Thursday, December 24, 2009

a blessed Christmas . . .

. . . from our home . . .

. . . to your home . . . may you be the Lord's gift to one another . . .

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

cherries and picnic

It's summer holiday season . . .

last Wednesday we went cherry picking
and picnicking
at the feet of age old pine trees
on dry brown cracking pine needles
under a warm yellow sun with a soft breeze of wind

we took home a small harvest of sweet cherries to savour piece meal

. . . an unusual display . . .

Saturday, December 19, 2009

. . . by the grace of God . . .

I love who I am
I am grounded in my own power
I am secure on all levels.

I deserve to enjoy life
I ask for what I want and
I accept with joy and pleasure.

I trust the process of life
All I need is taken care of always
I am safe. (author unknown - I found this script written on a piece of paper in a library book)

(this photos of her enjoying life and laughing without holding back were taken without her knowledge)

Monday, December 14, 2009

autumn oak leaf or gecko ?

I like to think it is an autumn oak leaf as the pattern title indicates. My 11 year old daughter says it is a yellow gecko. What do you think?

I am not sure where I got the page with this pattern - maybe from the internet? I think it is a design from Nicky Epstein? I'm not sure - if some one can help, I will be very pleased.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

musical scattering . . .

a few loose pictures

were organised into this (oil on maisonite)

Monday, December 7, 2009

crossing over carefully

. . . humans can learn a lot from the animal world . . . looking after and caring for little ones . . .

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas market . . .

Our church support a christmas market or rather a craft market, where preferable handmade items are for sale. A small amount of the income goes to the church for charity.

The community support a project for street children (abandoned children who live off the street ). The project is named Arendsnes, translated in English as Eagle's Nest. There the children are provided with a good meal per day, they are taught reading and writing, they can bath, and are skilled through different lessons. One of the ministers, Fanie Marais, teaches art classes. Some of these childrens' paintings made into cards, are sold at this market. Each painting bears the child's name on it. I bought the following painting of Heinrich K :