Update 2016

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2016 Update

Aloha!  🙂 I just returned from an amazing trip to Hawaii with my mom and sister and our daughters. What a special time we had celebrating Mom’s 70th birthday! I have always wanted to go to Hawaii drink from a pineapple with a pink umbrella-and we did! 🙂 It was very yummy and fun to sip these watching the crazy waves  with my girls on the North Shore!

I just wanted write a quick note to thank you all so much for all the encouragement and support your have given me this year. I am so thankful for each one of you. You have blessed me greatly! I also wanted to update you all on some of the new things happening for me this year.

I am once again taking another yearlong class taught by Carla Sonheim; this year it is called “Y is for Yellow.” In this class we are going to focus on creating a unique and individual body of work.

I am excited about this and feel this fits my needs well in that I have trouble focusing and deciding what I like doing best. We will be working through the alphabet filling a sketchbook  to help us come up with ideas.

In addition to this, at the end of February, I will be taking another 5-week course by Lynn Whipple, called “Big Beautiful Blooms.” In this class we will be working big and painting colorful bouquets of flowers. This will be challenging and new for me to do larger pieces like this.

I am hoping to post my art assignments weekly along with a poem or thoughts as the Lord leads. This year in addition to linking with Holley Gerth and Susan B. Mead, I will also be joining Bonnie Gray’s One Word Coffee on Wednesday. I am thankful for these beautiful women of God. Their words truly are like coffee for the heart!

I am so grateful for all my dear blogging friends. You have been such an amazing encouragement to my heart. I am praying that you will be overwhelmed with his blessings this year and know how deeply loved and cared for you are.

Thank you for walking along beside me as we journey toward more joy and more of Him!

4 thoughts on “Update 2016

  1. Hi Susie,
    What an amazing trip for you and your girls to celebrate your mother! I’ve never been to Hawaii but I can only imagine its beauty and how it must have been the trip of a lifetime! I love this post and the photo you shared with us. I’m so grateful to have met you on this blogging journey and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for both of us this year. Your art courses sound wonderful and so inspiring — I can’t wait to see what you create! xoxo Much love to you!

  2. Hi Valerie, It was definitely a trip of a lifetime so special and just an amazing time. God was so good to bless us in so many ways.I hope to share more as it all settles into my heart. I am grateful as well-and count it such a blessing to have met you too! Thankful to journey together through the year and all that lies ahead. Thanks for encouraging me with my art too! 🙂 🙂 hugs

  3. As I was answering your comment at my blog, I remembered I forgot to comment on your picture. You are beautiful, Susie, inside and out. 🙂 I wish you the best with all your art projects. Your artwork always gives me a warm and cozy feeling inside. I am looking forward to more, also your heartfelt poems that give so much encouragement in my life. Thank you!

  4. Trudi so thankful for you!! It has been such a joy to read your posts this year and i am looking forward to the coming year’s posts too!- You have so many wise and beautiful things to say. What a gift you have been to me! Sending hugs

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