Friday, August 22, 2014

Paint Party Friday and August heART----August 22,2014

Thanks again to the amazing efforts of Eva and Kristin for keeping this alive and going. It is one of the big high lights of my week!
Congrats to Maria on being chosen the featured artist for the week.. Brilliant work in oh so many ways ♥ 
It's been busy here... I'm moving around better and getting more things done. I can't believe I've been off 7 weeks now. It will be oh so hard to go back to work whenever I do. 
I'm still not sure if I will be able to go back to my old job...time will tell. 
The art for this week is another Inspirational Quote card and a WIP  that I have let set to long and have started working on again.
The card.....
 ... doing the profile is new territory for me and this time I have her looking the opposite direction which was much more challenging. The colors are not scanning well either and that is disappointing... She is much warmer in true life. 
The WIP....
 I love this background so much that I was and still am terrified of screwing it up by adding to it. But I'm commented now finishing it so here it goes... after adding the little quote to it I hated it... so it will probably be gone when you see this again. 
Linking to 
and ....
Paint Party Friday
... just click on their buttons in my sidebar to check every out. Some truly wonderful art out there . 
Today's Random Thought 
really isn't so random . 
It includes a SPECIAL Prayer ReQuest for my sisters husband. 
Four years ago he developed an extremely aggressive form of mouth cancer and was only given a 20% chance of surviving the surgery and treatments. He not only survived but he exceeded all expectations of recovery including the ability to talk and eat. Last month they discover a completely different form of cancer in his lymph nodes. It has already spread to his bones and because the extreme treatments he had 4 years ago there is nothing they can do for him this time around. His body just can't take any more treatments. Normal life expectancy for this type is usually 10 years best but because of his history they are only giving him 2 years likely and at 
best  5 years.  
My sister is naturally devastated  as we all are. We ask for prayers of strength and Peace and that the time we have left will be Good and as painless as possible. 
Sorry to post such a downer but wanted to share how important it is to cherish what you have today....tomorrow is promised to no one. 


  1. Carol, so sorry to hear about your brother in law, my prayers and thoughts are assured. Love your art, too. Hugs, Valerie

  2. I am very sorry to hear about your brother in law, you and your family are in my thoughts. Beautiful artworks, I love the hair of the first one and the second one is lovely already!

  3. Carol prayers for your brother-in-law!
    Bliss works for me. I wear a necklace that says "follow your bliss". I never take it off. Take care and lets get through this heatwave!

  4. Oh my goodness! How devastating for your sister and brother-in-law! My thoughts and my sympathies are with all of you!

    Your "bliss" piece is gorgeous. It's so important to choose that feeling, even if only for a few minutes.

  5. Carol, I'm sorry to hear about your bil. Sending prayers of healing. Life is hard on us at times. Stay strong.
    Your piece is wonderful, great job.

  6. First off so so sorry about your brother in sad. I will put him in my prayers!! Lovely artwork. Your background is gorgeous and I see a huge weeping willow in it too!! Take care my friend...all the best to your family during this difficult time!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. Another wonderful inspirational card, and her expression is perfect! Luscious background, too. As for the rest ... Blessings.

    Take care, be well, merry creating.

  8. Lovely portrait card Carol! So sorry to hear of the sad news. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

  9. Carol, first let me say that I love your right faced profile Bliss. That is stupendous. I always do profiles left faced so I don't know if I could do what you have done. And second, tears came when I read about your b.i.l., who is probably like a brother to you. Your family has dealt with so much. I am praying for you all and especially that the pain will be eased and the months or years that he has left will be productive and happy. And third, as you go back to work after this long, I am hoping you will be strong enough to do whatever job you are given. My son who fractured both bones in his lower left leg has gone back to work, doing a lesser job. I know they will sooner or later give him harder work. I hope he is well enough when that time comes.

  10. It's amazing how backgrounds change and even if we love them it's quite a process to let them go and become something else.

  11. Love your paintings. Am so sorry to hear of your sad news Carol, sending you hugs. Happy PPF, Annette x

  12. Your quote-cards are so inspiring, and your new canvas is looking great already. So sorry to hear about your b.i.l. It must be terrible to have to go through that extreme treatment and then after you've recovered getting this horrible news. Wishing you and your family lots of courage and strength ♥ ♥

  13. Loving the choosing moonbeams! I want this heat and humidity out of here, I want rain, and some cooler Fallish temps!

    1. I have no idea how this comment got here! I have already commented on this post.. :) It's suppose to be on the 23 and 24th post! Is is Monday?

  14. How can we know to send prayers and healing energy to you and your family if you don't post about. You have given us the chance to tell you that our love, prayers and thoughts are with you.