Chirp Love, Art

Friday, May 25, 2012


Today we had to put our 16 year old cat down. So sad and all the memories I have of him are cherished. He was a good boy and will be missed greatly!

I will miss how every morning when I get up he greets me in the bathroom for fresh water in the sink. Anytime I have chicken or turkey out he comes running and rubs up against my leg and leaves cat hair all over my pant legs. He was the only cat I knew who loved to run with me on the treadmill and he hated my singing in the shower. He would whine at me and let me know he was sick of hearing me!

Yes, my little buddy will be missed!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Who-fest 2012

OK, so I am really late on posting any pictures from Who-fest this year but I got tons of excuses.....just maybe not good enough ones. So here are a few pics of our fun weekend. Unfortunately we had to leave Sunday morning due to the rain so I did not get to visit or take as many pictures of my friends as I normally do. Bummer!!!! We did have a great time and appreciated all the hard work involved in making this a successful show. Looks like a Who-fest too is coming this September and if all goes well I plan on being there.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Some of my new work


A few of  my favorite new pieces I made for Who-fest that sold. We had such a good time and I just love seeing people walk away with my work and a smile! : )

Painting for Jude

It has been such a beautiful spring! I cannot believe that June is just a breath away. Trying to keep up with homeschooling and domestic duties keeps my time pretty much filled but I thought I would sit down and type a bit about what has been going on.

Well, first off I posted a few weeks ago that my brother's little boy Jude has been diagnosed with leukemia. It was a shock to all of us and especially to them. Jude has been in and out of the hospital with a few complications but we are reminded daily God has him in the palm of HIS healing hands. Their baby girl is due this Friday so I will have a niece which is their first girl! I know they are really excited about that but weighed down with new responsibilities and stresses. They have a long road ahead but seem to be handling things well. They are very blessed to be surrounded by so many that care for them and are able to help. I wish I was able to do more but we live too far away so we do what we can and pray! If you are interested in keeping up with Jude's journey to recovery here is a site my brother is updating as he can.

A few weeks ago I felt led to paint this painting. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out but by the end of the day I really liked what I saw. So I posted it on my facebook fan page and a friend of mine saw it and said she wanted to buy it. I told her all profit of this particular painting will be going to Jude's medical expenses. A few minutes later another friend said she wanted one too so I decided how ever many of these particular paintings sold I would donate the profit to Jude. After a day another friend contacted me and requested one too. lol

We were at Who-fest in Chattanooga TN. a few weekends ago and I sold another painting in honor of Jude. This is the painting that sold.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Pretty Is As Pretty Does

My grandmother's famous line..... "Pretty is as Pretty Does". Ain't it the truth???

So many people are focused on the outside and have such an ugly attitude which depreciates the real meaning of beauty.

One of my goals as a mother of two little girls is teaching them that pretty is what is on the inside. Sharing God's love and being a true friend is "pretty".

I have heard little girl chatter and it disappoints me with some of what they say. I speak frankly to my girls about loving one another. That it is brave and "ok" to say no or I don't want to. Being different doesn't mean you are weird. It means you are strong in Christ and focus on what God would want you to do.

If you know me at all you know I am not a writer so I am going to leave it that! I hope you shine your light God gave you!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A split second and your life can change

Yesterday we got devastating news from my brother. His 3 year old son Jude has cancer! I do not think the reality of that word is more powerful until it is within the safety of your family and you stand facing a huge challenge ahead. Although I am not the mama or daddy facing this struggle with one of mine it is my baby brother who I know has a heavy heart and so that hurts me.

As a mother I can only imagine the helpless feeling and fear they have at this moment. Confusion, shock and anger as to "why me"?

In these last two years I have been reminded of how precious life is. It can change in a split second and we are not promised tomorrow.

I thankful for a loving God and that my brother, and sister in law know their Jude is in God's powerful healing hands.

I am thankful that our parents instilled in us the only hope we have is Jesus! He can do ALL things!!!!

I do not understand and cannot wrap my brain as to "why" but I know God sees the future and we can only see the moment or the past. The comfort with painful past is actually a piece of hope we have because we have seen God's mighty work done and stand on the promise He will do it again.

So today as my day gets started in just a few hours I am holding onto that faith I have been given.

Please say a prayer for 3 year old Jude as he is facing the fight of his little, precious life.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Felt Flower Hair Clips on etsy


Life has been pretty busy lately! Blogging has been put on the back burner as I posted a week or two ago. I miss it yet feel like some things in life take priority for me right now. However I wanted to take a minute and post a few of my new felt hair clips I have been working on. These are now on my etsy shop. Please check them out.
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