Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Holiday Art Blocks

I am working 5 x 5 art blocks for a Holiday Bazaar held by the Fort Meade OSC next month.

 These are so much fun to make, almost addicting.  Right now I am torn between canvases and these.  That is when there is time to paint....after homeschooling and household responsibilities.

Family Devotions

     Family devotions are such an important time for our family.  It is a wonderful way to close our day..together... We learn from God's word and talk about how the lesson applies to our lives.  After most of the devotions, my husband asks questions. It is a hoot watching the boys quickly get into their answering stance.  They think if they position themselves just right then they can raise their hand that much quicker. Hands flying, kids toppling over, laughing, a little light-hearted punching and then the....tie breaker....rock, paper, scissors.  It is always a competition in our house.  My husband keeps a tally of who answers the most each night and at the end of the devotion book the one with the most "wins" gets a small reward.  Of course, we all win when we are learning from God's word and get an added bonus being together as a family. 

"Birds and Books" #3
"Make a Joyful Noise"
"Birds and Books" series #3
     This painting represent the five in our family. Now normally I, (lower left bird),would be much closer the father bird but I need to fill in some space on the left.  I did not want to paint the bird too far away though.  I love how some personality came through on two of the birds.  Though the one looks grumpy, I think it represents the serious character of my oldest son.  We recognized an old soul,  a matureness in him since he was very young.
Could this painting represent your family?  Do you enjoy devotions or a special time together as a family? I hope so.  If not, you could start now. The children grow up so fast.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Make A Joyful Noise

   I had fun painting the second painting in the "Birds and Books" series. It's called "Make a Joyful Noise."  I like how the two birds' cheeks are puffing out in effort to sing unto the Lord at the top of their tiny, little lungs!   

"Make a Joyful Noise"
"Birds and Books" series #2

Thursday, October 10, 2013

"Resting in the Light of His Word"

     Here is the newest painting from the "Birds and Books" series.  It is entitled, "Resting in the Light of His Word."  The painting shows the peace you can have if you fully trust in God.  Because we all could trust God more.

"Resting in the Light of His Word"
"Birds and Books" #1