Monday, December 17, 2012


I have been working on a special Christmas gift for my pastor and his wife.  It was really fun to do and full of wonderful symbolism.  Our pastor has been to the Holy Land 10 times and will be going again in 2 years.  He loves it there so much.  So, this is what I came up with....

The scripture in the background is from John 6. I copied the Bible actual bibles were harmed in the making of this piece of art.  

The red thread (which represents Christ through the Old and New Covenant) has olive oil from the Holy Land rubbed on it. Did you know certain oils never dry up?!  I learned that while researching it for the gift.  I thought that was pretty cool

The water color is done with water from the Jordan River and salt from the Dead Sea.

The drawing is a synagogue in Capernaum a special place that my pastor has been to. 
Hebrew words…Abba, Jesus, and Holy Spirit.
I picked out the frame because it reminded me of the cross.  

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Am Written In Your Book!

 This is a beautiful project that I am working on.  It is full of healing and love for a wonderful family.  With the mom's permission,  I have linked their story here.  I know that in my guidelines I said I did not feel comfortable with these types of drawings.  But, a girl can change her mind here and there.  I needed to take this project on.  Please, take the time to go read their story about little baby Nathan and Haylee.
  This verse has ministered to the parents in a very deep way.
The two children at the top are an image that the mom found and is how she envisions Nathan and Haylee in heaven.  In the bottom right hand corner are Nathan's tiny footprints, less than an inch long.
I decided to sit down and do this picture in one sitting.  I was not sure how my emotions would handle it, since I miscarried our first child.  But, I was amazed at the deep love of God I felt while drawing each pencil line.  God loves us so much that not even death can separate us from that love.  One day they will get to meet their beautiful children as they step into God's glorious home.  Someday, John and I will also meet our child too.  What a hope we have!  We are blessed that earth is not our home, we are just passing through.  One day we will get to go home and join our loved ones as we all worship our God who is so big and strong.   

Monday, November 12, 2012

It Is A Surprise....Shhhhhhhhh!

 I started a project today!  I was pretty excited about it.  It is a house warming gift for a dear friend.  She just moved and I wanted to draw a picture of her old house of 40 years as a special memory to have in her new home.  I am pretty happy with the results. 

 I am loving my new pencils.  They are pretty awesome to work with.  

 And here is the finished product.  I plan on giving her this on Saturday.  So, if by chance you know who this is for...keep it a secret please.  LOL
 This is a great gift idea for the holidays or for someone who is moving.  It is also a great for realtor who would like to give their clients a special "Thank You" gift.  My parents realtor did this for them and they loved taking a little memory of their old home with them to their new home.  

Check out my tabs above for ordering and pricing today!  

I have another special project I am starting tomorrow.  Stop by again and check it out.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What...Another Giveaway!!!

Yes that is right! Go get your chance to win an 8x10 "Individual Pencil Portrait" by me over at one of my favorite mommy bloggers!
And while your there check out all her "lazy mom" tips.  I promise you will love them.  


Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Hey Everyone, I'm doing a 8x10 Individual Portrait giveaway over at my friend's blog.  Check it out...hurry up it ends in 2  and  1/2 days! Sign up!

I hope you enjoy her blog.  She has some really good post.
How FUN!  And be looking for another chance for another giveaway soon!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Big Surprise Coming Soon!

Hey, everyone I will be doing a 
big surprise very soon. 
 Keep checking in for further details. 
I am so excited!

Friday, September 28, 2012


Celebrating my new venture.....

If you place an order with me in the month of October, I will give you 10% off of your total order.

Book with me today, Christmas is quickly approaching!

Also, be on the look out for my daughter's duct tape art, purses & jewelry in the month of November.  She is trying to raise money for Speed the Light!


Thursday, September 20, 2012


This is one of my very first portraits. I did this one for my mother for Christmas. It is from a photo I took of my girls at Christmas time. It is the piece that inspired me to begin this journey of drawing portraits. It hangs in my mother's living room along with my mother and great grandmother Clara's portraits. I am so thankful for the gifts that God has given to my family.  I am also thank for the inspiration passed down through the generations.