Fall Dhalia Centerpiece

Hello friends. I sit here on a late Monday evening with a heavy heart once again. It’s hard to put into words the helplessness that I feel when I read the news.
Hurricanes, earthquakes, rumors of war, terror attacks, hate and discord. There seems to be tragedy each and every way I turn.  To ignore it seems wrong and to share beautiful photos futile.
Yet my soul craves relief from all the travesty.
So today I’m sharing some pretty photos. Photos that bring me a sense of calm and peace.
I’ve also decided to spend time doing what I love and that is, painting. I want to challenge myself to paint something each and every day. Even if it’s one little thing. Even if for just a few minutes so I can distract my mind and tune away all the heartbreak.  It’s not so I can turn a blind eye to it all but for my own sanity and self care.
I hope you can do the same because this world can use a little more  happy.

I picked up the most beautiful Dhalias over the weekend. Such gorgeous flowers aren’t they?
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Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”




  1. Judy Davey says

    I know exactly how you feel, thanks for sharing, both your thoughts, & your beautiful creations…take care…

  2. says

    On Sunday one of my daughter’s friends who was also a freshman was killed when she was hit by an SUV. She was going to breakfast. Then yesterday morning….beauty is one way God reminds us He is still on His throne. Thank you for sharing with us.

  3. Nancy says

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts and Matthew 11:28-30. The flowers are lovely and I agree that creativity is healing.

  4. Kris says

    Your post was perfect–sensitive to the pain in our world but with an awareness of the need to look beyond the pain to the beauty around us. Thank you for providing a quiet respite.

    Love the blue and white bowls.

  5. Patti says

    Thank you for the inspiration and reminding us through Gods word that we are not alone in these very troubling times and that God will carry our burden for us if we let him.

  6. says

    Your dahlia bouque is gorgeous! All your photos are pure excellence – I have handmade greeting cards and if I could take photos like you, I’m sure my sales would be up! Do you have any tips on how you clarify each one? Thank you for sharing your beautiful site with me.

  7. Gail Plaskiewicz says

    I love your dahlia centerpiece! It’s so pretty and your right, we need to do beautiful things to feel better. A friend of mine’s daughter’s friend was killed in Vegas. When all these horrible things happen I often wonder if its time for our world to end? To many things are happening all at the same time. I wasn’t in Vegas and I don’t live in CA so I’m not anywhere near all of what is happening but it makes me sad all the same. However, coloring and stamping always makes me feel better just like painting does for you. I can also use my favorite water colors, Twinkling H20’s, to make a beautiful card. Thanks for the Bible verse. We need to all come to believe in God and know that he loves us. Thanks for reminding us.
    I love to look at your photos. Keep on keeping us happy!

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