when they are together. Our son finally contacted us after several days to show us his apartment and tell us he was beginning to be at home there. 

Somehow or other,

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Prayer Cards

Isn't it interesting how once in a while, a particularly significant and poignant time of life sneaks up on you? Have you had that happen to you? And I am finding that during this kind of time, it is crucial to put the important things first, and fit the rest of life around them. Interestingly, as I have been visiting at my son's church the last couple of Sundays, this has been the theme of their sermon series. As I type, I can envision the graphic they have had on the screen demonstrating the principle of putting first things first. 

This painting that I am posting is one of a collection of small paintings that I group together to use as prayer cards. They could be used in a lot of ways, such as listing things that I want to remember to pray for, or listing Bible verses that remind me of things I am thankful for, or separating my prayer list into daily segments. Prayer lists can be especially helpful to me during hectic days. I am making some sets to offer for sale at the art fair I will be part of August 25-26 in Syracuse, IN. (If you are interested in a set of cards - each about 4" square - contact me! I can work with you on your favorite color combinations for your own set, which will sell for around $20.)

This art fair is just part of a PACKED schedule for the next while. I am having the opportunity now of putting the first,

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect
"You practice?" he asked in a surprised voice. "Of course I practice!" I answered, equally surprised at his question. I was being filmed in my studio for an upcoming video about five local artists, and my role in this film was that of "daily painter". I do try to participate in daily painting challenges twice a year, but I also paint bigger, more involved paintings, and I teach, work on marketing, study, and so on. There really is a lot more to being an artist than just painting, as almost every artist well knows! 

$165.00 plus $10.00 shipping and handling
11" x 14"
Painted with acrylic heavy-body paint on acid-free, heavy weight Fabriano watercolor paper
Ready to frame

My Bible reading today was in the New Testament book of Luke. The first thing that really struck me was familiar.