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SOUL.FULL watercolor and quiet sketching ~

happy thanksgiving ~ always {and still!} i am enjoying some quiet moments of study, reflection… and a bit of sketchy and happy  art play with watercolors as i was happily ensconced in a little online class i signed up for through jeanne oliver’s website, entitled Soul.Full.   {amen!} what is the real challenge for me? well… {so glad you asked?!}  once …

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from my sketchbook ~ a wise woman

hi everyone ~have you tried to squeeze too much “to-do” into “too-little” time?  and then perhaps found you created {more} drama when things didn’t go according to your time line?the time God has given us is so very precious.  i pray i {and we} will treat it as the precious gift it is, each moment.  soli deo gloria! Leslie says:

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fear not ~ sketchbook love

greetings on the first of november ~ we all know ~ life is full of challenges.   particularly as i contemplate “what’s next” in the decisions i must make for a depressed and addiction-oriented parent ~ my mom. now struggling with confusion, physical limitations, medications and many ongoing emotional issues, which she has had for as long as i can …

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friday prayer ~ sketchbook

happy friday!!!  so looking forward to the fall weekend.. i cannot wait to get out into the montana autumn day and explore.  happy~happy! in the meantime, i was out early this morning to capture the beautiful light and shadows… i hope you enjoy the prayer ~ courtesy of max lucado.   yes… and amen. joining in the studio on studio …

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child’s play with gelli prints

hey there ~i love making gelli-printed papers. the whole process is fascinating just playing with the color and textures… then there’s the challenge of  actually using those pretty prints in some type of artistic expression.  this time, i cut them up into petal shapes and glued them into my sketchbook, using gel medium.   and who doesn’t like to cut, glue and paste?  …

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define yourself ~ from my sektchbook

good morning glories!!!this is one of my favorite journal~watercolor pages… just a lot of bright, bold color laid down this way and that.  i am trying to be more deliberate about leaving white space, and i’m getting {only slightly} better about it.   i used a very large, bold, chisel-tipped black sharpie pen for the initial writing of letters, and outlining them black, raised …

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new paper collage ~

hi ~what do you get when you cross a gelli printing plate… old paper … fabric…  thermofax screens… paints … paper, angelina film, silver leaf foil, and black pen?  {alot of fun for sure…} wish i had a cute joke … but i don’t!  so it’s not a mystery ~ but it is a brand new collaged piece i’ve been …

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a confident woman ~ from my sketchbook

good friday to you all! i’m looking ahead at a three day weekend… the day off… a badly needed haircut, a nice birthday dinner for my husband, the beautiful scent of the apple trees in our yard blooming… and maybe even some warm weather!!!  woot woot!it’s also my husband’s birthday… our anniversary … and mother’s day.  just a trifecta of …

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Sketchbook ~ Refreshment

helllllouooo friends! {that’s one my favorite greetings, “Tigger style” {from Winnie-The-Pooh!} and this is a favorite page from my sketchbook. one side is the flowers, the other a verse…  … shimmer and shine from twinkling h2o’s… love ’em. the word of God.  one that i need to read, re-read, and remember.  Prov 11:25.  Love Him. love His wisdom. i too have …

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Dr. Suess & a new watercolor card

hi everyone! gosh…  what can i say?  i’m always finding a way to doodle somehow… making cards, playing in color, adding texture, lettering, stitching, stamping, and a bit of glitter… … is just a little slice of art heaven for this girl!  and then add a bit of dr. suess wisdom and there you have it… fun, whimsy, and a …

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Journal Page ~ God Uses Small

happy… happpyyyy friday!!!!a simple page from my journal ~note:  i read this awhile ago from a blog i subscribe too… jotted it down… but i regret i cannot give credit, as i didn’t write down the author or blog name!  [brain too full!}… but is absolutely wonderful, and i loved it… hence it’s place in my journal!  thank you to the …

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My Sketchbook ~ St. Augustine ~

Hey everyone!It’s been a ‘rock-n-roll’ kind of work week at the court… so today, just a simple page I’d like to share from my sketchbook.  The word, “believe” sure gets tossed around alot this time of year.  It seems to relate to almost everything, but I think this phrase, cuts straight to the heart of the matter…    No matter who you are, where you are, and …

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From My Sketchbook ~ Narnia

The first Sunday of Advent approaches.  Our little country Church has chosen the theme for this Sunday: Hope. If you have never seen the Narnia Chronicles in the movies, or read the books, I hope you will!  They are sweet, engaging, and incredibly creative! And full of hope. This is the theme of the message I am preparing, & giving …

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Encourage Someone ~

A timeless message: This is just a page from the sketchbook, what I call, ‘squirrell’in around’, playing with color of the Twinkling H2o’s… Yes.  Let’s encourage each other today ~ and always.  XOLeslie Leslie says: