Monday, November 29, 2010

I am so thankful !!!

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100:4-5

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Special gift to 10 girls and a Coach

About 2 months ago , I started working on a little book that I title * Ten Stars*. This is almost a handmade book except that was professionally printed. This is not the big project that I spoke few weeks ago but again, it was *big* for me because the style was much different than the one that I normally do.
As an artist , the sky is truly my limit. I love the challenges although sometimes I ask my self ; " what was I thinking???", grin. These illustrations felt like that for the first few girls that I draw and painted because I wanted each one to be more like a portrait and yet , with a little of the magical feeling that I so love. I am definitely NOT a portrait artist!

Here they are. All the books now are ready and waiting for the right time so Becca ( my daughter ) can give to her 9 team mates.
Kate my second daughter , wrote the poems about each girl. I sent her enough information for her to write the poems. At the end, I am very pleased and I hope the girls will LOVE it.

Becca plays at MUFC, for Charlotte -NC. Based on the response to my last post ( A GIVEAWAY) , I can see that not many people comes around here, * sad Pat* grin, so I am doubting that any of the parents are reading this. This is meant to be a surprise for Christmas!*grin*

Here you can see one the first page. This is Taylor, a sweet girl that plays forward. I did all the forwards first then....

....Then mid-field, my Becca,grin. What a blast I have in seen these girls playing!

Last page was for the only man on the book. Our beloved coach Ben! Yeap! He has the hearts of 10 stars, that is for sure!*smiles*
ps. you may click on pictures to see enlarged!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Woolytales 1st GIVEAWAY!!!:-)

Here are the winners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

((( Thank you ))) to all my participants.Winners please contact me with your choices of prints ( please visit my art shop ) and the Crockery will be a surprise!*grin*


Please click on the picture above and save on your computer, then upload on your blog. Please don't forget to add a link back here!!!:-)
I have been wanting to do a giveaway for while and now is just the perfect time!
Christmas is my favorite time of the year... not because we , as a family, love all the fun things that we do here at the farm during this time but because is a reminder that our Saviour and Lord was born over 2000 years ago.
So, with a grateful heart for our Lord Jesus and all the blessing that He has pour upon us this year , I want to celebrate and give away something that I love to do!*grin*

Here is what I will be giving and few simple rules:

1. Copy and paste my giveaway picture on your blog side bar and add a link to my blog. If you don't know how , just ask me, it is simple.
2. Leave me a comment telling me what picture would you like. Please visit my print shop at my etsy store.
3. You don't have to be a follower, but you are mostly welcome here!*grin*

ps. If you don't have a blog, you still can participate; just leave me a comment and how to contact you.

I will do 2 drawings:

The first one winner will receive:

A print from my shop of your choice AND a pottery bowl from my 7kidsmudhole esty store.

The second winner will recive a print of yoru choice from my esty print shop only.

This giveaway is worldwide and *I* will pay for the shipping!!!

Have fun and thank you for visiting me!!*smiles*

Sunday, November 14, 2010

My new cozy kitchen!!!:-)

((( You may double click on each picture , if you would like to see enlarged)))
After 3 months of renovations, we finally finished our kitchen.
When we first moved to our farm almost 9 years ago, our kitchen, living room ,and dinning room was way too small for a family of 9 plus all sorts of others that are always here *grin*. Since then , we have added a wonderful addition that is now our living room in which allowed us to expand our kitchen with the dinning room, however, I was *dreaming* to make the increase even larger so we could have more space not only for ourselves but also have friends and church family over more often.
Yesterday , I was able to lit my stove and heat up water for hot chocolate. The entire kitchen was so very warm and cozy, grin! Praise be to God , whom all blessing are from!
Our large table is 9ft long. It is about 120 years old.It is simple but sturdy.

These are the stoves that I cook everyday. they are both from 1920's. The left is a wood stove and the right is a gas stove.

Since we first moved here, I dreamt about having a window that faces my barn and the pond . Yes, I had this large doors that brings light but a window over the sink is something that I love deeply... don't know why...grin

I collect tin cans as you can see,grin, the green cabinet has its original stamp and is marked 1889. I keep my cups there.

Can you see my barn???*smiles*

I left for last to show you one of my pets that I just adore..... please meet **Loro**... my companion Amazon bird. He is so sweet and his favorite thing in this world is to be with me. He loves the children but he does not like Mark. Well, I think he IS a LOT like Mark in many ways!!!*grin*

I will leave you with a page from my sketch book. I did this ths morning at church . I already have the idea in my head of what the next illustration will be , but I still need to work on the children's faces after all, faces are very important.

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Here comes trouble...

Naughty Boy

I am working on a series of illustrations in which *many* are funny but depicts naughty situations. I truly can't show you all of it yet , but I will be posting crops from it.I hope it will make you smile!
May the Lord bless your day ~*grin*

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I just can't wait.....:-)

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