Sunday, March 26, 2017

Painting and sketching

In spite of many spring chores I found some time this week to do a bit of painting and sketching.


  
The viola was painted on Yupo paper.   It is a challenging surface but also forgiving.   If you don't like something you can just wash off and start over!   










 This little piece was done on Strathmore precut watercolor paper.   5x7 is a nice size to use if you choose to make a greeting card.   

Well best go for now I hear the garden calling.   So glad you took a moment to stop by.
Have a lovely week.

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord not for men." Col. 3:23
(NIV)

Hugs Debbie  

Sunday, March 19, 2017

"His Eye is on the Sparrow"


   This little sparrow reminded me of an old hymn we sang many years ago.   Unfortunately we don't seem to sing it much now.   "His Eye is on the Sparrow"  written by Civilla D Martin.   The tune was by Charles H Gabriel.

The words to the first stanza are:

"Why should I feel discouraged, Why should the shadows come, Why should my heart be lonely And long for Heav' n and home, When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He: His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me; His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He cares for me.

The chorus follows with "I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free, For His eye is on the sparrow, And I know He watches me."

 
Lovely words that remind us that a loving Heavenly Father is not only watching over the Sparrow but He watches over us.

Hope all of you have a blessed week.   Hugs Debbie

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Bit of Surprise

We awoke to a bit of surprise Friday morning.

Overnight had brought us a gorgeous snow fall.
It had been warm Thursday afternoon - sunny and above average temps.   Things were certainly looking spring-like.









Then the weather reminded us that winter was still here.












So instead of getting grumpy and sad... decided to go outdoors and enjoy a beautiful winter morn.











Shelby was more than happy to go see what the day had brought...












 Schindler too.












Mr. Cardinal seemed quite at home with the snow covered branches...his feathers certainly didn't seemed ruffled by the cold.












As for me I was very grateful to be amazed by such a breathtaking start to the day.


Hope you enjoyed seeing our surprise.


Hugs Debbie  

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Lovely Gifts

March brought us some lovely gifts.

A patch of snow in a shady glade...
















Two robins enjoying the day...


















a promise of blooms to come...

















and a bit of sunshine for some play time.
















Hope March is bringing you some wonderful gifts too.

Hugs Debbie











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