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From the book of Ruth: 3 One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, I must find a home[a] for you, where you will be well provided for. 2 Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he

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This year my husband and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary.  And we did it in Italy!! My husband had been to Rome twice in the last 6 months and the first time, it nearly killed me that he saw the

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Evolution of a painting

My paintings are mixed media.  The media include oil, acrylic, pencil, paper collage, and stamping.  This week, I set myself a new challenge…  my first male face.  My victim?  My graduating senior son. Here’s his senior picture pose that I

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Last weekend, I showed two of my good friends the paintings I’d been doing.  These two ladies have 3 daughters graduating from HS and college this spring.  Both of them asked me to paint their daughters.  I was a little

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give me grace

I finished 3 paintings this week and I like two of them.  Not bad, I suppose.  I posted the first one here.  Here’s today’s attempt.  I had a hard time choosing a verse for this face, I don’t know why…

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a return to painting

It’s been almost a year since I painted a face.  I’ve been wanting to get back to it for quite some time.  I’m so happy to finally do something new. My usual pattern is to paint the face, add the

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pretty girls

These focal beads are going to be entered into a local art show this weekend.  Wish me luck.  They all feature transfers of my original face paintings.  I enjoy putting different bits together to create color harmonies that are just

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in our eyes

22 The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; 23 the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. 24 The LORD has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. Psalm

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In quietness

For thus the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, has said,  “In repentance and rest you will be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength.”  –Isaiah 30:15 I’m moving forward.  I’m starting to think in terms of this

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wait for the Lord

My soul waits for the Lord. I’m still listening for his leading and trying new things, keeping faith that all this has a purpose He will show me… I’m so thrilled with the new art supplies I ordered.  This portrait

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June 2023
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