Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Afternoon Snack

"Afternoon Snack" is my entry for "The Help the Children of Africa" Challenge.  Thank you to Carol and David Marine for drawing our attention to such a wonderful cause and for providing the forum in which we can all participate.

In other news, it is raining in Texas!  I have puddles in my flower beds.  Life is good!

I hope you're having a wonderful week!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Pigskin Revue

I had more fun with these two little pigs than I care to admit.  So fun!  They are my entry for the Daily Paintworks: The Pig Challenge.

Also, I would like say to that my thoughts and prayers are with Carol, David and Jacob Marine.  On Sunday, they lost their home (and Carol's new studio) as a terrifying wildfire swept through their subdivision near Bastrop, Texas.  The good news is that they are all safe.

Jennifer, a close family friend, has organized a fund to assist them immediately.  Please click here for details and give what you can to help Carol and her sweet family get back on their feet.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Itch

Can you believe that it is already September?  Summer seemed to rush by in a flurry.  It was filled with wonderful birthday celebrations, loving anniversaries and the devastating loss of my beloved brother, Paul.  He was diagnosed with lymphoma in December 2010, and although we were prayerfully hopeful for a full recovery, he did not respond well to the chemotherapy treatment.  Throughout it all, however, he remained upbeat and positive.  His faith and courage will forever be an inspiration to me.  

It was our habit to share text messages on a regular basis.  During one of our last such conversations, he asked me about this blog and encouraged me to keep painting.  He was such a sweet brother, encourager and friend.  So, here I am again.  My blog posts may be sporadic for a bit, so please bear with me.  Thank you all for your patience and for your friendship.  I truly appreciate the blogging community that we share.  Simply guys are the best.