Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The She Art Workshop

I won, I really, really won this The She Art Workshop

I entered on Jeanne Oliver's giveaway and about peed my pants when she emailed me this morning and told me I won. What a beautiful gift thank you so much. Also what a perfect way to continue to grow. I have been crazy busy painting, journaling and digging deep, in my Soul Restoration workshop. So much to let sink in having a hard time processing it all into something that I could share. My hands are covered in paint which means that today was a good day.


Monday, January 10, 2011

Brave girl

I have picked a new word for year and it is GROW. I looked up the definition

To increase in size, to form, to arise. To become great at, expand. To become gradually ( I love that, so feel that is how God is shaping me) to become mature or experienced.
So I am embracing that word this year. I want to grow in so many ways. I want to grow spiritually, grow in my art, grow in my healing, grow with my family. One way that I am choosing to help me grow is this

This is a gift to me. I am going to spend the next 6 weeks learning
to be brave, to grow, to become gradually. I have been busy
collecting supplies and cleaning my studio. I have a local artist whom I adore
that is coming over tomorrow and we are going to be brave together.

This is the front of my sketchbook, it is a blank canvas and some birds I have been playing with. I love the thought of a blank canvas. A new beginning a place to grow.

I have been getting everything as organized as I can. I can hardly stand the wait until tomorrow. 1-11-11 a great day to begin a new journey. Any of you joining me in being brave?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Life in Grace

I have a friend, well we have never met but she is my go to girl. She probably has no idea the light that she has shined in my life. Every morning for the past few years while my kids are quietly eating there breakfast I take my coffee and read her blog. I have made almost every one of her recipes and coveted every project she does. I am also painting my armoire turquoise in her honor. I think she had me at turquoise. You know who I am talking about, the famous turquoise kitchen. It is her birthday today and she is broken. I am all about lifting a sister up so happy birthday Edie. You do not know me, but you have inspired me, encouraged me, challenged me, made me laugh and have taught me a thing or too in the kitchen. Your Strawberry butter cream dream cake about rocked my world and the Strawberry freezer jam that you know have me addicted too has changed the lives of many.

You love the Lord with a passion that is contagious and your devotion to your family makes me try harder. Thank you sister for caring as deeply as you do, for sharing your heart so freely.

I am excited to see this new journey that the Lord has you on. I can only imagine the things He has in store for you.

I thought I would share a picture of the cupcakes I made from Edies dreamy cake recipe.

Thank you for blessing me so abundantly. Now link up friends and lets bless another sister on her birthday she could use a little sunshine.

life in grace