Sunday, December 31, 2017

Abide my 2018 word

A few words on my mind tonight as I close my thoughts on this year. The year brought good things, time with family, weddings and babies, new visions and a view of the Grand Canyon. The year held nothing I expected..  it was all better than planned. Which leads me to believe planning the future is not so great an idea. So this year will leave the planning to the Master builder ,the one who holds my future and abide in Him. Amen Amen Amen

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Hope filled moment from past

post from past .... still true today!
This side of hope
written in 2011

Dear hope filled readers, what a lovely way to start a letter. Hope Filled. We should all be hope filled even if we are stuck in a situation that has not changed in awhile. How can I say this? Because that is where I pitch my tent, this side of hope, with my tent door open to the future. Not just any future but one in which my life is complete and all the situations have been solved or dissipated by the Glory I will Behold in the face of Christ.The brightness of His glory wiping away every tear I have shed and fading every image of pain I have ever felt. That is where I camp, this side of hope. There are mini hopeful vistas as I stare out of my tent, some situations have truly worked for my good already, others have yet to be revealed,BUT just so you do not think I am telling tale, here is one of my treasures.

I am a women who has never had a child. A painful thing to be sure. I am happily married yet never "blessed" with babies of my own to complete me, or so I thought! God had a better idea! After many years of struggle ,mostly internal,I gave up my desire to have a child and asked the Lord to refill it. He did. He gave me a wonderful ministry to women, 19 amazing nieces and nephews and a fulfilling career helping families diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. AND of course the wonderful world of art. I truly was complete! HOWEVER, God was not done. He went way beyond what I could ask or hope for and has given my husband and me two beautiful grandchildren! That story is archived on my


So you see I truly am hope filled, as Mary's wonderful blog title states.
 I may not see the rest of my stories fulfilled here on earth with the hope I look for, but I will, because I pitch my tent looking out. Try it with me, the view is much better than the dark valley's we have left behind.HOPE what a wonderful word!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

nature lover

 she is for sale!  8 x 10
on canvas, mixed media ,wrapped gallery frame  $70.00 plus shipping  

Sunday, October 15, 2017

journal for fall

journal page

journal page  mother nature   praying for all tĥose in storms  fires  and hurting in soul

Thursday, September 21, 2017

wings work

a start

working out colors

progress made

done  I think!💚

words added

love her
  for sale 16 x 20      
$75.00 plus shipping
email  sold  she is going to a wonderful home!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


new girl in journal

Sunday, June 25, 2017

altered art frame

Had fun finally using my stash and working on this-pieces are glued to outside glass  in a pattern and  -piece of old music paper is in the frame. 

"in homage to the moon the queen of the night"

new girl in the journal

Sunday, May 28, 2017

work in progress

trying out the techniques i am studying in flora bowley's book brave intuitive painting. she looks like a warrior princess to me. words to be added and we shall see how she progresses. i am playing and making wonderful messes this memorial day weekend.

Friday, April 14, 2017


The Tomb was Empty
Mary wept. Seeking a corpse, she mistook Jesus for a common person. Many of us mistake Jesus as someone common, not the life-changing Son of God that He actually is. We all have things that we cry over, struggle with or feel stressed about. We may reach a deadlock, a dead-end, and feel as if there is no possible way out. Only when we reach the end of our fleshly strength will we be ready to listen to His voice. When you realize that you need God, need to know His resurrection power, be quiet, for you are likely to hear Him calling you. You can search for Him with all your might, but He can never be found in the strength of your flesh. He has changed! He has risen. He is known only in the Spirit now, and your flesh wars with the Spirit.

Christ “after the flesh” was crucified. Knowing Him in that way results in a corpse vainly searching for another corpse. Mary searched in her flesh and knew not the Resurrected Christ. When her tears were drained, and she was at the end of herself, she was ready to hear His voice. Are you still relying on your own strength and abilities? Are you seeking to know Jesus after the flesh? Give it up, lay aside who you think He is, humble yourself before Him, and ask to hear His voice. Only when you give up on the flesh is the Spirit ready to take over. And the Spirit delights in making Jesus Christ known to your heart!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

new works

pages from the journal 

owl on with intention 11x14
little owl is for sale 45.00 includes shipping!

be still

It is so hard for me to just be still.   I try so hard but even when my body is still my mind is gathering thoughts.   Things to do,think,try ....  Yet I am still struggling getting started with most of them   hmmmm I need a new battery. For sure! Or a day devoted to doing art. That is my intention for this Sunday coming up.... sit still paint draw smear make .

Sunday, March 12, 2017

2017 what!!?????

well  it has been an eventful two months and a half. My job has changed considerably and we have moved to a new house. It has taken me all of that time to reconstruct,rearrange and refill my life and energy. Now I have a cold! Honestly it has been rough but change is never easy for me. Especially as I have had more trips around the sun. Here are a few new pages from the journal that did get done in the midst of my whirlwind