Monday, July 30, 2012

sunday in my purse:
the Bible
what more do i need?

i'm thinking that this would be a good title
for sermon or women's Bible study

faithbook starts wednesday, september 12
jamie mccallum teaching philippians

Thursday, July 26, 2012

i think i'll paint the iron & brass headboard
it's good quality, heavy & good shape
however, i was thinking that it needed
an update - to look older & vintage
sooo - i mixed up some chalk paint
& my secret recipe for tea staining
(floetrol is involved)
i'm loving the results
old & vintage & time woren
it so compliments the
 white wide plank walls!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

growing butterflies
 a couple of times a year i find big yellow/green caterpillars
chomping on the italian parsley
in my herb garden
i relocate them to a big jar
put some fresh parsley inside
add one stick per caterpillar
cover jar lid with tulle
after a few days of munching
they attach themselves
to the stick & make the cocoon
i then wait & watch
until one day
 beautiful butterflies
released to the back yard

a small miracle - big, really

Monday, July 23, 2012

be a friend to paint
be a friend to color
be a friend to having
beautiful things you
love surrounding you
it' fun - & magical!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

just called my name on
sometimes i try to not put it either
in something or on something
that i am working on
well, more times than not
just a dash or shake
of glitter is what
is needed for

Friday, July 20, 2012

im thinking that i need some
for my allergies

saw on pinterest
that marshmellows help with
sore scratchy throat
tried it - it does work
but vitameatavegamin might bee
way more fun!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

i always loved this picture
it must have been my mother's
sunday school class around 1948
i'm sure daddy took the picture
my mother is to the  right above the
lady holding the baby (left side)
that's my brother standing, looking
unhappy & being held up by some
unknown lady

Monday, July 16, 2012

ode to the ice box
several months ago
i said, "think i'll paint the refrigerator"
 skeptics said, "oh, you don't want to do that"
me, "oh, yes, i do"
taking the old mundane things of
everyday life
& making them magical
kinda like dr. seuss
"oh, the places you will go"
me, "oh, the things that i will paint"
after completing the side & left door
& having a family wedding & spending
some fun time in Savannah
it was time to put the
creative talents of cousins
to work
this girl can paint & we so often
put our ideas & artistic abilities
together to create
pure magic


these pics speak for themselves
a true masterpiece
what a blessed time we had
& i love her for many reasons
but this is a true gift to
honor our special kinship &
friendship extraordinaire!!!
thank you
"are you some kind of genius?"
yes, indeed
(the WOW factor points to high!)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

masquerading as a normal person
day after day is

therefore i am painting tired things to look older,
thus fresher & new

i know you believe you understand what
you think i said,
but i'm not sure you realize that
what you heard is not what
i meant.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012