{more} grace and a watercolor card {or two!} ~

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hi friends, and a happy, joyful friday to you all!  life recently has, at times, left me more-than-weary lately.  has that happened to you?perhaps i feel that way because i’ve  tried to “manage”  life and be strong in my own power and strength.  and I’ve become grace-less.  selfish.  self-absorbed.perhaps because i have not dipped into the deep of the Only One’s limitless well of living water… filled …

sketchbook ~ now is the time to worship

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hi everyone ~this particular watercolor is based on a sympathy card i received when mom passed away last december, which featured this image. it was a beautiful card to receive… and i embraced it. i do have a fascination with arches, windows, and chapels, and even gravestones with fascinating architectural details. so the card inspired me to try my hand in my own version, …

a few matters of the heart ~

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greetings!a snowy, cold day just demands bright color… i think!  it’s 0 degrees, and there’s a chill {factor} in that wind!!  lots of snow… and winter is having a ball!  {as usual!} so here’s a few hearts, one with the words illustrated from a favorite song lyric, from francesca battistelli’s “write your story” {on my heart} and another with a beautiful quote from max lucado.“he not only …

arise my love ~

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hello lovelies ~just a little bit of spring in the heart becomes spring in the art, and even more pertinent ~ light in the heart. which is a good reminder for me as we prep for the imminent arrival of another polar freeze upon our montana winter landscape.this little 5×7 watercolor card illustrates a favorite song, which inspired these tulip-like flowers. the scripture it also points …

hope ~ pray ~ soar ~ {in watercolors, on cards} ~ & in my heart!

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happy weekend to you all ~ love my “long” weekends.  this happens to be three days for me, with president’s day off this monday {thank goodness!}… an extra day is surely a blessing that i could live with every week! they are such a solace to my time at home… you’re probably tired of my cards… but  i have to say ~ …

new watercolor valentine cards ~

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hello  ~ during this time of the winter’s peak in montana, i most often find myself, eager to come home from work, and curl up in the chair, with a big lap desk and my watercolors spread out!  {it’s a little risky for a messy girl like me} but with -29 degrees, it’s a cozy way to spend the evening. and so… i’m …