Category: Doodles

Waiting room

Imaginary little girl combined with the real waiting room –drawn while waiting in radiology for a friend who’s daughter has spina bifida.  Painted and little girl drawn later in the Spina Bifida clinic while waiting some more.

Funny story about this one.  While waiting in the clinic for several hours children and parents came and went.  Finally, after reading for some time I decided to work on this a bit more.  As I got out my watercolors the sweetest little girl, about 3 years old, came over and started watching me work.  She then ran back to her mom on the other side of the room and told her there was a “painter”.  The mom shushed her and said no, I was just wearing a beret.  She isisted and finally they came over together, her mom tickled pink that I really was an artist and really was working and that I was allowing her sweet little daughter to watch and ask questions while I worked.


I have had multiple projects–some of which I have been too busy to photograph. We have also spent a week or so rearranging our workspace and doing lots of computer work which means less actual art work getting done.

Here are a few projects that have been sitting on my drawing table waiting to be photographed.

This is Emily Elizabeth, she is still a work in progress but she is becoming quite a character.

A quote I found which was much needed in our house.

Detail of illustration.

Detail of illustration

Our new chore chart

Our new chore chart–our chores are house wide and rotate weekly.

Tuesday prompt for December 12

Who is the oldest person in your life?

I know others who are physically older but not well, my grandmother however is the oldest at heart.  At 80 she is the same age as our very active neighbor, and though my grandmother is still physically active–she walks several miles daily, her heart is old and careworn.  My grandfather passed away 2 years ago and he was the youngest old man I had ever met, he kept her young.  And since his passing she has steadily gone down hill.

The drawing is not an accurate one, the only thing I really recognize in it is her left eye–it is very, very right and very, very her.  The rest is all just an impression of sorts.

Christmas cards for fellow bloggers

In the past few years each Christmas I have sent Christmas cards to blogging friends who I have never met in person.  As Christmas approaches andas I suddenly have almost all my gifts purchased I got to thinking about my long distance friends.

If you regularly  comment here (as in more than once or if you actually read this even if you don’t comment) I would love to send you a real life snail mail Christmas card, this year I have designed my own so you may end up with a printed copy of one of my paintings or an authentic original signed Elasah Art watercolor (I say that tongue in cheek:)  saying it makes me giggle.)

If you would like to be on my Christmas mailing list please email me at gracedbychrist(at)gmail(dot)com with your name, address, and blog (if you have one).  If you do not feel comfortable giving out your address I will email you a digital greeting card instead. 🙂


If I already have your address from last year, I probably don’t.  I lost a lot of archives when I reinstalled Ubuntu.  Long story, silliness on my part, really.  But if you resend then I will save it in my address book where it will not get lost. 🙂

Sunday Praise Doodle: Worry

Autumn Mouse postcardPostcard for autumn mice postcard swap

25“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

26“Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?

27“And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?

28“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,

29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.

30“But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!

31“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’

32“For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

33“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

34“So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:25-34

Still time to get Halloween cards

I realize that many of my readers don’t “do” Halloween, we don’t really get into it but I do enjoy the costumes and drawing homemade costumes–they are fun to illustrate.  So I have done a series of greeting cards called  The Trick or Treaters.  You can get hand drawn versions at my Etsy store, right now they are on sale for $4 a piece (send me an Etsy conversation mentioning the sale and I will post a discounted version just for you.)  These have a custom greeting (especially for those who don’t do Halloween you can say happy harvest or whatever).  These can also have other costumes–ask and I will see what I can do.

You can also purchase printed versions on Zazzle.  Right now I only have them as full size greeting cards but if you are interested I can do them as notecards or as postcards.  Just email me at gracedbychrist(at)gmail(dot)com.