Wednesday, November 23, 2011

This Thanksgiving Day

I'm so thankful for so many things.  I'm thankful for family, friends, my animals, my home, my job, my car, my health, my country - and the list could go on and on.  The one thing I'm more thankful for than anyone or anything in my life is Jesus Christ, my Savior, my Lord - my Everything!  I give God the Glory for all things.  I'm so thankful for my salvation.  I'm so thankful that Jesus loves me. I'm so thankful He is always with me through the good and the bad and I can turn to Him for all things.

Thank you Lord - for everything.  Amen.

Psalm 69:30
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Psalm 95:2
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

Psalm 116:17
I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.

2 Corinthians 4:15
For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Revelation 7:12
Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Christmas Cardinal & 2011 Christmas Card

Christmas Cardinal
11" x 14" (28.0cm x 35.6cm)
Pastels on Velour
$300 plus $10 shipping and handling in the US
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Some of my most favorite birds are Cardinals - or as we Texans say "red birds."  This year I have about six of them that visit my feeders.  They are the first to get there and the last to leave.  I can actually hear them fussing when I drive up to the house, ready to be fed.

This original pastel was inspired by a photo by wildlife artist Robert Mislan allowed me to use as a reference. Thanks Bob!  Please be sure to check out his website - he is an awesome photographer!

About this time of year I have chosen my pastel that I'm going to use for my Christmas card. This year is no exception.  I don't know about you though but I can't believe that Christmas is just around the corner - it was only March last week!  At any rate, I'm using the image of my original and producing 4"x5" giclee prints, which can be removed from the card stock and framed - just as I have done in the past.  This has made a beautiful card.  I wrote a little poem on the front that says:
On Christmas morning a red bird sang, 
for a sweet wonderful sound from Heaven came. 
"For unto you is born this day, the Saviour, Christ the Lord - and Jesus is His Name!"

Christmas Cardinal
4" x 5" (10.2cm x 12.7cm)
Pastels on Velour
$5 plus $5 shipping and handling in the US
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Luke 2:11 (KJV)
11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.