Sunday, August 30, 2009

Elves


Here is my sister, little girl and BroBriGuy. Today I get a new brother, my niece has her Daddoo, and my darling youngest sister is starting a new life.
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How grateful I am for their love. I pray their love for one another will last forever. God's blessings over these dear three.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Jungle Girl

This pen and ink was a whimsical experiment combining human and feline qualities. The lovely young model is one of my favorite people to draw.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wistful

Last week, I met this little one who's sad eyes reflected her rescue from terrible circumstances. She is a brave little soul who believes in angels and fairies. So I drew her as one.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Lady and the Unicorn

I've always loved the Unicorn. This wonderful mythological creature was not only known for the single horn sprouting from its forehead, but it was also thought to have a beard like a billy goat, a lion's tail and cloven hooves. His horn was said to neutralize poison.
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The unicorn has been described as fierce yet good, selfless yet solitary. He is mysterious and it is said a unicorn can only be approached a lovely maiden who is pure and chaste. The unicorn is noble, beautiful and illusive--I suppose that is why they are so fascinating.
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Daddy Update: The wound specialist believes the bone still exposed in Dad's scalp will most likely heal over by itself without surgery. Dad's tests have come back looking great. Please pray for my parents outlook--it is so hard for them to be away from home so long. We are preparing the house so they can go home sometime mid-September. We are praying we can get it done by that time--Mom must return home so she can teach the first of October.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Blue Eyes

This is one of a series of drawings where I experimented with using warm colors such as gold, red, brown and yellow for color and shading.

The only exception are her blue, blue eyes.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Buddies

Friends come in all shapes and sizes. This lovely lady's best buddy is a dolphin! I have many people friends, but over the years, I've cherished other friends as well--dogs, cats and fish. Believe it or not, fish have a LOT of personality. The fish in my pond actually recognize my voice and come when I call. (grin) I know--Its pretty strange to call a fish a friend...but then maybe not.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cloud Cherub

This is one of my first attempts at cloud painting. I was just discovering how to use my "brush" which, in reality was the "mouse." The cloud picture below is of the cherub as I first saw him. The photo was taken over the gentle swell of Oregon's coastal mountains.


Daddy Update: Dad is doing very well. We hope to have the home place ready in a few weeks, so our parents will be comfortably set for the cold autumn and winter months. Please continue to pray for Dad's healing and that we will be able to finish all the work which must be done in order for them to go home. Dad would feel much better with his own things around him.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Wisdom of Cat

Here he looks so wise--because cats just have that look about them. Perhaps this fellow is contemplating a leap to the counter top (bad kitty!), or a pretty pounce upon a stray sunbeam. It is possible there is a mouse moving nearby, and he's thinking about breakfast ... what do you think?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pin Cushion Faery


I was in the hospital when I drew this lovely little faery. I did not start drawing with the idea of a faery sitting on a pin cushion. I didn't imagine her with those quilted wings--she just sort of evolved that way as I worked with my pencil.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pretty Sky Dancer

Here she is, the lovely dancer who dipped and waltzed across the early summer skies.

Below is this lovely dancer as I first saw her.




Thursday, August 13, 2009

Byron's Lessons


Even faeries teach their children a trade. Here a little faery Mom teaches her small boy how to scent a flower and put its colors into place. However, seeing that mischievious look, I'm sure when she's not looking, one might find a crazy pattern of pinks, blues and greens splashed across the flower's petals.
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Daddy Update: Dad made a breakthrough this morning! He actually got up and made coffee this morning. He was able to go outside with his walker yesterday afternoon--he even walked a few paces with his cane. Dad is healing faster than anyone could predict. Thanks to the prayers of people everywhere, I believe we are watching a miracle unfold! Thank you! Keep praying--Dad sees the neck doctors the first of September!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bluebell Faery

This spring I had the privilege of capturing the fragile beauty of the bluebell faery. She is a shy sort--and quite musical. In early springtime, it is possible to tiptoe into the garden, where if you are quite still, you might hear the rare and lovely song of the bluebells.
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I know...I know! I have a GREAT imagination!
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Daddy Update: Dad is doing very well. Please continue to pray for the healing of his neck and head wounds. Our prayer is that he will heal faster than any of his doctors have predicted.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Soul Mates

How rare and lovely it is when two halves of one heart find one another.



Daddy Update: The plastic surgeon and consultants have determined skin grafts will not be applied until Dad's broken neck is healed. Dad will be wearing a neck brace for five more months. The surgeons are sure the exposed bone will not heal over by itself. Since the wound vac has been removed, Mom and I have been changing the dressings each day. It seems to us that his head is starting to heal. I would appreciate your prayers for the broken bones in his neck to heal, and for exposed bone to grow new skin overtop. Nothing is impossible with God. Miracles happen every day! Thank you for your good thoughts and prayers!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Angel Hugs

As the sun slipped its way over the river and trees, I caught sight of an angel hug.
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Below is the cloud as I first saw it.



Daddy Update: Dad goes to the VA to speak with the plastic surgeon this afternoon. I would appreciate your continue prayers for his healing. Nighttime is the hardest time for him. He often feels that life is done, and that his body is shutting down--doctors think this could be the effects of sundowners Syndrome. Despite these scary feelings, Dad seems to grow stronger and stronger every day.