welcome to my journal of the romantic heart!

a very warm welcome in this cold january weather we are having, i have so many projects going, and plan to show you the before and after of some them, am hoping my ambition and energy stay with me! ... i realize many folks now use facebook daily, but oh the many many gorgeous pictures to be shared on our favorite blogs! if you've made it this far, grab a cup of coffee or tea and to check out my personal favorites,there are some very talented gals out there in blogland with beautiful souls as well as photos...am hoping to share many thoughts and lovely photos with you, "Whatsoever is pure and good, think on these things..."
Blessings for this year~~~ z is for zanne

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

nina and me

to explain a bit about the title.."nina and me"...everytime i find time to paint a bit..you know, the roses on my art dolls from Joanna's on line classes..maybe a nest or two or some twigs here and there...maybe some pine trees...i find myself thinking of my grandma whose name is nina..and imagine her here with me, watching over my shoulder..she went to heaven many years ago, and i truly miss her. I must get my love for the arts from her, i remember the summers she tried to teach me to crochet~~that one didn't take~~but the painting did~~once she painted little flowers on each square of the old kitchen linoleum~~ a few years ago i tore up the carpeting and faux painted/stained the old sublooring, wasn't bad, but fortunately we finally acquired new flooring!~~i love to paint, from faux painting i've tried on each and every square inch of my walls, to my newest joy of creating the teeny roses on my doll's foreheads...love it! i want to learn how to paint birdies next~~

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

breathe in the spring air

i do believe spring may be here, and we here in the midwest are grateful~~the spring season has more meaning to me lately..i love the warm days, yet cool nights that this time of year brings~~a new season brings subtle changes in the earth and air, you know the soil is warmer when the tulips and daffodils pop through and the sun stays out to play longer..

the monthly contest over at moss hill studios for our "PURPOSE DOLL" is continuing through next month, spring is the key word this month...i am thinking of the word EMERGE...but yellow boots sounds fun~~~~

here are some of the words that come to mind when i think of spring..emerge~~full of promise~~new life is replenished~~baby lambs, chicks, and bunnies~~bulbs awaken~~tendrils begin their ascent~~germination..seeds take root~~feel of the sun on my back~~rain on the roof~~yellow boots~~splashing inthe mud~~birds singing in the twilight again~~everything old is new again~~

Friday, April 17, 2009

There is a safe and secret place Beneath the wings divine, Reserved for all the heirs of grace; Oh be that refuge mine! "Hide me under the shadow of Thy wings"..Ps 17:8 Joannas hubby Ron has received devasatating news that his brain tumor is back..he needs surgery immediately..pray that he shall have a full recovery...see mosshillstudio for further details~~~