Friday, August 29, 2014

Bible Journaling 

A few days ago, I was on Stephanie Ackerman's blog and she was talking about how she landed on this particular blog  all about Bible journaling...CREATIVE Bible journaling. I was so excited, I didn't know it was such a thing, I couldn't wait to get started. I ordered my Bible from and anxiously waited on it to get here. I got it yesterday!!! And then, for some unknown reason, I was a little intimidated about starting. So, I finally talk myself into it and instantly didn't like the page I had done. I had to remember that in everything we do, there is a lesson to be learned, I think my lesson was, it's wasn't about the artwork I had done, but about getting into the Word of God and drawing closer to Him. Check out their Facebook page "Bible Journaling Community" I love what is happening and some absolutely beautiful, creative pages.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Joel Osteen Ministries
44 mins ·
Just because you’re a person of faith doesn’t exempt you from difficulties. The enemy may hit you with his best shot, but because your house is built on the rock, his best will never be enough. When the storm is over, you’ll come out stronger, increased, promoted, better off than you were before.

My friend sent me a message about this statement from Joel Osteen. She stated it reminded her of my artwork. I love it! It's confirmation, because that's exactly what I'm hoping to accomplish.

Friday, August 15, 2014

I was talking to my daughter the other day and she made the statement that a lot of the girls on my painting look depressed/sad. And I thought about that for awhile and came to the realization, that may very well be true. When we relocated to Alabama a couple of years ago, it was a very sad and difficult time for me, and I had started dabbling with paints again. I knew I wanted to do something that would minister and encourage women, to let them know they are not by themselves, what we feel is very real. I believe healing and encouragement comes in all different ways. We are taught to dig deep within when we paint, to paint our emotions, to just let ourselves go. Well, I have to share this, today when I was painting, I let go and before I knew it, I had scribbled all across her face...hmmm...I wonder what that means. I was going to start over, but the more I look at it the more I like it. I'll be sharing that painting soon. Just remember to "do one thing every day that makes you happy!"

Friday, August 8, 2014

Oh yeah...I wanted to share a couple of my latest painting, available on my Etsy Shop.
I keep checking my blog as if something exciting has happened. Don't know what it is, I guess it's just of matter of when...I'll keep you updated! I can't wait.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Grand Opening "The ARTery" Art Gallery

Can you believe? My painting in an art gallery!!!! This was the most exciting thing to happen in my life in a long time. I never dreamed my art would actually one day be in a gallery, are you kidding me! I was so excited opening night that I could hardly stand still and I tried to stay away from my area, because I didn't want to see people's reaction. So my daughter and I stood over to the side a little bit and was AMAZED, people were buying my paintings...OMG!!! People approached and asked if I was the artist and what inspired me to paint, it was a night of a lifetime! I thank God for blessing me with a gift that brings healing and joy to others. If you are ever in the Huntsville's area stop by The ARTery!