Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall... ahhhh

Has it really been since August 4th that I posted last? Where does time go? These last couple of months have flown by in a whirlwind. Four commissioned art pieces and a massive website design, plus two weeks in another state, have made it seem like yesterday that I was telling you my in-laws had moved out. At least I have a little something to show for my time away. :) Here are some samples of artwork I have been doing...




Commissioned Work - Austin, TX

Commissioned Work - Dallas, TX

Commissioned Work - Enfield, CT

Commissioned Work - Chicago, IL

Commissioned Work - Thomasville, AL


And I must tell you that I am really excited about the new website I am designing for a friend and songwriter in the Christian music industry, Nancy Gordon. I have so enjoyed getting to know her through our phone conversations and e-mails. I hope that once her new site is live, you will go and visit. It is a really extensive site design, so I have been sucked far, far down into web code & design world. I am loving that I am getting to do this for someone whose business is writing praise and worship songs and lullabies. The neatest thing is that she found out about me and contacted me through a "friend of a friend," though she didn't really know much about me. But, I knew about her and actually sang her lullabies to my children while rocking them when they were babies. It just amazes me how God brings people together for His purposes. And if you have ever sung "Firm Foundation," then you have sung a song she wrote.

Lastly, I will share a couple of paintings that I have done in my painting class:


"Chateau" - oil on canvas (my attempt at really, REALLY loose)

"Blue Autumn" - oil on canvas


Well now you know what's been going on with me. I'd love to hear what's been going on with you!

Blessings,
Christi

15 comments:

Vee said...

Oh yes! You do have a lot to show for your time away. Looking forward to visiting the web site that you've been working on, too. I love the painting "Blue Autumn" and I'm most charmed by the little Connecticut Cottage. Do you suppose it's a regional thing? :D

melissa said...

I have missed you! But see that you've been plenty busy. :) And I so love the CT house as well...very cozy.

Hope you don't wait until Christmas to post again!!!

Wanda said...

Welcome back ~ Missed you, but can see you have been one busy artist. Your work on the homes is exquisite. What a talent.

Also liked your oils. I'm so stuck on watercolor, but a friend recently gave me some acrylics and a VCR explaining how to use them. I'm going to give it a try!

Lorrie said...

Welcome back - you've been missed. Your artwork is beautiful, as always. And now painting, too. Good for you! Hope you take time to enjoy the days.

Cherdecor said...

I have been wondering what happened to you! I am so glad to see that you are still there. You have been a busy artist and you have lots of beautiful work on display. God bless you, my friend!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thank you so much for visiting me, and for always being so very kind. You are so talented, those commissioned pieces are just beautiful! I know that they will become each homeowners most cherished possesion. You have a gift. xo Lidy

Carole said...

Love your home designs. I live in Ct so seeing the one in Enfield was fun!
xx
Carole

Zuzu said...

Wow, Christi, you have been busy and your artwork is just gorgeous! I agree - God brings people together for his purposes - and I am so glad to hear that you are doing well and staying happy.
Hugs,
Zuzu

winner said...

I'm appreciate your writing skill.Please keep on working hard.^^

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Hon,
I've been away too.You art work is just gorgeous.I love them all you are a talent for sure.
Pop on over when you get a chance. To celebrate my return to blogland, and the holidays, I am having a give away. So come and put your name in the old pot.
Take care and May God bless,
XXOO Marie Antionette

maybe said...

good blog~

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Christi~
Thank you for stopping by!
You are quite an amazing artist! Beautiful!
I love your bio...I share the same philosphy that God created each of us uniquely with a very special set of gifts and talents to be used to create some form of beauty!
Have a beautiful day~
;-D Kathleen

AksPhone said...

Hello
nice blog!

Kristin Miller said...

Stumbled across your blog today and love it! You are a very talented artist. I'm not artistic in the least...not when it comes to oil and canvan anyway. I'm a writer from Northern California. If you want, no pressure, you can check out my blog too where I *sometimes* ramble about writing and artwork and stuff.
Great to "meet" you!
www.pararomance.blogspot.com

Pink Scarf said...

Wow! Your drawings and paintings are incredible. I'm always jealous of people who have art skills because I don't have any.

I love the second house design, though the third one looks really cute (reminds me of a cottage).

-Anna
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