Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Quote to Carry You – September 30, 2013

a quote to carry youA Quote to Carry You

September 30, 2013

“The one unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog…  He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer; he will lick the wound and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world…When all other friends desert, he remains.”  George G. Vest, speech in the US Senate, 1884

Although they cannot express it with words, every endearing look, every enthusiastic greeting, every lick  and every snuggle that they give, all say ” l am here, I am your friend.” By now you might have guessed that I am a dog lover.  To me, dogs are furry, four-legged bundles of love.  Faithful friends they are indeed.  No wonder they are called man’s best friend.

To all of those who feel the same…may your special friend make your day a little brighter.

Peace and love,

Felecia

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Oh Happy Day!

Oh happy day

“Oh Happy Day!,” graphite pencil drawing by Felecia R. Weber, OntheWingofaDove.com

I feel like laughing, singing, jumping for joy…oh happy day!

I dedicate this post to my husband Stephen…I love you forever!

“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  For His mercy endures forever.” Psalm 107:1

I am sure we’ve all experienced them, those days that you awaken with a song in your heart, a delightful feeling within you that makes you want to jump for joy or laugh aloud, just because.  I am having one of those days right now.  “Oh happy day!”  That’s what I want to shout out at the top of my lungs.  What is it that’s causing me to feel this way? Continue reading

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A Song in My Heart

A Song in My Heart

“Two Young Girls at the Piano” (Detail), 1892, Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Image taken from a page of the 2011 Desk Calendar, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

I have a song in my heart today!

“Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.  For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.”  Psalm 33:3-4

A Song in My Heart

I have a song in my heart today,

oh my, it’s a happy one!

I can’t get it out of my head;

it’s playing over and over.

I have a song in my heart today,

oh how it makes me smile! Continue reading

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A Quote to Carry You – September 23, 2013

a quote to carry youA Quote to Carry You

September 23, 2013

“A smile is contagious. A kind word is infectious. A comforting hug speaks volumes. The deepest joy is found not in the receiving of things, but from the giving of ourselves.”  Felecia R. Weber, OntheWingofaDove.com

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The Gift of Art

the gift of art

“Young Woman Drawing” (Detail), 1801, Marie-Denise Villers. Image from a page of the 2013 Desk Calendar, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

The Gift of Art…my art is my gift to you.

My relationship with my own art has been “on again, off again” for the past several years.  I’ve had periods of time when I’ve leaped into that creative world full force, exhibiting my work, taking on commissions, drawing just for my own pleasure.  There have also been times when I’ve quietly stepped aside and closed the door behind me, not wanting even to look at my drawing board, let alone pick it up and start sketching.

Gratefully, I have been blessed with other talents and abilities that satisfy my creative hunger in unique ways. Continue reading

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For the Eye of the Beholder

for the eye of the beholder

“Sparkle,” graphite pencil drawing, Felecia R. Weber, OntheWingofaDove.com

Art is what you make it…

An artist sees the world as a blank canvas; he interprets it in his own way.  It becomes a new creation, a gift waiting to be opened and enjoyed by all who gaze upon it.

For the Eye of the Beholder

Beautiful, lovely, gorgeous,

Sensual, attractive, appealing,

Dark, deep, solemn,

Wild, lively, vibrant,

A shape, a mood, a feeling,

An object, cold and abstract,

Something heartwarming and desirable, Continue reading

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A Quote to Carry You – September 16, 2013

a quote to carry youA Quote to Carry You

September 16, 2013

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Pablo Picasso

Whether I am at my drawing board sketching or strolling through a corridor lined with beautiful works created by others, art is one of the things in life that I truly enjoy.  Its soothing and rejuvenating attributes are ones I never want to be without. Indeed, art is an essential part of my world.

I hope you’ll get the chance to enjoy a work of art today and experience the splendid refreshment that awaits you.

Peace,

Felecia

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Resting in Him

Resting in Him

“Water Lilies” (Detail), 1919, Claude Monet. Image from a page of the 2013 Desk Calendar, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

Resting in Him, trusting in Him, then I am at peace with myself and those around me.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.”  Psalm 23:1-3

Resting in Him

Resting in Him,

there is no other way.

Resting in Him,

to be at peace today. Continue reading

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