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This song on repeat – You Say

            She has an amazing voice. I began to listen after hearing an interview a few years ago when she talked about the influence of her grandfather. He said Adele had nothing on his Lauren. Yet it's her lyrics - way too profound for one so young. She writes and...

New art!

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso   Yes, it does! I'm working so hard at painting a little lighter. And loving painting on linen! These three new ones on the website today...   Joy             8x10, oil on linen board We will shout...

July 25

      July 25 is the day. It's a day we celebrate. We don't give gifts, we don't talk about it all day, but it's right there behind and between all the things of the day. Wednesday, July 25 was the four year anniversary of Ben's miraculous survival of sudden cardiac...

Rosemary brushes

Here's the prize! Delivered to Tami Bolte, winner of the June give-away... Rosemary brushes!           I had heard about these brushes for several years, but never got around to ordering. In a Gina Brown workshop, Gina offered her brushes to those of us who had not...

A grand month

          This is the month for grands before they go back to, don't say it, school. Almost every day we are with one or several of our grandchildren and mid month we have six at our annual Camp Zannie*Beene. Everything else is taking a back seat to swimming and...

This song on repeat – The Breakup Song

                I have some tender hearts written on a card and stuck in my Bible. I'm praying. I love them so. I know they are scared, one even told me so. This little card represents all kinds of life's hardships - dealing with pain and loss, uncertainty, and...

More summer art with kids

          Silly Snakes   This was the cutest project ever! It incorporates painting (with acrylics - easy to clean up), mixing colors, cutting, and weaving. Paint one full sheet of paper with mixed shades of green and yellow paint. Let dry. Create 4-5 snakes out of...

The June give-away winner!

            Congratulations Tami Bolte! So excited to talk to you and thank you in person for being a reader here, plus finding out what you like best - reading, writing, or painting!   And for everyone else - thank you for your comments. The next give-away will be in...

Greetings to you from Dr. Kaiser

  On the last day of the Bible Intensive at The Cove, I had a chance to get a few words from Dr. Kaiser to share with you. I have pages and pages of notes, life lessons and pivotal truths from the book of Job from this great teacher. Eventually they will inch their...

Pam Padgett is coming to Huntsville

 Come sit a bit under the teaching of Pam Padgett Kristi and I are thrilled to host Nashville artist, Pam Padgett. You can readily spot her talent and we hear raves about her teaching style. Pam has a unique approach to teaching -   The Three E's . The Three E's" is...

Summer art with kids

I'm having 4 art classes with Benjamin this summer. This one started us off. Clay Sea Turtles   Pair with: I'll Follow the Moon, an adorable book. Materials:  Air-Dry Clay  Old newspaper  Toothpicks  Straws Instructions: 1. Place some newspaper down on your work...