Monday, May 19, 2008

I will praise you in this storm

"I will praise You in this storm, cuz You are who You are."

For sale in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Firm Foundation

Created for Art in the Word. This is a reprensentation of my own home. I like how it turned out - the simplicity and ethereal feel.

Friday, May 16, 2008


I've been tagged by the glamorous and very talented Pam Carriker! You may visit her blog HERE

The rules of the game are:

1. Link back to the person that tagged you.
2. Post these rules on your blog.
3. Share six unimportant things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your entry.
Here are the six unimportant things about me...

1. I always love the male rockers in American Idol the best. Go DAVID COOK! The boy band singers kind of creep me out. ( sorry, David Archuletta fans)

2.The first and last time I colored my hair at home, I looked like Ronald McDonald. My family will never let me live that down. ( I made an emergency appt. at the hair salon the NEXT DAY!)

3. I am a perfectionist at heart but somewhere along the line developed an easy going personality. However, the two sides often battle it out. So, my house may be a mess and I may say it doesn't bother me, but deep down inside it really does - but not enough to do anything about it. ( yeah, I could probably use a good therapist! )

4. I love to be alone. I don't think I could actually be a monk, but I could be quite happy being a recluse 90% of the time.

5.As I am writing this, I just got a call from the nurses office that my son is sick AGAIN! He was throwing up last week, my daughter was throwing up a couple of days ago and now he is sick to his stomach again! UGGGGHHHH! (now you may better understand my answer to number 4)

6. I didn't actually pick up the phone to get the message from the nurse- it was left on my machine. I hate the phone! I find it to be an intrusion and usually screen my calls. Some people think this is rude, but if I answered my phone every time it rings I would NEVER get anything done!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Shop Name

I have been praying about a new name for my Creative Call Studios shop. Scattered Momentos doesn't really fit what I am doing in my art right now and I wanted a name that would reflect my faith. I have decided to change my shop name to "Sheltering Tree Studio". I will keep the site addy of my shop the same for awhile as I transition to the new name. I have added some new work to my shop HERE - check it out!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

To all mothers who have endured the pain of childbirth and forgotten how painful it is and done it again! and again! ( did you read about the mother who just had her 18th child?). To all the mothers who wake up at 1:30 am to hear a child vomitting on the carpet ( I did this twice this week!) and who hold their child's head over the toilet while they're sick and clean up after them and then pray that they will get better soon. To all the mother's who made the decision to give their baby up for adoption instead of aborting them or trying to raise them alone ( thank you, my birth mother, wherever you are). To the mothers who adopted these babies and loved them as one of their own ( thanks, MOM!). To all the mothers who have had to bury their babies to early. To all the mothers who have had to send their babies off to war with tears and prayers. To all the mothers who have had to hold their child's hands at a hospital. To all the mothers who don't have their own children but nurture other's children. To mothers throughout the centuries who have given up their own food, so their child's tummy will be full.

To mothers everywhere! Have a very Happy Mother's Day!