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Thank You for the Prayers!

Monday, March 04, 2013

My DIL sent me an email late last night which I found this morning as I sat here having coffee at my computer, a morning ritual for me.

She said little Sydney has some new hair growth in one of her bald spots! Finally! We have all been worrying and praying and I know that many of you joined us with your own prayers and wishes and positive thoughts.

So THANK YOU for all the Goodness you send Sydney's way. We're hoping this signals the beginning of the END of her problem!

Karen
A very happy Grandma.

  
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CEILIE2 3/14/2013 2:23PM

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Great news for sure.
Will continue to remember her in my prayers ,
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ZEEDRA 3/5/2013 9:06PM

    I'm subscribed!

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BUGLET- 3/5/2013 7:42PM

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JENNY888 3/4/2013 4:48PM

    Great news Karen.

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CATHY629 3/4/2013 12:55PM

    That is good news,you must be so pleased.
I pray that it continues to improve.
Cathy

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GABY1948 3/4/2013 12:26PM

    So glad to hear this, Karen! I am in charge of the prayer list to send out to our church members and had sent it out to many people who have been praying for her. I was hoping you would give us a praise report when you got it! And I am passing that on also! Good news indeed!

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PDSLIM 3/4/2013 9:05AM

    good news

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MORTICIAADDAMS 3/4/2013 8:27AM

    I'm so relieved, GF. This is certainly good news. I sent another prayer that this healing continues.

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FISHINGLADY66 3/4/2013 8:08AM

    Thank you for letting us know the good news Karen. That's wonderful. I will continue to remember her in my prayers.

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PJSTIME 3/4/2013 7:14AM

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KAYYVAUGHN 3/4/2013 7:07AM

    Karen, I am so glad to hear the good news. Please continue to keep us updated.
The prayers will continue.


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My DIL requesting prayers for my granddaughter.

Friday, February 15, 2013

My DIL posted this on Facebook today:

"I would like to ask all my FB friends & family if you could pray for my daughter Sydney - for the last 4 months, she has been suffering from a case of alopecia & she's now almost completely bald in the back of her head. They think its from her tonsillectomy being so hard on her skinny little body. She is getting treated with high dose steroids one weekend a month to try & stop her immune system from attacking her hair but so far no luck. It hurts my heart to brush & fix her hair each morning trying to cover the bald areas because Sydney always had this very thick, beautiful hair. I know the power of prayer can get her hair growing again."

I thought I'd extend this prayer request to the kind members of SP. And thank you in advance for your prayers.

Sydney will be 10 next month. This is who you're praying for - - -



Karen

  
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DEMETERSCO 3/4/2013 9:57AM

    Karen - I just read this and your newer blog. I am so glad to hear that the problem is resolving itself - I know how powerful prayer is and I'm adding mine that it continues to improve. for Sydney.
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FISHINGLADY66 3/1/2013 8:36PM

    Karen I'm so sad I didn't get this blog due to my illness and hospital stay. I am still trying to dig myself out of hundreds of E-mails. I will pray for Sydney and I hope she is doing better by now. We have so much love for the precious little children and don't want them to be sick in any way.
God be with you and Sydney's family.
(((Hugs)))

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/18/2013 9:01PM

    I certainly will pry for this beautiful little girl!

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HOLISTIC5 2/18/2013 8:45AM

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NOMIS1 2/18/2013 8:25AM

    Karen - I am so sorry to hear this - of course she has my prayers.

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CHRISTINASP 2/18/2013 7:31AM

    Prayer sent.

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ZEEDRA 2/17/2013 7:52PM

    Karen: My prayers go out to Sydney and all your family. I hope there is a very positive resolution to this. Hugs, Sandra

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GABY1948 2/16/2013 2:45PM

    Just got here...computer problems...will be praying for her also! Let us know progress! emoticon

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BUGLET- 2/16/2013 11:21AM

    Bless her heart. I will pray. God loves her and will help her. emoticon

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CATHY629 2/16/2013 10:59AM

    I will say a prayer for Sydney,and hope a cure is found.
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NELLJONES 2/16/2013 8:38AM

    My prayers are with Sydney and the whole family. I hope the problem is temporary. About 15 years ago I had some surgery on my face, and a month or so after about 1/3 of my hair fell out. I was horrified. Then months after that it all started growing out again. It drove my hairdresser crazy to have this halo of hair growing out within my other hair. My doc said that some people have this reaction to anesthesia. I've had other surgeries since and it hasn't happened again, but it was terrifying when it happened.

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PJSTIME 2/16/2013 6:49AM

    Prayers for Sydney and family for a strength and a cure. emoticon

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JENNY888 2/16/2013 2:27AM

    My prayers are with Sydney and your family.

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SENIMMO 2/15/2013 11:37PM

    Prayers and hugs! What a beautiful little girl. What a blessing children are!

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IFATFIRST77 2/15/2013 11:32PM

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AVANELL 2/15/2013 10:36PM

    Praying for little Sydney!

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A-DAY-AT-A-TIME 2/15/2013 9:25PM

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 2/15/2013 9:24PM

    MY PRAYERS FOR LITTLE SIDNEY AND HER MOTHER ARE HEARTFELT. MAY SHE HAVE A SPEEDY AND COMPLETE RECOVERY. PAT

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JEANNE229 2/15/2013 9:22PM

    Self image is SO important! How old is your granddaughter?

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Photos of my new Watercolor Project

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I have ordered some clear vinyl checkbook covers so I can insert a small watercolor painting/design into each one. I thought it would be a fun gift to give my cousins, friends, etc.

This is the first one that sort of happened accidentally. Next time I'll create some designs specifically to look good in this venue.

I hope you enjoy seeing the beginning of my new project. Remember -

I PAINT FOR SMILES!

Are you smiling?

Karen

  
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MADAMES 3/4/2013 5:49PM

    I love this! Everybody will be thrilled to receive such a personal and lovely gift! !

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/18/2013 8:59PM

    I totally love it!! Anyone would love to get this!!

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2BEHEALTHYAGAIN 2/16/2013 11:27PM

    emoticon I'm smiling! Whar lucky people, to get one of these wonderful gifts from you! emoticon

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JENNY888 2/16/2013 2:29AM

    Love this cover. Your talent always amazes me.

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ZEEDRA 2/15/2013 6:49PM

    Karen: It's wonderful to see you advancing and creating and finding you niche!

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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 2/15/2013 1:53PM

    Karen that is very good. You are very talented. Yes I am smiling

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KICK-SS 2/15/2013 1:18AM

    Yes, I am smiling!!! Those are great Karen, I'm sure your friends and family will love them, especially since you've added such a personal touch!!

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FLAMENM 2/14/2013 8:59PM

    That is a great gift!

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WOUBBIE 2/14/2013 8:43PM

    Wow, I sure am! You do beautiful artwork!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 2/14/2013 7:46PM

    Oh very nice!!

and you might be able to take this one step farther and get clear book covers that you could slip a slightly larger watercolor in it (like for paperback novels where we don't want everyone to see what trashy novel we're reading!?)

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PJSTIME 2/14/2013 5:31PM

    Love it and the idea A very nice small gift idea. I want to do more of my own Christmas cards this year again.

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LIVINMYDREAMS 2/14/2013 5:24PM

    Very nice!

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New Bird Species Discovered! (pics)

Monday, February 04, 2013

New Bird Species Discovered!

Cutiedonius Pienocula aka Cutie Pie

Cutie Pie birdies, first discovered by Kren in Central Texas, are not known in any other part of the world.

This is how he was hatched. (You know, of course, that birdies hatch head first, lol)



So far only blue Cutie Pies have been observed, but it seems likely that other colors will show up at a later time.

I really like the look in his eye!

Karen

This is a great way to lose weight, lol. When I have a paintbrush in my hand, I don't even think about food.

  
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ZEEDRA 2/5/2013 1:44PM

    I LOVE it, Karen. Your painting is getting freer and freer and I really appreciate the soft touches where you've made your decisons and don't ever come close to overworking which is the death knell of watercolour painting.
Sweet, chubby bird. And I love your new philosophy of painting=no eating. I might end up licking the brushes! Ha!

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JEANNE229 2/5/2013 12:54PM

    LOVE your cutie pie! And your humor.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/4/2013 9:41PM

    I love him!! We can always use a another blue bird.

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NEWKATHYNOW 2/4/2013 8:12PM

    Wow he's adorable! You have quite an amazing talent! Thanks for sharing him with us!!!

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PJSTIME 2/4/2013 8:06PM

    Love your Cutie Pie - and keep painting

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JUDY1676 2/4/2013 7:12PM

    Great job! And great talent!

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VINGRAM 2/4/2013 6:52PM

    Great job....he makes me smile! emoticon

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--KREN 2/4/2013 6:20PM

    Thank you so much! I love this little guy more than anything I've painted, even the more complicated paintings I did before. He was just so much FUN, and he came right out of the end of my paintbrush, like he had been waiting there, lol.

I don't sell my artwork, although I've had people offer to buy it. Maybe one day. Right now it's retirement FUN.

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GABY1948 2/4/2013 6:17PM

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Karen! You could start your own eBay-type selling team on SPARK! You would be famous in no time!

Keep posting them! I love this little guy!

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CATHY629 2/4/2013 5:30PM

    Yes,he looks so cheeky,and really cute.
Cathy

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This week's Fun with Watercolor (pics)

Friday, February 01, 2013

Still having fun doing small florals. These are in 4 different styles.
Playing with this type of painting is the most fun I've ever had by myself, lol. Who knew that in my old age I'd discover something that is so much FUN!









Joe put up these picture rails for me so I can prop my artwork up there and stare at it a few days to decide if I should change the color of the mat or just throw the whole thing in the trash.



They actually look better on a wall across the room than they do close up with bad photography. But no matter, it's still incredible fun for me and I'm happy to have found such a hobby in my old age, lol.

Karen

  
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DGAIL51 2/11/2013 7:36AM

    Very, very nice Karen!

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IFATFIRST77 2/4/2013 10:35AM

    Beautiful Karen, they are all really pretty and so nicely done

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ZEEDRA 2/2/2013 10:33AM

    Lovely! I like the yellow and orange best. Reason? Maybe the fullness and great drawing and also less white space.
I agree it's not a "hobby". When I hear the word hobby, I think of putting model cars together or building bird houses. Not that there's anything wrong with that!!!! Perhaps that's just my history. We had a store in Halifax called Hobby Lobby and there were no lovely paintings there.
You are expressing your artistic soul!!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 2/1/2013 10:56PM

    I love them!! Don't throw them away!!!

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KICK-SS 2/1/2013 8:37PM

    Wonderful pictures - and the rail on the wall is a great idea for pictures, (of any kind). You do have a real talent Karen!!

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GERIKRAGH 2/1/2013 4:15PM

    Simply beautiful! You have a real skill!

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MADAMES 2/1/2013 4:13PM

    Very pretty,and I love the chair rails!

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JEANNE229 2/1/2013 4:06PM

    So jealous of the talent. Love the art!

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PJSTIME 2/1/2013 3:53PM

    I love them all and the rails to set them on to enjoy are perfect.

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LIVINMYDREAMS 2/1/2013 12:43PM

    I think they are beautiful! Don't throw them in the trash. You could give to someone. You never know who might just love to have one!

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B-FLAT 2/1/2013 11:04AM

    They look very nice...I'm taking an oil painting class right now and it's harder than it looks! I love finding new ways to be creative; looks like you do too.

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 2/1/2013 10:56AM

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PDSLIM 2/1/2013 10:21AM

    Pretty

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CATHY629 2/1/2013 10:20AM

    What lovely flowers,i especially like the 2nd one.
Cathy

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SOPHIEMAE2007 2/1/2013 9:41AM

    Nice job, probably better than I could do. I was thinking back a couple of months ago in trying watercolors.

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GABY1948 2/1/2013 8:34AM

    Not a Hobby at all...a showing of a TRUE talent! If you ever decide to "throw them in the trash" let me Know I will be there picking your trash! LOL...Karen, they are TRULY beautiful and you are TRULY talented! emoticon

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FCARMICH 2/1/2013 8:22AM

  thanx

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CLUMBOY 2/1/2013 8:20AM

    lovely!

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DEMETERSCO 2/1/2013 8:18AM

    Karen - they are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
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