Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Purple Mountains Majesty

Psalm 143:8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.  Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. 

I have been visiting Grand Teton National Park for 35 years and if I can, during my stay, I will get up  early and drive to one of my favorite spots to watch the sunrise onto the mountains.  This particular sunrise, last August with my daughter, was absolute perfection.  It is when I am deep into God's creation, especially during the quiet of the morning, that I am most in awe of the splendor and majesty of this earth.  

Today is the first day of Lent and once again, I will share a few of my favorite Lenten posts from last year, along with new sketches that are paired with some of my favorite Bible verses.  
What about you??  Do you have an inspirational scene or verse that you'd like to share, send me an e-mail and I would love the opportunity to add it to this series.  

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Family time in The Woodlands

One of the things I love best about sketching the homes of people I know, is that as I sketch, I picture their family in the house...and all those special times when kids are growing up, birthday celebrations, Christmas morning and, of course  that anxious time of waiting for your daughter to come home after a first date!   This is what family life is all about and it's such a joy for me to capture those feelings on a piece of paper for my clients.

   Thank you Sally and Rick for allowing me to sketch your home and wishing you many happy memories over the years ahead!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Coll Beach house #2

Hopefully you saw my last post of the Coll beach house on the Gulf Coast in Florida.  It had been in their family for many years, originally purchased in 2004 with Sarah's sister, who own it now.  Her in-laws bought on the island in 1992, just down the road a bit...  how much fun is that!  I can just imagine many happy memories with aunts and uncles, cousins and friends over the years!  In 2015 they built this home on the lot next door.  
Let the good times roll!! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Coll Beach house #1

I grew up on the west coast of Florida, so when I'm asked to sketch someone's beach house, I feel like I've come home! 

 This one for Sarah and Mario is #8 in a series of 7!  Haha, originally they commissioned me to do all the homes they've lived in over the years, but this one (and the next) are extra's.... I think I can safely assume that some fun times and good "living" has happened here too.   

It is located in the panhandle of Florida on the Gulf Coast. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Texas

It's always a pleasure for me to donate a custom sketch to local charities.  Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central Texas is one of my favorites as my son in law Hector, is a "big" and recently he and my daughter Katie chaired their annual "Ice Ball" to raise funds for this wonderful non-profit!  The winner of the auction item had recently bought their first home and it was fun to sketch.  A charming bungalow with a front porch that just called my name out to come and "sit a spell!"