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a new angel for the 1st sunday of advent!



Glory Angel

here’s my new angel! isn’t she pretty? it’s an old shelf that i used so it’s a fun shape. a perfect angel for your Christmas decorations! She is the angel from Matthew 2 who declares the glory of God to the shepherds in the field. Wouldn’t she be the perfect gift for someone? She is on sale right now at my etsy shop!Only 4 more weeks till Christmas! 🙂 Happy 1st Sunday of advent !

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weekend work

hi! i hope you all had a wonderful weekend. 🙂 my husband is still sick, so i’ve been doing a lot of painting and watching movies. what fun! here are the creations from the weekend. the buttons on the paintings gave my scanner a hard time, so sorry some of them are blurry. let me know what you think! 🙂


"when one door closes, another always opens" (the writing below the door)

i like the wacky hair of this girl 🙂 wish i could pull it off… ha. the whispers in my heart keep telling me that the  possibilities are endless… will  i walk through the door when the opportunity opens?

i miss you

there's so many people i miss...

the list could get really long if i started… you know who you are… all of you who are so far away!


joyful noise
“make a joyful noise to the lord all the earth!” psalm 98:2 (the handwriting includes other psalms and songs)

this piece is a praise to the Lord through my painting… i’m not very good at singing… i’ll be the first to admit that i’m horrible at singing. my joy comes through art and being creative. so here is one that screams of praise to God! also, the girl reminds me of my dear friend Stephanie, who has a voice of an angel. i loved to stand next to her during worship when we were in college. 🙂

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the weekend.

dear friends, thank you for being so encouraging in my love of art and design and desire to share it with you. please let me know if there is anything i can help you with! 

it’s been a very wet and windy and cold weekend and i feel like i’ve hardly gotten anything done that i needed to, but alas it’s just about over.  our puppy has a new hairdo- half done by the groomer- half done by yours truly with help from my husbuddy. it’s still cute enough though. enjoy the pics!



Also, on an exciting note! I sent one of my favorite paintings to shutterfly to make into notecards. They are now listed on Etsy so check it out!  Let me know what you think please! 3cardscards2

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a sad puppy

this past week our dear little puppy got completely loved on and spoiled with attention from his grandparents Pam and Doug. 🙂 look how happy he is in Pam’s arms!

so lovedhow happy

  there wasn’t any chance of being ignored this past week like sometimes he is when my husband has homework or i’m painting or sewing or reading or something.

how much of a puppy face can you get?so sad!

so then this morning he was distraught that they were missing. he seems tired from all the attention but o boy does he miss them!! look how he longingly looks out the window to see if he can see them coming… o the life of a sad little puppy who misses grandma and grandpa. haha

where are they?

on another note, Pam is an awesome artist! yesterday we spent all day making a mess while she was teaching me how to transfer. what fun!

 here is one of my little creations. it is dedicated to my dear friend Andrea who is 8 weeks pregnant today!a gift of life

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confustion and inspiration try 2

don’t get me wrong. i love my job. it’s the best job i’ve ever had. somedays, like yesterday, though, my mind wanders and i dream.  i dream about what it would really be like to be so passionate about something that i would call my job that i would be excited and passionate about it every day. where my mind wouldn’t wander away. yesterday, as i was sitting at work, all i wanted to do was to go home and paint. that’s how excited i’ve been about painting lately! it’s been great inspiration, and i’m totally caught up in it. my job is great… but maybe there’s something better? i just get confused about the purpose of my life and how happiness, passion, excitement for what i do,  is suppossed to fit into that…

on another note… we went to Terhune Orchards today with some friends! what fun!

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they had a “pick your own” flowers field. it was so much fun! and the flowers were gorgeous!! how do you ever only pick a few? as you can see we got a bunch… and JT had fun with the camera… 🙂 october and art 099 there were these two adorable kids, trying to lift their pumpkins up onto the wagon. the thing was… the pumkins were just as big as they were! i just thought it was too cute and had to take a picture 🙂 october and art 068 october and art 067

what a fun saturday morning! including the apple cider donuts, the market with fresh produce, a wagon ride, a little hike, and of course, flowers! 🙂 it actually felt like for a second we weren’t in jersey any more…

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Samwise Calvin

This summer, my husbuddy and I decided to get a puppy. Many of our family disapproved but we had just moved to the east coast and we were excited for the opportunity. So at the beginning of August we got a 9 week old Yorkie-Poo puppy.It was a little scary at first, as he is our first puppy and we didn’t know what we were doing. But now, at 4-1/2 months he is doing great, he’s mostly housetrained and we’re working on “sit” and “come” 🙂  He is adorable and non-stop entertainment. This morning we went for a lovely walk together. He is my little buddy while JT works on his school work. Here are some of my favorite photos of him. Let me know if you think he’s as cute as we do!  

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Dream Every Day

It is a goal of mine to “dream” every day.  Hopefully this blog will help me to D.R.E.A.M. 🙂 It’s a little goofy, I know, that I came up with this acronym to remind myself how I want to live my life.  But to me, it reminds me I want to Design, Rediscover, Enjoy, Art, and Meditate. 

 I want to design every day. All this means is to think creatively to come up with new ideas for things. Of course I love to design things, that’s why I got a degree in architecture! But sometimes I get tired of “designing” bathrooms for my job every day, so I have to look at it positively and see if I can come up with more ways to design!  Such as moving my furniture around in my living room, or coming up with a creative way to organize my desk.  I love do it yourself projects, so hopefully I’ll be motivated to share some of those with you 🙂

I want to rediscover the simple things in life every day. I think sometimes we all get in bla moods and don’t see the simple things or we are too busy to notice special things that maybe we should try to see more often. You know, that silly cliche saying, stop and smell the roses! 🙂 I enjoy being a busy person, but sometimes I need to rediscover the simplicity of joy.

I want to enjoy life. I feel like so often we just go through our days with so many things to complain about that I don’t take time to find joy in the day.

I also feel Art is an important part of who I am and what I find joy in, so it is my goal to do and create art more often. Hopefully I’ll paint and draw and make things that I can show on here and then it is my goal to eventually get some of the good stuff on Etsy and see how it goes. I love sharing my art with people. I don’t have very many of my creations around because I always give them away as gifts…:) you know who you are… ha

Meditation is the last letter from the word, mostly because I needed something with an m… 🙂 but also because I desire deeper and more thought provoking times in my life. Maybe meditation on my life and how God is working in my life is the way to do this. 🙂summer in boise 012

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