Sunday, September 30, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wow - I'm pooped! Going off in new directions is exhausting! I used to paint totally abstract designs YEARS ago when I was still playing at being a hippy and the kids weren't here yet. I set my paints aside (with a few exceptions) until the kids were grown and I had a little more time. Now that we have sold our business, too, I have even more time and I LOVE IT! Time to experiment, time to go in new direction, time to be courageous!
This 24 X 36 painting turned out a whole lot better than I expected and I have already listed it on eBay - for straight sale first - auction later. Search "debbie lincoln" at the eBay home page to find it and others, or contact me through e-mail.
Hebrews 3:6But Christ is faithful as a son over God's house. And we are his house, if we hold on to our courage and the hope of which we boast.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Knowing where I'll spend eternity is also a good way to get through the pains and tribulations of this earthly life.
2 Corinthians 5:1[ Our Heavenly Dwelling ] Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands.
By the way, Heaven is mentioned in the Bible at least 606 times.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Isaiah 48:18 If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your righteousness like the waves of the sea.
Friday, September 21, 2007
Mike and I spent the entire month of June 2007 wandering around Colorado, Wyoming and Montana with our 2 dogs and the RV. One experience that I really enjoyed was the rodeo in Cody, Wyoming. I am trying new painting subjects and techniques, but my favorite still is cowboys and their horses.
This painting was inspired by a cowboy exercising his horse and leading a second one behind the grandstand at the rodeo. The late afternoon light was perfect and I quickly envisioned the Wyoming landscape in the background, using one of my many reference photos. The title, “It’s Smart to Bring a Spare” was easy to conceive, since we have experienced the aggravation of flat tires while RVing! Planning ahead is always smart both for traveling and for where you’ll spend eternity….
This painting is available for purchase in my eBay store. Search "debbie lincoln" in the eBay home page to find it and others.
Jeremiah 29:11For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This painting I am calling "Kiss My ---". I have two very fat horses and they come when I call - sometimes. Obviously this one ("Easy" is his name) chose NOT to come. Georgia, my border collie mix, does come, though! But she still has to look at where Easy is headed...
Laurie and I are alike in many ways – we could have been sisters. We went to high school together and knew one another well enough to say “hi” in the halls, but didn’t “hang out” together. We were both known as being “artsy” - and smart. Not necessarily good attributes for girls who want to be popular, but we survived. We didn’t get back together again until our 30th High School reunion in 2000. I was going through a reawakening of my spiritual values and was seeking old friends – she was already there, I think, and we connected. Funny how approaching 50 opens gates that you thought were firmly locked or at least blocked. I wish we had been friends through all those years, too.
John 10:9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
We bought a new RV and took off for new campsites in Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.
My youngest child, Merideth was married. That's huge.
I gave away Jack, my favorite old horse, to a treasured friend who could care for her and her special needs. She had her last baby in April and was put down 3 weeks ago. Her offspring, PJ, is bred to have a baby in March, 2008. Life goes on. (Ecc 3:2)
We sold all the cows (FREEDOM!).
We have helped Ben spruce up the house he bought in Euless last year.
I have painted and attended workshops and painted and eBayed and painted.
Our church has grown to 72 members (Woo Hoo!). It had 7 regular attendees when we joined in 2000, and now we average 45. What a joy.
Texas has come out of the drought. As I sit at my desk this morning, I see lush green pastures with 2 very fat horses and it’s hard to remember that the prickly pear were nearly dead this time last year.
I am fifty-five years old and wouldn’t be anywhere else on earth or in life.