Thursday, April 26, 2012


A small sign with a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Painted in paris grey and lettering done with cranberry wine. It is finished with a wax and lightly distressed. 
Price: $35

Tuesday, April 24, 2012


"Poor the man who knows not the stirring of his deepest heart."

Friday, April 20, 2012


Don't seek an experience. Seek Jesus. He is the One I want and need. To know Him more and more. That is my aim. Because when I know Him more, He helps me to live a truly good life. When my heart and head are full of the knowledge of Jesus my life becomes better. That is to say the state of my soul and internal life change for the better. External as well, but there will always be hardships and temptations while I remain here on earth. But when I know Him, He gives me the strength and grace to face each day. It is Him in me that makes life better. Jesus. I can be jealous over having an "experience". It seems that can be the only proof that He is moving and working in me. Yet He speaks to all His children differently. And when I am coveting another's story; I am missing my own. For He has His own way of ministering to me. One is not better than the other. My human nature likes to think otherwise. It is tiring and always disappointing when I am wishing for an "experience" like someone else's. Our God is too mysterious, too wild to only come in one way to His children.
Seek Jesus. He is the One who brings forth the transformation I am in desperate need of. He is a gentle pursuer. I think He moves in subtle, quiet ways that all add up to one big change. And He keeps on slowly but steadily pushing me in His direction and removing the stuff that hinders. Suddenly I realize He has been speaking to me for I am no longer what I once was. And He begins again in a different way. Shaping me into HIS. In the end, I guess I never needed an "experience". Just Him. Jesus.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Window Frame Pictures

A beautiful decorative piece. An old window frame fitted with my photographs. I painted it in a blue and then a white overtop. I sanded away some of the white to allow the blue to be seen. A nice aged look. I think it turned out charming:) 
Price: $85

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


"The love for equals is a human thing- of friend for friend, brother for brother. It is to love what is loving and lovely. The world smiles. The love for the less fortunate is a beautiful thing- the love for those who suffer, for those who are poor, the sick, the failures, the unlovely. This is compassion, and it touches the heart of the world. The love for the more fortunate is a rare thing- to love those who succeed where we fail, to rejoice without envy with those who rejoice, the love of the poor for the rich, of the black man for the white man. The world is always bewildered by its saints. And then there is love for the enemy- love fore the ones who do not love you but mocks, threatens, and inflicts pain. The tortured's love for the torturer. This is God's love. It conquers the world."
Frederick Buechner

Friday, April 13, 2012


My spirit quickens when I think of knowing You fully. How I want to love You more. But with an actual feeling. No more head knowledge but heart knowledge. I want my heart to be changed by Your presence.  How I want to sit in Your presence gazing on Your beauty. Being shown Your glory and feeling the waves of Your love. Encounter is what I long for Jesus. A real, honest encounter. Putting aside all of my stuff, questions, issues; I want to sit before You. There is a great need for something different to happen. Greater truth and revelation to take place. I want to accept where You want to take me. And I want it to be full of joy- joy overflowing my spirit. No more duty but abandoned delight and love. Is this possible Lord? Will you take me on such a journey? Help me to throw aside my expectations, fears, judgements, religiousness, anything that hinders and holds me back from Your love. All the lies I have held onto- that only are breeding more lies. Jesus first and foremost, I want You always and forever. Help me to start moving in that way. Becoming like You, while soaking in Your presence. And from that place You will guide and use me as You want. Take me to that depth of devotion- devotion based on love, joy and delight. You are no job. You are worthy. Fill me eyes and soul with light from heaven. Eyes to see and ears to hear. Speak Jesus. Speak to those places inside me. Abide. That is what I desire. To be free and full of Your fiery love. Consumed by Your presence. I ask You for it Jesus.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Furniture: Chest

A nice sized cedar chest painted in paris grey and old white. The top had been damaged beyond painting capabilities so I added fabric to the top. A pretty lace was added to finish the look. It has a little distressing around the edges and I decided to not add a top coat to let it have a softer look. Along the sides towards the bottom some of the wood was knocked off but I think the paint helps hide that:) Overall I think it turned out lovely.
Price: $75

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


"Live near to God, and so all things will appear to you little in comparison with eternal realities."
     Robert M. McCheyne

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Are You my all consuming joy? My treasure? The one I would give everything up for? Do I have a distaste in my mouth for the sinful worldly things? I admit, it is not fully. But I want it to be. How I want to only want You as my treasure. Just You. For You are goodness, excellence, love, all that is pure and lovely wrapped up into one Being. You are what I want to desire most of all. None of the extras. So I ask only for  yourself God. Give me You. And let my heart respond in joy and love and gratitude. Joyfully praising You for Your unending glory. Show me Yourself, know me so on that last day I will be welcomed to stay with You forever. Do away with the untruths inside my mind. Rebuild it to know Your truth. To understand. Lord, help me to walk in the light. Let the light be a space I want to always live. Forgive me for not seeing You. For missing the truth too often. Turn my heart towards obedience. To respond in joy to the things You ask of me. Make me more into Your likeness. Everyday Father. Reveal Your heart to me. Teach me Your ways. Forgive me my faults. You need to be my pleasure, my joy, my treasure, my most loved, my prize, my heart's desire! The one to satisfy me fully. The best and greatest truth in my life. Crush what stands in the way. Burn inside my heart, so You can't be denied. Reveal the lesser things to me. The things that are wasting away and are eating at my soul. Change my heart Lord. Shift it into focus. Fill it with joy at Your beauty and glory. I want to always be responding in praise. You are the One. The One to remedy me. Thank you. Thank you Lord. Make me Your pleasure. I want to rest in Your arms Jesus. You are the most restful place to be.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


"When I can no more stir my soul to move,
and life is but the ashes of the fire;
when I can but remember that my heart
once used to live and love, long and aspire-
oh be Thou the first, the One thou are;
Be thou the calling; before all answering love,
and in me wake hope, fear, boundless desire."
   George MacDonald