Mother's and mentors are as beautiful as the spring trees and can be compared to the wonderful flowers. They impact the world and their selfless good deed seeds and memories of what they do spread to the generations and make even God and the ones in heaven smile...So happy blessed Mother's Day to the mothers and mentors.
May 1, 2018 was the day South Bend Indiana finally got their spring. This area was three weeks late. We started showing evidence of spring a week ago, but snow began covering up the flowers. Once again I am comparing this long wait for spring with my own personal life. I have art and writing goals that have been hidden in the snow and needed to start coming to pass. Those goals began popping out of my long winter, but were once again beat down by the snow. Then on May 1, 2018 I finally started really seeing my goals begin to come to pass. I just hope they continue to grow and flourish like the plants shown here. The last two flower photos were taken in my own yard. I really never realized how beautiful the dandelions are. The other photos were taken at St. Patrick's park in South Bend Indiana.
Before long the trees will have beautiful leaves and the ground will be greener and filled with berry bushes and other plants that grow in the wild.
I realize some of you are still in your winter and others are constantly seeing their goals being beat down by snow and other bad stuff. If you are, I am praying for you as well as for those that are having a perfect day.
The Bible verses shown in this blog are ones even individuals that are having a perfect day can still benefit from. I have used those verses and others to keep me reminded in those dark, cold winter days of my life that spring and summer will be here for me. The Bible verses and my relationship with Father God gave me a peace that passes all understanding and a hope which built up my faith.
Matthew 6:28-30 NIV
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. 9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
I am charging my batteries to take photos of my jewelry. So expect my next blog to feature what has been done thus far.
I looked around in my yard and saw that spring seems to really be here. All the flowers including the one pictured in my last blog has bloomed. The first flower is the daffodil that I posted in my last blog that kept getting snowed on.
The tree is at a near by business. I just had to take pictures of its glorious blooms.
I rejoice, because the spring weather makes me happy as well as knowing God makes all things new. He also gives me strength to move forward. I am also happy because of being able to accomplish my art and writing goals. I worked on several pendants and will be taking photos of them this week. I also worked on the first 10 chapters of my upcoming novel called Trapped Inside.
Trapped Inside is the revision of my fist published novel. I retired that novel when a family doctor gave me good advice, He told me that the old novel was excellent, right on target and that I did a lot of good research. He also told me that he knows how the book was also helping people. This doctor then looked at me and advice me to get rid of typo errors.
The revised Trapped Inside is turning out to be much better then the first one. I am adding a few new characters and a
barn dance. There will also be some clean romance in the book as well.
I will report back with you later on this week. Next time you will get to see the jewelry I have made.
This is one of my favorite paintings that I did. Eagles are very fascinating. My book called Amazing Animal Facts provides wonderful facts about the eagle.
Eagles remind me of bible verses like Isaiah 40:31. This Bible verse tells how those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Getting my website store and my goals accomplished have been really hard. It feels good to finally being able to see my goals being met.
Two other goals are being reached. The first one is getting my art studio organized, The second one is finally working on my revision of the novel called Trapped Inside. I sent the next chapter to my editor. She will be working on it after her vacation.
I am just saying hi and praying all is well with everyone.
I am in the process of getting my art/writing studio organized. I will be posting on this blog the before and after photos.
On Thursday, I will begin working on my jewelry. I have had a lot of request for my jewelry and am glad that I will finally have the space in my studio to work on my jewelry.
I also am happy to say that I am finally able to start working on my novel called Trapped Inside. I will begin working on it on Friday. People have been asking about this revision and am glad that I am finally able to begin working on the next 10 chapters. After they are done, I will send them to the editor. Then will work on the other chapters after those 10 chapters are completed. The first 5 have been edited already and look excellent.
Hope you have a good week.
It feels good to finally return to blogging. Vision problems and migraines kept me from using the computer and doing much art work. Thankfully most of the vision problems were corrected and the migraines have lessened.
Todays blog post is featuring a painting that my daughter Charity Hessick painted when she was 10 years old. By this Friday, I will have other painting prints from Charity's original work inside my store.
I can picture my daughter in heaven smiling ear to ear knowing that people will be buying her art prints and magnets.
Charity's panda is also one of the illustrations inside my children's book called Amazing Animal Facts.
I will be donating a portion of the proceeds of any art sold in this Valentine's sale to the Boys and Girls Club and also to purchase smoke detectors which will be given away by a Fire station.
This is a photo of my daughter Charity Joy Hessick. She was an artist, writer, loving daughter and a friend to all.
Melinda Priebe lives in South Bend Indiana. She is a wife, mother, grandma to her God-Grandkids. Melinda is also a mentor, artist and writer. She also works third shift maintenance at a South Bend Walmart.