Friday, April 29, 2011

Being a Mom Brings....

Being a Mom brings awesome rewards...

Wonder and Discovery...
Intrique...
And...wait...wait for it....
25% off my book for your mom, friends, aunts, cousins, nieces, grandma's...
just about everyone...you get the picture!
Yeah!
Yippee!
YES!!

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Photo Shoot...

Today my son Samuel (11) did a photo shoot of me...
Here's a few of my favorites.
 I'm so proud of his skills as an eleven year old.  
He is on his way to greatness!
Blessings...

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Blessed Ressurection Sunday!

O' the Love of the Father for us all...He gave His Son so that we may live.  Blessings to you all on this Resurrection Sunday!  Full of Love, Hope, Peace and Dreams Fulfilled.  
Pray without Ceasing to Our Father...
 Believe in His Son...Jesus...Your Brother...
Serve Him as Lord and Savior...
Confess Your Sins...
And
 Live Eternal...

Happy Resurrection Sunday!
Love to you...
Lovey

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday's Best...

Time for Church....



This one reminds me of Church Sunday's with Mom. 
 She would always have us dressed in our
Sunday's Best...
and she would always wear her favorite hat.
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Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Break is Here...Let Us Stop...

And Smell the Roses...
 It's time to pull out my supplies...
Oh I can' t wait... 
What will I create...?
BTW
Look at what my Little Joshua (4) created...
How precious is this?
....smiles...

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

New Book Binding Available!

When I created Fabric Photo Memories by Lovey the Book, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life or even that of others.  I remember when I began writing this book, that I had a distinct feeling within me that I wanted to make a difference in the world, and I knew that I wanted to use this book as my venue to showcase the gifts within me.  I wanted to share my love for fabric photo collages with others in a way that was unique and different.  In a way that would capture the essence of beauty as I perceived it when I beheld the faces of these women of old.  
Inspiration, tips, tutorials and beauty...ahh yes the beauty and strength of these women just drives my heart and hands to create.  There's no gimmick.  There's no hidden motives...just a love for this art.  I'm memorized by the joy felt when I gaze upon a finished piece.  More then a hobby...it's my passion and I'm in love with it.  Writing this book allowed me the wonderful opportunity to translate my heart in my art, forever preserved within the pages of my book.  If you have not had the opportunity to get yourself a copy, I implore you to please do so.
The publishing company has been simply wonderful; very professional.  The printing service they use to display the richness of the colors the way I captured and envisioned them; is just brilliant.
The quality...amazing! 
I have made some updates as well!
I have changed binding of the book which changes the feel of it.  I loved the "magazine feel," of the initial launch of the of the book and will still sale those locally as I have bought several copies.   But I am completely drawn in by this new binding that feels more like a "book" than "magazine."  This new binding just solidifies the contents so eloquently; it brings tears to my eyes all over again when I gaze upon it's pages. 
Truly a blessing to share my art with you all in this format.  
Thank you for believing in me and my vision.
Thank you for your support.
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 Love to you all...
Lovey
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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Blessings Upon You...

 For all the "ugly" in the world...
Every now and then...
We have to be reminded...
of all the "World's Beauty."
xoxo
Thank you for reminding me....
Blessings Upon You...
I'm at Peace...

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Monday, April 4, 2011

And Then I Knew...

I have come to make the most amazing friends in blog land!  It really is a blessing to have this venue to meet like minded hearts with a passion for the Lord and Art.  I have been touched by so many.  I do have a confession to make though...for a time I began feeling "bad" because I was not getting as many comments per post as I had in the past.   I thought "Oh No, people are getting tired of me and my art!" I truly went through that struggle for a short while.  I talked to other blogging buddies and they put me back on track about this one...I began to feel better...I accepted that I may not get all the comments I want, but not to despair, I do have a great deal of people who love me and follow my blog.  They may not leave comments all the time, but they are there.  I felt better, I was getting back on track...
And then it happened!
My first bout with an "online racial comment."  
I thought..."Oh No!!"
I was shocked at first and then I  thought...
"wow, I'm so sorry that someone feels this way about me, or anyone." 
I found myself pulling away from my blog....Hurt, Confused...Saddened.
Reflection was eminent for me...And this is what I thought...I don't see "race" just "hearts."  "And it's a shame that there are "some" that can't see past "color lines."  
So many beautiful hearts that I have met across this platform, all over the world now.  I love you guys, and so race, color, creed...who cares...HEARTS are what matter to me!  
Well even with all that said, I was unsure of which way to go.  
I was "wounded."
Continue blogging or not... ?
I knew my art would continue..(smiles) but blogging?  What should I do?  
Then this happened...
I remembered how not too long ago...
My dear sweet Suzy Q from Australia sent me this beautiful handmade just for me fabric book!
And I would have been superbly blessed by this scrumptious fabric gift alone...
but she didn't stop there....
She sends me love, and encouragement through our emails regularly, and our friendship has blossomed like the most precious flower...like a priceless gem...
And that's when I knew...
Then this happened...
A few days ago...
I received a newly published book from a sweet blog land friend Marijke from the Nederland....
She wanted to send me her book for mine.  
I thought how wonderfully sweet and yes let's swap!
Written in Dutch, this is the most beautiful book that I will treasure with all my heart!
And I would have been completely filled with joy by this beloved book alone...
but she didn't stop there...in addition to this beautifully illustrated book, Marijke also sent me a beautiful note, lace, tags and postcards...and that's when I knew...
And Then this happened...
Today...
I received a care package in the mail from an online "new" visitor.  
She had visited another blog which was doing a write up on me and my book. She visited my blog to see for herself.  She emailed me shortly after visiting and introduced herself in the email.  She said my art was beautiful and that she felt compelled to bless me.  She had some fabrics and old jewelry she thought I could use.  She said "God wants us to be a blessing to others..."
I was excited and thought how beautiful of you to just meet me in this way and want to bless me.  You know, she doesn't even have a blog of her own.  She was just surfing and visiting "beautiful blogs," she told me.  
Long story short, this package came...and the fabrics were gorgeous as were the lace and dollies.  And I would have been totally satisfied with these fabulous pieces alone, gracious in my heart you know? 
 but she didn't stop there and that's when I knew...
Sandra included in her care package a beautifully framed piece of art that read "Walk by Faith."  She also included an Angel pendant that read "And He shall give His Angel's charge over thee." In addition to these beautiful gifts, she included ribbon labels of inspiration; Hope, Faith, Spirit, Miracle, Gratitude and Blessed.  
Now, I would have been completely satisfied with these precious gifts, humbled in my heart you know?
 but she didn't stop there and that's when I knew...
Sandra wrote me a handwritten letter in blue ink.
 And without revealing all of it's content's...
 It said these words...
"Thanks for letting me share my blessings with you...."
"God has truly blessed you with a great talent, keep using it for His Glory...."
and if that wasn't beautiful enough...
She concluded with...
"Blessings to you Sweet Girl."
"Keep the Faith; God is watching over You."
"Love Sandra..."
And then I knew...
xoxo

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