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  My life seems to always be affected , moved and even changed after reading certain books.  I am sure yours does as well.  And I read a lot.  Mostly books about God, the Bible, christian life and christian fiction.  Oh, I can’t forget to include a number of business and finance books too.

   It’s not that I never read anything else, it’s just that I am never really interested in anything else.

  A good friend convinced me that I had to read this one. And I am glad I did.  I was intrigued be the plot and the setting.  Especially with what is going on in Afghanistan then, now and what to be in the future.

Instead of me filling you in about it, this link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kite_Runner

This gives a great description and a glimpse inside the book.

 

It’s not that I just wanted to tell you I read this book and it was a excellent book.  It’s what it did to me I feel I must share.  Some books leave you changed.

It took me all of 3 days to read it.  Since sleep was not going to come easily on the 3rd day, I arose at 2am and could not get Hazara and Amir out of my mind.  So, I made a pot of coffee, put on the reading glasses, curled up on the sofa and began my descent into their world.  By 6:30 am I was finished.  And I wept.

I finally got up, in a daze, perhaps 4 hrs of caffeine contributed to that, and went to get ready for the day.  You know the drill, shower, dress, put on the face and out the door. But…….

I put my favorite coffee mug that my precious grandson gave me, in the sink, in my kitchen, in my house on this piece of beautiful land, in a wonderful area, in America.  I walked up the stairs to the bathroom, on my legs, attached to my rather healthy body and stepped into my bathroom, where it wasn’t too hot or to cold and the lights work just fine.  Ran the water, the hot, clean, refreshing, renewing water and stepped in.  Washing with products that make my hair nice and soft and soaps the keep my skin healthy.  I sat in the tub and began to shave my legs, with a razor I bought from the store down the street where there are no armed guards and I have no need to fear going there.  I drove my car that I put gas in the day before with money I earned doing work that I love to do.  I spoke to others, friendly people, “Hey how are you?-Wonderful thank you and you?-Great and thanks, have a wonderful day!”

After I shaved, I put my razor on the shelf, thought I should get out now and grab that dry, clean, plush towel I washed in the washer and dryer and get dressed in fairly new clothes and get on with my day…

But I didn’t.

I sat in my shower, the warm clean water running over me that I can turn on or off when I desire.  I sat and thought about places and people far away and here in our own country.  People who don’t have, people in need, people who are hungry, people who are running to find safety, people who see unspeakable things.

People…

like me…

flesh and bones…

and blood runs red…

who are uniquely and wonderfully made.

I sat and

I cried…

and

I prayed.

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I finally completed the Mac store and it looks great!  I am so stoked how the finish came out.

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This is a combination of materials.  Black venetian plaster, Modern Masters metalic silver, silver and hologram foils.  Hey Apple, I can create this for you in your stores!  Hint Hint!

The other project, the Pennseveana Dutch chest finished out beautiful.  I was happy, client was happy, all is well!

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Turned out great don’t you think?!

Thanks for checking in and checking out what I am up to.  I just got a call for the go ahead on a textured finish in a Master bedroom.  I am actually going over a previous finish I designed for the client who owned the house before.

This is what is there now…

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And this is what we are doing over this.  The texture on the right but in the color on the left.  Two great finishes.  Just sorry I have to go over a beautiful finish with another, but I am so thankful for the work, if you know what I mean!

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That’s what is going on in my faux world. (Faux world, yeah, that would be something! LOL)

I finished two new paintings and getting great response, love to hear what you think and if you know someone who might be interested please have them contact me.  

 

Palmetto Pride

24″ X 72″

Acrylic on Canvas

 

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AND

Summer Set

12″ X 48″

Acrylic on Canvas

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Don’t forget to get your Carleysense for the day and check out what Carley is up to now.

Thanks for stopping in!

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