Shadowbox Christmas

Have you ever owned a shadowbox? All of my life I have been somewhat fascinated by the feast for the eyes they give. From the one in my great Aunt Redia’s sewing room to many various ones I had seen while growing up in the 1970’s, a time when shadow boxes were more popular.  However, …

Artful Home: Featured Artist, Ian Cates

“Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents], Even when he is old he will not depart from it.”  Proverbs 22:6 Favorite Art Mediums: Pastels and Colored Pencils Favorite Subject: Landscapes All images are property of catesMedia. copyright 2017 As …

Consider the Birds!

Not once, but twice this week, we stopped everything, not to “smell the roses” but we took a pause to consider the birds.  We were coming home after a wonderful evening of fellowship and a meal with friends.  As we rounded a corner to leave her neighborhood, there was this peacock, completely unaware that he …

Paper Water

You heard about me in Sunday school You memorized “I can do all things.” “Come out of the boat” the teacher explained as she moved him along on her paper water.   Now you’ve entered the real world You’ve got some money for big toys! The waves are moving faster Things are going your way You’re …