Monday, October 9, 2017

Cologne Cathedral


Another favorite memory from our River Cruise this past summer in Europe.  This scene is from Cologne, Germany... of the Cologne Cathedral and the Hohenzollern Bridge on the Rhine River.... spectacular!!     


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Special Offer for Pre-Christmas Orders



Fall has arrived and even here in Texas I actually felt a nip in the air last week!   Of course, with that my thoughts have now started to drift toward Christmas shopping and like me, maybe you have that “what-to-get-the-person-who has-everything” challenge.

I have the solution!!

Consider a custom, one of kind, illustration of 
“their special place.”  
Typically that's usually a home, past or present, but consider some other places with special significance… 
a college campus, favorite restaurant, engagement location or their church or wedding location.  
(I’ve attached a few previous sketches to help spur your imagination!)

Until October 15th I am offering a 20% discount off my regular price on Christmas pre-orders.

For $200, you’ll receive a 11 x14 pen and ink sketch that will be a personal and unique keepsake for that special person in your life.

I am limiting this offer to only 12 sketches “first come first serve!”    So, if you'd like to get in on this special pricing, don't wait....

And of course...  If you have any questions or thoughts you’d like to kick around on this, feel free to give me a call!

Happy Fall Y'all!!


Favorite Church or Wedding Location


Restaurant for Special Occasion

Homes - Past or Present

Or just that place that holds a special memory or significance


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Colossians 1: 11-12


Last week I attended the "Living Proof Simulcast 2017" at my church.  Beth Moore was telecast live from (Holy!) Toledo, Ohio with 4500 in attendance, 5000 individuals streaming live, as well as churches in all 50 states and 11 countries worldwide!  
Wow!  It was a powerful message!

In the morning session, Beth Moore shared the characteristics of being a Christian as verbs.... not just as adjectives or nouns.  And we must be willing to step up and BE ACTIVE in our faith.  Based on this verse in Colossians we are to Bear Fruit, Grow in Knowledge, Be strengthened, and alway Give Thanks.   

Following this segment, our church Director of Women's Ministries Dori Barber, shared with us this "visual."   She asked us to close our eyes and imagine this scene.  Of course, after painting this picture in my head, I had to put it on to paper, and now it lives forever in my heart.  I've never been great at memorizing Bible verses, but this sure worked for me, and I hope it means something to you too! 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

"Little Venice" in Bamberg, Germany


The holidays are already in the air, with quite a few "Christmas surprise's" in the works... unfortunately I can't post them here until later, so I took a break last week to work on one of my favorite scenes from our Viking River Cruise earlier this summer.   

One of my favorite stops was this one in Bamberg, Germany.  This little stretch of homes along the river is the most expensive real estate in the area and often referred to as "little Venice."   I particularly loved the little home, center right, tucked in with the others!  

Do you know someone who would love a sketch for Christmas this year of one of their favorite places?  Watch your e-mail next week for a special offer!!

Friday, September 15, 2017

Wine, Women and Shoes - September 21


What goes better together than Wine, Women and Shoes??
Maybe Texas, Bluebonnets and a Barn!!

I'm honored again to donate a work of art to the "Breast Cancer Charities of America" Silent Auction at their upcoming Fundraising event!   It's not too late to get tickets and support this great non-profit.  All proceeds this year will benefit Breast Cancer Patients in the Houston Area affected by Hurricane Harvey.



For more information:
http://www.winewomenandshoes.com/event/houston/

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Cedar Creek Lake House

There's just something about rocking chairs on a porch that lures me in!!   It makes me want to grab a good book and park it for an hour, or two, or the whole day!!  

This home on Cedar Creek Lake brings about just that feeling!   This is actually the back of the house, facing the lake.  It's hard to imagine a better place to enjoy life!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Matagorda Bay Sunset


This was a switch from my norm... instead of sketching the view OF the house, I did the view FROM the house!  

This Bay House is the home of my clients fiancĂ© ... they got engaged at the end of the pier watching the sun set... one of their favorite pastimes, can you see their silhouettes?
I was happy to commemorate this special occasion for them with this sketch and wish them the very best in their lifetime together!!