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Work from home ideas!

1. Pet Sitting and Dog Walking Business This is a great job for animal lovers who enjoy getting paid for caring for and playing with other people’s pets. Dogs and cats are the most common pets that need care when owners are away.

via 20 Business Ideas for Stay-at-Home Parents (5 min read) — Millionaire’s Digest

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Power Outage

Yesterday with the high winds and power outage around Western New York (our house being effected as well), I could not do the sewing that I wanted to do on my Papa’s Door quilt.  So I started painting a class that I will be scheduled to do at Carriage Quilt Shop hopefully in April!

The power was off for about 4 hours and this is how far I got.  It will be mounted onto a stretched canvas and some of the flower pedals will hang off adding interest.  This weekend, I will finish painting it and writing the directions.  I will be presenting this to them in a couple of weeks.

I’m very excited to start teaching again!

 

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Colors

 

Aimg_3467s an artist, I work with different colors, hues, and shades to bring my art to life.

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked to do an art presentation for my church.  They are doing a lenten series on Spirit, Health, & Healing.  I had no other guidance as to what was expected other than some sort of artsy thing.  Of course, I said YES with absolutely no idea of what I was going to do or even talk about!

Within 1-1/2 weeks of constant meditating on this, I came up with the puzzle pieces one by one.  It started with how color effects our emotions and mood.  Ok….I would ask myself….”How do I tie this into the Bible and our faith?  And, What hands-on project am I going to do in a 30 minute session?”

Then with my trusty computer in hand, I searched the internet for the meaning of colors and then verses in the Bible for each color.  The only one I knew at that time was in the book of Genesis mentioning the Rainbow.

That showed me the colors I am going to work with, meanings, and connection to the Bible and our faith.  What am I going to do for a hands-on project (remember in 30min). The stipulation was to use all the colors in the Rainbow.

I toyed with Rainbow?  A Cross?  None of these seemed to really fit what I was trying to achieve.  Then I was in Mass on Sunday and suddenly a picture came into mind of a meadow, blue sky, sun, clouds, and crosses (image above).  So I completed the sample and decided that I am not going to show them this until the very end.  I will do one with them to illustrate where I want them to place the color.

The Holy Spirit really helped me in putting this together!  I wish I was an attendee rather than a presenter to enjoy it, however, I will enjoy presenting it as well!

Tuesday, April 4 at 6pm is when I am presenting it at the UB Newman Center in Amherst, New York. Please join us if you can!!

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Ready for the Super Bowl!!

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I’m not really a big sports fan (I do watch the occasional Buffalo Bills Games).  I always look forward to the Super Bowl because we get together with our friends in the neighborhood that I don’t always see!  It is always an awesome time.

There’s lots of food and squares to bet (I really don’t know how this works or what the official term is), and I always bring a prize to donate to the square raffle.  I painted these this year.  A little different than my usual quilt stuff.

I discovered that Enamel paints can be put on glass as long as it is not touching the mouth (hence the placement of the paint).  It also can be put in the oven for a period of time to bake the paint on and make it dishwasher safe.

Amazing what technology has come up with for the home crafter!

Have an amazing day!

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Still Painting Papa’s Door

I just finished the door today.  There are stairs, ground, and bottom of building to paint.  The bumpy knobs on the door I feel turned out the way I wanted them to!  I took a lot of squinting and using the camera on my cell phone to make sure I got it right.  I could not get it like this without the modern tools.

Why squint and use the camera?  When I am painting, I am right on top of each stroke and don’t tend to see the results of my painting from a viewers stand point.  There are many ways to view the art in progress in a “viewers” eye.  Squinting is one (be careful of this, I have a headache and eye pain which will go away with some well deserved rest), cell phone camera, and step back from the art piece about 20 feet.

Hope you enjoy it!

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