Some New Work

It's been a long while since I have added new work to the site, so I thought it was about time. I've been motivated to make some tiny collages from Paint Sample Chips and Masonite counter top samples that I had left over.
I scanned a couple of the fun ones in, you will find them here - titled "Madamoiselle" and "Exploring the Ruins". Thanks to Itkupilli for the cool image of the man with a cane. Some other elements were purchased from Artchix.


Somerset Apprentice - I'm Published!

I was having a bad day, had just spent an hour on the phone with the phone company, (not getting my way, I might add...) My husband came home to find me dramatically compaining about this less than satisfactory experience when my eye hit the mail he had just brought in. A mysterious publication was lying there. I knew what it had to be, an advance copy of Somerset Apprentice, due to hit the newstands on March 1.
Somerset publishes a lot of wonderful art magazines, and it's always a pleasure and an inspiration for me to cruise through the pages filled with artistic eye candy. I'm excited to report that the article containing my artwork was in there! I had announced this same thing a year ago, but was then told the article had to be cut due to too much content. They generously advised that I would be in the next issue.
A 6 page spread with instructions on how to create the house ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) using a Teesha Moore stamp. I'm honored and thrilled. I feel encouraged now to submit more work. Who knows what's next? You can find their great publications at www.stampington.com


Get Yourself "Gungored". Its' a Beautiful Thing!

I'll admit that I've been a fan of Michael Gungor, his wife Lisa and their original Band, Michael Gungor band for a long time. I was fortunate enough to be a miniscule, lowly, supporting cast member in the choir which worked behind Michael and Lisa while they served as Worship Leaders at Resurrection Life Church. It was always a blessing to bask in the light of their brilliance.
They return to Grand Rapids from time to time, and came last week to share the release of their newest Album "Beautiful Things" with the Grand Rapids community (who, by the way have never embraced them as they should have been, how about a little air-play,  GR area Christian Radio stations?)
Those of us who had the good sense to attend the amazing, intensely brilliant and spiritually mind-blowing event, - "Beautiful Things" were awestruck at the experience. I expected we'd be on our feet all the way through, swaying, hands-raised and worshiping along as they played and sang. Once the experience started (it's definitely an experience, not just a concert) the audience sat mesmerized as the songs were accompanied by spoken word, animation, photography, a trio of string instruments, and a wide variety of instruments, while diverse styles and moods emerged throughout the event.
I still struggle to find words to match how I really felt while being there. One word would be lucky. Another one, blessed. To see what is truly God-inspired brilliance, artistic talent and musical genius that is wrapped up in a band called Gungor.

While I admit that we miss them intensely, its wonderful that they have flown off to share their message of Christ's Love with the whole world. If you ever get to see them in person, don't miss it. I repeat... don't miss it. In the mean time, buy their cd "Beautiful Things". You can find them at www.gungormusic.com , I-Tunes or at any intelligent Christian Music store.


Olympics Fever!

My spouse loves the Olympics. Every two years, whether winter or spring, he is INto it. I'm not usually on the same page with him. I made a conscious decision to revel in them this year. It makes him happy, and it's been fun so far.
I really did go big this year, throwing an Olympics Opening Party for my friends from work. We all got medals, served "wintery foods" like Chili, Soup, cocoa...Which was fine except everyone preferred the munchies and other beverages. Not to worry, a good time was had by all and it helped me to become focused on Vancouver 2010.
I love watching the skaters. Most girls do. But this year, I am really into the snowboarding. Shaun White was amazing! It goes to show you that man really was meant to fly. Just not without the proper conditions, or equipment. The athletes make it look so easy. It's not.
Apolo Anton Ohno is also a joy to watch, and Shani Davis has all the skills. I was thrilled for Lindsay Vonn to win her gold. C'mon Ladies, join in the fun. Support team USA!