Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sorry I haven't been around much!!

Had my first craft table. I so was busy making handcrafted items for it. I made more wall hangings, bookmarkers and these snowmen ornaments. Each one is different. I used the clear glass balls you can buy at craft stores, beads, vintage jewelry, all kinds of embellishments and lots of glitter!!! I'm planning to make some more to sell at another craft show here in my home town, but this one will be closer to Christmas. I will show the wall hangings here in a few days.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First Day of Art Class

On our first day of school, some of my students didn't make it to class because of the fires. So in my morning class I only had Hannah. I didn't want us to get too far ahead, so after a very short drawing lesson we made these adorable owls using paper and toilet paper rolls. These are the two she made, look how she made eyes. They are looking at each other, how cute is that! That was two weeks ago. Today class is getting back to normal and so is life for me. Wish I could say the same for those who lost homes in the wildfires. I'm thankful that none of my friends or students lost their homes!!! I'm thankful for the firemen who worked for about a week containing these awful fires. We've had several much needed rainshowers and the weather is beginning to cool down some. We still need more rain, but I'm so thankful for the little we have gotten.

Just a little note about Hannah, one of my very first post was about her 4th birthday party and here she is a big 7 year old.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Please Pray For Rain In Texas

All these dark looking clouds are really smoke from one of Texas's many wildfires. It looks closer than it is, but it's close enough for us to smell the smoke. Today it was so strong it made my throat burn and there were ashes, burnt leaves and plants coming out of the clouds of smoke. It covered our cars and anything outside. These pictures are from the fires in Montgomery, Grimes and Waller Counties. I have many friends who have had to evaluate from their homes. At this moment they are not allowed back to see if they have a home left. Because of the drought in Texas all the trees and plants are dying. Which is fuel for the fire. Tropical Lee brought in high winds that made the fires jump and made it impossible for the firefighters to put out. Just when it looks like they have contained, it flares up again. The wind and conditions are causing it to spread. My home and family are safe for now, but with fire you never know where and when another fire could start. We have another fire going strong that has burnt many homes in a town call Bastrop. My prayer is that Texas would get lots of needed rain in the next few months. I know that there are other States that are having fires, floods and hurricanes. We need to be on our knees praying for our Country!!!