Sunday, April 24, 2011

He is Risen!

As much as I would have like to have posted a painting today - I don't have one that seemed to fit, but I do have something to say:  He is Risen!

Matthew 28
1In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
2And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.
3His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
4And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
7And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.
8And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hallie Hugs
Not For Sale

I debated whether to share this one or not but decided Hallie is just too cute not to share. I've known Dee Dee and Hallie for probably six or so years - over the Internet in various venues - I've never met them in person but do consider Dee Dee a friend.

Dee Dee Murry a very, very talented artist and photographer, is owned and operated by Hallie.  Really.  Dee Dee will even tell you that.  Hallie is very talented as well.  She has earned all kinds of certifications in obedience and she is a model as well.  Dee Dee will set up photo shoots with Hallie and she will pose as she is told and loves it. Some of the cutest photos come from those sessions.

Well just recently Hallie suddenly lost most of her sight all at once without warning.  She has been diagnosed with SARDS.  They are waiting to get into a specialist next week who can hopefully save what sight Hallie has left.  This was devastating news as you can imagine.  When I heard about it I just wanted to give them both hugs - but couldn't and thought this was the best way I could send them hugs.  Dee Dee had posted the photo that I used for this pastel - so I nabbed* it and painted it and sent it to her - I figured she wouldn't mind me borrowing her photo for this and she didn't judging by her reaction of her email that she sent when she got the painting in the mail.  That email, although I cried, made my day!

Anyway my prayers are with Dee Dee and Hallie {hugs}}

*Just for the record - using (borrowing) photos and/or art work (in any format - on line or in print) that is not something that you did, without permission of the person who took the photo or painted the painting, etc., for whatever reason, is wrong. In fact it is illegal and would be a Copyright infringement punishable in a court of law. In other words it's not something to fool around with.

Romans 13:8 (King James Version)
8Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Laughing Out Loud - An Original Pastel

Laughing Out Loud
11" x 14" (28.0cm x 35.6cm)
Pastels on Velour
$350 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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Here is another face that might even make you laugh out loud.  Donkey's have so much personality!  You've got to love those big ears and shaggy coats.  Then when they bray, besides sounding funny, they look like they are having a good laugh. 

You won't hurt my feelings if you laugh out loud at this painting.

Proverbs 17:22 (King James Version)
22A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Boudreaux - An Original Pastel

8" x 10" (20.4cm x 25.4cm)
Pastels on Velour
$325 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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What a great face! Don't you agree? Boudreaux is an English Bulldog with great eyes that I think probably reveals a soft heart.  I wonder what he is thinking?

Galatians 5:22-23 (King James Version)
22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.