Saturday, October 20, 2012
I painted the background the exterior color of his garage, but left the table the natural stain of the wood. It was quite fun to work on. I did get the clock idea from the images I saw on the internet. Most of them had 5 for every number. Clever.
Okay....so presented it to him today and he really liked it. Here's to you, Davion! So glad you were born!
Monday, June 18, 2012
I have another passion. I didn't really develop or recognize it until a few years ago. What I have discovered is that I love historical fiction. I have a number of favorite authors who write in this genre. One in particular is Jane Kirkpatrick. Jane has a beautiful way of taking a bit of history and weaving it into an amazing story of women (in particular) who have made a difference in the world. Their story is one of inspiration, hope and faith under difficult circumstances. My first exposure to Jane was The Tender Ties Series. This trilogy is about Marie Dorian, an Iowa Indian woman who spent five weeks on the journey with Sacagawea. Both were married to French Canadian men, both pregnant and both affiliated with white, male fur trapping expeditions. http://web.oregon.com/history/hm/marie_dorian.cfm
Marie faced incredible odds on that journey. This is an amazing story of strength, courage, devotion and faith. http://www.jkbooks.com/Titles/TenderTiesHistoricalSeries.html
“Huldie, don’t deny the dreams. They’re a gift given to make your life full. Accept them. Reach for
them. We are not here just to endure hard times until we die."
Hulda followed her dreams and persevered through very tough times. I am inspired by this story and visiting Hulda's Gardens is definitely on my bucket list.
More sharing of authors/books to come.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
I have always loved this kind of winter scene. I grew up in the west, so is it any wonder I would admire the mountains, the crisp winter air and the warmth and light that comes from within an abode? I have always loved the mountains. Always loved the light. This painting depicts what I have been very recently feeling. I KNOW and LOVE the light within me...........as well as within all of you.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The house looks much different now. But this is how we as a family will always remember it. Brings back such fun memories of good times, good friends and lots of fun things to do. Our son was born here and all three children made lasting friendships while we lived here. I always loved the ring to the address, as well. Eleven eight oh five, Huckleberry Drive.