Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bedtime Prayers

My husband told me the cutest story that came from a sermon I missed but goes something like this. A mama went to pray with her little girl at bedtime. The daughter had a hurt so they were praying for it to be better. As the mother prayed, she noticed the little girl had her mouth open wide. After she had finished praying she asked her why she had opened her mouth so wide while she prayed. The daughter replied that in order for Jesus, who lives in her heart ,to be able to hear the prayer.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Day 2 at the New Space

I am exhausted...we put in new flooring in the front room. It looks good, but even after working all day there is the trim that still has to be put in. There is great pleasure and satisfaction from doing hard labor... I think....

Saturday, May 22, 2010


I have some clients that have become close friends to me who have urged me to have a store. I have had stores before but never here in The Woodlands. So ....two days ago i rented a space!! I am so excited and am busy painting and making the space my own. It's on the smallish side and in a not well traveled area so i am going to called it my studio and it for now will only be open when I am there. I want you to keep up with the progress of my fixing up the space. So here are the "in progress pics". I can't wait to see what the "after" looks like!!

Kitty and the Bunny

Today I stumbled upon a picture I had never seen before... My girls tease me because they insist our home is filled with bunnies, lambs, tartan plaid and red gingham.  I am wondering what this means...

I hope she loves me anyway

Friday, May 21, 2010

My best friend Mary

I have a friend named Mary
She is too good to me
And when I'm sad and teary
She tells me what to see
And when we strike it funny
We could laugh for days
And talk about her giving
 Words can't express enough praise
Thanks for being my friend
And caring so much for me
I love you more than I can say
And never again can you remember my birthday!!!

Thank you Mary!!

the Parables

Parable of the Tenant

parable of the Lost Coin

The lost sheep

The Sower

The Wedding Feast

Some sketches of some parables i have been working on this week.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Graduation Day for Nancy Page

Today my eldest got her undergraduate degree in American Studies and Political Science from Vanderbilt University.
Her wonderful god parents threw her the most amazing graduation party the night before graduation.

One of her favorite Professors came as well as loads of friends and family.
tia Helen from Charleston,S. C.
friend from high school who also was also graduating from Vanderbilt

little sister in her Tri Delta Sorority
I fell in love with all the school flags that led the processional at graduation. I am sure they will end up in one of my paintings very soon!!
The Chancellor of Vanderbilt gave the graduation talk and the highlights for me were: to follow what intrigues you and what animates you. Don't you love that?? And he said to live out your passions and to WORK HARD.
Wow...a University graduate! What next?!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Share some love today. I thought this video might be a little inspiration.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day in the USA

A few months ago,I got wished a Happy Mother's day in the UK since one of my daughter's is in school there and their mother's day is in March,. So I will share with you her lovely sentiments:
On the ferry to the Isle of Wight.
At Osbourne House on the Isle of Wight 

A Christmas Fair at Osbourne House a favorite house of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
This what she wrote:

A Sketch by Peter Hunt, a favourite artist of my mother, and of her mother too.

Thanks for letting me live in your house and for loving me so well!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

You make Me Happy

Okay I know it's weird to brag to brag on a child, but I am on the edge of my seat waiting for my daughter's card line to come out. Here is a glimpse of her anniversary card. The little girl's face makes my heart melt!!
The inside reads:"It's been magic. Happy Anniversary, dear."

Check out her blog

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Last month I did one of my favorite things which was to go to Round Top an antique extravaganza that always makes me feel like I am in England. One of the best venues happens at a place called Marburger Farm. There are loads of huge white tents and the most amazing booths from vendors from all over the world. I always leave with something amazing even if it is only inspiration. This is what inspired me this year. It's all from Austria from a store called Alpin Antiks.

A Wedding Invite

One of my best friends recently had a child who got married and this is the invite I did for their party to celebrate getting married.

It's Just Two Words

I am reminded of the importance of thank you...
Late last night I got a call from one of my daughters who had been working very hard at her part time college job. It was the last night and the work had been especially taxing. All she wanted was to hear two words....but instead heard nothing and it reduced her to tears. It reminds me to work harder at using those two words more often myself.
Watch this video and notice how many times those to words are heard.

Be Kind Be Sweet Be Nice to Everyone You Meet

Be Kind Be Sweet Be Nice to Everyone You Meet
a book on kindness

My Etsy

S is for Shepherd

S is for Shepherd
ABC book with scripture is in its second printing


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