I have been having fun learning different styles and using different supplies.
I have learned palette knife painting. It is fun, but it will never replace my traditional style of painting.
I started these canvases with the intent of painting my home church on them for a childhood friend, but cancer took her life, too soon, and I tossed them aside.
I recently reached a little window of being caught up, so I drug these out, again, and wanted to finish them.
I wanted them to be primitive, and similar to all the palette knife churches that are all over pinterest so I think that I was successful. I simply used a #12 Flat, and using the dirty brush method, and by George, I liked it!
This is similar to my home church.
I have shared this before, but Mother was a Southern Baptist and Daddy was a Christian, until he met Momma!
When Mother and Daddy got married, they agreed to find a church where they both could attend each Sunday, together.
They found Mt. Denson Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
It was a small white wooden country church that had added a basement and a brick wing of 4 rooms.
There was a slab of concrete in front that held 3 beautiful maple trees.
I would play "1,2,3 Red light" AND "Simon Says" with my friends.
The people would gather there, after church and fellowship and share. The left top corner was jokingly called "Amen Corner."
Fast forward about 50 years, and 2 new renovations have been made...the elders are dead, and so, pretty much, is the church. It is a sad thing to watch.
I hold special memories of this church. I try not to reflect on the many hurts.
Mother and Daddy served faithfully, and so did I. I taught many classes, sang many songs, played numerous hymns and designed many a floral arrangement to share on the altar.
I did my best to share the gifts God gave me. I was taught about service, the Bible, our Denomination, and our heritage.
I made mistakes. Got angry. Said hurtful things. Acted like a brat.
I learned about forgiveness,
mercy and grace.
I wish I had never grown up to see the ugliness of churches. 😔
So, today marks 6 years
since we buried Momma.
It was truly a celebration of her life. We sang hymns, and our former pastor spoke of God's invitation of love.
Mother shared John 3: 16, 17 with people around the world.
She lived Love.
She was my greatest supporter.
Every time I showed her a new creation, she always told of someone that she would like to give it to. 😁😂🤣😃
I have found myself developing her giving spirit. I think she would be proud!
So in her memory, you may have this pattern. I will leave it here until the end of the month.
If you have trouble downloading it, just send me a message and I will email it to You!
Each day, I am reminded of how blessed I was. I hope you have known that kind of love. If not, let me tell you about my Heavenly Father, who loves you unconditionally.
Make time to create!
It will fuel your soul.
I am simply blessed to create~charlotte♡