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Archive for March, 2009

Getting ready to add another new listing in my Etsy Shop!  And I am working on 5, yes 5 more pieces in the studio.  Ouuuuu can’t wait to finish.

Here is this one!

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This is a framed print of In My Father’s Lap.  Don’t you think is came out great!  I love it!

Here is a look at how the Gallery display looks.  There is so much wonderful art in this place.  I am honored to be represented next to them!

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So very exciting!  

I am creating a new blog, out very soon for the big reveal of the recent project I have been working on for some time.  Ya’ll gotta come back and check it out.

Smile today and bless someone!

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This is a little late coming but I thought I would post some recently finished work.  

This is a before pic.  See the white cap?  It needs to match the rest of it.  A rust finish….

 

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And the after:

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and I completed a glazed finish on this armoir!

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Don’t forget to keep checking back about the great reveal of my new line.

I’ll give ya a hint:  

Carley is on her way and she’s bringing Life, Smiles and Faith!

Smile today and bless someone!

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It has been a very busy couple of weeks.  All is well in Artsong’s World.

My husband is having major surgery tomorrow, so please keep him in your prayers.

I have been working like crazy, by God’s lead of course, to get work ready for The Island Gallery.  I have put many pieces in there that  you can see on my website and Etsy Shop.  I have added a few new pieces as well.  I am stretching my wings into other areas and it’s been so fun creating new stuff.

Here’s a sample:

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and another:

 

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Here is a fun whimsical piece:

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These and others will be on the Etsy Shop, http://carlaschuchman.etsy.com  to purchase by tomorrow.

I am working on several other pieces.

And the Big Reveal for my new line will be out in about 2 weeks, so check back!  You are going to love this!

Smile Today and Bless Someone!

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Just when I think I have had enough, I just can’t handle the pressure anymore, something like this comes along.

Not by accident either.  This was in my local newspaper, a column by Gloria Barr Ford.

The next time you feel like GOD can’t use you, just remember that:

Noah was a drunk.

Abraham was too old.

Isaac was a daydreamer. 

Jacob was a liar.

Leah was ugly.

Joseph was abused.

Moses had a stuttering problem.

Gideon was afraid.

Samson had long hair and was a womanizer.

Rahab was a prostitute.

Jeremiah and Timothy were too young.

David had an affair with another man’s wife, and he was a murderer. 

Elijiah was suicidal.

Isaiah preached naked.

Jonah ran from God.

Naomi was a widow.

Job went bankrupt.

Peter denied Christ. 

The disciples fell asleep while praying.

Martha worried about everything.

The Samaritan woman was divorced more than once.

Zaccheus was too small.

Paul was too religious.

Timothy had an ulcer   AND

Lazarus was dead!

Now!  No more excuses! God can use you to your full potential.  You aren’t the message, you are just the messenger.

  • God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
  • Dear God, I have a problem, it’s me!
  • There is no key to happiness.  The door is always open.
  • Silence is often misinterpreted but never misquoted.
  • Do the math — count your blessings.
  • Faith is the ability to not panic.
  • Laugh everyday, it’s like inner jogging.
  • If you worry, you didn’t pray.  If you pray, don’t worry.
  • As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday.
  • Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape.
  • The most important things in your house are the people.
  • When we get tangled up in our problems, be still, so God can untangle the knot.
  • A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.
  • He who dies with the most riches is still dead.

And for those who know me, my personal favorite:

  • GROWING OLD IS INEVITABLE — GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL!

Just when I want to throw in the towel, God sends me a love note!

He is so good!

 

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I have been totally frustrated so many more times than usual this week.  I have also had heartburn a lot.  That tells me I am stressing out about something.  I thought everything was fine, but your body has this wonderful mechanism that, if you listen to it will tell you when something is wrong long before it gets very serious.photo-49

My husband is getting ready to have major surgery.  We are both confident all will be fine and he will be better than ever afterwards.  We know God has got it under control!  His mom, who lives with us, is driving me crazy!  There, it’s out there!  I just don’t get her!  I pray for patience, kindness, love, compassion…..then she speaks, and I lose it!  I have been very good at hiding it, not allowing her to SEE that she drives me insane, but it’s getting harder.  I must work on this.  It’s not fair to her.

Work is on the upswing.  I have received many calls and I am busy setting meetings and scheduling work.  All decorative work, very little fine art.  I have had no time to be in the studio and just create.  By the time I get home, I am so tired I don’t feel like making that video, blogging, creating.  

Then there is the moving of rooms in the house.  Living room, bedrooms, studio and office…..everything is changing.  I am trying to make more room so we have some space in this small house.  

I mentioned the virtual studio tour and I aim to do that.  I do think that would be cool for a group of us artists to share that.  

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I also have started a program with my friend Rebecca Parsons.  She is coaching me.  I have only completed one lesson and already I have been shocked at what I have learned.  I need coaching, I am going 1000 different directions so I am not accomplishing much.  I keep you informed.  

So, how are you doing with what life is throwing us?  Are you handling it?  Frustrated?  Stressed?  Let me know, share your thoughts!

Remember this, God knows what He is doing!  There is a reason for everything and a season.  It’s okay to feel this way, just don’t let it consume you.  Let Him lift you up, encourage you, love you.  We may not like where we are at or what we are going through, but rest assured, it’s on the way to where we are going.  If you are going with God, well then, all is well!

Umm, I feel better already!

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What do you think about having a virtual studio tour?  Post pics or video of your studio in it’s different stages of life.  They do seem to take a life of their own at times, don’t they!?  I will go first!  It’s not fancy, has inadequate light and is usually transforming daily.  Let me know what you think of this idea!  Right now I must go to a Dr’s appointment, but I’ll get started on this when I get back.  

Please leave your comments!

Oh, and remember, Smile and Bless someone Today!

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This is a awesome video!  It is about 20 minutes long but well worth the time.

All creative people check this out!

 

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