Thursday, May 11, 2017

A Change of Focus

Art comes in many forms....  on canvas, with my pen and ink, and through the lens of a camera.

I've been blessed to be able to travel to some amazing places... and loved taking photo's of the beauty of this world.  Just last year, these three..... 

spotting a "local" on the streets of Antiqua, Guatemala following our church mission trip...

The peace and tranquility of a sunset in Cabo San Jose...

And the majesty of a sunrise over the Grand Tetons in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

It was in Wyoming, on my third pre-dawn wake up of the week to find the perfect location to capture the first light on the mountains I found myself surrounded by photographers with tripods and long lenses, I decided it was time to upgrade from my iPhone camera.  So I did, and although I've a lot to learn, I am looking forward to practicing this new "art!"    And I have a great opportunity!  Next week, my husband and I leave on a "bucket-list-trip" across the rivers of Europe on a Viking River Cruise.  

I won't have the ability to update my blog while I'm gone, but you're welcome to follow my journey on Instagram @accentsinart.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

"And where we love is "home"

"And where we love is home
Home that our feet may leave, but not our heart."
 - Oliver Wendell Homes

Moving is hard.  Under the best of circumstances or the most challenging, it's exhausting physically and emotionally.   My sweet friend, and co-leader in our Beth Moore Bible Studies at TWUMC is moving to Midland, after 10 years in this home.   Their first home as newlyweds and where both of their girls came home as newborns.  So many cherished memories!

Our "small group" shared a brunch with her and celebrated these memories and the friendships that we've all been blessed to have.   

We love you Ellen, and we wish you joy and happiness... and hopefully lots of frequent visits back to The Woodlands!