Monday, September 26, 2011

Gathering of Artisans and LINKwithlove

So on my mind this week is....the fact that I will be flying out to Asheville NC on Wednesday to take part in A Gathering of Artisans. I am so excited and cannot wait to see what God will do.  I am taking an all day class on Thursday with Carol Bomer, in her studio in Asheville.  It is a cold wax technique that I have never done, so I am really looking forward to it.   I have done encaustic painting before, but never with cold wax, so, we'll see!!

The rest of the weekend is amazing too.  I will be taking a class with Pattie Ann Hale, and look at the description of the class

"This workshop will take participants on a multi-sensory exploration through the scriptures of John 4. As we engage the scriptures of the woman at the well – her encounter with Jesus and his offer of living water – participants will symbolically and prophetically experience their own journey of encountering Jesus in this way"

Wow.....This is going to be awesome!!

There is also a personal cartography class and a bookbinding class and a journal class that I will be in, so, it's all good stuff!!!!! 
And since I have never been to North Carolina, I am excited to take lots of photos around the area!!. I will post pics once I get back.

Which leads me to what is also on my mind.  Thanks to the lovely blog post by Stella Singleton, I found out about LINKwith love.  this is a site dedicated to spreading the word about using images you find online, without proper credit.  It's about respect, and it is a big deal.  So hop on over and check out all my linky things!! :) And I will see you all next week!!

p.s.  I just had to post this pic becuase it is now my new favorite pic I have taken EVER!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011


So this is my first test drive to post to my blog from iPad. I am using Blogger+, and I am anxious to see how it will work. I tried a test blog, and found a little difficulty with uploading pictures. It seems there is an issue with getting the photos I want to post into the right place, so I can then pull them and upload. We'll see!

So I can pull from my blog photo album, and from the IPad photo album too, but if I want to upload from a camera, I will have to load to my Pc, then to ITunes, then into iPad . Hmmmm kind of tedious.
The caption feature also seems to not resize for blog, and there doesn't seem to be a Way to preview the size of the photo in relation to my blog template.

So let's try the link. This should take me to my friend Dana's blogcheck it here
Looks good!!!

So, all in all, looks like the only issue is uploading photos on the go. The whole point of blogging on iPad, is the portability, so I'll have to look for a workaround for the mobile photo uploading .
Happy blogging!!!!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Can you say slacker??

Greetings all!! And first off, let me apologize for being such a bad blogger!! Things have been crazy around here since April!! Interior remodel, exterior remodel, blah blah blah.  But I'm back!!
And since I haven't posted any new work here in so long, this post will basically be stuff to look at!
But not before first giving God the glory for the amazing thing that is my life. Thank you Lord, your provision and grace is amazing and appreciated!!
So now, onto the stuff!!
Coming home - 24x32 acrylic and ink (nfs)

Donated piece for Susan G Komen event 16x20 acrylic and ink

My attempt at the masters 12x30 acrylic (nfs)

I heart my life 12x16 acrylic and ink (nfs)

His hands 12x12 arcylic (nfs)

a vision given to a pastor friend of mine 12x16 acrylic (sold)

24x30 acrylic (sold)

Covered by Him 32x32 acrylic and ink (nfs)

Under His shelter 32x64 acrylic and ink (nfs)

Imagination Garden 32x32 acrylic and ink (nfs)

Sacred Heart 16x20 acrylic and ink (sold)

Worship- I painted this during Easter Service Worship (nfs)

And this is what I have been doing for the last 6 months!! Wow, that is a long time!! Anyway, I am very excited about attending "A Gathering of Artisans" at the end of the month.  It is a 4 day retreat to inspire and stir up the artistic gifts that God has given us, and to incorporate in in a setting of worship.  I am beyond thrilled.  It is for all artists: painters, music, drama, dance, film....all of them.  It is being held right outside of Asheville NC, (where I have never been) and I can't wait to see what God does!!!
And then at the end of October, it's back to Port Townsend WA for Journalfest.  Got to be my favorite!!! I can't wait!!! Taking two classes with Juliana Coles, and one with Lisa Cheney Jorgensen, (who I took last year and fell in love with her)  So happy!!
God is good, all the time!!!