WATERCOLOR LIFE🎨🖌

Would you join me for a walk through some of My Gallery? These are just some of my favorites. I’m grateful I discovered the joy of watercolors. It has brought me much joy. If you like my paintings, I would be honored if you would share my website and/or my blog with one of your friends. Thank you for stopping by today!

Hot, it’s HOT! Summer’s Here, Already?!

Arizona is beautiful! We have at least one of the wonders of the world with the Grand Canyon, but also have countless lakes, mountains, incredible rock formations, beautiful winter and spring weather, and, when summer shows up, we have heat like you can’t believe unless you’ve lived here! This week the heat showed up and 110 degrees in the shade is pretty HOT, thank you very much! I am thankful for air conditioning and a keyless car. I remember when I’d need a potholder in order to start my car without burning my fingers. Of course I still have to cover my steering wheel or I’ll burn my hands on that!

But I didn’t want to write this to complain. I love Arizona and thought it would be fun to share some of my Arizona paintings. I have shared a few of them with my recent trip to Sedona, but I have painted others as well. For those of you who love the desert, I hope you will enjoy these views of my home state. I’m about to start painting a few new ones from my trip. Maybe these will inspire me.🎨

Today I had a dear friend over who is finding some joy and respite doing watercolors with me. I hardly feel qualified to teach as I am still learning myself! I imagine this is a lifelong learning process. But what a joy to show some of the tricks I’ve learned and how to look at a grey sky and instead see purple and blue. I’m a long way from even thinking of starting a YouTube channel, LOL! But painting over 300 watercolors, illustrating 4 children’s books, being written up in a national magazine, and writing a blog was never on my radar at ALL! I can absolutely assure you of that.

I write and share to ENCOURAGE ANYONE who feels the best of life is behind them. That is not true at all. Keep on keeping on. PRAY! Seek the wisdom and direction of God Himself to help you find what might be a totally new direction. Turn off the nightly news and find hope and direction in the Good News of the Bible. “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4

Find your passion, be blessed to be a blessing, TURN from the darkness, shine LIGHT✨and His light will shine on you.

Cheryl

Where Is Your Focus?

View of the Peak

I am trying to keep my eyes focused on positivity at this time – and it is easy for me to get distracted. So much of the news discourages me. I am so weary of virus and vaccine numbers, but I find everlasting peace and hope at the feet of Jesus. Will you walk alongside Him with me? Can we encourage one another to believe God for His promises? I need people in my life and the shortage of people around has been painful for me.

I started reading a book on Revelation so here is a book report for you! It has the craziest looking cover but the content and illustrations are very well done. Called “The Non-prophet’s Guide to the Book of Revelation,” written and illustrated by Todd Hampson, “it cuts through the complexity and confusion, is entertaining and user-friendly, and full of fascinating visuals, timelines and charts.” I highly recommend it if you are thinking this might be a good time to look into end-times prophetic Bible study.

We all feel like we’re in a valley these days and sometimes the shadows seem deep. It is my hope that art can turn a comforting light into our moments of darkness. I LOVE painting my home state, Arizona! Cactuses, sunsets, mountains, rivers~ They all make me grab my paintbrushes. Today I am sharing beauty I have found in the desert mountains that points my focus to the Master Designer and Creator. I hope you enjoy these paintings and that they help to remind you to look up . . .

“I look up to the mountains— does my help come from there? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!” Psalms‬ ‭121:1-2‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Below is a slide show of Arizona paintings. I love our beautiful state. They are from my Arizona Dreaming Gallery. Please click on the link to view these and more.


Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4

Cheryl