Thursday, September 27, 2007

Hope Sees a Star Auction

Hope Sees a Star is an online auction of arts and crafts from many talented artists to support a memorial for Stevie and Brianna - daughters of two wonderful artists who died earlier this year. For more information about this auction which begins Oct. 1st go to http:// www.

I have two items that will be for sale - an altered pocket watch and this antique bobbin angel doll.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Gothic Arch Challenge ~Fall~

This week's Gothic Arch Challenge is Fall. Fall for me is always a mix of devastating beauty and devastating loss.
9 years ago today, Sep. 26th, 1998, my first husband died. God supplied me with all the strength, comfort and peace I needed to continue on and take care of my 2 month old son and 4 and 5 year old daughters. A few years later God would provide a kind, Christian husband and father for us who accepts my children as his own.
Shortly after Ken died, this song came to me. I had never done poetry or songwriting before and haven't since. It's a special praise song, inspired by the Holy Spirit, praising God for holding me in his caring hands. I can't sing it for you( you should all be glad for that!) but here are the words:

In my darkest hour you came
In the midst of all of my pain
I was down on my knees without a prayer
but through my tears of anguish
I felt your presence there.

You are the peace that passes understanding
When I don't know how I'm standing
the light that guides me through the darkest days
You are the love that surrounds me
the power that holds me
You embrace me with such gentle care.

Now I know whatever may come
By the sacrifice of your only son
I can come to you and see your face
You fill me up inside with such amazing grace

Which brings me to the inspirational prompt for week 10 for my Yahoo! Group Art in the Word.
Phillippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Notes from my bible: God's peace is different from the world's peace. True peace is not found in positive thinking, in absence of conflict, or in good feelings. It comes from knowing that God is in control. Our citizenship in Christ's kingdom is sure, our destiny is set, and we can have vicotry over sin. Let God' peace guard your heart against anxiety.

When Ken died, I received so many comments about how stong I was. I would tell them, that I am NOT strong, but MY FATHER is! AMEN! God comforted me with an overwhelming sense of peace during that time - a time when those who aren't in a relationship with God often are devasted, crushed, anxious and give up hope. For the first time in my life, I truly knew the meaning of "the peace that passes understanding"!

May the reading of God's word bless you with peace this coming week.Lennea

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Winter Art doll RR ~ meet HOPE

HOPE is JoAnnA's Gorgeous doll for the PW winter art doll RR. JoAnnA is the most amazing doll artist. I just love this doll - I'm pretty sure she wants to stay with me FOREVER! MUWAHAHAHA! I added a few rusty bits, dyed cheesecloth, old lace, antique button, vintage roses, cream ribbon. She looks great hanging in my living room!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Where does a tea fairy live???

In a tea cup, silly! Paper Whimsy is celebrating it's first year with an Anniversary project. We are to make a place for a PW fairy to live. Since we are quite PROPAH and GENTEEL around here, I created a tea fairy who lives in an antique tea cup. I seem to be using this PW image a lot. I just love this little girl - she's so feminine and looks so sweet and maybe just a little pensive. Now off for a PROPAH cup of chamomile tea...

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Gold Gothic Arch Challenge

THis week's Gothic arch challenge is Gold. For more great Gothic Arch art go to

Friday, September 14, 2007

Free to Fly's a beautiful month, the beginning of Fall. Soon the leaves will put on their spectacular show of color. We're just now starting to see some leaves turn here in Ohio and in the mornings the air is brisk and awakens your senses.

September is also a sad month for so many. I will never forget all the lives lost on Sep. 11th. I lost my husband, Ken, nine years ago in September. A fellow artist is mourning the tragic loss of her sister, and another artist remembering the birthday of her daughter who is now in Heaven.

And yet, in the midst of the sadness, we have the joy of knowing our loved ones are now Free to Fly. And I look forward to a JOYOUS reunion with loved ones I have lost, when I reunite with them again in Heaven.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Fabric Hoop

I've finally gotten up the courage to start playing with fabric. I created this fabric hoop and am pretty happy with how it turned out.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Week 7 Art in the Word Prompt

Psalm 37 :4-6 " Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit Your way to him and He will do this..."

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Monday, September 03, 2007

Art in the Word

My post for the Art in the Word Yahoo! Group. Week 6 inspirational prompt. If you would like to join a small group of Christian artists of all mediums click on the yahoo! widget to join.

Rev. 3:20
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in."
NIV notes: The Laodicean church was complacent and rich. They felt self-satisfied, but they didn't have Christ's presence among them. Christ knocked at the door of their hearts, but they were so busy enjoying worldly pleasures that they didn't notice that He was trying to enter. The pleasures of this world - money, security, material possessions - can be dangerous, because their temporaray satisfaction makes us indifferent to God's offer of lasting satisfaction. If you find yourself feeling indifferent to church, to God or the Bilble, you have begun to shut God out of your life. Leave the door of your heart constantly open to God and you won't need to worry about hearing his knock. Letting him in is our only hope for lasting fulfillment.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Gothic Arch Challenge~Moon

My entry for this week's Gothic Arch Challenge. The theme this week is Moon. View more fantastic links to wonderful Gothic arch art at

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Gothic School Arch

A new fun challenge blog may be found at Each week, a different challenge is posted to create a piece of art in the shape of a Gothic Arch. This week's challenge was school. I took a previous piece I had made, fit it to the Arch template and embellished it a bit more. I plan on making a Gothic Arch book with my pages when I'm done. I've always loved arches, so this should be a lot of fun!