Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Different Perspective


My husband and I have been feeling burdened for refugees. Take a listen to this perspective. It was a wonderful story:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/j9my34r

Monday, February 1, 2016

Burst


The creative mind is often too much for even a creative to grapple with. That's how I've felt. I've got a million projects I'd love to do, but I'm very careful about my time what with the littles around. I also realize that my insatiable hunger is just that: insatiable. So I try not to fill it tirelessly. That never ends all that well anyway. 

At the beginning of the new year, I decided to finish up projects I've given some dabs at here and there.  I'd grab a new project and barely touch those plates so that they'd keep spinning--however slowly--while I tackled something urgent, quick, and... well... lucrative. It's not that I despise these projects, it's just that they take time to develop and progress can be difficult to see with much ahead. It's time to wrap them up. 

But the temptations kept looming. The quick, little projects, and class that's right up my alley, the art challenges on Instagram. (Oh, and now I'm dabbling with Periscope.) Gracious! I was feeling discouraged on both ends. I saying no to work that sounded fun and I was feeling uncreative, envious as I watched others pump out gorgeous work... the work I wanted to do. 

The week before last in mid-January was a schlump. I was yawning at my own work and stumped when I sat at my desk. Yes, the #artschlump. And then, as I tried to pick myself back up, I went for whatever. I was home sick but painted whatever because it wasn't a "work day." I wasn't going to show anyone. I was barely paying attention to what I was painting as I watched Iris, a documentary on the fashion icon. The goal was to relax and explore.

I think the finished product was a gift from God. He knew how to encourage me. He gave me wild color ideas and inspired my brush's flow. I found the final product to be so beautiful. So much so that I created three more... on the kitchen table, while watching the oldest, during nap time. 

I'm so grateful for my latest burst! 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

{Freebie} Whatever Is... iPhone Wallpaper



Philippians 4:8 "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Watch or listen to the sermon on www.autumnridgechurch.org

Keep painting,
A

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Right Now on IG


It'd be hard for anything to look bad here, but his portrait hangs so very elegantly. #painting #fineart #portrait via Instagram http://ift.tt/1MkRO5l

Right Now on IG


I was hoping to paint her today. But the day's not over! (Right?) yeah, it kinda is. School's almost out. #momlife #wip #sketch #texas via Instagram http://ift.tt/1PMOcLM

Right Now on IG


Two card sets are coming atcha tomorrow: Coloring Christmas Cards and the Christmas Ampersand Set! Color-me-in and colorific options to accompany your gifts or spread joy to a few special loved ones. 💌 #Christmas via Instagram http://ift.tt/1j64QsG

Right Now on IG


Mini adventures in wholesale! Christos Bookcenter is now carrying WD Christmas cards, mugs, and prints! via Instagram http://ift.tt/1SAz0AG