The inspiration of amazing teaching, new friends and this beautiful scenery was life-changing today! The encouragement of Gillian Smith was amazing and wonderful women in the class pushed me out of my comfort zone, and into a new place of creating. I was truly on a high this afternoon and couldn’t leave the easel…new technique, […]

Scotland…a Journey of a new kind


  I am sitting in the London airport just a few hours away from setting foot on one of my favorite countries to visit…Scotland…But this is a journey of a new kind. One that I hope renews, refocuses, reopens my heart and mind to all things new. I have painted for a long time…creating is […]

Grand Opening! MAKE


  Thursday evening March 12 MEET THE MAKERS 5:00pm-7:00pm Meet this fabulous group of makers, movers and shakers! See wares and goods from their hands, learn about their stories & check out all the new awesomeness of MAKE and the grand opening weekend! KariAnne Wood – Blogger (Thistlewood Farm) (oldest sister) Kijsa Housman – Professional […]

Psalm 119:5-6


Weeks 3 & 4 Psalm 119:3-4


Week 2: Verse Of the Week Psalm 119:2


Verse of the Week 1 : Psalm 119:1


“Give me your Words” I have my Grandmother’s Bible. The kind that is tattered, written throughout and falling apart. The very tangible sign of the inheritance of faith she left all her grandchildren. The wonderful surprise is getting to read her notes. Her jots and scribbles next to the verses, in-between lines. So when I […]

Make a V.O.W.


On 12/28/14 we are launching an exciting movement called “Make a V.O.W.” — a call across social media for scripture memory to go on throughout 2015. Scripture spoken aloud makes such an impact on those who hear. Just imagine pulling up Facebook, Instagram, emails, and hearing the voices of children reciting scripture. The soft tone […]

Thanksgiving Pumpkins into Carriages


  I am so thankful for traveling this year’s twisting and turning journey. From tightly closed doors to wide open opportunities, it has really been a gift of a year, tied up with ribbon on top. Each year begins with a blank slate. A custom canvas ready to be filled. It may have holes, or be […]

May I Address the Street


Time – something I don’t seem to have enough of (like every mom out there!) SO when it comes to fall decorating, I wanted a cute, but quick fall fix for my front steps. A quick trip to my hardware store for lightweight aluminum street numbers and picked up some pumpkins while at the grocery store (ahhh […]