Sunday, December 16, 2018

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Once again it is time to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Your visits throughout the year have meant so much.  I just want to thank everyone for all the lovely comments as well as encouraging words.    May each of you be blessed with the joy of this special season.

Hope to see you all in the New Year.

Hugs Debbie

"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east
came to Jerusalem and asked "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?  We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him."  (Matt: 2:1-2) NIV

Monday, December 10, 2018


Today I received a lovely unexpected gift in the mail.   My friend Debra Smith at surprised me with this lovely handmade watercolor journal.

She had wrote a little note that this book was for me to paint in...I will certainly do so.

Debra creates so many wonderful works of art.   Very multi-talented and has been featured in Stampington and  Company's publications.   If you have never visited her at I Paint  I hope you stop over and check out her lovely blog.  She has some gorgeous photos too that you won't want to miss.

Speaking of an Unexpected surprise "And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid.  I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord."  Luke 2:8-11 (NIV)

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

Hugs Debbie 


Tuesday, December 4, 2018


Wishing everyone a lovely start to December and the blessed Christmas season.  Have a wonderful day.

Hugs Debbie

"In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David.   The virgin's name was Mary.  The angel went to her and said, "Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you."  Luke 1:26-28 (NIV)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

A Trio

Last Friday I had some time to experiment with a trio of colors.   I chose Azo Yellow - Quin. Rose and Cobalt blue.

Just these three tubes of paint produced such a variety of bright hues as well as some lovely neutrals.

As I considered the trio concept it brought to mind how many times the number three shows up in life.  So often we here the quote "A third time is a charm"... or "good things come in threes" or as my beloved Mother- in- Law used to say when two famous people died it would not be long before a third would follow. 

In art we have three primary colors that cannot be mixed to create yellow, red and blue.  Often we are taught the rule of thirds in composition.  Great paintings generally carry the same touches of color in three spots - Papa Bear - Mama Bear and Baby Bear.

I know the Bible certainly holds many examples of a threesome.   Three visitors appeared to Abraham, Jesus prayed three times for the cup of suffering to pass, Paul asked three times to have the thorn in his life be removed.

Perhaps the number three is divine?? 

On that note I will share three things that made me smile today.


Red Poinsettias

Chippy Chipmunk eating the bird seed

Thanks for letting me share my thoughts on threes.  May everyone have a lovely day.   See you next week -  God Willing!

Hugs Debbie

Monday, November 19, 2018


Today I am grateful for the sparrows that visit...

the thin blanket of snow that covers the woodland floor...

the fragrant aroma of cinnamon and baked apples...

the time to tangle indoors

while outdoors winter comes a little early.

May everyone who is celebrating Thanksgiving this week have a blessed one.  To my all my friends everywhere hope you are finding lovely gifts of gratefulness.   

Hugs Debbie

Monday, November 12, 2018

Brief Visit

Autumn' s visit was brief... two weeks late when it arrived.  Gone before we could catch our breath.

It did not give us the usual vivid colors that we hope to see.  Many of the trees lost their leaves before turning.

(hubby's & my shadows)
 What it lacked in vibrant foliage though was made up by dramatic skies.

There was even a lovely rainbow to remind us that some things do remain the same.

Hope all of you are having a beautiful week.   Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.   I am mending and even hobbling about! 

God Bless


Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Some promises in this life get broken.  God's love is not one.    He always comes through even when we doubt.  Today I am spending time "looking up".

Please have a wonderful day.  Hope you will " look up" too and catch a glimpse of His love!

Hugs Debbie

P.S. speaking of broken - last week I managed to slip in the mud and break my ankle.   Maybe some of you will "look up" for me too! :) 

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year


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