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Friday, February 28, 2014

He Loves me, He Loves me not.

Alcohol Ink on Yupo
Ready to frame 5x7.

     I enjoy working with these alcohol inks and feel like I'm getting better all along.  They do have a mind of their own, but I am beginning to learn how to make them do what I want them to do more often than not.  I can do these without much thinking.  It's very fun to create in this way.  Hope you enjoy it.  The sale of this painting will go towards purchasing blankets for the little Ugandan children.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Still Life #1

Still Life #1
14x16 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

     An artist friend and I decided to do this little exercise found on Craftsy.  It's not my typical sort of thing, but I did enjoy doing it.  I had to abandon the lesson, just because I don't have the patience to sit and watch it.  I added some extra flowers and kind of did my own thing.  I enjoyed doing it, and love the contrast.  I think I'll try another, using fresh flowers.  That is, if they will ever bloom.  It's been so cold around here, I wonder if spring will ever get here.  


22x28 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

     I painted this during worship at Emmanuel Fellowship Church, Sweetwater, TX a couple of Sunday's ago.  It was one of those days in which I had no ideas.  I was busy that morning with other ministry duties and couldn't take time to focus.  I was about to take the stage, with brush in hand and no clue.  It can be a little frightening.  I think of the musicians.  They take the stage and have practiced and practiced and have music in front of them.  They have a clue!  It's different with us artists.  I look at this tree and even right now as I'm writing the Lord revealed something to me.  I realized that this painting might have been just for me!  It is when I go out on a limb, that He always comes through!  His promises are always yes and amen for me. Why should I ever worry?   I wasn't thinking about that as I painted.  I was just thinking...what now, Lord?  What can I do next?   
   Interestingly, the sermon was on blended families in our "Family Matters" sermon series.  It spoke to my pastor, Eric vonAtzigen.  He thought it expressed the beauty of blended families.  My husband, Paul thinks it looks like a pathway into Glory.  I love prophetic art, in that it has a Godly message that can be so different and so personal to different people.  

Friday, February 14, 2014

Keep your Eyes on the Prize

"Keep Your Eyes on the Prize"
Ink on Yupo

     I painted this tonight while thinking about the prayer and conversation that I had with a very special Loved one today.  We all have our past and it is what keeps us from our future.  That is why God says that he remembers it no more.  This loved one is more than Loved.  He is an amazing man of God with such a great future.  Bless him, Lord.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


5'x7" Ink on Yupo

What is the Holy Spirit saying to you?  I've been praying about our upcoming Freedom Retreat at Emmanuel Fellowship Church.  What are you perceiving?

Tangled Up

"Tangled Up"
Ink on Paper 4"x4"

Quality Time is one of my love languages.  I absolutely love football season; not for the football, but  for the gathering of my loved ones into one place.  I have them all to myself!  Sort of.  I can't stand to sit still and watch the "boob tube" as my grandfather used to call it.  That makes me wonder, why did he call it that?  I reckon back in those days, those things weren't being shown.  I bet it is more appropriate in today's world.  Anyway, I'm finding that I need to find other avenues of art to do when I have a room full of family and can't get away to my studio.  One thing I'm doing is some iPad drawings which are harder to do than you'd think.  Another thing I'm doing is these pen and ink drawings.  They are quite fun and mindless and yet, you have to think a little.  My grandsons are also enjoying them, and pretty good at them.  My mother is hooked, and my friend Suzan H. Kennedy is doing some neat seahorses and using color to enhance them.  Check out her Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzanhugheskennedyartstudio

Monday, February 3, 2014


9x11 Watercolor

#34 Daily Painting
     This is our oldest Grandson, Tristan.  He's quite an amazing guy, in love with the Lord, and his PeePaw.  He loves to come and stay, and would stay forever, if given the chance.  He cracks me up, with his alarm setting in order to get up early and not miss a single second.  He makes every step his PeePaw makes and some of mine.  He loves to hunt, and is a darn good shot.  He has some really good God planted gifts inside of him.  He's going to grow up to be an awesome power house in the kingdom of God.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

"Miss Natalie"

"Miss Natalie"
9x11 Watercolor on paper

     #33 challenging myself
     For those of you who may not know, there is an awesome story to my lovely Grand-daughter.  19 years ago, I faced divorce and lost custody to my youngest son.  I went through the next 10 years with all kinds of difficulties in visitation, followed by the next 9 years of total estrangement.  During that time, I found the Lord and devoted my life to Him.  I'd always prayed to be reunited with my son, but there sure was a long dry spell.  The last three years of the 9, I shifted my prayer and my hope.  Instead of hoping in my son, I hoped in the Lord.  It is through him, that nothing is impossible.  I'd kept my land line for so many years, hoping that my son would be able to contact me by phone.  Finally, due to telemarketers and frustration, I let it go.  I remember telling my husband that I had to "let go" and trust God.  We partnered in prayer, and began to pray for a Godly wife, the perfect laborer for the harvest of his soul, and for him to come home.  My husband consistently prayed that he would have a lonesomeness in his heart for his mom.  Well, last October I got an email saying, Mom... I've found Christ and I'm coming home!  Those were the sweetest words I've ever read on a page!  He found Jesus, and found me!  That was one precious time, four days later that he came home!  And with him came a Godly and beautiful wife, and my most beautiful grand-daughter, Natalie!  I'm so proud of this little family.  They are amazing in every single way.  They love God and are serving Him.  That is the most important thing of all! My God is amazing and so is his grace!  He has restored all that the locust has eaten!