Monday, February 23, 2009

Thinking Spring

Today was a hard day.... my brother left on his journey south...I will miss him greatly. He is looking for warmer weather... I think we are all waiting in great anticipation for that wonderful warm day... Winter has its own beauty... but we are ready for the color to burst forth from the ground and those lovely sounds of birds singing in the morning. The smell of earth... do you remember what it smells like. :)Have you noticed the Canada Geese are pairing up ,... so sweet... nesting is next... :)
Little signs of spring... I love to look for them...
I spent the day working on ideas for paintings...and so I will share it with you...
I often put sparrows in my paintings. They remind me of the words our Lord spoke in Matthew 10:29.... He was talking to His disciples...."Are not two sparrows sold for a penny?, yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don't be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows."

So painting those little guys keeps me focused on how much my Father loves me....and you :)
I love peonies...they are a challenge to paint..but fun to try..

Remember to watch for the coming of Spring...see how many things you can notice is happening...don't miss its glory!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Among the Roses

This past week I spent working everyday with roses, getting ready for the Valentine rush!
We had roses of every color and size... endless boxes to unwrap and vase up, tons of red bows and vases to unpack

The dept was filled with the aroma of roses... they filled every corner and every shelf.

Bouquet's were pink , white and red.... with funny names, like Tender Heart, Hopeless and Timeless Love....

The prices ran from $4 a stem to over 100$ for vased up specials.....
For two days, Feb. 13, 14, we sold and sold and sold roses, bouquets and stems.... non stop all day.... so.... I am sure there were a lot of happy women out there enjoying those roses....
I sure did for a week.... :)