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A Prayer ForThe Weary…

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If you haven’t read about the trials that we are dealing with lately, please visit carleysense and read the last 3 posts.

We are be blessed by God’s Amazing Grace and His love surrounding us in this time of adveristy.
Please pass this around as well as we want others to be encouraged by lifted up.

God never leaves us. He loves us so much.

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There are longer periods of time between my updates, I didn’t get the memo reporting that working 15-16 hr days at 44 yrs old takes a bigger toll on you than when you were younger!  What happened?  The body doesn’t want to go the way it use too! Who works 9 to 5 now?

St. Francis of Assisi said it best, “Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” I don’t know if he meant it to apply to this situation but I think we could do very well it we would apply it to most all situations!

I have made it to my 6th week with my part-time position at Caledonia and True Blue Golf Courses.

I have a new respect for those who clean commercially.  Wow!  Good thing is I have lost weight!  There really is no bad thing, unless getting up at 4am is bad.  For me, it works.  I just have not figured out how to reschedule all the things I use to do in the morning.  Morning is my best time.

I wanted to share with you some projects I have been working on.

My friend Terry Harris

asked for my help on her project that is in process and here are a few pictures of what we have been working on…

I have been the worker bee helper on this project and she is the creative force behind it. The rooms are going to be beautiful when complete!
We also had the blessing to help with an
Our show should be aired in April and I will make sure I let everyone know that is interested!  It was long hard work with little sleep and tremendous blessing.
I have been working on more tee shirts designs and if you haven’t checked them out, please do so.  I am also going to be changing the shop design.  Just as soon as I have time to sit down and learn how to do it!
Go to Zazzle.com/carlaschuchman to see more designs! Also check out Carleysense for more updates!

I was also blessed to participate with others in a mission trip to India.  I completed a painting that came to me in the middle of the night as I was studying the word.  It is my biggest joy to hear God ask, “Carla?” and for Carla to hear Him and reply, “Yes Lord, here I am.”
Here is the painting and the Community Bible Study in Georgetown SC raised over $4000.00 for their mission trip and seed money for another church building.
Every person in the world in the Word. India 2010
Walking In The Light
Original Acrylic
30 x 48
The words in the painting say,
“When the darkness tries to get me, there’s a light that just won’t let me”
It is taken from the song “Stand Back Up” by Sugerland.
Listen to it here!

With that I leave you until next time.  Hopefully not to long.  Leave comments, or ask any questions you have.

God Bless You and remember we can choose to

Walk in the Light!

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I am hopeful that with the New Year there will be much new business.  And although it hasn’t been really busy, I have managed to stay very busy be about the Lord’s business and a little artwork as well.  Here is what I have worked on…

My Carleysense site has a new look and I learned a lot about Photoshop during this process.  I have discovered I really like Photoshop.  I can see how I could become a Photoshop junkie if not careful!

I also learned how to hook up my video camera up as a webcam, upload to imovie, edit (just learning that so there is a big learning curve) and post on my site.

I have opened a Zazzle Store and love this site!  I have had, well should I say; God has put on my heart, these great artistic ideas to spread His Word.  I love shirts with a message and I have had great fun creating them.  Check them out and get yours!
Help spread His Word…

Then I got a call from my dear friend Terry…

Asking me to join her and help on another, my 2nd her first…

Once again we were pushed to our limits, worn out, sleep deprived, slightly food deprived (our own fault) and in the end had huge smiles on our faces and pleased that we got to be a part of something so much bigger than ourselves.

And then, the excitement of that whole trip wore down,I had a small job re-doing a fireplace mantel. Of course I was so tired I forgot before pictures, so just enjoy these after picks!

So there you have it!  January almost wrapped up. I’m working on other things and I post them when it’s time! See you back here soon!

God Bless You and Pass it ON!

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Diversify!  Diversify!

I have found in our countries economic chaos, that my ability to diversify and more over, my willingness to do so is what actually keeps the wheel rolling.  We are definitely hitting a rocky road, but pulling together with others, finding other outlets for our work and sometimes even doing jobs that just aren’t attractive keep us going.

My dear friend Terri Harris of Harris Arts and I have joined forces to tackle this opportunity together!

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She has some of the most awesome ideas for cabinetry and furniture and we are working on creating samples here.

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I met with one of my favorite designers yesterday and we have two pieces to put some unique finishes on.  I will keep you up to date on these.  You’ll love them!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a few finished pieces she has done.  

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  Are these beautiful or what!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am so excited to work with Terri again.  We have worked together on other jobs over the last few years and not only having we completed the projects in less time, but it has provided an atmosphere for us to learn from each other.  We have different ideas, different areas of expertise, different training and by coming together not only do we have a blast, we also are expanding our own knowledge and abilities.  We keep each other going.  We lift each other up.  We encourage one another!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recently I have changed my display at the gallery my fine art is in.  I have removed some pieces that just seem to be getting too much attention and distract from the ones that are more relative to the galleries expression.  (Wow, did I just say that like that?)

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Here is what the new display looks like.  And for those who can stop by, we are:

The Island Art Gallery

At The Village Shops

Hwy 17

Pawleys Island, SC

 

 

 

Also I so enjoy keeping Carley busy!  That blog is growing in size and in followers.

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We are doing God’s work!  

Not only is it great reading material that helps us put things in proper perspective, there is some fun artwork and cool merchandise available.  I am steady working on some new designs that will blow you away.  And we are offering wholesale prices to ministries who want to use Carley Stuf for fundraising!  It’s a must check out place.  I have decided to tackle learning HTML and figure out how to do some design work.  I am only learning and reading right now.  I will let you know when I am actually brave enough to design something.  Here is a peak at Carley and me, go check her out!

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see I am staying busy staying busy.  Oh my I almost forgot.  I am about to launch a new blog site dedicated to the painting, In My Father’s Lap.  I finishing up my testimony and that will be published by the first of next week!  This we be a place to share your story, your testimony and for those who this painting has spoken to, to tell the world what the Lord has shared with you through this painting.  Many have already purchase prints and other items of In My Father’s Lap and the testimony they give is simply amazing and encouraging.  I would them for them to share these stories and this will be a place to do so.  I will be adding a page displaying items for purchase and ministry fundraising ideas.  Watch it grow and bookmark it to come back to and share with those you love!

In My Fathers Lap  

    http://inmyfatherslap.wordpress.com

  Thanks for stopping my and check back soon.  

  We are really busy!

  Smile and Bless Someone Today!

  God Bless You!

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What a ride the last several days have been.  The excitement and anticipation mixed with feelings of nervousness and even fear.

Doing it afraid got it’s test this weekend.  Thanks be to God for the victory!

The Gallery Grand Opening was amazing and I was asked to write the news release.  I enjoyed the challenge and will post a link to it when it is published this week.  I am waiting for pictures of opening night and will post them as well.

My newsletter was finally completed and went out last week.  I have had great response from it and thanks to everyone who has signed up.  If you missed it you can view it here and sign up. 

Most exciting is introducing Carley to the world!

shalomyall1Her site is under construction but will be changing weekly with new additions and notices of products that will be available very soon.  Stop by check her out and leave your comments or questions.  She is working on her first contest right now so keep in touch!

I think I hear her calling me right now, oh boy, back to the drawing board!

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Smile and Bless Someone Today!

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