I know I haven't posted in awhile...busy with all the Christmas activities!
Now things are settling down, and I have had time to start on
a drawing. This is just the start...still have a ways to go.
I will keep working on her hair, more shadows on her face,
and her clothes. I hope her smile makes you hopeful for
a happy new year!
Monday, December 30, 2013
Sunday, December 15, 2013
|There are so many things to get done during the Christmas season! |
The decorating, the shopping, cooking, wrapping gifts,
and addressing and sending cards. It can all be sort of
overwhelming. And it is easy to become apathetic and
|We sang our Christmas program tonight. It was filled with |
encouraging messages of hope, peace, and joy. It
warmed my soul as I sang the lyrics
to the beautiful music. One song spoke to me:
"Lord Jesus, come and shine in our darkness;
come and speak to our longing;
come and sing to our silence.....
Let Christmas begin."
I believe if I can hold onto the real meaning of this season...
preparing for Christ's return to our hearts
and our lives, then the discouragement and
despair will disappear.
My "to do " list will seem joyful, and making preparations for
my family and friends will bring a sense of gratitude. I am grateful for
our Savior and a season each year when we celebrate His birth, and
remember why He came. Let Christmas begin...in each of you.
And God bless us all!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Sunday, December 8, 2013
This is the scripture photo that I finished for a customer. It is
a Christmas gift for her husband, who is a pastor. She said he
has always wanted to visit the Rocky Mountains, so she thought
he might enjoy a mountain scene. And she liked the barn...they
live in the country, and enjoy it. And this is his favorite scripture.
So, all in all, he should like it, and should be surprised. (I am pretty
sure he doesn't view this blog!) I will get this framed, and
wrapped up....one more off my list!
For info on scripture photos (they make great gifts!)
Email me or call the gallery:
Saturday, December 7, 2013
|I have been tweaking some more on this drawing...just about finished! |
The checks are complete at least...whew Her hair needs a little
work, and the shading on her face needs some touch-up. Now that I look
at the photograph, I am able to see what needs doing. So,
back to the drawing board one more time.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
I got up early this morning, and decided to give this dog
another try with colored pencil. I am happier with this
one, and I will ship it today. It is a small drawing, about
8 x 11, and I will mat it to a custom frame size.
If you would like info on pet portraits, just email me, or give
me a call at the gallery. At this time, however, I do not
think I could have it by Christmas!
|I hope to have something to send by late tomorrow! |