Updates

Progress on My One-Year Challenge

There are just not enough hours in a day, period!  Even though I plan full days to accomplish on-going goals, I can’t win…there are just too many things to do and I run out of time.  I’m absolutely not complaining, I just want to do everything!  (Smile)  Here is a review of some of projects, updates, and progress in my world…

Painting the House

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getting-ready

          After

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We even added solar panels to our house and upgraded the electrical wiring.  We wanted a more contemporary look, with modern colors.

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The Studio

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metal-roof

studio-done

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I am so excited realizing that progress has actually taken place so we can begin new adventures and purposes in the journey ahead.  I can now work on interiors and get my studio space off the ground.  Soon a new sign will be hung: Flourishing Design Studio.  (Shhh, progress on new changes to my business and going forward will be a reality.)

Justice, Mercy, and Faith

Trusting in God’s Justice, Mercy, and Faith
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I’m finding some time in my exhaustingly busy schedule to set aside “practicing” my artwork.  I’m trying new techniques and mediums, and learning what works well together and what could be a tragically incompatible.  Life is a learning process.  We cannot expect all things to be perfect but it is in doing little things often that we acquire great skills, success, and achievement.  It is a journey of trust and confidence in the One our heart loves.

What does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?  Micah 6:8

Journey

On the Road Again

Here is my art journal page for today:

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At times in our walk with Jesus He brings you to a place where you encounter Him at a ‘cross’road. It is a place where decisions and choices are made, especially if He is asking you to trust in His guidance without seeing beyond His words to you. Well, I am at that place, He is asking me to say goodbye. It is a goodbye to the ‘stale bread’ in my life; things that were once easy to maintain and where I had joy, though now those things don’t produce the grace they once did.
He has me on a new journey that requires faith (since it is way out of my comfort zone box) into a glorious new path filled with promise and renewal. I am excited but at the same time is really scary, I really need to be brave. I trust the One who knows me better than I know myself and His love gives me great strength. Bon voyage stale bread!

P.S. I am not saying goodbye to this blog or any artistic endeavors, only the old ways and unfruitful thinking.  It is a joy to to bring you these pages with it’s encouragement and artful moments!!! It is a journey that compels me forward.