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~ Happy Glorious Easter ~

“Arise my love ~ arise … my love ~ !   The grave no longer has a hold on you!!” {song melody by the group NewSong} Rejoicing! ~ Happy Easter ~ He is Risen!  {Indeed!} Soli Deo Gloria Leslie says:

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Canvas ~ Rise N Shine ~

hello friends ~   weird things going on in subscribing to the blog, so i’ve been told… these computer/google issues are something that i don’t completely understand, and i do not know why some of you are not getting my blog in your feed anymore, or that it is not updating… i have tried deleting the gadgets…  feed/follow by email, etc …

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Canvas ~ Simply Love

Hi there!Ahhh… the sweet solitude of a weekend at home!  Made it ~ at last.   Here’s a canvas I created, begun with a piece of old paper, stenciled using Color Shine sprays, and Margaret’s heart stencil {from Stencil Girl Products}  A very fun beginning, and then I added a piece of batting to the back, and stitched it in black …

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Genuine Love ~

Good Day to you all! I’ve been taking a break from sewing and computerland for a few days; feels good!  Sooooo happy for a three-day weekend, I am!  So… taking a gander at some of my photographs, I thought I would show you this little canvas… A few months ago, we studied the Book of Romans, and it was a …

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Christmas Tree ~ Mixed Media Canvas

O Christmas Tree ~ I made this canvas a couple months ago, preparing for my November Art Show in my hometown, Chester, MT.  I was inspired to make this tree piece, sparked by some white stretch-knit, lacey fabric I’ve had for awhile.  I bought it to make scarves from it, and of course, had some fabric leftover.  I started this piece by cutting it …

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Rise n’ Shine ~

What a wonderful weekend!  I got a few things done; we made a delicious prime rib roast for our Saturday dinner, I finished my inventory list for the art show, and packed it all up.  Whew.  And gained an hour – thank goodness!  And woke up to a beautiful morning Sunday. How I love mornings!  And I dearly love beautiful …

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Love One Another ~

Hi there!  Happy Friday!   Well… here is the last of the mixed media pieces I’ve made this summer and fall. One of the things that is so fun for me, is to play with the layering effects… it’s such a fun surprise to see  colors and myriad textures that can be achieved.  I’m especially addicted fond of the process of …

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Choose to Shine ~

It’s all about  ORANGE!  If I was to say “I decorate for Halloween” this piece would be IT!  I first laid down some scrapbook type papers down on top of this canvas, in varying black and white prints. {I also added a few other colors of acrylic paint, dabbing them here and there} Then I mixed up some Golden TarGel, …

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WHO… are you?

Seriously.  I ask you.   Consider this. Who Are You? You may be… wife.  mother.  sister. daughter.  friend. homemaker.  Or a gazillion other descriptions we find ourselves thinking on ~ facing ~ doing ~ being. Is there a key? It’s simple. May I ask you to consider first on the list ~ the word loved. It was challenging for me … …

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Angel By Your Side ~

This mixed media canvas was inspired by a song I recently heard on the radio, and one of my newest favorites to listen to on my ipod: “Angel By Your Side” by Francesca Battistelli.  I can’t say that everything’s okay‘Cuz I can see the tears you’re cryingI can’t promise to take the pain awayYou can know I won’t stop trying …

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Farmer’s Market Pumpkins ~

Here’s my fall parade of Farmer’s Market Pumpkins! This is a mixed media canvas that is made out of wood, with a primed, gesso top, size 9″x12.”  I really like this hard surface, even better than the fabric canvas tops.  It holds up to stamping real well. Who doesn’t love to look upon a field of ripened pumpkins, or in …

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Thou And Thou Only ~

A lyric from “Be Thou My Vision” ~ illustrated in mixed media.  This piece is 12×36?  Remember “Be Thou My vision from a week or so ago?   Well, the lyrics I love… and I couldn’t help but try my hand at another, larger canvas: The first thing I did was to add the first layer, which were striped paper napkins, and …

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Tissue Paper Heart Collages

These pieces were created as a result of an online class from Christy Tomlinson. It was called  “Creative Color”   and the last part  of this class detailed a sweet technique for tissue paper, collaged hearts. It’s quite simple.  You randomly cut squares from tissue paper; not exact squares either ~ {love that} ~ scrunching n’ twisting them, and attach them …

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Be Thou My Vision ~

About Vision.   The kind that is inward ~ outward ~ upward…  In my heart, my mind, and my eyes… Just a few of some recent ramblin’s of my mind. {I have been told I ask alot of questions}  Having gone through my recent cataract surgery has given me pause to think much deeper about ‘sight.’   Specifically in terms of ‘more than meets the eye.’  {pardon …

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Dream ~ Change ~ and Fly!

A Trio of Mixed Media Collages I finished several weeks ago~ I’m finding that for doodling purposes, a big brush Faber Castell marker works great, but I really like the smaller brush size even better.  I don’t care for the pen doodle, and would like to cover it up, but I think I’ll just let it go for now. and …