Art for an Anniversary

M and I have been going to the Mary’s Homegroup with Grace Church since 2011. Doug and Sue Mary work with Family Life and so their specialty is marriage studies. They have been great to M and I and have invested their time and prayers in the lives of the couples under their leadership. The Mary’s have been supportive of my art, even coming to my University of Arkansas at Little Rock Master of Arts exhibition in December 2012.

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They have been supportive of my mission trip to Romania in June 2014.

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I fact, they have us in their home every two weeks providing dinner and a space to spiritually grow.

Their 40th anniversary was this year on July 18th and I wanted to do something that would be special for them. I asked them to send me a picture of their wedding day.

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I started working on a painting for them.

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Once finished, M and I went to their house to deliver their anniversary painting.

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Happy Anniversary Doug and Sue Mary! Thanks for all you do for your community.

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A Wedding Song

The Damsels in Distress were asked to play a song at the Lockehart wedding at Grace Church. M and I decided to play  “Mr. and Mrs.”, from album, “Spinning Plates.”

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“Mr. and Mrs.” was originally titled “Mr. and Mrs. Epperson.” We wrote the song in response to being asked to play a song at the Epperson wedding. We later shortened the title to “Mr. and Mrs.” so that it could be used in a more general sense for many wedding lovers.

“Mr. and Mrs.” is about the wedding and the marriage of two lovers.

Mr. and Mrs.
Your lovely heart’s bold
To love someone like me
Who sees this life in the only way to be free.
“I do” forever.

We’ll make the changes.
We’ll say what needs to be said.
And then we’ll do them in our hearts and our heads.

With this ring, I thee wed to be true love to be true.
With this ring, I thee wed to be true love to be true.
To be true.

So would you join me?
Soon our flesh will be one.
We’ll live together forever and forever.

“I do” forever.

 

Our friends Doug and Sue Mary from Family Life took this video and sent to us. Thanks Doug and Sue!

 

Art Night: Accidental Wedding Theme

The March 2014 Art Night group meeting rallied last night, and we were all in favor (with each other of course).

I set up the studio to fit maximum peoples and Ein looked out the window waiting for arrivals.
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Once there, everyone was able to enjoy whole made bread and chicken soup (made by M), peanuts, chocolates, and hot wild raspberry hibiscus herbal tea.

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Everyone was ready to get to their projects! Once we all started working, we realized that many people were working on things for or about weddings – so there was an accidental wedding theme!

A lot of people helped D with wedding decorations.
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N worked on secret wedding photo edits.
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K painted and collaged on canvas.
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When Ein let her, V worked on editing photos.
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I worked on a painting for my friend’s wedding anniversary.
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Mariel has her own business – Gypy Leaf and makes beautiful stitching.
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Mariel worked on a project for The Damsels in Distress upcoming puppet show “The Man and the Bear” (working title).
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Fun fact: Mariel wrote to Mister Rogers and he wrote her back! How cool is that? Very cool.

So, hopefully if you are thinking of starting your own artist group, you can see how easy it is to have an “art night” with your creative friends.

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