My neighbor just lost her mother. I wanted to convey how much God loves her so I pulled Jesus’ analogy from the sermon on the mount in Matthew where He uses the care God takes with creating magnificent flowers that are so short lived and points out how very much more he cares about meeting our needs who, to God are of far greater worth.
I found this photo of the lily and painted both the flower and Matthew’s verse in part. I loved this rock because of its size and interesting colors. This work is not finished but when it is done I hope my neighbor will find a place in her yard for this and take comfort every time she sees it.
On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman is such a precious and delightful celebration. It speaks volumes to the reader of love and tenderness and precious longings that, to me, clearly express the heart of Jesus. When I first read Nancy’s 3 books I quickly bought more to give away for gifts to friends and relatives. The words are so dear and the art so engaging, fun and gorgeous. Who wouldn’t be captivated by these treasures?!
KING BIDGOOD’S IN THE BATHTUB by Audrey and Don Wood is a hilarous and visually delicious story. Don’s illustrations bring the silliness to life and makes you long for more.
Found this lovely scene in the Orange County Register announcing the race from Newport to Ensenada and tried my hand at it. Started with colored pencils then filled in with oil and watercolor. A lovely way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.
God told Moses to whitewash rocks and write His words on them to be a perpetual reminder of His character, His laws, His love, His purposes for it is out of the doing that His goodness, protection and health will flow into their lives.
The Aposle Paul urged his church family in Philippians 4:8 to discipline their thinking to focus on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, excellent, and praiseworthy.
A few years ago I whitewashed stones and wrote Paul’s words on each one then placed them in my garden to remind me. Sometimes it pricks me when I find myself being grumpy and whiney. Those words become my map calling for a redirection in my thinking and attitudes.
The stones have become weathered and the messages worn over the years. Its time for Spring cleaning, renewing vows and applying again the words of life.