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Fauxing Around!

There is definitely a learning curve to taking my own video’s and loaded them.  Ugh!  I have no time to learn!!

However here is one of the projects I am working on.  Perhaps later I learn, for now, I work.

Thank You Lord, thank You for the work!

God Bless You and Enjoy!

PS:  Place comment with any questions or comments about latest project.

Beautiful Project Continues

The project I posted previously continues on.  The Powder Room and the Dining Room are completed.  Here are some photos!

The Vanity is almost complete, finishing up top coats today.  That is so difficult in a studio that I can’t keep dust free.  Drives me crazy!  But I believe I have finally got it.

Got two more projects at this same home.  Columns and an awesome floor design that Modello Designs helped me with.  Will be finishing up next week so check back to view the rest of the job.

God Bless Ya!  He loves You!

 

Just landed a wonderful project I am so excited about.  I will keep up up-dated on the progress.  I start Monday!

Here are the samples of the finishes.

This is for the Powder Room.  An aged watermelon tissue.  The vanity, which I don’t have a picture yet is a beautiful corner cabinet and I will be doing a monogram design on the cabinet door.

I didn’t take a great picture of this, bad me, but it’s watermelon venetian highly polished for the Formal Dining Room.

Then this is a three toned venetian, with other secret ingredients, for two large columns entering the Great Room.  It will frame the area magnificently.  The top cap and base cap will be a high gloss black.

 

I am working with Modello Designs in altering one of their patterns to fit this step which goes into a step down Great Room.  This is so much fun putting this together and the people at Modello Designs are awesome to work with.  I have a habit of altering designs or creating my own to fit an area. They always do a fantastic job.  Here is the pattern and a sneak peek of part of the step.  This will be a challenge to photograph as the step surrounds almost the entire room.  It will be done in a slightly distressed black.

And I am restoring this piece to its original glory.  It will be altered a bit as we don’t have pictures of the top before it was cut.  It was the vanity in the Powder Room.  It is a challenge that I am enjoying working on!

 

 

I have also created two other finishes for another upcoming job.  It is so much fun being in the studio and creating again!  As many of you know I have had a very tough year.  Not just economically, but medical issues in my family and tragedy.  I thank our Awesome Lord for giving me wonderful work to help me get back in the game!

Here I am working on those two new finishes and the end product.

Lastly, I finished a project last month which I finished a kitchen island and another awesome cabinet that I got to be creative on.  I was directed by the designer in the look he was after and if I do say so myself, they came out great!  The home is not complete but I will have better photographs when everything is in place!

So yes, I have been trying to stay busy through all the muck.  I appreaciate all the thoughts and prayers sent my family’s way.  My sweet man is having his 4th surgery the first week of November, so please continue to keep us in your prayers.

Prayer works, I am living proof of that!  And I’ll leave you for now with this:

Lord, may I marvel in my creativity the way that You do.

“Most of all, He is the creator.  He created the universe and those who inhabit it; and in creating us, He made us in His own image, so that His personality and capacities are reflected in our minds, bodies and immortal spirits.  So we are, by nature, creators as well.”  Paul M. Johnson

 

May God Bless and Keep You!

Carla

 

Working My Way Back

To all those who have honored me in following my blogs and sending your prayers, thank you so much.

Please don’t give up on me.

This has been a very difficult time for our family.  Although I have slowly began to get back to work, taking on projects and working in the studio, it is a slow process.  I was thinking back over the last four years and our family has really been hit hard.  We have lost 6 immediate family members, 4 others have been in serious accidents but all but one have recovered well, the economy hit us very hard forcing us to make hard decisions and change the way we live, and now I have taken on another role of caregiver.

For those who do not know, we lost our son on September 4th this year.  It had been very hard to accept but we are beginning to make progress with the Lord’s guiding hand.  We have been surrounded by so many that loved him.  Several people put together 2 separate benefits which were wonderful to help raise money to pay for final expenses.  Our family is so thankful to all who helped us during this time.  Austin was loved by many and will live on through all of us.

My love, Smokey, is still recovering from his accident back in March.  Still having problems with his lungs and now hoping that all will be okay and ready for the next surgery, number 4, tentatively scheduled November 2nd.

It is said that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that the Lord never gives us more than we can handle.  If you know me then you already know that I believe God’s Word.  All of it.  Even those parts I don’t understand or like!  I have made that choice to believe, have faith in, trust, rely on and lean on God.  So to act or do differently would be going against that choice.

I am not sure what to do, or rather, what God has for me to do from here.  But I am ready.

Lord,

Guide and direct me,

Hem me in Your love and protection,

Have mercy and show me Your grace,

Show me way You would have me go,

And then help me go You way.

In Jesus Holy Name,

Amen

worship

 

 

Do Not Doubt James 1:6

Just finished this painting.  I love the way it came out and God gave me the name this morning!

Do Not Doubt  James 1:6

2′ x 4′ Gallery Wrap

Finished Edges

Mixed Media

James 1:6

But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

Love it!  Thank You Lord

Carleysense Update

For those of you who follow my Carleysense blog site:

My Coffeebook, Coffee and God

A Prayer ForThe Weary…

Designer Canvas!

I have been trying to get back to work and today I can finally post some of what I have done.

Here you go!

They are hanging in the Island Art Gallery and are for sale! Contact me if interested for more info. I will ship!

Thanks for stopping by and God Bless You!