Thursday, May 27, 2010

Geting My Art Out...It IS all About LOVE

I have been a very busy creative worker
bee in the studio and out and about.
I am so excited,
First, I was asked to put my art pendants
in a Cafe'.
(because I was wearing a pendant)
How's that for Marketing...Something I am not to
good at. 
It is called, Whooptidoos & La Te DA's
It is a very creative environment.
Bright...
Cheerful
&
the owner Joy is a beautiful
Christian women.
Second, I was asked to put my artwork, note cards and
bookmarks in a another shop called
Romancing the Home, the owner Kris
is so excited to have my art and she is fast becoming a
wonderful friend.
Kris is also a beautiful Christian Women.
Thank you Jesus for surrounding me
with Christian women of faith.
That we might give you Praise
and Glory in our new friendship.
Sharing the seeds of your words and
supporting each other in our journey to 
 become more like
Christ.

ANOTHER STROKE OF THE BRUSH...
Here is the newest piece just out of
the Studio.

This is a mixed media piece titled,
"SOAR"
I used watercolor paint and Shiva Oil Paint
Sticks to stencil the inspirational
words & vine. It is done on watercolor paper.
This original piece is
available at

Jesus is the seed,
the words of God are the water
which give life to
the Holy Spirit within you.

1Peter 8-11
"Most importantly,
love each other deeply,
 because love will cause many sins to be forgiven.
Open your homes to each other ,
without complaining.
Each of you has received a gift
to use to serve others,
Be good servants of God's
various gifts of grace.
Anyone who speaks
should speak words from God.
Anyone who serves should
serve with the strength God
gives so that in
EVERYTHING
GOD
will be praised through
Jesus Christ, Power and glory
belong to him forever and
ever. Amen."
 Seek Joy in serving others and in using
your gifts.
 May the Lord God reveal your gifts, that you
would choose to use them to serve others.








Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I WILL NOT BE MOVED, NEW ARTWORK FRESH FROM THE STUDIO

If you find yourself creatively blocked...
Try something new!
I have been so inspired by other creative
artist in the blog community...
But sometimes the devil attacks me and
I get side tracked... Thinking if I could
only do something different, better or a little more
marketable.
I would have a better chance of sales!!!!
 So... I venture out into the blog world and
all the beautiful ETSY shops and
see what is selling...
Not always A good IDEA!!!
That is when the negative voices (the devil) attacks!
"your not good enough"
"your wasting the day"
All Lies I am sure!
But just the same , Sometimes
They bring ya down.

SO I TURN UP THE MUSIC
AND DROWN OUT THE VOICE...
So Here is what playing in my studio today...

"I Will Not Be Moved"
By Natalie Grant
Lyrics
"Will Not Be Moved"

 I have been the wayward child
I have acted out
I have questioned Sovereignty
And had my share of doubt
And though sometimes my prayers feel like
They're bouncing off the sky
The hand I hold won't let me go
And is the reason why...
[Chorus:]

I will stumble
I will fall down
But I will not be moved
I will make mistakes
I will face heartache
But I will not be moved
On Christ the Solid Rock I stand
All other ground is sinking sand
I will not be moved
Bitterness has plagued my heart
Many times before
My life has been like broken glass
And I have kept the score
Of all my shattered dreams and though it seemed
That I was far too gone
My brokenness helped me to see
It's grace I'm standing on

[Chorus]
And the chaos in my life
Has been a badge I've worn
Though I have been torn
I will not be moved

I'VE GOT MY ARMOR ON NOW!!!

Another stroke of the brush...
New Art Fresh from
Art n Soul Studio...
Titled "Peaceful Dove"
I used plaster first on canvas 8"x10" and then with out a plan...
I just
started painting
and found
 this peaceful dove.

I used the same technique on this one...
It does not have a title yet...
Any suggestions?
All suggestions welcome!!!

"Let no one ever come to you
without leaving better and happier.
Be the living expression of God's kindness:
Kindness in your face,
kindness in you eyes,
kindness in you smile."
MOTHER TERESA
HAVE A BEAUTIFUL, CREATIVE AND
BLESSED DAY!






Saturday, May 15, 2010

Fresh Paint At Home, Light for the Path

I've got the new paint on the walls
in my Kitchen and Living Room
Calming, Refreshing and  A Little Shabby
Got some Great Finds for Just a few Bucks.
Everything else I already had in my studio.
I am very Happy with the results,
the color is a Gray purple, very soft and light.
I love your comments, let me know what you think!
 The Studio is next,
Repaint
Re-Organize
and
Rearrange.
I am thinking of setting my studio up to teach in.
Only during the school year, when no kidos
are home.
My ideal goal is to have a shop, gallery & teaching studio.
Got to start somewhere!

 ANOTHER STROKE OF THE BRUSH 
Here' a little light for the path...

"I have told you these things,
so that in me you may have peace.
In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart, I have overcome the world."
John 16:33

Trouble is just around the corner in most of our lives.
We can not choose how others act, but we can choose how
we react to others. You CAN have peace in in your life.
It is a choice,  In courage and in faith know that you are never
alone when you choose Jesus.
I have found peace in Jesus and in my perception of any given
incident or situation.
I try to remind myself that most of the time troubles are only
temporary and this too shall pass.
Will you take a moment and leave a comment on how you
find peace in the trials & troubles of everyday life.
I would love to hear from you!!! 

Have a Great Weekend!


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Posting Sunshine, Everything ETSY

It has been raining for days
So I am posting some sunshine,
This is a print which will be available on ETSY
Titled, " Follow the Sun"

It has PSALM 97:11-12
But if you have a favorite verse I can
change it just for You.
This is an 8x10 inch Professional
Print Reproduction of an
Original Watercolor.
It is matted in white and comes with back board and is enclosed in a
clear plastic envelope.
Ready to frame and hang in your favorite spot.

I ask God daily to help me and my family grow
closer to Him.
I will follow the Son aways and in all ways!

 Another Stroke of the Brush...
Hey, all you ETSY fans I found a Great Blog...
Everything ETSY
This blog is all about creative people
 and the wonderful things they do!
Kim is into everything creative and she shares
information on running a
ETSY business.
Advertising your shop
Getting more traffic
and
Lots more.
If you love ETSY as much as I do,
take a moment and stop by her blog.
You will be glad you did.

 Let her know you stopped by
Via Art n Soul by Deborah.

I hope where every you are, you know
Jesus is right there with you,
He will meet you where your at.
He will lead you on the path of the
Righteous.






Monday, May 10, 2010

Project In My Daughters Eyes, MY Letter to my daughters...

Over at PINK MOSS http://www.pinkmoss.com/ 
Janae is on an precious mission.
This project is titled,
IN MY DAUGHTERS EYES
She is a mother of 6 daughters.
 I hope you will stop by her blog and see what this project is all about.
IT is AWESOME!
In My Daughter's Eyes is an idea she had to ask women
to write a letter to their 12 year old self, giving advice
 on what true beauty and happiness means to them.
 There are no many guidelines because she wants the letters to be unique.
Please stop by and jump on board.

 My Letter....

I have choosen to write to my daughters about what I was taught at 12 and what I desire to teach them.
My dearest daughters, from the moment you were born and they placed you in my arms I saw beauty in the first breath you took. For in that 1st breath of your life, I began understand true love, a bond so strong it felt almost overwhelming. I began to dream of your first words, your first steps and all the first experiences of your life. Oh, I will not be in a hurry for you to grow up, I want to savor each and every moment and never let you out of arms length. Daughter, try to remember life is not a race to see who can grow up the fastest and take time to enjoy your journey one step at a time. Not all mothers and daughters will have the relationship I desire to have with you. I am you mother first and always. But, I will also seek to be your friend, your confidant and your own personal cheerleader.


The most important attribute I hope to pass on to you is my faith, I believe in God and I will pray for you to seek him through out your life. I will show you how to love like Jesus and forgive like Jesus in my actions and my words. I know you think I am over protective, strict and never let you have any fun. Just know this, as a your mother my first instinct is to love and protect you for as long as I can.

On your first day of school my heart will break just a little knowing I have to share you with the rest of the world, because you are my world. I promise you I will seek to do my best with the knowledge I have and do better as I gain more wisdom. My dearest girls, as you go out into the world on your own remember that you are never alone, God goes with you and my prayers for you will never end. Remember as your mother if you hurt I will hurt and that you can tell me anything and I will listen with compassion and speak to you with the wisdom I have gained from being a young girl at one time. Believe it or not I was a teenager once too.

In your teenage years when peer pressure is at a peek, I will still be seeking to protect you from the all the pressure of high school and this world. The path you are on will have ups and downs, trials and tears, laughter and joy. Allow me as your mother to share this with you. I want to be there for you always in all ways. As your mother I will be honest, strict and full of high expectations. When it seems as though I expect too much or have given to much responsibility remember this. I am this way because I believe you are a precious gift from God and an answered prayer. I am this way because I can see your potential and how special you are. I am hoping to teach you that true beauty is in how you live, love and forgive. True beauty is in how you treat others, true beauty is sharing, giving and respecting yourself.

You will always be beautiful in the eyes of God and your mother. The world will try to teach you that beauty is in the makeup, your looks and the clothes you wear. I will teach you that true beauty comes from within you. True beauty is not visible on the surface; it is in your words and actions.

Girls... when you pass by a mirror try not to focus on how you look, your style, you hair or your body type. When you look in the mirror at your own reflection, see what God sees. Try not to focus on the package with all the pretty paper and a big pink bow. Stop at the mirror and look deeper, see through the eyes of God. God sees a beautiful child of his creation; God looks at YOU and only sees what is in your heart and soul.

When you begin looking for the love of a partner, I hope you seek his friendship first.
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13

Seek someone that loves you for who you are on the inside. Seek someone who doesn’t want you to change who you are to meet his needs, but needs who you are to complete who he is. Seek someone who inspires you and believes in you. Don’t look for love in a handsome face. Most of all you must learn to love your self before you can truly love someone else.

"Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love. Try always to be led along TOGETHER by the Holy Spirit, and so be at peace with one another." Ephesians 4:2-3, TLB

I will preach purity and waiting until marriage, the world will teach protection against pregnancy. You are a gift, one to be treasured and honored. If you respect yourself, your partner will respect you. Marriage is a commitment, a contract and meant to be permanent. I hope to teach you this, if you seek God first in all things, happiness and joy will be overflowing in your life.

You can not stand long on sinking sand, but you can stand on solid ground with God as your foundation.

No matter what you do with your life, no matter where life takes you. Know this, I have loved you from the moment God placed you in my waiting arms. I hope that I have taught you this, beyond a shadow of doubt. Jesus loves you and is always with you. You were born because of I loved, I hoped and I had faith. You were an answered prayer, a blessing in my eyes and all that I dreamed you would be. You truly are a beautiful child of God and my precious daughters. I am truly Blessed!

My heart is overflowing with pride and joy and I will praise God all the days of my life for the gift of YOU.
In my daughters eyes I can see the future, I can see Gods promise, I can see the beautiful women they will become and a reflection of who I am in them.

All My Love, MOM!

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