Thursday, 26 June 2014

A few of my latest pieces

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I love this little girl with her oriental outfit and the fireflies helping her to shine!

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I tried to make this one look a bit like a quilt.

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Can't everyone fly in their dreams?? I do!

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I always loved these fairy tales and verses when I was a child.  Being out in our garden the other afternoon, I was inspired to do this fairy tale girl.  I see more in my future as I really loved doing this.

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A little something I did for my sister.  I love my sister.   She has been my best friend for all of her life.

Great news on the Craft Show front.  They sold out of my CD on the first day.  So that is excellent news!  I was really pleased.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Playing catch up again . . .

 Life has been so busy lately I just haven't had time to update the blog like I should.  Today is another catch up, but I know you will forgive me.

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Earlier in May, we experienced a loss in the family.   My son and his wife lost the baby they were expecting.  James Pacey Thornton Lewis, born and passed on May 7th.  Praise God for the gospel which tells us this life is much more than just this life.

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A Boy is Frogs.  Just a little boy and his pup.  My attempt at poetry as well.  This can be personalized to any name.  Joshua is one of my grandsons, but any name can go there really.

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I really love, LOVE this one.   Hope is the thing with feathers.  Not sure why I love it so, but it's one of my favourites now.  I never know what is going to come out when I sit down to paint.   And I usually have to look at my paintings over several days before I take to them. I took to this one right away.

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Haven't we all had one of those days?   I wanted to practice sketching and painting animals and this is what came out!  

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Secrets.  We all need somebody to unburden our heart to.   Grateful for mine.   I love red and white toadstools, don't you?

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One of my favourite scriptures.  Love is the greatest.   I truly believe this. You cannot have faith or hope without love.

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An Oriental looking girlie.  I do love Emily Dickenson quotes.  Those flowers took a LOT of time. It was worth it though . . .

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A friend of mine became a Grandma for the first time.  Such an exciting time.  I love this!  I hope she does too.

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Love this little girl holding her happy cat.   Smiles are always the best accessories I think!  

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Dance, it's like dreaming with your feet.  I wanted to be a ballerina or a tap dancer when I was little.  I still dance, but now I hope that nobody's watching, lol.  

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Finally the craft CD was on the telly earlier this week.  I don't think I could ever adequately express how exciting this was for me.  On  the Create and Craft Channel.  Ooh La La did a fabulous job with this cd rom.  I was ever so pleased and the show presented it all beautifully.

Here are a few of the cards that their design team has been able to produce from it.

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The possibilities are endless as to what can be created with this cd rom.  You can buy it on the Ooh La La Creations page.  Over 700 pages to print over and over again.   It's great value for money.   Love, LOVE what they were able to do with my work.  Thanks Ooh La La!

Monday, 5 May 2014

Catching up yet again!

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Another new piece from me.  I just adore this scripture.  It's one of my favourites.  Love the colours as well and it's the first time for me doing elephants!

Available as a print or a card.  Just e-mail me for more information.

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Also happy to announce that later this month a Craft CD will be out from Ooh La La Creations featuring my own artwork.  It will be on the shopping channel on the 29th of May at 3 pm and also will be available on their sight.  It's pretty special.

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A lovely piece for Mother's Day.

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A favourite quote from Walt Whitman.

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Close up of the girl and owl.

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And a bit of tongue in cheek fun!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Another catch up

It seems I am always playing catch up lately.   Here  is another one of those catch up posts on what I have been up to!

Firstly I created another cookbooklet, which is for sale on my food blog.  

This one is called Recipes to Keep.  Again, I am quite proud of it.  That makes four now!  And, I have another one in the works.

I love doing the cookbooklets because they combine both my love of art and my love of cooking.   To me, they are win/win!

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I love this little owl.   He makes me smile.   I like the idea of him making others smile too.  You make my heart smile.   Heart smiles are the best kind.

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We sang this hymn in church recently, For All the Saints.   I think it is magical how you can sing something for years and years and then all of a sudden it touches your heart in a special way.  That's what happened during this particular Sacrament meeting when we were singing this hymn and this is what I created from it. Our One True Light.

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Then . . .  just a little bit of nonsense.   I was humming that song all day and this came out.  Catch a Falling Star!  She's missing a pocket though, so I will have to go back and create one.   Art is like that sometimes.

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But this is my favourite one of all.   God is Love.   Because He is.  I know this to be true.  I feel His love each and every day of my life . . .  yes, even on the bad days.   Especially on the bad days.

And there you have it.