Today, we had the joyful privilege of meeting with and speaking to the Arizona City Bible study group about the RV ministry we are involved in. For inquiring minds who want to know for sure… yes, Cheryl Cyphers is crocheting as she listens and participates in conversation. I have a slight envy of someone who can multi-task like this. Boo joins John Cartwright for Bible study. Jim Witherspoon is listening to our study leader.
After study and prayer time, we enjoyed a wonderful pot luck salad lunch. (What??? No pictures of the food??? I’m slipping.)
Let me set the scene for you:
John Cartwright showed me a tree in their backyard and then pointed to the mama hummingbird sitting on her nest! We were at a safe distance so as not to frighten her away. The sun was bright and the nest was deep into the tree on a branch so it was shaded and rather dark. Well, you can imagine my surprise when I downloaded today’s picture on my computer and saw this!! The truth is, I pointed my little “point and shoot” camera and couldn’t even tell if I had the nest in the frame. I just love these kinds of surprises.
Our next stop was Quail Run RV Resort and Snookie and Bob Quinn’s. The last time we saw them was December 5, 2011. Snookie has a friend, Dawn Dukes Lewis. They are FaceBook friends, of course, so now Dawn and I are FaceBook friends! Can you imagine my delight when I found out that Dawn had mailed, to Snookie, these artistic creations she made for me?!? They were made specifically for me by Dawn! What a sweetheart. She has a crazy, mad, incredible talent that she calls doodling. She’s so creative! My doodling has never looked this good. The thing that makes Dawn’s work so amazing is the fact that she struggles and suffers daily with severe fibromyalgia. Some of the Doodle Art she creates is inspired by her pain. For instance, she told me that barbed wire indicates that she’s had a very painful day. Her daughter, Cali, is another inspiration for her and Cali’s name is often hidden in each drawing. It’s so cool to know that I was her inspiration for the piece above. The word “Lone Star” indicates my native state. The Bible open to Romans 8 with Three Nails sticking in the top of it and the “Fish” all speak of my (our) ministry. She wrote on the back that the heart is there because “you have a big one.” But enough about me. Dawn creates at least one of her Doodle Art pieces a day as therapy and she randomly posted one on FaceBook one day and all of her friends said, “You could sell those!!” Which resulted in her posting her creations on Etsy. In just a few days, she has sold SEVEN creations. Each one is an original and she will also create custom Doodle Art for where colors and/or themes are chosen by you.
You can like and share Dawn’s Doodle Art on her FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10200591638810776.1073741826.1153473108&type=3#!/Beonecreations