Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fairy Miracles
12 x 15.5 inches
acrylic on wood
sealed and ready to hang

This is the first Sunday in Advent, a time for preparing our hearts for the season of love and miracles, especially the miracle of the birth in Bethlehem so long ago.

How silently, how silently
The wondrous gift is given!
So God imparts to human hearts
The blessings of His heaven.
No ear may his His coming,
But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive him still,
The dear Christ enters in.
~Lyrics of O Little Town of Bethlehem, 3rd verse

Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Heart Series in Pink and Orange
approx 8 x 10 inches
acrylic on wood
sealed and ready to hang

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Good food, good friends, good fun, good God.

A loving heart is the greatest gift you can give another person.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Heart Series in Blue and Green
approx 8 x 10
acrylic on wood
sealed and ready to hang

My heart is indeed joyful this Thanskgiving, as we are blessed to have 9 for dinner today, and we have love and peace in our home. I have a Christmas CD that has a song on it entitled "The Gift of Gratitude." Gratitude is truly a gift we can choose. In addition to good food, may you have in your home the food that feeds the heart: love, peace, and thankfulness.

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.
~Karl Barth

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sun, Moon, and Stars in the Round
20 inches in diameter
acrylic on wood
Sealed and ready to hang

I love the personification of the sun and moon. It gives new meaning to the sky, doesn't it?

If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.
~William Blake

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Flowers Series in Orange and Blue
12 x 15.5 inches
acrylic on wood
sealed and ready to hang

We're having a big crowd for Thanksgiving, and I'm grateful for the gift of friendship.

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
~Albert Schweitzer

Monday, November 24, 2008

Mosaic Fish in Red, Yellow, and Green
21 x 12 inches
acrylic and stained glass on wood
SOLD This little fishy has a fortune that says, "Nothing seems impossible to you."

Sunday, November 23, 2008

God's Garden
acrylic on wood
36 x 9 inches
wire and bead hanger adds 6 inches in height

The text on this piece reads: "The colors of the rainbow, so pretty in the sky, are also on the faces of people passing by. I see friends shaking hands, saying "How do you do?" They're really saying, "I love you." It's taken from that wonderful Louis Armstrong song, Wonderful World.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Reggae Fish Series - Samuel
approx 8 x 3 inches
acrylic on wood

Sow a thought, reap an action.
Sow an action, reap a habit.
Sow a habit, reap your character.
Sow character, reap your destiny.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Blue Crab
5 x 5 inches
acrylic on wood

I'll be painting all day today. Hope you'll have a great day, too.

People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
~Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, November 20, 2008

"Mosaic Fish - Sunshine"
21 x 10 inches
acrylic and stained glass on wood

Just wanted to share the good news with all of you - I received a grant from Horry County Arts and Cultural Advancement to write and illustrate a children's book. I will begin work on it in January. I'm thrilled, and looking forward to getting my writing juices flowing once again. It should be a blast! God Bless all of you that wished me well and prayed for me!

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Me and My Dog
approx 10 x 10 inches
acrylic on wood
sealed and ready to hang

This one is in the pet corner at The Big Tuna at Market Commons in Myrtle Beach. I miss my dog, Bear, very much.

Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.
~Swedish Proverb

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dove Chocolate Mermaid in Pink
acrylic on wood
embellished with Dove Chocolate wrappers

There is just something about a mermaid, isn't there? I'm busy with commissions this week, and looking forward to Thanksgiving.

The most important opinion is the one you have of yourself, and the most significant things you say all day are those things you say to yourself.
~Zig Ziglar

Monday, November 17, 2008

Live Oak
16 x 20 inches
oil on canvas

Painted this on location with my friend Ann Marie, who visits every year from Maine. We were out on Highway 90. Something about live oak trees makes me think of the sheltering arm or wing of the Lord.

Keep me as the apple of your eye;hide me in the shadow of your wings, from the wicked who assail me, from my mortal enemies who surround me.
~Psalm 17:8-9

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cool Cat
approx 18 x 5 inches
acrylic on wood
for sale at The Big Tuna

The possible's slow fuse is lit, by the Imagination.
~Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Art in the Park, Myrtle Beach - November 8 & 9, 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

"Earth Laughs In Flowers - Wine Garden"
17 x 9.5 inches
acrylic on wood
embellished with wine bottle tops

I'm was glad to have wine collector buddies as I was working on this piece. More and more, I'm painting with no sketch at all, just letting it flow. A good time was had by all, even the flowers :)

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
~Iris Murdoch