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Landscape

Jake’s topic for this week is landscape. Here is the link to his post at his site. http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/02/25/sunday-post-landscape/ When I think of the topic of a landscape, I initially think of it from the art history class perspective. I think of rolling … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simple. I did not take art in elementary school. Art class was a special treat on Friday afternoons in my early elementary years. But art time also meant the best reader in the class had the joyous … Continue reading

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If you feel far from God…who moved?

How do you decide on new year’s resolutions?The tradition for many of us is to make New Year’s resolutions. They are often begun in earnest and set by the wayside within days or weeks. This is so discouraging that many … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait

Weekly Photo Challenge: Self Portrait. I did not want to post a photo of myself and I certainly cannot draw a picture of a person—especially of myself. I can do charcoal drawings of pumpkins, seashells, apples, gourds, vases, and onions. … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens: God bless us every one…

This time of year there are so many showings and performances of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Most people know the story well….the miserly and unhappy Ebeneezer Scrooge; his nephew who never gives up on him; his assistant–the hardworking Bob … Continue reading

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Where do you go to be brave? Daily Post Topic # 334

Where do you go to be brave?. When I am afraid and need courage I go to God. He gives me strength to face what must be faced. When I need human reassurance I go to my husband. He is … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast

Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast. This photo challenge was from 11/18/11. I am finally getting around to it now! My initial plan was to make a lovely brunch one weekend morning and post a series of photographs of bacon, eggs, pancakes, … Continue reading

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Photo of My Favorite Sketch

This time of year we can be especially aware of the role that food places in our celebrations. In the process of posting photos of my sketches I have been reminded of how deeply rewarding it was to draw them. … Continue reading

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God doesn’t call the qualified; He qualifies the called

What does that mean? Well look to the apostles. Did Jesus call the learned, cultured, influential, and wealthy? Nope. Fishermen, sinners, tax collectors, and the like. He knew their hearts would open and hear Him. He taught them and guided … Continue reading

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Looking Out Across the Land

When I look out at the world in my journey through the day, sometimes I forget to really see it. Perhaps that is why my drawing class was so good for me. It helped me to see beyond my thoughts. … Continue reading

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Look at the Lilies of the Field

This time of year things get hectic for me. On top of the usual hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and decorating, concerts at church, Christmas cards, baking, etc. I try so hard to focus on God. Where would I … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights: We Are The Light of the World

No–I am not including pictures of my Christmas lights or my Christmas tree this morning. I don’t have either up yet. Maybe today I will get those done; it is the feast of St. Nicholas, after all! Rather I want … Continue reading

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You Say Tomato and I Say Tomahtoe…

People have so many similarities and yet so many differences. Each of us glistens a little differently in the glorious light of God, don’t we? Have you ever walked through a garden or even a farmer’s market and really looked … Continue reading

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The First in My Onion Series Sketches!

I have been either thrilling or boring you with my sketches lately. They are each from my brave foray into the world of drawing. My favorite thing to draw during that semester long course was the onion. I liked drawing … Continue reading

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It’s Root Vegetable Month: and another sketch for you

Did you know that it is Root Vegetable Month? What? How could you not know? We have been eating a wider variety of vegetables at my home. I tend to be a little repetitive in my cooking and meal preparation. … Continue reading

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Shu–shu–shu–Sugar Town

We are entering the baking, candy, and sweets time of the year, aren’t we? Of course, when it comes to candy and sweets I do have a bit of a sweet tooth year ’round. This charcoal sketch is here to … Continue reading

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Oooo! I Can Draw Curved Shells!

As I grow and change my skills actually gain a little traction. Somehow my hand learns how to lift, touch, and move. When I took my drawing class and we were covering a new concept, I always hoped I would … Continue reading

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Sketch Photo: Homesick for the Sea

When I am homesick for the sea I have some gorgeous photos on my wall of oceans at sunset. I must clarify that those are photos I did not take. Sometimes i need more immediacy than that. I am at … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Girl Strikes Again

As I mentioned in my post on 11/26 I took a drawing class. Besides my other posts for the next few weeks I am going to post photos I took of my charcoal sketches. i was amazed that I could … Continue reading

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