Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Time for a few updates on my art work:
1. I have been doing a few pet portraits lately and thought that maybe some of you may be interested in a portrait of your pet. I have updated my website (see link below) to include samples of some of the pets I have painted and my pricing. Just click on the button that says Pet Portraits.
2. I will be at First Fridays in Florence next Friday, April 1st. My booth is right across from Rosie's Cantina on Court Street. Hope to see some of you there.
3. I have set some artistic goals for myself this year to paint some landscapes that are not my usual subject matter. I have completed two of those goals so far....a storm scene and a snow scene, both of which you can find on the landscape page of my website. Next up will be an urban scene from Beale Street in Memphis, which I visited for the first time this month. I hope to complete a nocturnal landscape and a rainy day scene later on in the year. Stay tuned!
Check out the website! www.applepandowdy.com
Monday, March 21, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Specify color: yellow, blue, purple or crystal. $25.00 Please feel free to email or call with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or (205) 276 - 1120.
Just send your check with return address to:
Andrea Lucas Studio
104 Hunset Mill Lane
Pelham, Alabama 35124
Friday, March 11, 2011
To learn more about Christina Wegman please visit her blog at: http://christinawegman.blogspot.com
Needless to say, we have had to make major adjustments to become the primary caretakers for my in-laws who live next door and our two sons who still live at home. Some of you have been caretakers of terminally ill family members and seen first hand the suffering and toll it takes. I now realize in a small way the Lord used what we went though mentally, physically and spiritually to care for our nephew to prepare us for this. All of a sudden that whole event doesn’t seem so random.
Once again the Lord prompts me to write out of life's experiences, but filtered through the truth of His Word. How does suffering fit into God’s plan for our lives? Doesn’t it seem to be completely counterproductive? Surely the time and energy spent could be better used to expand the Kingdom. In prayerful contemplation the Lord has lead me to several passages to summarize how suffering fits into His plans.
Now, it would take weeks to go into all the theological discussion on where suffering comes from, but it boils down to three main sources: the spiritual forces of evil, the wages of mans sin and the decay of fallen nature. Our discussion, however, is how suffering fits into God’s plans. Let me begin by saying there is one overarching reason and we get a sense of it in John 9:2,3 where we read, “And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he should be born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was neither that this man sinned, nor his parents; but it was in order that the works of God might be displayed in him.” Also, in John 11:4 concerning Lazarus, “But when Jesus heard it, He said, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” We don’t like to be faced with it, but suffering is a way God shows His glory, character and plan.
The secondary reasons for suffering are numerous, but there are five that I see consistently in scripture related to punishment, witness, faith, growth and comfort . . . all to the Glory of God by making Himself known. Over the next several devotions we will look at them a little closer.
Peace unto you,
The final judging and reception will be March 27th, 2011.
To view Angela's art please visit www.AngelaTrue.com or www.pickmybrainsart.blogspot.com
Monday, March 7, 2011
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Exhibit April 7th-May 11th, 2011
Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery
220 Old Highway 431
Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
Reception and Art Talk on Sunday, April 10, 2-4 PM.
Admission Free and Light Refreshments Provided
More details HERE
The Ascribing Artists Blog is delighted to add Picket Fence Connections- A Visual Arts and Speaking Ministry of Chri Kuptz to the art blog. Cheri notes that she facilitates artist retreats as a means to helping individuals further their personal relationship with Christ.
Check out Cheri's website at: www.picketfenceconnections.com
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Art News from Ascribing Artist Sara Beth Fair:
Just a Few Spots Left
REGISTER TODAY – BEGINS SUNDAY – SIMPLIFIED DRAWING
Basic Drawing in the Huntsville Art Museum Galleries with SARA BETH FAIR
March 6 (Sunday) from 2-4 p.m.
March 10, 17, 24 (3 Thursdays) from 6-8 p.m.
TO REGISTER Contact:
Laura E. Smith email@example.com 256.535.4350 ext. 222
The session begins with a short discussion and slide show to highlight specific technical, historical, and stylistic issues.
Then move into the galleries to draw from artworks in the permanent collection and the Helen Turner: The Women’s Point of View exhibition.
Learn basic drawing skills while exploring new techniques. A live model will be on hand to see how the artist simplified.
Media includes graphite, charcoal, and conté crayon.
Just bring your sketchbook – we have everything else! Space is limited to 8 students.
"One Flesh" by Jessica Oden, copyright
"By the end, my paintings are still mysterious to me and continue to make me think about the very things that inspired them." - Jessica Oden
Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery will host its March Artist Reception on Friday ~ Mar 11, 2011 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm.
We are thrilled to have Jessica Oden as our March featured artist. Her artwork will be on display through the first week of April. It is highly recommended that you view her stunning oil paintings in person.
Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery at Artisans Cove
220 Old Hwy 431S
Hampton Cove, AL 35763
Food/Drinks: Light Refreshments Provided
Invite Link click here
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Artisans and craftsmen of all ages are invited to participate in outdoors art festivals that will be held at Artisans Cove every second Saturday from April through August 2011. The exact dates of these upcoming events that will also include fun activities for the kids are as follows:
- April 9, 2011
- May 14, 2011
- June 11, 2011
- July 9, 2011
- August 13, 2011
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28, 2011
This is an excellent opportunity for artists to market the Hampton Cove community.
There is a separate non-refundable charge of $15 for the application process. There is also a separate charge of $25 per space per event date. See the Artist Application for more details.
Students under 18 may apply under an alternate fee structure. For more details, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 256-539-1665.
Don't delay as space is limited!
Reflectives Frame & Art Gallery
at Artisans Cove
220 Old Highway 431S
Hampton Cove, AL 35763