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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.

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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!

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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

 

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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

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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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I have finished these two tables.  Here are some pictures!


 

Thanks for stopping by!

Smile and Bless Someone Today!

 

 

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Hey everyone!

Go and check out Finestra Decorative Hardware website and blog.  I’m in there!  Amy was so nice as to include me in their blog.  Thank you Amy!

Also I am working on a commission canvas for a new friend I recently met in Community Bible Study.  She blessed me with the opportunity to paint something very dear to her heart.  The Jordan River in this picture with an amazing rainbow. The finished piece will look a little different as she has asked me to add some wonderful elements.  You will have to wait and see it finished, I am not spoiling the surprise!  Here is the photo I am going by and the first layer of oil on the canvas.  I will post as the painting progresses.

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Yes, I know it doesn’t look like much now, but just watch over the next several days…

Also I am finishing up two pieces of furniture.  Can’t wait for the finish product on these babies.

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Here are the samples:

And below is some of the progress…

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This is my precious grandboy Zachary, he wants to be an artist, just like his Nana!

 

 

 

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Hard at work!  You know I hadn’t planned the finish like this but once I started I saw something really cool to do to this table.  Wait and see!

And finally, the next new oil painting in the works. You can see it come to life.  This is Pawleys Creek here in SC. No worries, I’ll show you when I am done!

Okay for some reason it won’t post my picture.  How odd!  Everything else did.  Well, I will show you in another post.  It’s late and I must get up early in the morning.

Good night world.

God Bless You All!

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