Today's Painting - "Point Pleasant, Ohio, Birthplace of (Hiram) Ulysses S Grant (1822Apr27), 18th President of the United States of America"
"The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on." - Ulysses S Grant
*Fun Fact -
Grant's middle initial "S" doesn't stand for anything. Due to a clerical error on his nomination to West Point, Hiram Ulysses Grant became forever known as "Ulysses S Grant".
🎥Timelapse hair video of Maggie’s 🌹 Bridal Updo! Tip* For clients with a TON of hair. I had to consolidate the whole nape area of her hair into a small bun. Products used: @oribe swept up volume texturing spray and free styler working hairspray! 🌿
This little blessing here made his debut on the day his momma and daddy were supposed to be getting married! I will never forget it. It was just days before their wedding and they found out that Sarah was in labor. The wedding had to be postponed. These two took it in stride and have a lovely Jewish-Chinese fusion wedding planned for next month. I cannot wait! It will be well worth the wait! Tonight we got together for their engagement session at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Philly. What an amazing experience! Check out stories for another shot!
Excited to frame this print up for exhibit @annex24_gallery in July!
I was born and raised in Lancaster County so i tapped into what i enjoy about Lancaster and one is hex signs. I grew up seeing them on barns looking out the window as a little girl and was always intrigued by the simple yet beautiful design of them. This is my modern take on a hex sign. Hex signs are rich in symbolism right down to the colors used. I chose the Distelfink since it is a symbol of good luck and dont we all want a little luck on our side. Playing with design in the Distelfink was fun and incorporating some traditional aspects with tulips which are a symbol of faith, hope & charity to tie it all together. Ive had a love affair with our rolling fields in Lancaster since i was a child so a small nod to them at the bottom was a must ❤ Prints are available they are as follows
11x14 on Stonehedge paper
$40 //$4 ship// free local delivery
You guys, it's been a crazy few days.
The kids are wild!
However, having a break at night and opening up the computer to edit these shots rejuvenates me.
And the wine of course. 😂🍷
Meanwhile Matt’s spending his days by the pool, at the spa & eating all the foods.🤔😛
Today we attended a baptism. There was wonderful prayers, songs, talks, a short video, and of course the baptism. There were many moments that the sweet spirit was felt strongly not just by me but by all, which was evident by silent tears and quiet sniffles. Everything had a quiet reverence to it. When it came time for the woman to enter the water, I held Violet and moved to a spot where she could see. I talked to her and explained everything as it went and she watched intently. Today she learned what baptism is. Now as we read the scriptures, she will have an idea when the word “baptism” or “baptize” is read. What I didn’t realize was that Baby Mina was in Amy’s hands and Amy told me that Mina had been playing and squirming like normal as the woman and man entered the water. But the moment they came together and moved into position to baptize, Mina immediately looked at them, zero’d in completely undistracted and was still and quiet as she watched. I remember the electricity of the spirit which permeated the room at that moment. The first time, the woman’s foot came up out of the water as she went down and the baptism had to be repeated for complete immersion. Amy said she thought Mina would be distracted by then but Mina continued to watch intently, still and enthralled, and the moment it was done and the two in the water began to exit, Mina went right back to playing as if on some cue. It’s amazing what they can discern and what they feel! All present could sense the importance of that moment, and the presence of the Spirit of God. Though the entire event was moments of focusing on people at the front, it was the quiet baptism which captured the interest of the toddler and the infant in the room. It was a powerful moment! Welcome, Sister Toomey! .