A Great Start To Holy Week

Just finished a great workout to begin Holy Week--listening to Tammy Trent's lively Christian music. If you don't know her and her music, you must!  She has smooth, silky voice paired with soft ballads, R&B sounds and lyrics that inspire! What more to get your body moving?

Now, I'm enjoying a new smoothie full of healthy goodness that I wanted to share with you.

Inside this one:
A banana
A mix of peaches, blueberries, strawberries
Acai Juice
Light Vanilla Soy Milk
Vanilla Protein Powder

I hope your day has begun in a beautiful way.  Here, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, telling me that Spring is really here.  I long to be ever close to my Savior this week, grateful for His journey He made to the cross for me, for you.  I pray that you know how loved you really are!


New Look on my Twitter!

If you haven't checked out Twitter yet--you're missing out!  I follow all kinds of people I like: friends, family, musicians, politicians, inspirational speakers,  entertainers, etc.  I just changed the background of my page. See what you think and follow me on Twitter!

A Dream Come True For Me

For years now, I have wanted to use my gift of painting more and more for ministry, and this week it will happen in a  very dramatic way!  Ryan Leffel (above), Music Minister at First Baptist Church in Athens invited me to the very thing I've wanted to do: paint live during a worship service.  And you know what?  Maundy Thursday is my favorite service of the year bringing to heart the very suffering that Christ did for us.  The pain doesn't last long as we anticipate the incredible joy of the risen Christ on Easter Sunday.  Below is the image that I will be painting.  This is one I did this week to practice, and I think it's the best one I've ever done! It's a large piece: 48"x48". If you would like to join us, please do! Click the flyer above to enlarge it.  We hope to see you Thursday night in Athens bringing Christ to life through communion, music and a visual experience you've never seen before.


Paint Nights at The Ledges

The schedule is set! Live in Northeastern Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia?  Now, you can join me monthly at the beautiful Ledges Clubhouse for a Paint Night!  Enjoy wine and great food and an AWESOME time!  Bring nothing but yourself and fun spirit then take home your own masterpiece!  I can't wait to see you there!

Call The Ledges to reserve your spot.  They'll go fast!



Kite Flying

I was thinking about kite-flying this morning with Spring around the corner and began remembering this book I read last year or so.  It is a powerful book in many ways--a story about families in Afghanistan and a tradition of flying kites.  It was so interesting!  Khaled Hosseini paints a beautiful picture of the kites and the scenery there.  There is an interesting article from the NY Times about it too. Check it all out!


Happy Birthday, Gus!

This is our precious Gus the day we picked him up and made him ours!  We were so excited to find such a beautiful puppy after the loss of our beloved boxer Rocco.  Gus is 2 today, born on St. Patricks Day 2008. He plans to have a small party complete with a gift and frosted dog cookies surrounded by his loving family. Below is a shot of him from this morning. Isn't he handsome?


Bear With Me...

Hey everyone! This is a time to remember that I am a MOM first before my work--a mom of 2 wonderful daughters, Caroline (left) and Sarah (right)!  So the gallery is going to be closed Wednesday until my normal days next week and be open by appointment that week due to Spring Break.  But I ask that you be in prayer for daughter Caroline who will undergo surgery Thursday in Atlanta.  We hope to be back over the weekend for her to spend her Spring Break recovering.  Nice, huh?  Thank you so much, and I pray your week will be fantastic!


Paint Nights Scheduled Thru Summer!

Yay! The schedule for Paint Nights for the next few months is here! Both for my studio AND for The Ledges in Huntsville, Alabama. See my blog sidebar to see The Ledges schedule. Enlarge the flyer if you wish to see it better. Join me for some fun times creating fun pieces of art!