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Blog posts July 2005

Illustration Friday: Aging

July 31, 2005
The theme for this week's Illustration Friday is "Aging". I chose to illustrate the aging process through seasons. (click here to see larger image) Youth and young adulthood are the spring and summer of our lives and middle age and old age are the fall and winter. Aging is inevitable, but if we can …

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Birdie Swap with Holli

July 29, 2005

Oh what fun! I participated in Holli's Birdie Swap, and we both had a great time creating goodies for one another. Here is the birdie-related artwork that I made for Holli. I painted this on a pre-fab framed cork board with acrylics. I then embellished with bits of ribbon, ric rac, buttons, sharpie…

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Studio Friday: Prize Possession

July 25, 2005
This week's theme for Studio Friday is "Prize Possession." I have so many things tucked away here and there that are very dear to me (photos, momentos, etc) but in my studio there is a book that means a lot to me for many reasons. It's Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion - her very first decorating bo…

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Golden Magazine Illustrations, Part 1

July 24, 2005
Recently I found some great Golden Magazines for children at a flea market and I said then that I would share some of the illustration contents. I'll share these in bits over the next few days. For today I want to share the contents page from August of 1968. Each magazine's content page has a border…

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Illustration Friday: Tranquility

July 23, 2005
The theme for this week's Illustration Friday is Tranquility. This is a first for me, but I'm using a piece of artwork I already had that I think fits the bill. This was a concept for a greeting card that never really went anywhere, so I'm happy that it's finding a new purpose here. Many times, tra…

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Illustration Friday: Karma (well, not quite)

July 22, 2005
This week's theme (or should I say last week's theme - I'm late) for Illustration Friday is karma. I have to be honest and say that I don't believe in reincarnation, or karma. That said, I do believe in the biblical principle of sowing and reaping. I chose to illustrate that with the scripture abou…

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Latest Issue of Overflow

July 21, 2005
As you may or may not know, I work with a team of writers to publish a bi-weekly devotional e-zine called Overflow. I just posted the latest issue today: http://www.rez.org/WOW/Overflow_newsletter.htm. From this jumping off page (or from here), you can read the Overflow Devotional (A Red-Shoes Day)…

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Longing

July 19, 2005
I glanced up from my desk at home and noticed that my bunny-planter with ivy that I put in the window to get some sun, had curiously begun to look quite like someone longing...longing to go out, longing to escape, longing to get out from behind the glass, longing to stretch her legs and try her win…

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Studio Friday: Favorite Book

July 17, 2005
The theme for this week's Studio Friday is "Favorite Book". That's a tough one - but if I go by how often I've read a book, the hands-down winner would have to be "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" by C.S.Lewis. It is third in a series of 7 children's books that Lewis wrote called the "Chronicles of N…

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Photo Friday: Candid

July 14, 2005
The theme for Photo Friday this week is "Candid". I'm getting this one in just under the wire. I caught my brother in a pensive mood when he was visiting us some time ago. The water of Lake Loveland, sparkling with the setting sun, provided such a beautiful backdrop for his contemplation. I call thi…

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Magical Day at CBA

July 14, 2005
Well, no weigh in Wednesday this week, becuse my dear friend and I were attending the CBA (Christian Booksellers Association) Convention in Denver all day Wednesday...and what a day it was! The CBA show is the number one trade show for the Christian book, music and gift market. Christian retailers c…

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Illustration Friday: Metropolitan

July 10, 2005
This week's theme for Illustration Friday is "Metropolitan".
Definition: Of, relating to, or characteristic of a major city
I perhaps made a bit of a stretch with my take on the metropolitan theme this week. I wanted to "zoom in" a bit down to the more intimate level of the big city - so I did images …

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Weigh-in Wednesday

July 6, 2005
Yeah!! Its Weigh-in Wednesday and I am so excited!! I lost 1.9 lbs. this week (and that with the July 4th holiday, time off from work, etc). My total is now 11.7 lbs! I'm so grateful that I have hope of this actually working. In case anyone is wondering - I'm on Weight Watchers. But really what I'm…

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A Different Style

July 4, 2005
In thinking about my recent teacup purchase (see here), I thought it'd be fun to show you a painting I did a few years ago that had one of the original teacups in it. The painting style is quite different than my illustration work - and yet I used almost exactly the same materials (watercolor and c…

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Flea Market Score

July 3, 2005
On my day off Friday I was able to do one of my favorite things - I went shopping at a local flea market. I really wasn't in much of a buying mood (mostly because I already have so much stuff), until I happened upon these teacups. They are modest little teacups - BUT, they are 3 of 4 missing pieces…

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Studio Friday: Mascot

July 3, 2005
This week's theme for Studio Friday is "Mascot":

Without a doubt, bunnies are my official studio mascot. I've been a bunny collector for forever, and these winsome creatures grace almost every square inch of my space. They inspire me and make me smile. You can read a few more of my thoughts about bun…

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Illustration Friday: Sport

July 3, 2005
This week's Illustration Friday theme is "Sport": (Click here for larger image) At first I wasn't sure what in the world I was going to do for this week's theme - but then I started thinking of sports from a fan's perspective. That led me to perhaps the biggest sports fan of all - good old …

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