Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘creative’

Learning to move past and grow through the “One Changing Moment” has proved difficult for us all.

I haven’t updated in some time, but I have actually completed a little work and I am working on other projects that I am very excited about. Those will have to be posted later as that particular project is under cover until…

Here is some of the work over the past several months. Contact me or leave comments and I will get back to you!

Extreme Makeover Home Edition

The painting below “In The Light” was done for an auction to raise money for missions.

This Foyer is wonderful too.  My great friends Terri Harris and Mimi Gula helped me during this difficult time while I was with Smokey in MUSC.  I later went and finished with the artwork.

And I recently designed a shirt for a Texas group known as The Southern Stars.

The Ties That Bind

Be back real soon with more work to post!

God Bless You All!

Carla

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

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!

Read Full Post »

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!

100_1665

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

100_1666

100_1675

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.  

100_1714        100_1717

  Are these beautiful or what!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100_1721

 

 

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?)

100_1660

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.

together1-163x300

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!

Read Full Post »

This painting sold yesterday.  Look at others available on My Etsy Shop

100_0994_11

 

Awesome!  Thanks God!

Read Full Post »

Whoohoo,  another one is finished!  And I am signing it and packing it up.

Honey, I’m on my way home…….

Don’t forget to check out my other site Carleysense!

http://www.carleysense.com

Read Full Post »

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!

100_99991

 

Smile and Bless Someone Today!

Read Full Post »

The Island Art Gallery in Litchfield Exchange in Pawleys Island, SC is having their Grand Opening this Saturday, April 25th from 5pm to 8:30pm.  If you are in town please stop by and chat with some of the most talented local artists as well as myself, and view their beautiful work.

Read about it here.100_0042

All of my work can also be viewed and purchased online at my Etsy Store, using Paypal!

I just completed another Modello stencil project.  How cool is this.  

100_0074

 

100_0075

My 2nd issue of my newsletter is about to hit the cyber wave!

Be sure to sign up here!  The revealing of my new venture will be on there!

Share your thoughts here and check the other artists work under the blog roll to the right.

Smile and Bless Someone Today!

100_0064

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »