“Come to me, all you who are weary…and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
The Lord definitely gave us some sweet time of rest at the Warden’s cabin this last weekend. Grady and I fished and painted our hearts out. No TV, phones, or computers – it was perfect!!! The Warden’s were very gracious to let us use their cabin – it was a very restful time – – THANK YOU GUYS!!!!. Tommy also let Grady borrow his kayak – Grady had a blast with that thing (you can see it in the first painting of their cabin). Here are a few paintings and sketches I did while resting at their lake cabin.
This is a painting I did of the Warden’s lake cabin and Tommy’s kayak – like how I got the kayak in there, Tommy???
This is the marina that is down from their cabin – it was really cute – when I saw it I knew I would be painting it.
Colorful fishing boats.
This was my favorite to paint. There was this old factory or old mill down from their cabin that I passed to drop Grady off at the river. I loved it so much that I pulled in one day and just sat there in the parking lot and painted it. I may paint this one again because it was so much fun doing those old buildings.
This one needs some explaining – and I’m second guessing myself for even putting this one on here. One day while I was painting I heard a loud boom and I thought a log had fallen on the cabin until I saw feathers flying everywhere. I ran outside and saw that a fairly good size bird flew right into the window and it was lying there dead. I quickly called Grady and told him about all the excitement and he told me not to get too close to the bird because sometimes they just knock themselves out – I’m sure he was picturing me bending over to get a good look at the bird and it coming to and flying in my face while I screamed my head off… well I assured him it was dead because blood was running from his little head (Tommy and Debbie don’t worry we discarded the bird into the woods – there is a big blob of “stuff” on your upper window though). So, here’s where it could get a little weird for some of you – I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to paint this pretty little bird (I mean, how often do you get to look at a bird for so long and that up-close???), so I grabbed my paints and plopped down and painted him – he was so pretty! I did scream and almost fall out of my chair at one point because I thought I saw the bird move 🙂 – but I think my mind was playing tricks on me – thanks Grady!
This scripture is so great for me right now! Thank you!
I love the birdhouse and the fishing boats. I have a photograph very similar to the latter.
And the bird story isn’t weird to me. But look who’s saying that! We had a hawk hit a power line across the street and die. It fell to the ground and we went across the street to look at it. (I called it “educational”) It had another small bird in its talons, also dead. We took pictures of it on our cell phones. I thought about giving credit for biology and art but decided against it. 😉
Thank you Susan! That is too funny about the hawk! Also, very cool that it had something in it’s talons – I would have taken pictures too :). Please e-mail me if there’s a specific way we can be praying for you.
I think you get better every time you paint!!! I love all of your new paintings… God has given you an amazing gift!
Well Mitzi, thank you! You are always so encouraging to me!
This is a very belated “thank you!” – I was so happy to find one of your paintings on my wall after the Divine Do-over ladies (those women are amazing!!) came and blessed our home. I saw it laying on the back of the couch from a distance as they were scooting me out the door and thought that it looked like one of yours 🙂 – I was thrilled to return and find it hanging on my wall – it was the Psalm 135:7 painting. I had just been to Susan Moffitt’s recently and she had shown me all the paintings she had gotten at your sale – I was envious 🙂 that I had not been able to come – so that made it even more special to find it on the wall. I didn’t even know if you knew about it or not, but wanted to say thank you so much and let you know how much it means to me!
Mary Lee Carrigan
Mary Lee, you are very welcome! I’m glad you liked the painting! The Divine Do-over team is great and it’s a special thing they do – I’m glad you were blessed by it!
I love the boats….again it makes me think of my Daddy.
God blesses me everytime I look at what he blesses you with. What a wonderful talent and thank you so much for sharing it with us.
Love you, Girl.
Roger just looked at your website and he loves the boats too. Did I tell you he was Daddy’s fishing buddy for over 35 years? He and Grady have talked about fishing for some time now. Hopefully not too far off from now.
Barbara thank you for the sweet comments – as always you are too kind! I didn’t know Roger fished. Grady said he liked the boats a lot too – I don’t paint enough “guy” stuff – so I see why those boats appeal to them. Becky sent me a sweet e-mail about my blog – will you let her know I got her e-mail, but my e-mail isn’t letting me send e-mails right now – I can receive them but can’t send them. Also, make sure you let her know the next time I have a sale – shame on you for not inviting her last time :)!
I am glad you guys had such a relaxing, good time!
Your art work is great. You will have to go back and do some waterfalls.
Are we going to get a copy of our lake house?
That would be awesome!
Thank you Debbie! Yes, we would LOVE to go back and do the waterfalls!!! As far as the lake house painting… we may have something for you :)! Thanks again for the blessing of getting away at your lake house.