July is FIG Time!


I am taking a colored pencil class and we are drawing  a fig leaf. This project took a few days, as I spent a few hours each time, working on the project. i started off with a new velvety leaf and by the time I got to the end my fig leaf was dry and crumbled up. Therefore my colored pencil fig leaf evolved through the days just like the real leaf.

This fig leaf reminds me of our lives with Christ. We can either be velvety fresh and green and always ready to learn new things through his word or we can become dried up and crumble if we let the enemy in our life and walk away from his word.

Spend time each day in his word and refresh yourself with his life flowing water (word).

 

Even though I don’t like eating figs I did enjoy drawing this leaf!

A personal favorite from my Etsy shop


https://www.etsy.com/listing/448959874/boho-jewelry-fabric-jewelry-bohemian

Are You Happy?


  • one of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy.

one of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.

from the book, “The Happiness Project “.

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A personal favorite from my Etsy shop


https://www.etsy.com/listing/218133424/pinked-fine-art-print-from-original

Toad in the Hole


I love to make “Toad in the Hole”, and being from Louisiana I don’t use a recipe but this is very easy so I will tell you how to make it. (My Secret: If you can find an easy way to make something and it still taste good then use it!)

you will need:

  1. spinach salad with bacon, cranberries, and dressing already included
  2. 2 eggs
  3. pan spray or bacon grease
  4. 2 slices bread
  5. salt & pepper

I normally like to eat healthy but this morning my husband (David) wanted fried eggs, bacon, and toast for brunch. First I fixed the salad, added pepper and put aside. I usually spry pan with Pam but today I cooked bacon then fried eggs in bacon grease. I put two slices of bread on plate, added one fried egg on each slice, added salt and pepper. Tossed salad over everything and crumbed bacon on top. That is it! Bon Appetit!

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A personal favorite from my Etsy shop


https://www.etsy.com/listing/253617684/melody-mixed-media-art-illustration

Are we killing our Dreams?


We are great at killing our own dreams. Either we see ourselves as selfless for putting off our dreams or we avoid our dreams by criticizing everything and seeing it as “discernment.”

We operate out of fear and go to great lengths to avoid disappoint. Even to the point that we extinguish the flame of possibility before anyone else has the opportunity to blow it out. It feels safer that way. What if we discover things we really want and can’t have them? What would we do then?

Kill the dreaming, hoping, and longing. Douse the flame before you get burned.

We are afraid of pain.

From my morning reading in “Fresh Brewed Life.”

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You Were Like Sheep Going Astray


God so loved the world that he released and literally chose to give His only begotten son, that whoever would believe in Him would not perish! 

You were like sheep going astray. 1Peter 2:25

That’s what God says we are like-lost lambs. Human beings are incapable of finding salvation on their own. God had to provide that salvation on His own, and this is what he has done.

What I am reading this morning from the book below:

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Which Path Do You Choose?


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Our Pastor spoke about this verse Sunday at church and it really made me think about what kind of path we leave as we go through life and others see. I want my children and grand children to know and see that I follow the straight path. I am not perfect and I stumble upon many rocks along the way but I do have Jesus Christ who gives me peace and joy as I travel this path. I know that Jesus died for me on the cross so that mine and your sins may be forgiven. He freely gives us grace and salvation all we have to do is open that door and let Jesus in our heart.You will never be the same again. Some people think it means you become boring and no fun, a slave, chained, but it is the exact opposite. You are in chains and darkness until you find Jesus Christ.The freedom, the light, the love Jesus gives is radical. As you go through life, yes there will be sorrow and tough times, but deep inside you can find the peace and joy to survive that only Jesus can give. We have hope  knowing one day we will be with Jesus Christ. So choose to walk the straight path that others can see which leads to Jesus and his love, peace, and joy.

 

You are a HOOT!


imageMy first attempt at drawing an owl and using black paper as my substrate. I did not think I would enjoy doing animals but this was fun and such a hoot!

 

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