The Empty Tomb
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) Then the disciples went back to where they were staying. -John 20:1-18 (NIV)
Have a great Easter everyone!
Good morning blog friends, hope you had a nice weekend. Last week was our spring break, the last two years it has been the week before Easter. We had a lot of fun, it was nice to spend some time with my kids. I had to do a lot of juggling with my work but I seem to be getting better now the kids are older. Lily, my daughter got her first car so that made our week extra fun. Yes, it’s scary watching your child drive away but she is really sensible, so I trust her. Here is a design from my fabric collection ‘Sprinkles Please’. Happy Monday
I love this scripture so I thought I would make it into art for you to enjoy too. If you want oranges you plant orange seeds. If you want goodness, plant seeds of goodness.
Happy Friday everyone!
I’ve been spending the last few months getting ready for Surtex, in between other artwork. It’s been really busy but I’m happy to be exhibiting this year again. The last time I exhibited was 2011, that was my first time and a huge learning curve. It’s exciting and nerve wracking not knowing what to expect. So this time, I am much more prepared and looking forward to it. I’ve been doing a lot more sketching and trend research for my new collections. I have also updated my logo, I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time but for some reason, doing a logo is sometimes the most difficult, for me deciding on what I wanted took a long time. Lots more work to do!!
This week was St. Patricks Day and lots of goodies on Pinterest. I saw this old Irish blessing and I just had to make art to go with it. My Grandmother was born and raised in Ireland, she a had a lovely thick Irish accent and a wonderful, kind person. I can imagine her in heaven saying this.
I love Paul Klee, one of my favorite artists. Being an artist has so many struggles, we tend to be critical of our work and sometimes get down on ourselves, but I try to embrace those feelings, even though I don’t like them and remember that if I wasn’t critical I wouldn’t grow. I love what I do and that motivates me to keep going. I have a trade show coming up so I’m really busy and thats when the doubts start to creep in, like am I good enough, should I do this, will they like my work?? But when you feel that way, just remember to keep going, keep trying and don’t give up. A sweet artist friend recently said to me, “when you follow your ‘genius’ and those movings on your heart, things end up working out”. I loved that, good advice! Having friends that understand you and support your dream is crucial. Have a great day everyone!
Sunset at Laguna Beach, California – I thought I would share some pictures I took recently of the sunset, I just happen to have my camera at the right moment for once We often go down to the beach on a sunday night to watch the sunset. It’s a lovely way to end the weekend and really gets us ready for the week ahead. Something about God’s beauty that revives the soul.
That is Catalina Island in the background. Normally you can’t see it that well but it was a really clear day and I had my handy zoom lens.
My kids enjoying the sunset.
When I was little, I loved playing outside with all the kids in the street. We had a secret call that we did and all the kids would come out, fun times! But my most favorite thing to do was…. surprise, surprise, drawing and making crafts in my room. I had a big desk that I would spend all day drawing and creating whatever I felt like. Kind of like my life now, haha. I use to pretend that I was on tv teaching people how to make stuff. I have big passion for kids having creativity in their lives, thats why I love to create art for kids. Here are some fun ideas to do at home on those days they don’t play outside.