Happy Father’s Day!

See this oil painting of my husband and son come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse video)

I’m finally working on a new painting. I’ll share it on Wednesday. My daily blog has fallen behind since our sudden, unexpected move. I’m still trying to wrap my mind around it. But I’m finding my way back to normalcy and I’ll resume regular blogging again soon. Meanwhile, here’s another father/son painting (at least I think so, maybe the penguin is actually a mom?).

See oil painting of penguins come alive in 2 minutes (time lapse video)

I hope all of you are doing well. I miss chatting with you every day, as I move toward my lifetime goal of 1,000 finished oil paintings. I’ve fallen a bit behind schedule so I’ll be back with renewed passion to crank out the paintings. Let the paints fly!

Again, I’d like to wish you all a Happy Father’s Day. My dad died when I was a child, but I think of him and wonder what he would have been like at this age. He’d have loved being a grandpa. If you are a Grandpa, or even a Great Grandpa, then my Father’s Day wish goes double or triple for you. 🙂


Faith over Fear

Watch this penguin oil painting come alive in 2 minutes

Well, we finally got our pre-approval, but the house hunting news is bleak. First of all, we couldn’t get the loan type we wanted, and there are many extra costs. Secondly, apparently the housing market is so insane that people are snatching up houses the very first day they are listed and having bidding wars. A friend of mine said it is like that in Texas, but I found out today that it’s like that here in Georgia as well. Also, since houses are selling above their appraised value, we may have to pay the difference between the value and the selling price. IF we are the winner of a bidding war.

So, it’s not the happy news I was expecting because immediately upon getting our approval we learned that it will cost us much, much more, that we qualify for less, and that it will be hard to get a house at all. But rentals are practically non-existent. It’s unfortunate timing to be forced out of this rental house during a housing crisis!

I’m going to have to dig deep into faith over fear. Today’s featured oil painting is these happy penguins because I need to focus on positive thinking, family, and love. Good things will happen, even if the journey might be difficult, disappointing, and exhausting. Meanwhile, I haven’t given up on my Easter show. The taping is nearly done- I think tomorrow may be the last segment! It’s a very special show and I hope that you will share it with all of your connections.

Well, there’s not much to say tonight, as I feel deflated, defeated and afraid. Tomorrow is a fresh day. Good night, dear friends. May you feel peace and strength. God bless you.


Happy Father’s Day!

Watch me paint these penguins in 2 minutes (time lapse)

This recent painting (first shared on May 6), is a perfect choice for all of you dads out there. The expression on the baby penguin’s face is priceless. Even if this is parent penguin is actually a female (I have no idea!), we’ll assume he’s a father. Have a wonderful day, all of you dads, granddads, and the families who love their favorite men.

You are Amazing Awesome LOVED

New Painting – Something Cute

Watch me paint “Penguins” in 2 minutes (time lapse)

I hope this brightens your day! Here in the United States, we are past the dreary days of winter. I’d lived in snowy areas most of my life, but now I’m in the Deep South, where it seldom snows (it snowed the first season we moved down here, leading me to think that I brought it with me!). But even though I don’t have to shovel snow anymore or worry about freezing temperatures as low as -25 Fahrenheit, like when I lived in Minnesota (-31.6 Celsius), I still appreciate when the flowers bloom again, leaves return to the trees, and the sun warms up the land.

Oil Painting “Penguins” by artist Natalie Buske Thomas

This lovable baby penguin still cheers me, even though I’m embracing spring as I share this new painting. Joy is never out of season. May you feel as free and loved as this little penguin, no matter whether you stand in snow or atop warm dry land.

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