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Sunday Sermon and Other Stuff

6 Dec

“When you weren’t dealt the best hand, don’t blame the dealer. Deal with it the best you can. Sometimes you have to bluff.”

Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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“I try not to make plans. God always laughs at your plans. I’m going to keep the door open, and keep the page blank, and see what gets painted upon it.” ― Tom Hiddleston

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This morning was sunny and bright, in every sense of the word. I left early to greet before 9 o’clock Mass, and everyone was chipper and smiling as they walked in. A little sunshine and a big smile can go a long way.

Today is the Second Sunday in Advent, and Father Don’s homily was about preparing ourselves for Christmas. Not preparing food, decorating, etc., but preparing our souls and our lives. He said, “Life isn’t always ideal or how we planned.” We have to make the best of what we have been given. My take on it… 

“When you weren’t dealt the best hand, don’t blame the dealer, deal with it the best you can. Sometimes you have to bluff.”

Pretty profound, right? Well, after my strange emotional roller coaster day yesterday, I ended up having a wonderful day. I shared a few pictures from yesterday’s Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run but I saved the Tupps Brewery Arts and Crafts Show pics for today. So many talented artists and crafters. These are just a few of the amazingly talented artists. And the best part is, they are all my friends. 

   
    
    
    
 
At the end of the day, I can’t help but smile and feel blessed.  

   

Montage Monday and MAST

16 Nov

“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” ― Henry Ward Beecher

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This past Saturday and Sunday was the annual McKinney Art Studio Tour. Local artists opened their homes and studios for visitors to experience their work in a hands-on manner. Personally, I find it more rewarding to own a piece of artwork from an artist who you have met and have seen where they work. And, the best part for me is, I happen to be very good friends with most of these talented folks. How lucky am I?

  
I purchased this beautiful cross from Alex Macias, a very young but extremely talented clay artist/potter. (I think the apple doesn’t fall far from the talent tree.)

  
Sherry Joplin has the most glorious holiday Santas, trees, and holiday gifts. (I am the proud owner of several keepsakes.)

  
Hi Steve Macias! What ya got cookin’? Oh yes, raku firing wonderful pottery.

   
 
“More” amazing artists. Yessss! A Laura Moore visit. We miss you Laura. 

Sherry, Laura, Lynda, and Lynne.

  
Elaine Adams does architectural renderings and paints homes that are so detailed, precise, and did I mention so reasonable. 

   
    
 
“Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.” 

― Henry Ward Beecher