Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Things in the works - almost

I have a story to tell but not just yet.  There are new things going on over here that I am dying to tell you about and have consumed my time but I want to wait just a little bit longer.  Hang in there with me.  I have more pages from the Windows to my World class that I want to share and hopefully will in the next few days.  I got a little behind and will need to do some catching up because my next class starts April 4th and once that starts I won't be able to do both.  Can it even be that March is almost over? 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Windows to my world - Day two

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality
 to the world he lives in.
Amy Lowell

I am having fun over here :)  As I was working on this page a verse popped into my head and I had to add it to the edges of my page.  Hope you get some ideas of your own and go a make a mark on some paper and feel inspired to be who you are today!

Galatians 3:24
I myself no longer live, but Christ lives in me.
So I live my life in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave himself for me.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Windows to my world - day 1

Teresa Mcfayden's art journal class started today,YEAH!  I created my journal and am ready, ready, ready!  If you haven't signed up then get on over there and check it out.  It has definitely been too long since I have done any art journaling. I think March is going to be a good month :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Learning to let go

Other than a few pencil marks that I added after snapping a photo, I think this one is done. 

With the hunt for a house on the brain there are also lessons to be learned.  Letting go of expectations. Expectations of how fast this process should take has been a hard one.  I really wanted to pull up to the fast food  line, order my house, and walk away with keys and new possibilities.  Instead, there has been a lot of waiting, not knowing what is going on, disappointment, hoping, more waiting, more disappointment, prayer, tears and then realizing that I can't control this process and I need to let go and let God prepare the way in His will and His way.  And that is on a daily basis.  So many emotions flying around learning to wait and learning to let go and learning to enjoy life in the waiting not just enduring life. I love the song by Audrey Assad, "Everything is Yours".
When all the world is blossoming

When everything around is bursting into life

And I don't have to strain to hear the beat of Your heart

Oh, Oh
When all the world is under fire

and the skies are threatening to thunder and rain

And I am overcome by fears that I can't see

Oh, Oh
If everything is Yours

Everything is Yours

If everything is Yours

I'm letting it go

No it was never mine to hold

No, never mine

Maybe it will eventually sink in and I won't have to remind myself to let go so often.  The blessings in all of it are the friends who rally around and pray and share the load and dream with me and the constant hand of the Lord  that holds mine and tells me He is there. What a journey this is and will be.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Finally back and ready to go!

 It has been quite a spell since I have blogged.  I had no intention of staying away it just happened.  Lots has been going on in my world and I just got caught up in it and then it was March already.  Between looking for a house, celebrating Ground Hog's Day, Valentine's Day and my husband's 50th birthday; February turned out to be a very busy month.  But that is all in the past and now can get back to creating. 

This week I have been back in my studio painting.  Oh, that reminds me, I did change out most of the dark furniture in my studio and brought in furniture that is painted a buttercream color.  I will try and get some pictures up so you can see.  It just made it brighter and makes me smile.  I am all over things that make me smile these days.

I have started some paintings that will remind me of what I have been learning lately. Trusting God and letting go so that He can do what He is going to do.  I tend to be a bit, hehe, of a control freak so this has been a hard lesson to learn.

 My colors last year tended to be dark so this year I am painting in happy colors of yellow and pink.  This painting is not done but I thought I would show you what I had so far since I have had nothing for months. 

I just signed up for two on-line classes.  In March I will be taking Teresa McFayden's
Windows to my World art journal class.

Then in April, I am taking Soul Restoration from the Brave Girls Club.
I am so excited about both of these class and can't wait to start.  I truely have not done any creating for months and I feel starved.  This will good.  Anyone out there taking either of these classes?