Weekly Reflections

Expressing My Joy In Color and Pictures

My 3 month old great grandson, Leighton, and me

Let me start this blog with a picture that warms my heart. This little guy was born in September and I finally met him in person. He is such a sweet and happy baby! What surprised me was how much he weighed. He is such a tiny little guy, but when I picked him up I couldn’t believe how heavy he felt. Even more special, he gave big smiles when this old lady babbled at him. He even shared his own babbles with me. What a wonderful way to begin my Christmas week this Saturday evening. My six-year-old great granddaughter Rhyan was there as well. She ran up to me and hugged me and said, “G.G. you smell just like your house!” I immediately thought my house might have an unpleasant odor. Yikes. I said, “I don’t know if that is good or bad.” She replied, “It’s good! Smell!!” And I laughed. I’ll never forget that moment. Here are the beautiful gifts she made for me.

Picture frame hand painted colorfully by Rhyan
Ornament for my tree that says, Rhyan 2020 loves you GG
This is how I will remember this year, exactly as Rhyan has written it!!

And this is a bonus gift from her (which she told me her grandma placed in the bag…tee hee). It is holding up two other pictures she colored for me. I guess she got her love of colors and coloring from me!

Here it is..a magnet holding up two pictures Rhyan has colored just for me.

Earlier in the week, I received a surprise bouquet from my son and daughter-in-love who live in SC. Isn’t it beautiful!!

Beautiful surprise!

Lots of color and beauty blessed my life this week. I’m so filled with joy as I enter this week of Christmas celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus. He came to bring joy and hope to all people. Through Him, I know I have an even better permanent home waiting in Heaven.

And now it is time to share the pictures I’ve colored this week. This first one is a double page spread. I followed a tutorial on You Tube by Colorfully Optimistic

Double Page Spread from Seasons by illustrator Hanna Karlzon

This guy was from Colouring Heaven Dragons Special Issue #63 artist Douglas Carrol
Book Rose Windows by Creative Haven, Illustrator: Joel S. Avren

And that is all the color I have to share this week! My wish for all of you is a safe and joyful Christmas and may your heart be warmed by what truly matters in your life. Until next week….

Weekly Reflections

Time for Happy Colors, Hope, and Joy

Time to share some happy colors, hope and joy!

Missed making my Monday post because I wanted to finish making my Christmas cards. Last year’s cards were fun to make, but this year I decided to tackle embossing. Being new at this, it was trial and error all the way. And the kitchen table, chairs and floor were so sparkly! It took a while to clean up when I finished. The cards took me two days to finish. I will NOT be making cards this way again. Instead I’ll stick to the 2019 method. LOL!

I did manage to color a few pictures since my last post. Mostly I’ve been working on coloring one advent picture a day. I’m using my glitter gel pens on these. They have been quick and easy to do. I did finish my color-a-long picture I do with two of my daughters, but can’t share until December 31st.

I’ve also been doing a little work on my diamond painting “Fireside Christmas.” I had wanted to finish and hang it for this Christmas, but that isn’t going to happen. It will be displayed for Christmas 2021, God willing. I love diamond painting, but haven’t been active with that craft lately. I have two completed pictures that need framing, but they are such odd sizes I haven’t found affordable frames yet. My youngest daughter got me started on diamond painting last Christmas, when she gifted me a kit. I’ve completed six paintings this year. They are all beautiful. I’m sharing a picture of the completed gift kit. Also sharing a pic of the one I’m working on now.

So as Christmas draws nearer, I cling to the hope that Jesus offers this weary world. I’m weary, as I know you are, of the state of the world due to the pandemic. Yet, there is always hope. I cling tightly to this hope and offer prayers almost continuously for all of God’s people. Christmas is still coming, and so is Jesus. We can hold tight to this truth and gain strength to face each new day. May your week be filled with God’s blessings, my friends.

 

This is so much more beautiful to see in person. I love how the sun makes it sparkle!

 

I love how this one is turning out. It’s called Fireside Christmas. Purchased from Diamond Art Club.
This picture is in book “Johanna’s Christmas” illustrated by Johanna Basford. I colored it with glitter gel pens.
I love this picture in “Christmas Time” book illustrated by Alena Lazareva.