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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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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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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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Hello everyone!  

I got this great job building these giant cornices and putting a croc finish on them.

It was a lot of work, things went wrong, things went right, tons of trips to the hardware store for those things I forgot, but all in all, the project was great.  Here’s a slideshow to watch the progress.  Hope you enjoy it, and hey, how about take a moment and leave your comments here!  I’d sure appreciate that!

God Bless Ya and remember Smile and Bless Someone Else Today!

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Hello everyone.  What a busy month.  Everything is moving right along.  I have my first festival this Saturday!

The Harbour Walk Festival in Georgetown, SC 9-6 on Front Street.  You can’t miss me, uh, oh, should I say Carley!

Ladies shirts in 4 designs, coffee mugs (so cool) and window stickers so you can spread the LOVE!  I can’t wait. Yall come out and enjoy the festival and stop by my booth to say hi and look at Carley’s Stuff!

Meanwhile, I have been working on a few other faux/art jobs.  2 stand out more than any other.  

I am repairing a Pennsylvania Dutch Chest for a dear gal locally.  Unfortunately, something very icky spilled on it and literally melted the finish.  Below are the process pictures.  I should be finished with it this week and will post an update.  The colors have taken some time to match, but I think I am finally on to something!  Stay posted to see the end result.

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And here is the sample for the other note worthy project.  It is a new Apple Store.  You know I love this.  I’ll post progress soon.

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Alright then, I must get to work!  go over and check out what Carley has to say lately!

Smile and Bless Someone Today!

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Well, I got it done and here is pictures.  This is better than the videos below!  LOL  I just had to try video though!

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And here you have it.  I like it!  The homeowners love it and I’m home.  Life is Good.  God is Good.

Smile and Bless Someone Today!

 

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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

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