My Sister in Law picked up some free cupboard doors last summer at a garage sale They were free....can you imagine!! I have enjoyed painting on these pieces. I love that they come with a built in frame. This is a design by Terrye French. The original design has Jack-O-Lanterns in the cart but I decided to use simple pumpkins so this piece could be displayed throughout the Autumn season.
A couple of years ago I picked up some small prim trees at Michaels for their after Christmas sale. I also picked up some 35 and 50 light strands. Does it sound like some decorated holiday trees are on my list of things to do? If you are asking that question, well, the answer is "you betchya"! But first on my list is to finish a commissioned piece. It's a turkey door hanger. I'll show and tell once it is finished.
Do you ever wish you had more time in your day. I do, and, I wish I had more energy to go with that time. By the end of my work day I am tired and ready to relax. I always think once I get home I will take a short rest and then start painting. But, most of the time it doesn't work out that way. I find myself only painting a couple of times a week. But that is better than nothing, sometimes you have to give yourself permission to do only what you can do. My husband and I have recently been watching home movies of our kids when they were young. One thing I have noticed about myself, in these films of when I was a young mother, is the energy I had. Where did that energy go? I've always been an energetic person, with body and mind engaged. Sometimes I would have trouble sleeping because even though my body was tired and ready for sleep my mind was still going at top speed. God in His wisdom certainly knew how to design us; to give us the energy we need while we are young parents and allow that energy to wain as we get older so we will slow down.
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Til next time.
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