Ahhhh the joys of christmas!!!! I have been working long hours in my ceramics studio lately to get christmas presents done. I can happily say my work is humming right along! So far I have made a fish plater and a pinnapple plate for my mom and am almost done with 11 jewelry boxes for Kyle's family. Here is a picture of other things I am working on in my studio.
Everyday I make it a habit to go to the park across from my house. I usually ponder what I am going to do during the rest of the day and lately have been praying for a friend who was diagnosed with leukemia. But the other day I was on the swing and noticed a flock of geese flying over. Although I have seen many flocks of geese, this one attracted me more than usual. I noticed they were flying in a perfect V (the same as all the other geese I have seen), but I started thinking about how they know how to fly in a V, but yet I worry about whether or not I will always know what to do. I thought of a verse in the Bible in the book of Matthew that says something about not worrying about tomorrow because tomorrow will worry about itself. I couldnt help but think of how I am always worring about my future instead of trusting God. How often do we think we might wake up one day and just not know what to do? Perhaps we should just trust God and let tomorrow worry about its self!
This is Maple The Squirrel. She is dedicated to my parents who read me millions of stories as a kid! She was inspired by my favorite book, Good night Sleepy Squirrel! It is a book about a little squirrel who keeps saying she is not sleepy but then falls asleep the minute she hits the pillow! I loved it!
The history of the Negro Leagues in baseball is one of my favorite topics. So I just thought I would let everyone know, Baseball has began! Baseball-one of the many reasons I love America! Oh and I thank the south for peach cobbler!
This is Kyle's Easter Basket! He got lots of peanut butter things! These were the only easter decorations we had up. Next year I hope to make some bunny ornaments to decorate an easter tree with.
I thought this little girl and duck were cute and had kindof an easter touch!
These are from my room. What could be more easter than a crucifix? Christ died as payment for our sins, we can do nothing to earn that...not even baptism gets us to heaven, just faith in christ and knowing he died on the cross. The little church on the top is one that my french friend Caroline gave me when I went to visit her in Paris.
This is my dear ol' pops calling my brother to tell him Happy Easter. He lives in Chicago.
Praise God! Today is the reason we have eternal life......and the easter bunny makes lots of children happy! Have fun hiding eggs and eating lots of candy!
Eloise and Laddie Say Hello! Eloise is the Calico and Laddie is the Brown Tabby. I found them both as strays hungry for food! My roommate has the gray cat louise who wished us a Happy Valentines Day. Eloise and I arrived yesterday at my parents house. We are staying here for the week due to Spring Break! I havnt decided how I will spend the week, but I am sure I will make many polymer clay figurines and make those sculptures I have had in the back of my mind and not had the time to do. Since I will be living in Italy for the Summer, we decided not to go anywhere. My mom and I will also probably do alot of shopping in Tulsa throughout the week. We are looking forward to going to Chic-fil-a too!!
My Dad has always been there for me! He is the best Dad in the world and deserves much praise for that! He has raised my brother and I, taken us all over the world, and done much more. Some of the greatest memories of my childhood were my dad and I going to the horsey park. This included the plastic horses at the park! Thanks again DAD! You are the best!
This little Owlzee was made to honor my dad on his birthday!
Tonight I had the privledge of seeing the son of whom The movie The Great Debators was based upon. He gave a short speech about his father and told of the greatness of Speech and Debate. After the Speech we viewed the movie. It was a great movie, acurately showing the cruel treatment of African Americans in the 1930's. It also portrayed the excitment of debating during this time period. African American History is a hobby of mine and I find myself dedicating many hours and, in the case of last summer, months to the subject. It was a great movie and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys learning about African American history or history in general. I was wondering if any of my readers have seen the movie? You can view the trailer at http://www.thegreatdebatersmovie.com/ , enjoy!
This is Clara! She is part of my I Gatti D'Italia Series. I found my inspiration for these little Kittys while I was in Italy. I have a picture of myself petting a cat in front of the colosseum from Summer of 2001, when I was fifteen. Clara is my second cat in the I Gatti D'Italia series.
Clara is a little Ragazina (little girl) from Milano. She lives not far from Leonardo Da Vinci's, The Last Supper. She spends her days playing bocci with her brothers and eating fresh bruschetta. Her favorite color is green and her favorite season is Primavera (summer)!
This was a custom order I did for a friend. Her name is Little Miss Kitty and she is a little black kitten. She is black with a shiny green, pink, and silver necklace/collar. She looked so happy today going to her new mom! If you would like to purchase a custom Little Kitty please convo me on etsy or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and dont forget to check out my store at www.thepinkkoala.etsy.com