Sunday, December 21, 2014

Immanuel

"Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign; The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel." Isaiah 7:14 (NIV)

Emmanuel - God with us!   It is my deepest wish that all of you will feel the presence of God not only during this blessed season but the coming New Year.

Hugs
Debbie

P.S.    This is my last post of the year.   Thank You for making my 2014 lovely by all your precious visits.    I will be looking forward to catching up with each one in January.   Merry Christmas and Happy 2015.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Week Away!

Yes Christmas is only a week away!    Will I be ready?  At this point it is anyone's guess.    Time will tell.

How about you?   Are you ready?

Don't let me keep you if you are not.   I certainly understand.  

 May everyone stay safe as they finish preparing for the arrival of this special day.

God  Bless!





Sunday, December 14, 2014

Christmas Treasures

This time of the year I love rediscovering Christmas treasures.   They have been  hidden away waiting to reappear. This is their special season.

Some are beloved ornaments hanging on the tree.








Others are decorations sitting in their favorite spot.













Many are beloved gifts from years past.

I am reminded of the giver.   Some are gone now.  Some live far away.

Time and circumstance comes to each of us.  Not all things remain the same.   Even some of these treasures have become cracked and worn.  They just serve as reminders.  What remains is the warm joy of remembering the love and thoughtfulness that was shared.   The true Christmas treasures are always my memories.  

I hope you are enjoying some of those too!

Have a delightful week.

Hugs Debbie  






Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Smile!

This sketch of my soap dispenser made me smile.










Little Chippy stopped to visit.   He always makes me smile.










And lastly Mr. Cardinal wanted  his photo taken and that brought a smile as well.


Hope you are smiling too!    Have a lovely day.


Hugs Debbie

Sunday, December 7, 2014

"It's a Wonderful Life"

It is that time of the year when hubby and I visit Bedford Falls and check in on George and Mary.

It just would not be the Christmas season without viewing "It's a Wonderful Life."

This moon reminded me of the scene where George tells Mary he will lasso the moon for her.
There are many precious moments in the movie. This particular one is a favorite of mine.




Naturally what makes this 1946 motion picture so appealing is that in the end good triumphs over evil.   Of course my eyes are not dry when everyone comes to rescue George from his trouble.    There is such a great feeling in knowing that love of family, friends and neighbors does make one the richest person in town.

If for some reason someone reading this post has never seen this movie I hope you will put in on your list of must sees!   For certain you will not be disappointed.

   Have a blessed week!


Hugs 
Debbie

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quick Sketches

Mixed Media
Just sharing a couple of  quick sketches tonight.  With Christmas only twenty-one days away sketching may be all I will manage until after the holiday season.

This furry friend of mine has been my latest muse.  Have done several drawings as well as a watercolor painting of him.   Used graphite and watercolor pencil on a Studio 71 sketch pad. Very little water was used so the paper wouldn't buckle.    





5" x 7"
 
A photo of a single daisy blooming among some larkspur inspired this small watercolor sketch.  It was painted on a Strathmore Ready Cut Watercolor Sheet - hot press.     These come in packages of 25.   Very nice size for outdoor work or to take along when one is traveling.


Well hope everyone is having a lovely week.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit.

God Bless!
Debbie


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