Monday, December 29, 2014

Wow! It's Almost Been a Year!

What a whirlwind year I have had; raising a baby into a toddler really prevents you from doing stuff that kind of gets put on the back burner like updating your blog. I have continually updated the website though. This blog was really kind of serving in that capacity until I finally built/designed a decent website. Still, I shouldn't neglect my blog completely!

In February, Colton was dedicated to the Lord and that was such a special time for us as a family.



 In early Spring we got to go an a weekend vacation with just my husband, myself and the boys. They are my little angels and mean the world to me. It was a wonderful time for family and relaxation!


Next came Colton and Preston's birthdays which were a blast. Anytime you can get together with friends and family it's a blessing.Summer was busy with fun parties at Faithful Strokes. Anna and Elsa and other great summer camps will keep you laughing and on your toes!



Later in early fall we were able to go visit my great uncle Tommy and his daughter and grandchildren in Pensacola. That was a nice time because she was just about to have her third baby and was off work so we got to visit quite a bit.

October got to be a little hairy and sad with the unexpected loss of our last cat.Our sweet Cocker Spaniel passed in Feb 2014 and Kitty Monster on the lower right passed in Summer of 2013.



We did get another kitty, "Angel" is a blessing to us and our family, She helped the transition to be a little smoother.

Other fun stuff in 2014 is getting healthy by doing Piyo in the park.



I also got to share my cardboard testimony!


Christmas was a nice end to the year. Spending time with family and making meaningful memories was the best part.





I pray you have had a wonderful and blessed 2014 and I wish you a Happy New year in 2015!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Two in the Works!

I love both of these!!




I'm back!!

Hey there....sorry I haven't been posting lately, but definitely been working on the website www.initialdesignsart.com so go check that out and let me know what you think ;) 

A lot been going on, mostly good, but a lil sad :(. Below is a painting I did to remember our sweet dog, Lucky, who we had to get put to sleep last week. He was 16 yrs old and going through all that goes along with that; seizures, blindness, deafness, incontinence, but what made our decision along with a lot of prayers, was his lil back legs kept giving out and he would fall :( He was a very sweet puppy dog and is dearly missed but will live on in our hearts!



This one is for my friend's teenage daughter's room and matches her perfectly.


This one is also in her bedroom



Abigail loves doggies so I incorporated that as well as the bedding design around the edge.


Baby Ava has a Classic Pooh nursery and this one was sent to Virginia; which I think is a new state for me to have art in so I may be up to 27!! Very cool feeling! What a blessing!


Chase went over to North Carolina as a baby shower gift to match Mod Pod Pop Monkey Bedding; this may also be a new state for my art. Gonna have to check my list!


This was ordered for a baby shower gift as well. Love Biblical stuff for babies because they need to know of God's perfect and enduring love!


These also went to NC for a birthday gift for my sweet Aunt's niece on the other side of her family.

 
This is them hung up in her bathroom. Love getting these!

Above is Harvest Moon done for a friend's bedroom

Love getting these pics!! Loved doing this one to match this lil one's big boy bed!


The four below are original designs for O Baby! 3/4D Ultrasound, Spa, and Boutique in Murfreesboro, TN










Max and Ryan share a room and love to fish and camp so I incorporated
 their love with their plaid bedding design


This is an original painting and poem of mine that was very healing


This was ordered by a friend for a Christmas present for someone in her family to celebrate important dates


 This is a Valentine's mantel a friend sent to me


I can paint on glass as well


The next five are in a friend's new house






All these have kept me busy and from posting, but busy is good and that means I'm able to be home with my sweet baby Colton and can attend everything at school with my precious big boy Preston :) I'm loving how God is continuing to bless my family and enjoying his perfect provision!!


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Been on Baby Hiatus!!

Ok, since I had the baby back in late April, things have been going really well for my family as well as my business. Still designing, assisting and teaching for Faithful Strokes; primarily in the studio located inside The Market in Smyrna, TN. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE teaching art!! Next, I have gotten a good opportunity to be the exclusive artist in O Baby! 3D/4D Ultrasound, Spa, and Boutique and have completed one wall piece for them and have plans to paint their logo above the gender reveal party window in a week or so. Last, any day now an article about me and my business as well as ad will be coming out in Community Homes and Gardens of Rutherford County Magazine!! In between all this great big news, the Lord is still delivering  each and every day in the small ways!! I love my God! Here are some pics to update you:

Got to paint on a fondant cake for a wedding!! Whooo...fun!!




 
All the following pictures/paintings have been delivered to customers since May. :)
 

























 
 
These next ones have all gone to OBaby! Ultrasound, Spa and Boutique in Mutrfreesboeo, TN including my new Birth Announcement line and Embellished canvases.
 


























 
 
These next ones are from my photo shoot for the piece in the magazine!!
 









 
These are custom design examples to match bedding around town in The Market in Smyrna or Simply Southern Marketplace in Murfreesboro, TN
 


 
This one is in Mattress Plus in Smyrna, TN
 
 
Faithful Strokes Designs
 

 
Keep your eyes pealed for more good stuff to come!!