Friday, November 30, 2007

Glenn's big day


Wow two big days in a row. Yesterday we flew to Sacramento where Glenn was honored by the Red Cross at their annual Hero's Luncheon. What an amazing day!!! The family of the girl he saved met us at the airport, and took care of us all day. We got to visit the capital, where Glenn was given an award by the Lt. Governor, and then on to UC Davis, where the luncheon was. It was so emotional to hear the story again, and to be there with the family while they were giving Glenn the award, was amazing. God has a great plan for this girl, and I am so grateful to Him for allowing us to be a part of her life.

Connor's big day

Today was Connor's Christmas program at his school. I must say, it was one of the best school programs I have ever been to. And I am not just saying that. I have been to some of Connor's in the past that were painful, really! Not that he was ever anything but amazing. This year, however, he really did shine!! We were so proud of him, so of course, I feel it is my duty as a parent, to make my friends and family sit thru the video. Lucky for you, this one is only 15 seconds long. For those of you who don't know, that's him on the right, in the brown sash.
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Domino Necklaces



These necklaces were a joint effort between Dana and myself. I made the dominos with alcohol inks and rub on transfers, and Dana made them into necklaces. I told you she was amazing!!

.......Beautiful one?


Shhhhh it's a Christmas present for the coolest chick I know!!!! Let's see her make this into a balloon animal!!! The text in the moon reads "and who are you, beautiful one?"

New Obsession


So I have this friend, Dana, who is an amazing artist. She hand makes jewlery; beads and wire and ribbon, and just awesome stuff. On Monday she gave me a lesson in soldering so I could finish a canvass piece that I am submitting to Somerset Studio Magazine. I am hooked!! So I finished the piece, then she showed me how she makes ornaments. With memory glass, collaged images, ribbon and beads, I made my first ornament. I promptly went to the bead store ( The Garden of Bead'n-is that not the greatest name ever?), and then to the place that sells all the cool solder stuff, and came home and made more. Here is the first of (what I suspect) will be many.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Healing Art



My Journal that I used a skinny page to embellish with. Pardon the sad sentiments, just dealing with some stuff that I am working through in this journal. I have been using this book more than I ever have and am really feeling the benefits of it. I can rant and rave and vent and cry and love and praise and worship and create, and all of the things that show me how I feel. I have been really searching this last week for direction from the Lord and feeling like He has me waiting on Him for a reason. Alot of pain and alot of questions and I have been in the Word more than ever. So we'll see where this takes me.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

An Old Woman's Life


This is a piece I did titled "An Old Woman's Life" It is 16"x20" on canvass, handpainted background with collaged images, mica, acetate letters, with a heavy gel gloss layer over the top.

Friday Night Art


This is one of a set of 6 "Oriental Zetti" ATC's. Teesha Moore's images are so amazing, I love them. The backgrounds are hand painted using Chrysti Hydeck's technique.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Royalty



These are two journal pages I did yesterday. Once I got the paint down and then a border, all the blue and gold reminded me of royalty. Then I realized I AM ROYALTY!! Thanks to God! I read in a article about using yourself as subject matter, so I dug up this picture of me. It may be my favorite childhood school picture. The second is the opposing page with me riding on a bird.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

WHY ME LORD?



Why Me?
I am busy. I have way too much to do to be inconvenienced with the fact that I lost my wallet. Or maybe it was stolen? I don’t know, I do know that I am angry. Tonight is the Pumpkin Patch Bash at church, and I am not ready. I still have so much to do and now, I have to drive to the places I have been, go to the bank, cancel my credit cards. "WHY ME LORD?! It is too much right now". And HE said “WHY NOT YOU?”
As I am driving back from the bank, thinking of the hour I’ve just lost, I see a toddler walking up the street, with no parent anywhere in sight. I pull over, jump out of my car, and grab the baby before he can go into the street. As I am holding this child, trying not to think of what could have been, I am so scared. I find the house two doors down, and knock on the door. They answer, having no idea how close their family was to a tragedy, and take the baby from me. Driving back to work, no longer angry at the hour I’ve lost, the Lord speaks to me and says “What was too much for you, was exactly enough for that baby”