Monday, August 26, 2013


I belong to a group board on Pinterest called “Lord Jesus Saves”.  I love how inspiring it is to have so much of God’s word coming into my life everyday through Pinterest.  The photography and artwork is just so beautiful.  I can’t say that I love 100% of what comes in (maybe more like 80%), but the good definitely outweighs the not- so-good.
Ever since I’ve had the capability (through Photoshop - many years ago), I have loved to put words with my photos and art.  I enjoy finding just the right verse to go with the image, and choosing a font that I think is a right fit for the image as well.  I then frame some of them for gifts or for sale in my Etsy shop, or make greeting cards with them.
Here are a couple of photographs that I did this past week…
God's comfort
I tried to find out who wrote this beautiful quote, but couldn't find who it was.
Sunset canoe
I took this picture at my friends cabin.  I actually had them canoe back and forth several times just to get the composition that I wanted.  Thank you for your patience Lori and Darlene!
I hope that I’ve inspired you in some way to bring beautiful words and scripture into your life every day.
Until next time…
Your word is a lamp for my feet, and a light for my path.          Psalm 119:105
Praising God for lighting my way,
Jane  <><

Monday, August 19, 2013

Having Fun With Color Swatches

I’ve been having more fun with making color swatches.  I’m hoping that the color combinations will inspire people in their decorating and craft projects just like they inspire me.  My last swatches were pinned to Pinterest many times, so that’s always an encouragement for me to create some more!
Here is one I did using a photo that I took in our basement.  We have it all fixed up as a 1950’s malt shop (which I'll be blogging about soon).  My pretty little model is Miss Hailey, my granddaughter.  In spite of the many wardrobe changes, props, and poses, she was very patient with me as I clicked away - looking for just the right shot. 
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This next photo is a little scene I came across while walking on the rocky shoreline of Lake Superior.  Well, to be honest, I may have staged it just a little bit.  I love the earthy color palette.
feather color swatch copy
The last one for today is from a watercolor painting that I did a few months ago.  The colors go perfectly in my guest bathroom…which they should, since I painted the picture to match this bathroom.
Cardinal Color Swatch copy
…and that’s it for today.  I hope you are having a fun-filled summer!
Until next time…
“The more of heaven we cherish, the less of earth we covet.”    David Brandt Berg
Jane  <><