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Friday, August 5, 2011

Guatemala Pot

This is a water color and pen on paper piece. I used a very limited color pallet and worked in a very loose style. It was fun, trying to not be picky. I like the colors. They are very deep and rich.
This is about 11x14 in size. For sale.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Acrylic on canvas, then photoshopped. Rain on our land, Lord. As West Texas dries up and our plants are dying, Lord, please rain on our land. I repent, Lord for my country. Rain on us, in the natural and the supernatural.

Acrylic on canvas, then photoshopped. Rain on our land, Lord.
This was started in worship during church service. Acrylic on canvas. Position yourself to be under an open heaven. "On earth as it is in heaven"... For sale for missions.

Friday, June 3, 2011

All of My Worship

This is a paper collage on canvas 11x14. I have a heart for worship dance, so decided to create this piece. The jewels reminded me of orbs that some people have seen . I wrote scripture and declarations all around the dancer. It was fun. It's for sale with proceeds going towards missions.

Holy Cow!

Holy Cow! Paper Collage done from a photo of Dad's Longhorn cow. What fun, this was! I took this workshop from Suzi Pal. It wasn't my first collage or paper painting, but was my first to not add lots of mixed media with it. It was really fun. My Dad will get this for Father's Day. Hope he appreciates the bright colors and jewelry. This is 11x14 on Gallery Wrapped Canvas.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Arise! Arise! Let the King of Glory Come In! Worship the King of King! Humble ourselves and pray, that our land will be healed! Let His Glory Rain Come! Amen.

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 22x28.

Arise! Arise! Let the King of Glory Come In! Worship the King of King! Humble ourselves and pray, that our land will be healed! Let His Glory Rain Come! Amen.

Acrylic and mixed media on canvas 22x28.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Too Many Dives 2

This is the second watercolor in this series. I did it using a few different bright colors and really salted the sky.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Java Number 9

#9 in my Java Series. This one is done with collage papers on 8 x 10 canvas board and lots of texture in the background. I added the clay cross as an accent piece. Jesus in the morning is good!

For Sale. Again, for Uganda mission money.

Java #8

This beautiful 11x14 in my Java Series, is less textured than the rest. I used some manipulated collage papers, and some moulding paste for the textured rose. The cup is done in torn paper. The background is so beautiful, I couldn't bear to cover it up with texture. The steam swirls remind me of little worship dancers. That's just what I feel like doing after a good cup of joe in the mornings. I'm really pleased with this one. It was fun to do. Proceeds go towards Uganda mission sewing machine project. This one is not sold, yet.

Just Sold.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Java #7

Java #7 in my series. This one is small, 8x10, mixed media and collage. It's beautifully textured and full of color. Just right for a small little kitchen area. Also, is one of a kind. For sale to earn mission money for Uganda sewing machines. Contact me.


Tea Time with Jesus, #6 in my Java series. This is 12x16, acrylic, mixed media, collage papers on canvas board. It is full of texture and beautiful, deep jeweled colors. It is for sale and proceeds will be used for purchasing sewing machines for Uganda. It's very beautiful in real life. Contact me for sales.

Just Sold.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"The Pearl of Great Price", by Jaxon Grizzle. My 8 year old grandson did this one this morning out of acrylic on canvas paper. He just went at it, and glued a stone on for the pearl. Even though he doesn't know the full meaning of the pearl of great price, he has a heart for God. He's got an evangelistic heart and often shares the gospel with his little friends. He prays for healing in his little brothers quite often.
A little bit of art fusion with my 8 year old grandson, Jaxon Grizzle. Acrylic on canvas. Fun.

This beautiful sunset was just completed by my darling little just turned 6 year old grandson, Connor Grizzle. This was his first time to paint with "big boy" paints. He was amazed at the color mixing process, letting the colors mix on the canvas. He loves color, just like his Abby. I was amazed at how concerned he was about wanting to stay in the lines. Awesome for a 6 year old!

He said, "We're going to be an artist!" His big brother, Jaxon, said, "Connor, I am an artist!". Love it!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

I like Coffee and I like Tea

This is #4 in my Java series. Ok, I know it's not Java. But it's still beautiful and fitting to include in my Java series. It's texture and collage, using an assortment of papers, string, and other things for all of that background texture. I used acrylic and other mixed media. This was a blast to do! Can't wait to do another. I'm working on prints for this one, also. Contact me if interested. This original is sold.

Jesus in my Cup Java #3

This is 11x14 acrylic and mixed media. It's my third in a series of Java, with lots of texture and collage papers. I really like this one. The photo doesn't do it justice. this original is sold, but I'm working on prints. Contact me, if you would like one, of if you would like an original of your own.

Java #2

This is second in my Textured, Collage, Java series. It is on canvas board, done with Citra Solv papers. I love the rich colors and all the texture. It was fun to do. The size is 11x14. I'm working on prints. If interested, please contact me.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Top of the Morning

This is a textured collage piece 8x10" on canvas board. It was experimental, just playing with textures and citra solve papers. The idea came from a wonderful little song that my husband made up that he sings on his way to "the Hill" each morning for his quiet time with Jesus. Won't you agree that Jesus and coffee are the best way to start the day?

This is SOLD along with two other commission pieces to go with it. More to come! What fun!

This too, is for Mission Uganda. I'm hoping to raise enough money to provide 15 sewing machines for Uganda people to use to make a living and feed their babies. Each machine is 150.00 Prints will be available soon. Check back on this post for availability date.

Too many Dives

I just finished this large 16x20" watercolor of my sweet, but so tired husband. We'd just finished a series of 4 dives daily for 5 consecutive dives in the beautiful waters of Key Largo, Fl. this was a wonderful diving vacation that we enjoyed with two of our children. Our son, Bradley works as a dive instructor for Rainbow Reef, which is an awesome dive operation in Key Largo. He's a great dive master, showing us all kinds of sea life including Bull sharks, sting rays, and the normal cool stuff. Our daughter, Paula added so many laughs to our trip and we agreed that this had to be our best all time vacation.

This piece is spoken for. I'm counting on the income for Mission Uganda.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Oh Taste and See

It's been a long cold week, full of after work surprises that have kept me from painting. However, it didn't keep my mind from creating and coming up with ideas. I have so many things that I want to start. Maybe tomorrow...

For now, this is one of two silver reflections that I did back in the summer. It's title is "Oh Taste and See". This is an 8x10 watercolor on paper. The original is for sale, framed and ready to go. Prints are available. The beauty of the silver and the sweetness of the strawberries, just drew me into His presence as I painted. I just couldn't help but know that the invitation is so clear: "Just come, and taste. You will see, that I, the Lord God am good".

Prints available at:

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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Reflections of the Cross #1

Watercolor 11x14 on watercolor paper. Sold $750.00
I really had fun doing all of these reflections. I acquired this empty Louie bottle. I was intrigued with the cross that was so reflected. I couldn't help but think, "Lord, YOU really are the answer. You are the true beauty that reflects all good things".

This was my first attempt at doing reflections from a bottle like this. I've done a couple of silver pieces, but none like this. It was very tedious and not for the faint at heart. It took many hours of concentration, painting each small segment at a time. Hope you enjoy.

Photo taken by Belle Long Photography
Prints available at:

These are quality prints and have wonderful papers. 30% right now.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A night just right for painting

Hello, everyone! This is my first day of blogging. It's a very cold 10 degree night in West Texas with snow and ice on the ground. It's a great evening for a fire in the fireplace and paint brush in hand. Well, I'll get to that paint brush momentarily. I'm excited because I made the first sizable sale of an original watercolor over the weekend. I will try and get that posted soon.

What I'm working on at the moment is another watercolor still life using a beautiful Louie bottle and some trinkets of my own, plus a mixed media bubble effect collage using the manipulated pages from a National Geographic magazine, which is a commissioned piece. I'm also working on a 16x20 acrylic prophetic art piece that I started during worship at church a couple of weeks ago. All are coming along nicely.