Monday, June 6, 2016

Hi my blogger friends,
I have another children's book to share with you, an adorable story about farm animals that will bring much laughter to your little ones. I read this to my neighbors little boy the other day on our porch. I read it not just once but several times over with lots of giggles and little finger pointing to the animals on the pages. I have one of these to give away to some lucky winner. Please take a moment to answer the question below by placing your answer in the comments section at the end of this post. You could be the lucky winner!

Good luck to everyone who enters!

Have you ever had the desire to write a children's book?

About the book:
Moo moo, cows!
Baa baa, sheep!
When the sun sinks low down on the farm, the animals are all tuckered out from the day’s adventures. Join these adorable farm animals in pajamas as they say night night to the farm, to their mommies and daddies, and to God.
Your little ones will sleep until the rooster crows knowing that the God who made them loves them too.
Night night, farm!

About the author:
Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than 800,000 copies including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer. She lives outside Nashville with her husband and two children.

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Monday, May 2, 2016

Hello Blogger Friends,

Again I must apologize for not posting during the months of March and April. Things have been very hectic around home and I have been extremely busy with work, and preparing for my husband's retirement. I have gotten pretty far behind unfortunately and its hard catching up.

My hope is to finish the four paintings I started back in January now that things are slowing down. There is the grainery I mention in an earlier post, bluebirds, and a couple of other nature paintings. I'm excited for you to see the completed paintings soon.

Below is another Bible art journaling page I managed to squeeze in a couple of weeks ago for a class that I will be teaching coming up in May.

Well my friends I best get to work! Have a great week and enjoy the warm spring days!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Hi Blogging Friends! What a beautiful day it is, sun is shinning and temperature for February is warm today.

This week's Bible art journal is one of my favorite verses, Psalm 37:4.
"Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart."

Well I do delight in the Lord and I know that whatever His desires are for me, those are the desires of my heart as well. For what He has to give is the ultimate, the very best. I want to be so close to Him that I can hear Him breathe! There is nothing that compares with the perfect love Jesus, who laid His life down so that I could have eternal life.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

I want to share my latest Bible art journaling project with you. I was inspired by Priscilla Shirer's video series on "The Armor of God" we're doing in our ladies Thursday night Bible study. What a fantastic study. The group of girls at our table are wonderful and we get into some pretty good discussions how the study is relating to each of us.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Sweet Blogging Friends Happy New Year!

This year I've decided to try art journaling in my Bible. I have been following Rebekah Jones on Google through 2015 as she journaled through her Bible weekly. I loved it and thought what a wonderful way to spend time with God. So I undertook my first journal art today from the Scriptures I've read starting January 1, 2016. The devotion I'm reading from is "Jesus Calling" Enjoying Peace in His Presence by Sarah Young.
The devotions over the past three days have been about spending time with God in His Word, to have an open and renewed mind. So what better way to depict that is a child reading the Word, seeking God. As I move along week to week I will try to post my art journaling and share Scripture.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

I'm just an artist. I have a small in-home studio, nothing special, nothing unique. Not a very lucrative way of life, a starving artist so to speak, one that has to work a second job driving a school bus four days a week. Sometimes I wish I was good at something else, something more important like a teacher or a nurse, someone who helps people. But I have a built-in passion to paint . . . I love it, so I do my best to bless people with it. I know I don't make much of a difference or change another's life, I'm just an artist . . .

I want to make a difference, a significant difference, to bring a smile to someone's face, to brighten another's day, to bring joy to a sadden and broken heart, to be a pleasing aroma to God. I'm just an artist . . .