Monday, July 2, 2018

Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio

Wilford Hall Medical Center
Lackland AFB - San Antonio, TX


My son-in-law, Hector first met Tony in 1995 while performing CPR on a patient at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio.  That was the beginning of a beautiful and lifelong friendship.  Recently, Tony retired from the United States Air Force and to commemorate this special occasion, Hector asked me to do this sketch along with (not shown) all the location Tony has served over the years from Afghanistan to Cincinnati to Philadelphia.  
Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for your service Lt. Col. Tony Zarka!!



Thursday, June 28, 2018

Picking up roots


"And where we love is home.
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts"

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.


Moving away is always hard... but when friends gather to send you off in love, it helps!!  

I was so happy to be able to create this sketch for my client as a Going Away Gift before their friends picked up roots and moved to Colorado.  
Their beautiful home in the Grogan's Mill Village of The Woodlands.  The combination of stone and wood has such a warm and inviting look and no doubt was filled with many warm and cherished memories as well!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Lanier Theological Library in Houston

 Lanier Theological Library



Do you have that special place that brings you peace, clarity and perspective for life?  For my friend and pastor at my church, Mark Sorenson, this is the place.   
Lanier Theological Library located in Houston.   

Earlier this month Mark received his ordination and as a gift to him from the staff of our church, 
The Woodlands United Methodist, I was asked to sketch this special place for him.

I often do sketches to be given as gifts... for graduation, weddings, moving away, anniversary's but this is the first time I was able to be present when it was given!  
What a special treat for me!!  

Congratulations Mark!


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Super Summer Sale starts today!

To celebrate the first day of summer,
I'm offering my first ever...

SUPER SUMMER SALE
50% off all Original Art on my website


From Fall Harvest to Spring flowers,
My favorite scenes in National Parks,
Churches and Schools (Hook "em!)
and more....

Check it out at:
http://www.accentsinart.com/p/theres-more.html


here's just a sampling of what's available...







Monday, June 18, 2018

Home away from Home!


I haven't posted in quite awhile... 
life got real busy... 
it has a way of doing that, doesn't it?


You may remember from my Lent post on March 13th that I became a new grandma - a "Bebe" to be exact!
I spent a few months in Austin with my daughter waiting for, and then helping, with sweet baby Ellis!

She lives in this cute Austin bungalow, built in 1930, just north of campus in an historical area called Hyde Park.  We spent many afternoons on this front porch, watching the world go by and waiting for baby.



I have so many favorite moments from those months, but one of the best was being the first to wake up in the morning and sitting quietly in the living room, watching the sun light stream into the window to see what this new day would bring.  Just seeing this sketch again after 3 months brings a peace to my heart and soul.  


Saturday, March 31, 2018

"He is risen!"

Luke 24: 1-6

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb.  They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.  While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes the gleamed like lighting stood beside them.  In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, Why do you look for the living among the dead?  He is not here; He is risen!"




Rejoice!!  He is Risen, Indeed!!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

"It is Finished"


Luke 23: 44-46

It was now about the sixth hour and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour because the sun was obscured:  and the veil of the temple was torn in two.  And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice said "Father, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT."  Having said this, He breathed his last breath.



Today we pause to remember your sacrificial love
That shone light into the darkness
That bore life from such emptiness
That revealed hope out of devastation
That spike truth through incrimination
 That released freedom in spite of imprisonment
And brought us forgiveness instead of punishment.

Thank you that we can now walk in the light of your life, 
Hope, truth, freedom and forgiveness,
This day and everyday.