Thursday, December 29, 2016

San Antonio/Texas

Espada
San Jose
San Juan
Concepcion
The Alamo 

We spent some time in San Antonio - besides the downtown Riverwalk fun 
and enjoying good food, we checked out the Missions in the area -
the Alamo being the most famous of course.

It was 86 degrees and felt like a nice oasis in the midst of this winter season,
though Oklahoma is having fair & sunny weather also.

Sending warmth and light to you.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

"Sisters & Cousins"


My sister, Michelle, asked if I could make some earrings out of her 100 year old cameo bracelet.  Here's what I came up with.  I call them "Sisters & Cousins" because I managed to squeeze a pair out for our cousin Inge also!

My pair
Cousin Inge's pair
Michelle's pair

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Miryam and Yeshua

Miryam & Yeshua, Acrylic on Board

We don't know the exact day of Yeshua's  birth.
 It could have been in the spring or fall… 
The mid-eastern babe was dark skinned 
with twinkly brown eyes and soft black hair. 
Miryam's heart was filled with holy joy.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

november ending



t h a n k f u l   f o r   t h i s   t i m e   a n d   p l a c e.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Fruitful Trees


When I prophesied 2016 as a sweet and fruitful year over myself at the beginning of the
year I didn't realize I'd go through so much pruning.  What I mean is, circumstances
reduced me to my very roots which are grounded in faith.  My eyesight was threatened
for five months - mmm, need I say more?  Then I had to let go of my 11 year job. Cut away.
Then the joy of all my new dental work of crowns, turned into the thing of nightmares…
when that one tooth broke off.  I'm still in this one - it takes several months for bone graft
to grow around the implant stem.  I've not been able to eat or speak normally for a
while.  I'm still producing the fruit of patience on this one.

My heart's desire was to plant fruit trees this year, so I planted a fig in October and  
two apple trees this month.  Planting trees is a form of self-blessing - it's 
spiritual and physical.  I can already taste the sweet figs.    

Massaging roots of apple tree #1.
Adding a few rocks for roots on apple tree #2.

"Israel" the fig tree has already wiggled happy roots into its new home on the prairie.

Israel gives me signs of hope.
And last but not least, Zody sunning by the cactus garden.
How is your season?  I hope you are well and fruitful.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Balboa Park, San Diego


 I'm always happy to visit a great museum.  The San Diego Museum of Art was a charm!
 I enjoyed the works of Matisse, Munch, Magritte and many others. 
Matisse
Heart-shaped seed in Balboa Park.
These are the final pictures of San Diego.  
The moments are now treasured in my heart. 
We only had two bad experiences, but laughable now,,,
A plane wouldn't pressurize and had to return to the OKC
airport 25 minutes into the flight.   The second, was horrific at the time.
We were eating dinner in an Italian restaurant and 'something' sharp got stuck 
in the back of my throat.  I thought it was a broken clam shell since I had seafood. 
 I will spare the details,,, but somehow, THANK GOD, a broken, half of bay leaf
finally came up as I was panicking in the bathroom.
Other than that, we had a perfect trip.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Celebrating Moments



We went to San Diego for a few days.
Celebrating the moments, not years, of our latest anniversary. :)

We had the greatest time… 







There's nothing more romantic than the sea.