Tuesday, March 8, 2011




"Autumn Vista" - Original Oil Painting **  I find my inspiration in nature.  I love all seasons, but there is something magical about the colors of Autumn that mesmerize me.

And by His stripes I am Healed

 I believe the Lord gave me inspiration to put together a demonstration of what it means to be born again. You’re still the same person but you’re altogether new, changed, a new creature (as in 11 Cor. 5:17 – “..."if any person is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come.”

Like most of us, who need to be washed first, then transformed, little by little, line upon line, precept upon precept into the image of Christ – sanctification. I took this perfectly common piece of old cloth, which most likely, was once a hand towel, washed it first, sometimes mending the piece if needed, then began to transform it into what you see today. It looks totally different, has an entirely different purpose in life. It has changed from being something that wiped dirty hands and faces, possibly even floors and is now something beautiful.

Much like what happens when we say “yes” to Jesus. First He cleans us up, then He begins to make us like Himself by teaching us with His word. We are completely changed immediately and continue to change and grow and develop as He sees fit.

alleluia egg

As God made us out of his love, we too should share our love and our GIFTS with others in need of help.  We do not need to reach very far, within our circles of daily life there are many in need.

 Represents the fruits of the spirit as listed in the Bible in Galatians 5:22,23. it reminds us of all we can be .With the help of the spirit within us we all have the power to share the gifts of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. The gemstones rose quartz, chryscolla, lapis, ocean jasper, citrine, sard onyx, sodalite, clear quartz and black onyx are used in various shapes and sizes.

Easter Resurrection Cross Needle Felted Vitamin E Soap

The Horse and The Trumpets

Three Crosses

God SO Loved the World..   Inspired by John 3:16.

Path to The Ocean
Praise The Lord

This 3 dimensional work was inspired by the many Names of our Lord and Savoir.
Rose of Sharon
King of King’s and Lord of Lord’s
The Light of the World
Alpha and Omega
The Bread of Life
The living Water
The Lamb of God
The true Vine
The Corner Stone
These are just a few. Did you know there are over 70 of them that I found. How many more are there that I could not find….

The pdf file would be for a printable card, finished sized is 4 by 6.
 I Corinthians 13:13 is the inspiration for this necklace. 

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is Love.

My 3-year old daughter will give me a hug and say, "I love you, too!" or, "Happy Birthday, Jesus!" (any time of the year - her way of praising Him).  That inspires me to keep going when I feel like giving up.   From the mouths of babes ...

The Lord Be With You

Forgive Each Other
Amazing Grace

Pink Beaded Cross

17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

Love Divine Altered Art Cross

Nature is the Art of God-Dante (.999 Sterling Silver)
God is my light card

Amazing Grace~how sweet the sound~that saved a wretch like me~

Baby Angel Magnet
Sing to the Lord~Psalm 98:1

As we gaze at a newborn baby we wonder at the awesome creating power of our God.  A miracle before our eyes that makes us pause and count our blessings.

God is bigger than my storm~



new creationz said...

Wow - how generous of all these prize donors! They are all wonderful. time to get painting!!

luvncrafts said...

Beautiful items!!

Sherri Ward said...

Beautiful items, very generous donations!

Lee said...

oooowee...this looks like it's gonna be fun

myeuropeantouch said...

I am amazed about all the talent here and to just give it away...
Looking forward to the contest....

pfd said...

It is pretty amazing and beautiful items!

sammysgrammy said...

What a great idea this is, Sue

Tricia said...

Whew...everything is soo beautiful! Don't know how I will compare with these gorgeous works of art!

paulthea said...

Lovely Sue,

thank you so much for putting it together so beautifully! You did a tremendous job!

Much appreciation
Thea x x x

watercolors said...

Wow what great inspiratal pieces and the giveaways are awesome. Lucy people.

Such talent.

watercolors said...

I meant lucky not lucy, my typing is faster than my brain!

Glenda-TwoCoolTexans said...

Wow, the pieces are amazing, the prizes are also. I need to go back and study each entry when I can spend some time just taking it all in better.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful! It's such a blessing to be part of this group of talented people :)

The Robin and Sparrow said...

Oh my gosh I love those eggs! They instantly put me in a Spring mindset! Thank you for sharing. I loved perusing through all the beautiful featured treasures today.

SHEILA said...

I am so happy to see all the entries so far. They are all gorgeous, but I must say, that little girl is a CUTIE PIE! Makes me miss when my 2 daughters were that age :)

Christie Cottage said...

Beautiful selection of items!


watercolors said...

I've check the updates, fabulous selections. All this creativity!

KippysSoMature said...

All the entries and the explanations added just bring tears of joy to my eyes...I miss my sisters :D

ShadowCutter said...

Too many lovely choices! How can I vote for just one?

Lizzi said...

I can't pick just one either? There were a few that caught my eye, but I can't pick just one!!

ShadowCutter said...

Oh never mind, we can vote for more than one

myeuropeantouch said...

I wish I had more then 3 votes.....LOL

Amazing entries, how can one chose...Monika

Valerie Weller said...

WOW! lovely entries... it will be hard to choose! So sweet that prizes were donated~ what a gracious group!

Jaydemia said...

Everything is so pretty and inspiring. A celebration of God given talents!

button said...

What lovely inspirational items! It's an honor to be included in this group.
Thanks for the opportunity, Sue.

Donna (Twinmountainpottery) said...

Everything is so beautiful and a blessing to all.

My Brain Hurts said...

Oh my so hard to choose. Good luck everyone!

luvncrafts said...

I voted

Terra Verde said...

your blog is beautiful! The cookies at the top look scrumptious.

I have to admit- the title of your blog made me think of the song, "Come and make my heart Your home. Come and be everything I am and all I know. Search me through and through 'Till my heart becomes a home for You..."