Hello friends! I few years ago I found myself at a crossroads as a designer and creative. I loved being able to paint signs by hand and encourage others through these inspirational pieces. However, due to my thumb experience pain whenever I gripped the brush to write, I found I was not able to keep […]
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Hello! I hope you all are doing well!? I’ve been working on pieces for upcoming shows and NOW have a shop space at The White Brick House in Forest, Virginia. My plan is to post available items for there HERE, on my Instagram feed or on my Pinterest page: The White Brick House. Pieces will […]
“We love because God first loved us.” I John 4:19 Oh, the beauty of love that makes the heart smile. We are always loved by God and because of His perfect love, we can learn to love others and be loved in return. Because of the Lord’s love we a never alone. Whether married or […]
“To teach is to learn twice over.” – Joseph Joubert –At our recent art workshop for kids, we painted Claude Monet’s Water lilies. I always begin by telling the children a few facts about the artist we are learning about and their painting style.
Like a drink of cool water to a weary, thirsty soul, so hearing good news revives the spirit. Proverbs 25:25 I never grow tired of hearing how Happy Heart is impacting little ones from different parts of the world. Parents have told me how their children sleep with the book after reading it to […]
🎄 It’s the most wonderful time of the year; a time to celebrate our Savior’s birthday!! Thank you all so much for your support throughout 2017!! Please come join us at the Studio on December 9th for our Christmas Open House from 10am – 1 pm.☃️ I’ll have some handmade items on hand for Christmas shopping and the […]
Hello Everyone! I love hearing the stories and feedback regarding how Happy Heart: Fill’er Up! has encouraged the children in your lives. I even had one mother tell me her 21 year old son was impacted to make positive changes in his life after reading the book. How awesome is that!!! It is why I […]
Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art. – Don Miguel Ruiz Indeed, beautiful art is what all these ladies created at the “He Restores My Soul” painting workshop!! I love how each added their own personal touch and style to this design.💛
HE RESTORES MY SOUL ♥Just speaking the words from Psalm 23:3 washes over my spirit like cool water on a hot day. It’s the beauty of God’s Word to remind us that our Savior, Jesus Christ, is ever present to restore our joy and give us strength. As we spend time in His presence, He lightens […]
“Art For Little Eyes”: Storybooks and Brushstrokes – July Workshop on Saturday, July 15th🎨 The shore beauty of an agate! I love the beauty found in nature. We just arrived back from a wonderful trip to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The shore is lined with precious gems and agates.