Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
A little birdie told me that this Thursday will be “Christmas in Dreamland” on my Whimsical Musings blog...Be all set for a Southern Christmas with all kinds of crafting goodness, including tutorials to make a last-minute gift. You won’t want to miss it because it will be lots of fun--and invite your friends because I’m sure they’d love it too!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
And part of that is our ability to “play,” whether it be by decorating or baking--
Isn’t it wonderful?
I have so many creative friends and I wanted to share some of their creativity
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Louise’s Tag Tuesday is a fun weekly challenge. Louise has asked a guest artist, Pam, to help with the challenge. This week, we were asked to create a background for a tag.
So, I used a graphic from Shabby Cottage Studio (as some of you know, I am their Artist in Residence.) Then, I stamped it and inked the edges. So, this is not a completed tag--It is merely the background for one. (I don’t know about you, but it looks done to me!) It is pictured here resting in American moss.
But, this tag brought to mind that no matter what is going on in our lives, sometimes we are not quite aware that God is in the background helping us all along our way...What a comforting thought. So, as you look at this little creation, I hope that you will remember that you’re not alone and always have someone on your side....someone who's always in the background cheering you on through life.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
If you have ever had a dream and wondered if it could come true, I can tell you that you have THE biggest fan you could possibly imagine--and that is God.... He is there cheering you on even if you can't hear Him....He is there in your corner even if you feel alone...and He is there making all those dreams possible--Pray and see how He helps your dreams take shape. Keep doing what you're doing and you will be amazed at what doors open up...
Just remember that through prayer, your dreams are carried on the wings of angels directly to a Heavenly Father who loves you...In the past few months, I have seen His hand in everything from surgeries working out to packages getting delivered to their recipients when it appeared all hope was lost...
I have felt Him lift me up higher than my own vision could see--because through Him all things are possible. What began as a prayer blog seems to have become a testimony...how wondrous!
Oops! I think this pic is too dark to see that the metal piece on this mixed media piece I created says "Believe!"
Image credit: NASA
A long time ago, someone told me that if I look at a crescent moon, it looks like God's thumbnail....What a beautiful thought, don't you think?
I hope that you will see God's hand in everything you do today and know that He is with you. A simple prayer of "Lord, please watch over me and mine" could be powerful and make all the difference in your day.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Today my prayer for all of you is to have a beautiful day filled
I put up this picture of the sky outside my house to remind you to
"look up" to where our answers come from...God sees us all and
hears our prayers...
It is as if the sky is one giant prayer shawl and He has
us wrapped in His care.
Wishing you all a very blessed day!
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
I know it's been a long week, but I had no idea that when I went to post on this blog for my "Weekend Question," I did the whole post on my Whimsical Musings blog instead...lol So, I guess that maybe people there will answer my weekend question too! How funny is that? Well, without further ado, I'd like to introduce you to not one, but 2 guest artists--Roselle and Nancy. (Read further and you'll understand why.)
My friend Roselle from Seaside Rose Creations is a wonderful artist and I wanted to share a picture of her precious, hand-painted Christmas bulbs--they’re available in her Etsy shop. Aren’t they just the sweetest treasures?
They got me to thinking about something...which brings me to my question for you for this week--What is one of the sweetest things that someone has ever done for you? (And I hope it will be something that caught you by surprise--something you weren’t expecting.)
Roselle actually surprised me with the sweetest package that arrived a few weeks ago...It was an envelope filled to the brim with “artist’s” treasures...vintage paper, book pages, ribbon, lace--you name it, it was in there! Sometimes, life has the nicest way of smiling at us through friends and family.
And right as I was in the midst of preparing this message, a gift arrived from my friend Nancy from The Trinket Collector--I was so surprised! She and her husband had been to Atlantic City to celebrate their wedding anniversary and she sent me Salt Water Taffy from there AND also, amazing vintage postcards--I couldn’t believe my eyes!
Every day is, indeed, a special package that we open--ours to do with what we choose...
Unwrapping gifts of caring from friends is such a delight and I can’t begin to express how
they warmed my heart.
I am linking this up to Spiritual Sundays!
I don't usually ask people to visit my Whimsical Musings blog, but I have an amazing story to tell you...I hope you'll go over and read it! It would mean a great deal to me to share my story with you!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
A few weeks ago, I heard of an amazing project called The Butterfly Effect. People are being asked to make butterflies, 1.5 million in all to represent the children killed in The Holocaust. I made 3 butterflies that made their way safely to Trudi in Canada, a wonderful artist who has decided to encourage people to make the butterflies.
In this post are the 3 butterflies I sent.
If you would like to make one, just go to Trudi's blog and see how you can participate.
It's easy, actually. You make a butterfly and send it to her...Later, they will be on display at The Holocaust Museum in Houston.
And if this is not something you want to do, as part of my "Weekly Wisdom," I would say, "This week, try to remember someone who needs something, whether it's a prayer or a kind word and try to be of assistance." I think it's important to remember this every week, but I think it is a wonderful message to start out the month of November in which we celebrate Thanksgiving.
Have a wonderful week!!