A Still Life

I remember my art teacher when I was 12 years old who taught me the principles of creating a still life drawing or painting. I learned that in art I could capture time and not let it pass, but keep it as a secret keepsake in this treasure chest of life. Thank you to My First Love; My Lord and Savior. For it is He who gives and creates, teaching us through this journey. I am forever grateful to see His extraordinary glory in every ordinary moment.

"...be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth" Psalm 46:10

Sunday, January 1, 2017


Wishing every person who takes a moment from their day to visit patricepastel a most wonderful beginning to 2017. Christmas holds its wonder for each of us. For me, I end up back into my childhood thinking of my grandfather who made everything special. I grew up having a real fir tree in the living room, stockings hung on the mantle, a roaring fire in the fireplace with chestnuts actually roasting on Christmas Eve and my mom playing classic Christmas carols on the upright piano. Oh, how I miss my grandparents! I have vintage ornaments I so carefully preserved from my grandmother. How would I know that as the years pass by each and every ornament would take me back to the smell and the sights and the feelings of being less than 5 years old?

May your Christmas hold memory that is kind to your heart. If it be past, present or a future memory that makes it dear - think on that! May 2017 be a year that brings you peace and hope and love. The God kind of love that never runs dry and restores.
Best to You!

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