Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Opening the Kiln

I have often said that opening my kiln feels like Christmas morning. There are often surprises, things we didn't expect... sometimes good sometimes not so good, but always fun to see what is there. Here were my presents today:
Wedding Angels

Wedding Date

Blue and  white wedding

Baby angel

ABC baby angel

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


                                      I have recently designed some invitations for various events and here are some:

The baby I did the nursery for turned one today!! Her mama asked me to make an invite for her first birthday party picnic.

A baby shower for a new mom
A party for a newly married couple.

This is actually going to be a fan on a stick for an outdoor party.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Scotland Oh How Fair are you??

My daughter Mary Moore shared some photos with me that I have to ooh and ahh over. She went on an adventure to the Isle of Skye and sweetly shared a glimpse for me to see. So.. I can't but help to show you as well. I am so excited that I want to go grab my paints !! Hope you enjoy the inspiration as well.
I am hoping Mary Moore will use these scenes in some of her upcoming work?!

I am imagining a story about the children who grew up in these colorful cottages.

How lovely to sail away and then come home to your sweet cottage.

Or maybe I would prefer a stone cottage  with a meadow for my sheep and they each would know their names and come running when I called.

Can you see the purple clumps of flowers hanging from the cliff??

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A New Life for Robert Rennick Feuille Jr.

I am filled with such admiration for a young man who I spoke about who joined the Lord last week. His memorial service was today so I am so feeling for his family. The picture is of him with his baby boy.

I knew his dad, not so much him but have been overwhelmed with his life and comments people have made about him. He was 28 and had a darling wife and three precious children. He was a writer, but I knew him through the piercing images that he saw through the lens of his camera. He had some amazing and unique talent. He was an artist.

He also had a faith in his Lord that was pure and deep. And he had a way of sharing it. The writers on his blogs were yes friends and family, but the ones that tug at the heart are the doctors and nurses who wrote of his courage and strength and grace. My thinking is that he much have also asked about them and their lives for them to have made an effort to write their feelings about him.

I am thinking of how few memories his children will have of him, just because for whatever reason, children don't remember  much , but how wonderful he filmed his journey and he left a lifetime of art in his photos.

How blessed his children are to have had his legacy of love and the fruit that he bore and shared in his short 28 years on earth. And now he joins his mama in heaven along with his uncles Joe and Patrick who left this earth too early as well . His earthly father loves him so and yet nothing to compare to the arms of his Savior who now embraces him.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Painted Chests

I worked this weekend on some antique chests I had found for a client's daughter's room. This chest will be in a bedroom that will use Kathryn Ireland fabric and have a Morrocan feel. The knobs are green glass from Anthropologie.

This chest is for another daughter that enjoys simplicity. The idea was to paint in minimal colors and simple design.

Cirque de la Symphonie

The Houston Symphony played the other night while performer did their acrobatic over and above them!! It was delightful and always one of my favorite venues. To sit on the hill on the grass and enjoy great performances on the stage of The Woodlands Pavillion.


Update on Studio Space

There is a floor now, some red gingham wallpaper and one chair. Not bad but not too good. I haven't wallpapered in so long that I forgot to order enough. So... the studio is still in process.

Front Door Wreath

I was kind of liking my matching front door wreaths, but as I came home the other day, I noticed one wreath had changed. In the matter of an hour the two matching wreaths were no more. One had been taken over by an over zealous mother who feverishly was working to feather her nest. She was hysterical! There enough twigs in the one wreath for 3 entire nests. My friend suggested this to be a tiny Carolina Wren. Haven't caught her on film yet, but my husband kindly moved "her" wreath away from "my " wreath so that we would not disturb one another... She did look for her nest for a while but smart little mum that she is figured it out that her plot of wall space had moved and she resumed her job.
There were two matching wreaths, but you will have to imagine that in your head.

The new location is to the left of it's original spot.

The center hole is missing.

If there is any action to report, I will let you know.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Maira Kalman and her Art

My daughter Mary Moore introduced me to Maira Kalman and her wonderful artwork  that she did for the NY Times.

Here is a fabulous example of her work. I am totally ready to join her, though I might like one green skirt and one red tartan one.
She has a new book out that I know I would love. You might as well.


An old friend of mine's son lost his battle with testicular cancer this weekend, but won an eternal victory in heaven.

I ran across this amazing piece by Jonathan Edwards that said,

The enjoyment of God is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams. But God is the ocean.” 

I hope dear friends that in your hour of need, you will find comfort in these words.

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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