Blog Series

“Stories that Inspire my Art” is Natalie’s current blog series. It will run for approximately six months, beginning March 18, 2021, posted daily. Blog posts are listed below. You are invited to subscribe to the blog to receive notifications of new posts by e-mail.

Preview! Sneak Peek

Whoa! Isn’t this cool? Here’s a sneak peek of my new show- just a still shot though, the video would be too …

Peaceful Change

A personal challenge is waiting for you at the end of this blog post, so I hope you make it to the …

Inspired Vlog

First, about the re-edited Sparrows video: You may notice this version has new music dropped in. This is part of my ongoing …

The Journey

I saw this double rainbow above the trees behind our house. You will see these trees and a rainbow in the video …

Protected

I’m continuing with my project to upload my painting videos to YouTube, after a long break from using that platform. It seems …

Different Perspective

I remember the day that I wandered around a park in Savannah, the one where the iconic fountain I painted is located, …

To be Hated

I decided to give YouTube another try. My videos weren’t been seen on there anymore so I gave up on it. My …

Can we Trust Ourselves?

Can we trust ourselves to always feel or act in a predictable way? Do we ever take ourselves by surprise by doing …

Photographs and Memories

This oil painting features a cameo of me- it’s an unexpected self-portrait. That’s me in the red dress with my camera, taking …

Hidden Danger

When we wade or swim in the ocean we risk contact with jellyfish, as we can’t see them until it’s possibly too …

Invasive or Beautiful?

This beautiful white rose is the state flower of Georgia. But due to their thorny and hardy nature, they are considered an …

Mysterious Fruit

The inspiration for this art came originally from the allegory and metaphor found in the Biblical concept of the narrow way (Matthew …

Angels Mourn

The story of this angel is one of mourning, looking over the mass graves of children tragically killed long ago. This painting …

Planning

Don’t these parrots look engaged in conversation, with one parrot more chatty than the other? This was my daughter and me this …

Hope Set High

Like a lighthouse that guides us home, may we have our hopes set high that the best is yet to come. As …

New Year’s Resolutions

Do you have any New Year’s resolutions? I thought I didn’t have any, except for my ongoing lifetime goal of 1k finished …

New Year’s Day 2022

2022 is the year of the tiger according to Chinese tradition. Tiger years are “all about going big or going home”. The …

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

What does it all mean? What does Time mean? Why are we here? “In brokenness, we find healing. We learn what parts …

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve!

Are you ready to say goodbye to 2021 tomorrow night at midnight? I think most people are impatient to see these troubled …

Homemade Christmas!

This year I wanted to step things up and create a personal and special Christmas that includes things that I made myself. …

My Christmas Presents!

Sharing one of the presents from each family member of this theme: the nature that I love and share with you all …

Christmas Surprises

One of the surprises I was most looking forward to being revealed, was a custom branding iron that I got for my …

The Day After

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired from all of the Christmas festivity. I stepped things up this year by trying …

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

This remains one of my favorite events with my kids. Husband is taking the video. This was the first year after Mom …

O Holy Night

This song is part of the 45 minute Christmas variety show featuring 2 oil paintings, singing, and dancing: 2021 CHRISTMAS SHOW. Please …

New Painting, Nativity Scene

This is the short time lapse version of one of the featured paintings in Christmas Show 2021 (the full 45 minute variety …

My Turn!

Yesterday was my son’s turn for our Secret Santa game. And today was my turn. Both of us managed to pull off …

Have a Laugh!

You might remember this funny story I shared about a vagrant frog who took up residence in our garage, and my drum …

Secret Santa!

You might remember when I talked about my family’s Secret Santa game in blog post “Santa Claus is Coming to Town“? Our …

Go Tell it on the Mountain

Christmas is now so very near! I hope you are all feeling happy about a special time with your loved ones. God …

New Painting

https://videos.files.wordpress.com/JoJAsnCV/the-christmas-dance-oil-painting-by-artist-natalie-buske-thomas.mp4 This is one of the new paintings I finished last week for the taping of my 2021 Christmas Show, which features …

Christmas Cheer!

I added the Christmas show to several platforms, besides directly from this site. YouTube (embedded above), and also BitChute and Rumble. I …

CHRISTMAS SHOW 2021!

Painting, singing, and dancing, 45 minute Christmas show. Joy, merriment, sentiment and fun!

Launching Tomorrow!

This was last year’s painting from Christmas Show 2020. Tomorrow I plan to launch Christmas Show 2021. This year, there are TWO …

Aww, Christmas Love Story

Aww, sweet story… my daughter does freelance and commission work. She usually works with data or websites- she has a Math degree, …

Peace be with You

This is one of my earlier paintings. It remains a favorite for some of you. I’ve worked hard today and I’m tired- …

Special Day

A special day of celebration for a special birthday girl. This oil painting of my daughter reading in the butterfly garden was …

Beach Weather!

It was a high of 82 degrees today, here in Coastal Georgia! Goodness, we could have gone to the beach. And just …

Preview intro of Christmas Show 2021, painting, singing, dancing

Calm of a Cardinal

Today I was flustered, as I was preparing for the taping of the Christmas show and I realized with a sinking heart …

Peaceful, Heartfelt

This lighthouse art is one of my favorite projects. I’ll talk more about that tomorrow. I love how the music tells the …

Sharing the Story

In my blog post called “Season of Advent” I told you that I had a lot on my heart about Advent, but …

Catching up

I think of this painting whenever I feel a connection with you, the friends I make when I share my life online. …

Season of Advent

I have quite a lot on my heart about Advent, but this will have to keep until tomorrow. I need to wash …

Update from Yesterday

I painted these clover after I found them growing wild through the cracks in the patio, here in Georgia (USA). It reminded …

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