Friday, February 29, 2008

I'll Send You Bluebirds in the Spring

I've been wanting to do a piece with lyrics from one of my current favorite songs. The words on this piece read " I'll send you bluebirds in the Spring to give your heart a song to sing". I've been experimenting with different portrait styles. This one is quite whimsical and a bit more primitive looking than some of my others.
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Thursday, February 28, 2008

New Weight Loss Photo

Ten pounds gone!!!! Woo Hoo! As you can tell by my photo above, I've lost inches all over ( although, unfortunately, most of them in my chest). I'm still doing the Body For Life plan. It takes some discipline, but this is definitely a plan I can stick with. The workouts are reasonable and I'm never hungry. I'll update my photo when the next 10 come off!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Organic Backgrounds with Paulette Insall week 2

The second week of Organic Backgrounds with Paulette Insall. She showed us techniques for adding more color and texture. The process is so free flowing and fun and we'll be adding even more texture next week! Scroll down to compare week 1 to week 2.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Organic Backgrounds with Paulette Insall

I'm taking "Organic Backgrounds" with the Fabulous Paulette Insall, online. This is my homework for week 1. We'll be adding to the backgrounds over the next several weeks. I'm using some new paints that I've never worked with before and am having so much fun. I can't wait to see what we'll learn next and will post my progress every week.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Shop Updates at Creative Call Studios

Check out the Shoppe Updates!

The shoppes at Creative Call Studios have been updated with FABULOUS new art and crafts!

Check out our latest Shoppe The Little Things. Her pretty creations are simply delightful!

This month's FEATURED ARTIST is Sally Smith of Lydia's Lineage.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Jesus "Everything" Skit

The drama focuses on the spiritual warfare being fought for our souls.

At the beginning of the skit, the young woman indulges in the pure joy and innocence of finding her first love in Jesus, as He shows her all the wonderful things He has done and has in store for her.

But this blissful moment becomes tarnished by seemingly harmless distractions, which turn into temptations and ultimately into deadly sins.

The fallen spiritual forces at work begin their relentless attack on the young woman, who takes her eyes off Jesus and sets them on the world.

She finds herself overcome by all the vices made to look so attractive in life: sexual impurity, greed for money, drinking, bulimia, and cutting.

The lies that she has been told about her worthlessness and inability to measure up lead her into depression, attempted suicide, and ultimately into a desperation that spurs her to once again seek her first love.

Only after the woman hits rock bottom does she remember the true source of her joy -- a relationship with Christ.

But she's not alone as she battles to regain the abundant life Jesus has given her. Unable to fend off the enemy's spiritual attack on her own, she puts her eyes back on Jesus, who is waiting for her call for help.

Eager to step in and fight the battle for His bride, Jesus fends off and defeats the demonic attackers who are after her very soul and life.

We are reminded that Christ already won the battle for our souls on the cross, and that we have victory over our sins through our hope and redemption in Jesus.

It affirms I John 4:4: "You dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world."

Monday, February 04, 2008

I always love a good quote

"We draw people to Christ not by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but by showing them a light that is so lovely they want with all their hearts to know the source of it." ~Madeleine L'Engle

Friday, February 01, 2008

Sealed for Eternity!

VERSE: Ephesians 1:14

[You were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,] who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession - to the praise of His glory.


God is true to His word. He keeps His promises. But, that was not enough for Him. He gave us a down payment, a deposit, so we could be sure of our inheritance and look forward to the full realization of our salvation. He gave us the Holy Spirit. When God buys us out of slavery to our mortal bodies and redeems us into our eternal home with bodies that will not grow old or decay, we won't need the deposit; we will have the full inheritance. But until then, until we go to Him, isn't it amazing that He makes his home within us!


Transcendent and yet ever-near God, thank You for not making me wait to experience Your presence. Thank You for giving me "a foretaste of glory divine." Thank You for sending Your blessed and promised Spirit to live in me and remind me where my home truly is. Until the day I see you face-to-face, I want to honour Your presence in my mortal body by living a life that is pure, holy and a blessing to others. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.