Because He Cares Free Coloring Sheet

I have felt alone more than often lately. When that happens, my mind travels down the list of woes from my life. I’ve had my share of hardships, but that’s not the whole story of my life. It is tempting to believe that it is when I don’t feel like getting out of bed, or…

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Painting en Plein Air: Creating in Community

I can’t fully explain it, but creating near other creatives is ten times better than creating alone.  Picture this: you’re painting en Plein air, in a cute little harbor district, containing restaurants, boutiques, and a coffee shop! There is a lighthouse next to the docks you decide to paint. As you paint, you watch children…

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Painting En Plein Air: Finding Peace with Paint

I painted en Plein air with oil paints for the SECOND time ever! In this episode, I painted at Rockledge Park in Grapevine. This location was absolutely beautiful! We met my cousin at the park and she and my dad and I painted together! For this painting, I used oils on a gessoed panel (links…

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Beholding Beauty: Doodle With Me

Doodle with me

I am pretty sure it was Andrew Kern who first inspired me to consider the concept of “you become what you behold.” He would follow up this statement with, “Behold the Lamb.” Beauty is relegated to the land of personal preference and therefore often overlooked in its importance for our soul. My daughter is sharing…

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Painting En Plein Air: Slowing Down In Nature

I tried painting en Plein Air with oil paints for the FIRST TIME ever… and I liked it! In this episode, I was in Tyler, TX, visiting my grandparents for the holidays. I was excited to paint in my grandparent’s garden! My setup has grown since last week, which is super fun. My grandpa made…

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