Saturday, April 19, 2014

Happy Resurrection Day!

I just couldn't wait until tomorrow morning! This is my favorite celebration of the year because it means so much. Sin conquered. wrath of God diverted, eternal life to look forward to. This is bigger than Christmas!

May your family know the truth of Jesus this Resurrection Day!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spring has Sprung!

This winter has dragged on and on and on.... we are all ready for sunshine and green grass between our toes! Around our parts of the world, the trees are blooming and the sound of lawn mowers can be heard echoing throughout the neighborhood. I even spied a bumblebee droning past the window yesterday.

Flowers have been coming out of my paintbrushes lately - for weddings, for fun. Here's one of the pieces I've been working on. Hooray for Spring!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

Valentines day with three boys is definitely different. I love how they express themselves - I often get cards with tanks, bugs, and pirates drawn on them. Sometimes they pick up on my favorite things and I end up with drawings of me knitting, spinning, or drinking coffee. I'd rather have these than a box of chocolates any day! 

If you woke up this morning and realized you didn't draw a pirate map of love for your dearest, don't fret! Here's a valentine to print - just a quick download away.

Friday, January 31, 2014

One Cool Cat

Following in the footsteps of these critters, I have a new friend to introduce to you! This is one cool cat, calm and confident in his sweater vest and green bowtie. Does he frequent the local coffee shop to discuss quantum physics with his peers, or is he more likely to snooze in a sunny corner surrounded by stacks of old books? 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Red - your closet's best friend

What's my favorite color? Red!! Besides using it everywhere in my home and in my art, I love it in my closet. Dorothy was on to something with those snazzy slippers in Oz. Every woman should own a pair of red shoes. And, as I've recently discovered, every woman needs a red hat. Or two!

A vintage soft pillbox for looking prim and proper, and a big floppy red sunhat for those high-humidity, crazy curls type of days.

What is it about wearing red? The woman in the red dress. Red nails. The perfect (and albeit elusive) shade of red lipstick. It's just the thing for these long, gray winter days, don't you think? Feeling down and need a shot in the arm? Toss on a red scarf or cardi. You can't half-heartedly wear red. Maybe that's why I love it so; I've never been one to do things halfway!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Back into the swing of things

After Christmas break, a visit from Grandma, and some bouts with colds, I think our family is finally back into our normal routines. Thank goodness! I love me a good holiday, but after awhile all the festivities and jumbled schedules make me weary.

The kids are hitting the books once again, and I'm picking up my brushes and pens whenever I can squeeze it in. This is a quick sketch I did while waiting for my kids at our Latin class. The room I was in was very dark. You can imagine how surprised I was to bring this into the daylight and discover I gave this guy purple hair! I kind of like it.