Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Candles and Stars

This set was inspired by Dr. Buddy Bell, who gave a lecture on how God uses candles and stars to light His world.  I was so inspired by hearing it, that I created these to reflect that.

They showed (and sold) Friday night, and I couldn't be happier with where they are going!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Whirlwind Month and the BEST NIGHT EVER!!

Ok, so the last month has been  CRA-ZY!! ( said in my best high pitched theatrical voice) Seriously!! Work is ridiculously busy, we are getting settled in a new Church, and I have been painting like mad for an art show.

Well that show happened on Friday, and I am still in awe over the entire night.  It was amazing.  I had so much love and support from friends and family, it was overwhelming!!

The shop that hosted the Claremont First Firday Artwalk was Hair Stream, and hosted by the awesome Cherie and Jenna!! They did so much for me, promoted, arranged, cleaned, took charge of the red dots! :) it was a blast.
The theme of the show was "Caged". and it was all about what cages us, what we keep caged, and what we SHOULD keep caged.  I had 20 originals to show, plus loads of prints.  We served mom's home made cookies, a cheese tray from the Cheese Cave, and chai tea, and it was lovely!!
As folks wandered through, talking, laughing, looking....it was just a huge reminder that God takes care of me.  He gave me this creativity, the inspiration, and He blessed me with people in my life that love and support me.
My friend Annie, came by and gave me a beautiful necklace, a cage!! It is amazing and I have worn it every day  since!!

My son invited his art teacher from school.  Took a postcard with him Friday to school, and gave it to her.  And then he waited for awhile....but he had to go home before she got there. 

But again, God blesses.....Hubby took him to get ice cream afterwards......guess who they ran into?? Yep...his art teacher.  He was giddy!!!

So out of 20 originals.....15 sold, (insert big cheesy grin here!!)

I can't even explain the feelings.  I cried all the way home, just feeling so blessed and humbled.
Best Night Ever!!!!