Sunday, December 21, 2014
Emmanuel - God with us! It is my deepest wish that all of you will feel the presence of God not only during this blessed season but the coming New Year.
P.S. This is my last post of the year. Thank You for making my 2014 lovely by all your precious visits. I will be looking forward to catching up with each one in January. Merry Christmas and Happy 2015.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
How about you? Are you ready?
Don't let me keep you if you are not. I certainly understand.
May everyone stay safe as they finish preparing for the arrival of this special day.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Some are beloved ornaments hanging on the tree.
I am reminded of the giver. Some are gone now. Some live far away.
Time and circumstance comes to each of us. Not all things remain the same. Even some of these treasures have become cracked and worn. They just serve as reminders. What remains is the warm joy of remembering the love and thoughtfulness that was shared. The true Christmas treasures are always my memories.
I hope you are enjoying some of those too!
Have a delightful week.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Hope you are smiling too! Have a lovely day.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
It just would not be the Christmas season without viewing "It's a Wonderful Life."
This moon reminded me of the scene where George tells Mary he will lasso the moon for her.
There are many precious moments in the movie. This particular one is a favorite of mine.
If for some reason someone reading this post has never seen this movie I hope you will put in on your list of must sees! For certain you will not be disappointed.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
This furry friend of mine has been my latest muse. Have done several drawings as well as a watercolor painting of him. Used graphite and watercolor pencil on a Studio 71 sketch pad. Very little water was used so the paper wouldn't buckle.
|5" x 7"|
A photo of a single daisy blooming among some larkspur inspired this small watercolor sketch. It was painted on a Strathmore Ready Cut Watercolor Sheet - hot press. These come in packages of 25. Very nice size for outdoor work or to take along when one is traveling.
Well hope everyone is having a lovely week.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Yesterday I found a few.
There are 92 displays of Dickens characters that line the main street of this small tourist spot.
In the center of town a lovely courthouse stands. For the coming holiday season the villagers had decorated it with dancing lights and choreographed it with Christmas music. Amazing site to see.
They begin this show at 5:30 pm and it goes until 10:00 pm every evening from November 1st until Jan 3rd.
Horse drawn carriage rides are available as well as trolley tours and self guided ones. A few quaint shops are open that boast unique gift ideas for someone's Christmas list. Several good eating spots are located along the main street.
It is certainly a lovely place to visit and find an "Ah Moment!"
Hope all of you will find a couple of "Ah Moments" during this busy season of the year.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Preparations are underway at my home.
The turkey is thawing in the refrigerator.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving and a great end to November. Hope to see you in December!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Warmer days would be nice. The calendar says winter is not to arrive until Dec. 21st. Maybe there was a mistake! Perhaps it will get fixed soon!
For those who are encountering winter early - stay warm!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Writing down things to be thankful for each day keeps me focused on blessings that I might miss. Here are a few of mine today.
Being able to create...
Maybe you are keeping a list too. Hope you will share.
"I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High." Psalm 7:17 (NIV)
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Even though the visit was brief I am so happy this season stopped by.
|(WIP - Summer's Delights)|
Glad you did too! Have a blessed evening.
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
maybe the dandelion
Perhaps they do.
Think I better too.
Hope all of you have a grand end to your week.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
With the calendar turning to November I am making some notations.
The landscape has changed but there are still blue skies with soft puffy clouds...
A turkey vulture flying high...
ground cherries waiting to be picked
pink cosmos blooming in spite of the chilly air...
|(WIP- My Furry Friend)|
and painting some of autumn's collection.
Are you making any notations? If you are -hope you will share.
Have a blessed week!
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
They will remain naked waiting for spring's return. There is a definite chill in the air.
The sun is setting much earlier now.
Seasons come and go. Each one brings its own special gifts.
Hot Cider bubbling on the stove with a cinnamon stick invites one to slow down and savor this quieter time of the year.
Before we know it Thanksgiving will be here.
In the meantime I am wishing everyone a delightful October finish. God Bless!
WIP I am wishing the summer would slow down. Zucchini (croquettes) and yellow squash are rushing to bear fruit. ...
The month of June is already gifting us with lovely picturesque moments. Pink poppies and larkspur are in full swing. Abu...
When summer's heat makes its visit I love to take a mini vacation. It is my favorite way to travel. Not far to go, no traffic jams...