Saturday, May 31, 2014

In the Past

Just a few years back, I painted and sold several little doll portraits, I called them Petite Poppet Portraits and modeled them after the Queen Anne dolls of the 18th and 19th centuries.

This week I decided to paint more of them (8 to be exact) and gave each one a name of one of my female ancestors. You can read more about them and see more photos here.

If you know someone who collects dolls, these would make sweet companion pieces to their collection.

Thank you for stopping by. It seems to be taking me a while to get back into blogging regularly with much written content. Hopefully I can do better in June. :)

Take care and God bless,

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Never Ever Give Up!

I wanted to share a thought with you
and hopefully encourage you
to never give up.

Your miracle may be just a day away...


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

I was taking photos of a new painting and thought I'd get a few more shots to use for quotes and poems. The colors in this one reminded me so much of my Mom, so I added the poem by Alice E. Allen. I'd used the poem in a previous Mother's Day post, but I really like it and thought it was worth repeating. :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Whatsoever things are lovely...

Finally, brethren,
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.
Philippians 4:8

Have a blessed day!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Art Takes a Back Seat

Today, my art takes a back seat to nature,
for how can it compete with the art of our Creator?

Have a blessed weekend,

A Bird in the Hand, or Two, or Three...

"Better one byrde in hande than ten in the wood." John Heywood -1546.

I'd been wanting to try a few of my old patterns and made a trio of Bird in Hand pieces recently. I had more cut out and ready to sew, but by the time I had these made, my left hand was getting numb again and I had to stop. The ones I did manage to complete are now in my Honeysuckle Lane Etsy shop if you'd like one for yourself or for a gift. You can set them on a shelf or cupboard with other folk art items, or put it to use as a primitive pincushion! :)

Have a lovely weekend!