Sunday, February 26, 2017

Taste and See

Glorify the Lord with me.  Together let us all praise God's name.
I called the Lord who answered me;
From all my troubles I was set free.
Taste and see.  Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.
(G.I.A. Publications, Inc., 1983)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Beauty in February

 The large Tulip Tree downtown by City Hall.
More trees downtown.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Trade

Had a great dinner and conversation at FIREFLY FARE at 16 West Marketplace in downtown Roanoke last night with Tricia Scott, Wally Neilsen, Kristie Taylor, and Megan Taylor.  I said goodbye to my "Witch Doctor" and hello to Kristie's "Mixed Media Angel", as we traded our creations.  A happy evening!!

Staunton, Virginia

 On Wednesday, my sister, brother-in-law, and I, traveled to Staunton, Virginia, to America's largest Antique Mall. Pictured is my JOY from the trip!  I have a passion for books.  Could not resist these treasures from a very large booth of rows and rows of books.  This antique mall has 130,000 square feet of everything imaginable.  I go with them every year and we still haven't covered the entire place.  It was a fun day of treasure hunting!!
We had a nice lunch in historic downtown Staunton, visited an antique mall there, and then traveled north to Verona where the mall is located.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Oil Pastel Art

My oil pastel scratch art!
Tuesday evening was a fun time at Katherine Devine's. 

BIG Kiss

On my way to Katherine Devine's art gathering Tuesday evening ~ there was a BIG kiss in the sky!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017


My Hopscotch painting (homework) for Mary Bullington's art class this morning.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Signs of Spring

Another beautiful warm day.  Flowers are coming up through the soil and buds are opening on trees and bushes too soon.  I fear we might still see the wrath of Old Man Winter before Spring actually arrives.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Lost in the 50s Tonight

Life was simple, music was romantic, thoughts of the future were exciting.  Sit back, relax, and take a trip back.
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Lost in the 50s Tonight

Friday, February 17, 2017

Something to Think About

Valentine Giveaway Winner

Today's mail brought me these lovely notecards made from original paintings by the Double Line Painters of the Blue Ridge.  I won them during their Valentine Giveaway.  A BIG thank you to these talented ladies.  Visit them here:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day

Spread some love today!

Monday, February 13, 2017

God Remains in Control

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.
~Colossians 1:17

There are times when it seems as if everything is going wrong. Throughout history, nations and individuals have struggled through disasters, hardships, dangers, sorrow and adversity.
Before becoming despondent, however, acknowledge the greatness, glory and constancy of God.  He called the world into existence, He created man and has kept vigil over His creation, caring for us through the ages and sheltering us in every disaster.
He is the Creator God who will never abandon His workmanship. Hold onto His promises; place your entire trust and faith in the living Christ and through Him you will survive all dangers and diversities.

~Grace for Today, One Minute Devotions

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A Beautiful Winter Day

WOW!  What a beautiful day.  It is in the high 70s and the sun is shining.  It's windy, but warm, and outside is where I should be.  But I am in my studio cleaning, purging, and rearranging ~ it has needed a makeover for a very long time!  I can already feel inspiration filling my soul!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February SNOW MOON

 Our February SNOW MOON just as it was coming up from behind the trees early in the evening.
 I took photos throughout the evening from about 6:45 till 10:00.  We had 3 celestial events ~ a penumbral lunar eclipse, a "snow moon", and a comet all on the same night.
 The SNOW MOON was named by early native American tribes because the heaviest snows usually fell during this time.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017


Sold some furniture, so rearranged my booths and added some new!  #2173 at Buy The Season.

On My Mantel

On my mantel right now ~ John Reburn's Year of the Rooster print (silkscreen and letterpress on wood veneer), moon art by Kristen Powers, a large painting by Gwenda Kellett, a paper mache doll (hanging) by Mariette Hebert, a small tree painting by Mary Bullington, and a moon mixed media piece by Audrey.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

The Light

We are the light of the world
We are the city on a hill
We are the light of the world
We gotta, we gotta, we gotta let the light shine.
(2011 Dayspring Music, LLC)

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Another shot of the beautiful sky last evening.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Outside Right Now


Living the Creative Life

Our Living the Creative Life group met at Taaza in Grandin Village this evening.  We had good food, great conversation, shared some art works in progress, and set our project for this month ~ be creative with a cigar box. Eager to see what everyone does!

Thursday, February 2, 2017


There's a big celebration going on in Heaven today!  Mom's 100th Birthday!!  We were blessed to have her here on earth till she was 96.
It's been 4 years, Mom.  Patty is here visiting and we'll be going to the cemetery to put some flowers on your grave in a little while. We miss you and love you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, beautiful Mother!  ♥ 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017