Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We wish you a Merry Christmas!
We wish you a Merry Christmas!
We wish you a Merry Christmas!
And a Happy New Year!

May you know the wonder of Christ's birth, the love of our Heavenly Father, the hope of eternal life, and the joy of the season!

Grace & Peace,

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chicago's Snowy Owl

We saw one of Chicago's Snowy Owls in the wild!!!!

Today we travelled into blustery Chicago in search of the famed snowy owls at Montrose Harbor. The Chicago Tribune had run a front page article, declaring their invasion of the lakeshore & since my favorite little mister is still OBSESSED with owls, we thought we would pray really hard that we would see some and go in for a viewing!

To see this owl take flight was truly awesome.

{my favorite little mister designed the above photo layout so that you could see an insert of the close up of the owl above his head}

We arrived at Montrose Harbor at about 12:45 and since it is a large widespread area, I immediately started looking for other photographers with HUGE equipment to try to get some shots of their own. Amazingly enough, we parked next to 3 photographers who were just leaving and they told us exactly where to find this juvenile male snowy owl.

After his brief flight from the building's roof he decided to land on this light pole. We stood nearby quietly and simply watched him preen himself, turn his head back and forth to look around and just chill out.

Apparently he got bored with our wonder and began to yawn.

This image shows how close my favorite little mister got to the owl, which he has named Silent.

All photography was done by my hubby today! You can see some of my owl art here.

Thank you God for such an awesome experience!

Grace & Peace,

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Custom Life Verse Design Work: The Hackers

Welcome back! I have been quite busy filling Christmas orders, decorating the house, baking, and playing with the kids. It's been a while since I have shown you some more of my custom Life Verse Design work, so I thought I would start with this Christmas gift for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law. I have actually created this piece for his office, as he is a pastor at Harvest Bible Chapel and he was in need of a little warm decore. I chose this verse because it was he who started my hubby & son on their archery passion, so I thought the above verse was just perfect to commemorate their little quiver of 4.

Oh how I love how mixed kids are all so unique :) Here is the original shot.

Here is the entire family, out in the field behind their house on a beautiful autumn day.

This little guy just turned ONE & it is his feet & his mommy's hands that I photographed to create my 1 Samuel "Prayed for this Child" art.

Here is their princess. All I can say is that she is absolutely adorable.

This little guy is going to be another future artist!

I had so much fun photographing the big brother and was so amused at how he loved to strike a pose! Made my job easy.

If anyone has photography of their own that they would like me to create a custom piece of art with, just let me know! You can email me for pricing at

Back to work!

Grace and peace,