Monday, November 23, 2009

Ornament Contest to benefit Kids to Love

1st Annual Ornament Contest

Artisans Cove's Reflections Frame and Art Gallery invites everyone to participate in the First Annual Ornament Contest. Prizes will be awarded and the ornaments will be on display for our Open House Sat., Dec. 5th. The ornaments will adorn our gallery tree. Contestants may also donate their ornaments to be included in a silent auction in which proceeds generated from the highest bidder will go to the charity organization, Kids to Love. Deadline for ornament submissions is Dec. 4, 2009.

The rules are as follows:

1. The contest is open to all.

2. Contestants must submit their entry no larger than 5" High; 5" Wide and 5" Deep. The ornament can be in any shape so long as it stays within the above measurements and can hang on a tree. Be creative!

3. All entries must have your name, address, age, phone number and e-mail address, on a separate sheet of paper. You may also include: title, media and inspiration.

4. All winners will have their names and ornaments appear in the December issue of "Reflectives Newsletter" and on the website, as well as, posted on the Huntsville Art Blog. You can send in more than one ornament. The more we have the prettier the tree will be! Please note if you would like for your ornament to benefit Kids to Love charity.

5. The contest shall be judged under the following categories and prize awards:

Prize Awards

Ages 5-10 First place wins $15.00

Ages 10-15 First place wins $15.00

Adults First place wins $25.00 Reflectives Gift Certificate

6. All Youth entrants (ages 15 and under) who did not win will receive a certificate of appreciation.

7. Entries must be mailed, or hand-delivered to Artisans Cove by the deadline! Deadline for entries is December 4, 2009.

Reflectives Frame and Art Gallery

Artisan's Cove

220 Old Highway 431

Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763

(256) 539-1665 or

Judging will be based on creativity, quality of workmanship, and use of materials.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Why do you have a desire to create?

Have you ever wondered where the desire to create comes from? Have you wondered why you like to make things, build, draw, write, paint, sing, dance? The answer is really very simple. It is part of your nature because it is part of God's nature.

The book of Genesis in the Bible says "So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them." Gen 1:27

God is the ultimate creator. Genesis begins with creation, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth" Gen 1:1. Genesis goes on to describe how God created all things. God can even make things from nothing. It's like if you wanted some clay and you said, "let there be clay" and whamo! you had clay. That would be really cool! Clay is basically a special mix of dust and when God created people he used some dust.

"And the Lord God formed a man's body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And the man became a living person." Gen 2:7

So, now you know that God created you to be creative, like Him. And, you also know that God created man from dust. Cool huh?

You can add that to your smarts!

Michael Thoenes

Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery: Gina Hurst joins team

Gina Hurst joined Artisans Cove's Reflectives Frame and Art Gallery as an art consultant.

For the past twenty-five years Gina has worked and played in the Arts. She has developed valuable skills and experiences in the areas of gallery management, art consulting, picture framing, customer service, sales, networking, marketing, and event planning, as well as, participating in many non-profit art organizations and art shows.

Gina also has an art degree and is a Certified Picture Framer through the Professional Picture Framer Association.

Gina notes, "I consider myself an educator and advocate for the arts and I am delighted to be a part of a team that has a passion to inspire creativity in our community. I am also excited to work for a company that is founded on Christian principals because I believe whatever I do, do it for the glory of God."
Reflectives Frame and Art Gallery
Artisan's Cove
220 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
(256) 539-1665 or

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Christmas Bead Ornament Class Nov. 28th

A Christmas bead ornament class is being offered from 9:30 to 11:30a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28 at Reflectives Frame and Art Gallery at Artisans Cove, 220 Old Hwy 431, Owens Cross Rd., AL 35763. Across from Hampton Cove Elementary.

Instructor, Becky Buckner will show you how to make an ornament using beads and wire. You will have the opportunity to create your choice of a heart, cross, star or snowflake. Each participant will make one ornament. All supplies are provided. There will be a variety of beads to choose from. Class size 4-12. Minimum age 7 without adult supervision. Cost $20. Register today at 539-1665 or

For more information about Becky Buckner please visit her website at:

For more information and to find out about other upcoming ornament classes contact:

Reflectives Frame and Art Gallery
Artisan's Cove
220 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
(256) 539-1665 or

Friday, November 6, 2009

Carving for Christ, Terry Brasher will exhibit at Woodcarving Show Nov. 7 & 8 in Huntsville, AL

Terry Brasher and Simon

Woodcarver Terry Brasher will be at the Huntsville Mid South Woodcarving Show. She dedicates your talents to Christ. To view her website, Carving for Christ, go to:

Terry wrote on her website: "Just as in Exodus 31:1-6, I believe God is still equipping artisans for His purpose. I strive for obedience in pursuing talent with which He has gifted me. As you will see, not all of my carvings have a biblical message, but all are done using His gifts of skills and teachers.

Carvings For Christ is here in the hope that you will see something that will open your heart to God; allowing Him to speak to you and encourage you."

28th Annual Mid-South Woodcarving Show and Competition

November 7th and 8th, 2009

You are invited to attend the North Alabama Woodcarvers Association's 28th Annual Show and Competition at the Huntsville Depot Museum Roundhouse, 320 Church St., Huntsville, AL. The historic Roundhouse is located in downtown Huntsville. Show hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturday the 7th and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday the 8th.

Contact Sandra Horn, (256) 776-9987,, the Show Chairperson with any questions.

Also, please visit the North Alabama Woodcarvers Association's website for more info:

Monday, November 2, 2009

The work of God's hands!

Psalm 19:1 "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands."