Show Plans

See this 3 panel panoramic oil painting landscape for Easter Show 2020 come alive in 2 minutes

It’s that time of year again – I’m working on the new Easter Show 2022. The above painting was for my first holiday show, Easter 2020. Since then I’ve done several shows, including last year’s Easter Show 2021 (below):

This year’s Easter 2022 Show painting is planned, the songs are chosen, and I already have the start of my dress. I’m making the rest of it myself and I hope you’ll love it. I figured I better up my game and make one-of-a-kind gowns instead of missing an opportunity to be creative.

These holiday shows are separate from the new shows I plan to do on a regular (weekly is the plan) basis. Those have been temporarily postponed due a number of things that came up and bumped it off schedule. I will put it back on schedule as soon as I can. You might recall I mentioned an inspection I had to prepare for that came up without much notice, and I’ve been planting seeds indoors for my garden. I have limited space and need to use containers because I don’t own this property and can’t put anything into the ground. This makes for a good challenge, and I’m fine with that. Bring it on! I already have a lot of goodies sprouting. But, it is a lot of work to grow our own food and I have to fit it in quickly so I don’t miss the optimal window for our growing zone (8b). Anyway, I didn’t want you to think that the new vlog/green screen show I was talking about has been postponed indefinitely. It’s only on hold, especially since this has now merged with the Easter show prep.

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I say what I mean, do what I say. I will deliver the show I promised soon. Until then, new paintings as I finish them, and in a little over a month I’ll launch the Easter show. Busy times. It helps us escape the gloom and doom of this world when we focus on positive, productive, happy things. But I can’t always measure up, and some days I’m just in a nasty funk. Today was sort of like that. I got it together by the afternoon, partly because I was looking through our Easter song choices and it’s hard to stay sullen and resentful when seeing such beautiful lyrics of hope and promise.

Stay strong. God bless you and yours. Spring will be here soon! May the new season bring peaceful times for this dark world.


Hymn Medley

Natalie singing a hymn medley

The song from the oil painting video I shared yesterday in blog post “Planting Seeds” has been running through my head. So I decided to throw together a medley of the first line of a few hymns, ending with the song featured in my painting “Come to the Garden“. These hymns have been popularized by mainstream singers over the years, but they are also old church songs so they might bring back childhood memories if you attended church with your parents or grandparents.

If I look tired, it’s because I am. You might remember I mentioned an inspection I had to prepare for? I worked hard to prepare for it and we passed! But I’ll keep this short because it’s been another long day and I need to eat dinner. Happy Thursday and I hope you plan to enjoy your weekend ahead.


Easter Sunday

Happy Easter! Today I’ll share peaceful and joyful oil paintings and songs with you. May you feel the burst of new spring life in your spirit, and the blessings of God upon you. It’s a new day. He is Risen!

 

The painting above is a 2-minute time lapse video to watch me paint a three panel landscape of the Holy Trinity, my Easter painting from 2020. My new 2021 Easter painting 2-minute time lapse is below, “Easter Sunday with Grandma“.

Sing these three beloved hymns with us? The words are on the screen for you. The first two are clips from this year’s Easter Show. I’m the one in the yellow dress, the two on each side of me are my lovely daughters. The third song is from a live event in 2018. I’m playing the mountain dulcimer and my son is playing guitar.

“The Old Rugged Cross”

“Just a Closer Walk with Thee”

“Will the Circle be Unbroken/So Remember our Defender”

As we begin a new season, anything is possible. May love, peace and joy reign over us, as we pursue vocations, relationships, and spiritual dreams. God bless you and your families.

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