Today's Scripture

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Psalm 112:5

Well! Today was one of those days when I really wish I had more of an idea of where I  going BEFORE I took off in full trot!!

All I had in mind when I started today's doodle was a scripture (Psalm 112:5) and a flower.  Scripture made it, the flower didn't.  But that isn't where the trouble started.  If you have been around for a while you may have noticed that I like frames....and I like for things to hang over and out of the that went all wrong.  See the picture below... The inside/outside got "off" with the word "GOOD". Had I been thinking ahead that heavy black frame around the word should have been drawn BEFORE I watercolored anything....then I would have done that box a different color.... But, I drew it after the fact in an attempt to "fix" my mess...FAIL!


So, I spent the next hour working on it, with several options not working :-(.  Believe me, this was one of those times when much less time would have been spent starting over...but, nooooooo, I am way too bull headed for that!   I tend to get more and more determined to make it ok.

I ended up with this:

Unfortunately, you can't see what I see... The "GOOD" is actually gold glitter and it looks kinda good.  :-). It sparkles!  I love sparkle!

I do wish I had the "want-to" to do it again "right" because there is a lot about it that I would change..... But, I over it, no do-overs today.  

Oh, here is something I doodled last night while watching a movie...on one of the 5000 (?) index cards I bought at Staples this week .... they were having a sale :-/




Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Value the Differences

There have been several times in my life that The Lord had me in a position to see people treat others with a superior attitude because they "knew" something that the other folks didn't know.  They thought the other people were stupid and had little value because the others didn't know what they knew..

I spent 13 years at AT&T working with programmers as the "voice"/designer (aka: Human Factors Engineer) for end-users, the people that had to use the software that was developed.  I would sit in meetings listening to the progammers call the users stupid!!!  That would make me crazy and I'd have to jump to their defense!  "Just because a person doesn't know what YOU know doesn't make them stupid!!!  I guarantee that person can do something that you can't do!"  It is all about training!  Not SMART!  And God designed us differently, for different purposes :

Romans 12:6   "We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.... " 

Value the Differences

I was married to a brilliant man for 17 years and I can't tell you how often he would get angry because I didn't know everything he knew!  What?!  Perceived Value = Zero.  It didn't matter that I knew things he didn't know, I was stupid in his eyes.

You have probably heard all your life, like I have, if everyone agrees then someone is not necessary.  You NEED people that know different things and/or have different skills to get things done and/or to come up with the best solution to a problem!  If we are all alike there is a hole somewhere!

Value the Differences

I wished that I had said something different on top of the puzzle pieces but it was too late.  Something more along the lines of "You might miss out of God's best plan for your life"...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Real Heart Test


Guess who did that yesterday!  Me, with four different people, all giving the wrong answers!!!  Ya know.... I really do consider myself a nice person, but honestly, NOTHING brings out the yuck in me like trying to get a helpful answer from a phone support person in any country, but magnify the issues when fighting the language barrier!!  So much time is spent saying, repeating and spelling!   


Please don't get me wrong, I LOVE people from other countries, its just I am usually already on edge because I have already tried everything, doing my best to avoid he dreaded call, (including reading and watching YouTube videos).  Then I call and spend the first 30 minutes answering, repeating and spelling answers to questions that have NOTHING to do with the issue... And when I  finally get to the actual question I have, I find out I am talking to the wrong person!!! .... And there I go, into endless support-line-hell-loop!

Forgive me Lord, please.


Thursday, July 18, 2013

2 Timothy 3:2-5

I woke up at about 4:00 AM this morning thinking about a conversation I had with a friend Sunday night.  She was very upset with her brother and said that she probably would never see him again because she is so mad at him.  He lives only about 6 hours away but their father died last month and he hadn't bothered trying to come when "the call" was made to hurry.  And she didn't like the way he had treated their mom when he did finally bother to come about 3 days after his dad died.

Everything about the conversation screamed 2 Timothy 3 to me where human behavior in "the last days" is described.  The "all-about-me", disrespecting of parents generation.  We are smack dab in the middle of it (or the last of the last, I'm hoping)

ANYWAY, I had referenced the verses in our conversation, but, as usual, I had said, "you know, somewhere, it says something like ...."

Ya know, I use to be better at quoting scriptures but with all the new versions available these days it is almost impossible to quote verses!  for me anyway....  I really wish I had stuck with the King James and I would be much further along... that's what I learned growing up.... BUT .... 

So, I decided I wanted to memorize 2 Timothy 3:2-5 and I got up and started by lining three different versions of the Bible up, side by side.... easy enough to do with Biblegateway....  I had the NIV, King James and The Amplified.  But, even side by side they were hard to compare because the Amplified uses so many extra words that they don't stay lined up for long.  I decided to make a chart to help me see each characteristic more clearly.  I had no intention of making a "doodle' out of it... I just wanted to study and learn.  And that's what I did between 4:00 and 6:00 this morning.

I did the chart on the only tablet that was handy, one of my art journals, so as I was looking at it a little while ago I couldn't help myself, there was, after all an inch between the two sections!!  Oh the sections are there because that's how much paper was required for the list...the list goes down then jumps to the right for the rest of the verses.

Anyway, anyway, here it is after I got done "doodling"


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

More Of The Same, Only Different

Yesterday I started this page....the top part only....then I got kinda bored and stopped....

Yesterday I punched out the oval from a piece of cardstock and used the hole as a template to draw the oval onto the watercolor paper with pencil.  NOT the best answer!  After I drew and painted everything inside the ovals I filled in the black background and I did a really lousy job of going around the ovals with the black marker!  So, today I did it differently.  I used the piece that was punched out and drew around it with the marker first, then did all the drawing and painting.  WAY better!

And that's why we practice right?


Monday, July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Let Nothing Go to Waste

I just played with hearts today.  There was a strip of a page about 2.5" in one of watercolor journals so I filled it up....

And then I took a picture and cropped it so you wouldn't see the page underneath.

And while I had it in ArtRage I covered up some of that white on the hearts because it was too white!  That's the problem with Sakura's White glaze pen,,, it goes on clear then gets whiter and whiter as it dries... Love that, but it is a surprise sometimes!


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Philippians 1:6

This was today's scripture from Biblegateway.... just for me ... :-)  I can not tell a lie, my whole life I have expected The Lord to return at any moment.... and I was afraid that I might be one of those bridesmaids that grew weary in waiting and missed the call.  See, not only do I want to be part of the marriage feast of the Lamb,  I DO NOT want to go through the tribulation period!  IT IS NOT going to be pretty!  And, seeing all the things that are happening DAILY making all those awful prophecies do-able... TODAY, I stay on the edge of my seat!

Anyway, I needed THIS scripture today.  THANK YOU Father God!  

Monday, July 8, 2013

American Sins

....just to name a few!!

I have to say, I get a little crazy when people ask the question WHY?.....   Really?


Friday, July 5, 2013

And, the Rest Of the Story....

I finally decided to commit it to paper...

 Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 

It is easy to lose focus on what the ultimate end goal is with so many distractions in life.

Actually, it can be ANY promise you are standing on at the moment, that just happens to be my favorite.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Today I Played With the Real Thing Again

See, the thing is, yesterday I got a large box of watercolor paper delivered and I couldn't resist, I just had to play.  Gotta say, I honestly don't think there is anything better than Inktense Watercolor pencils!  I LOVE using them! I'm just sad that there aren't anymore colors to buy :-(.  

Anyway,  now I'm waiting on the next step....what to do with it ... Do I add more dots? Or, cut it apart and use the pieces on something else?  Or add words?  .... Waiting .....

I mention cutting it apart because I did another one and that's what I did because I wasn't happy with it.  So it, or some part of it, will become a part of something else??

Oh, today it is July 4th, Independence Day.... And it has rained ALL day! But,that doesn't stop the fireworks, there is a display somewhere around here, I can hear them...but unfortunately that it, I can't see a thing ...too many trees.   But, I love my trees so no complaints here!   

Hope you all had a great 4th!

The next day..........
Aaaaaaaaa.....the iPad magic....test it before you commit!   

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ima Crow

I promised a friend, Barb, that I would doodle a crow for her blog so here is my first watercolor go at it.  Her last name is Crow and this is Ima Crow, get it?  It is waiting for change requests so we shall see.... And, yes the purse is significant ....

Well heck, I did the one below on my ipad last week and it actually looks more like a crow that the one, seeing the two together the top one looks more like a black bird than a crow... Or, is it just me because the bottom looks like she would be Heckle and Jeckle's mom.  Anyone out there even know who I' m talking about?

Hummmm,.... Getting old.....



Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Cool Note Taking App!

Much has happened since last I wrote..... And now starts my list of excuses for not posting in a while....

- I took a little mini vacation to a friend's house
- My iPad stopped charging!!! so I had to go to the apple store for diagnosis since they wanted to charge me $70 for a phone call consult!!!  NOT!!  Thankfully, it is still under warranty so the replacement charger cable was free.
- I have been trying more new apps out... My app Drawing Folder now looks like this!  So many choices, how does one choose just one?


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