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I just love the subject of reading. Many of the paintings that I own revolve around the subject of reading. One of the reasons I love it so much is because the imagination allows you to fill in the blanks. What are they reading? It could be anything. Here is a collage of some photos of women reading…

Photography Apps

A+ Signature Adding your “John Hancock” to anything you post just got easier. I believe there is a Paid version and a free version. One has ads, and the other does not have ad’s.

Color Splash This one is fun, and I don’t care what everyone else says. Adding color taking it out of some items. It is coloring for adults.

Face Over I think this one has lots of potential. I have tried it a couple of times, but have not found the right photo to allow this one to really shine. I can’t wait to find some photos that this will just the the most excellent choice for the occasion.

Photo Caption HD Probably one of my favorite besides iPhoto. I like that I can a couple of hats or so many other props right from the app.

PicFrameArtist Super! Want to add several photos to make a collage? This is the app you want, and then they can be added to Instagram!

Jelaine Faunce

Her paintings captivated me at first sight. I was really obsessed about her work. I had to have one. After thinking for several days about her work I contacted Jelaine. I emailed her, and then checked to see if she had responded. What felt like a long time (probably a couple of days) I heard back from her. I asked if she would paint some tea cups for me. I had some in mind, but she asked if she could take the photographs of some tea cups. She sent me several different styles of tea cups and I ended up choosing four that I really liked. She painted them with such incredible likeness I wanted to go get the tea kettle. The richness of the colors, the depth, the quality. No one does tea cups like Jelaine. 

Sunday School 10

Greeting signed them on the sheet.

Opening:   Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Sing song

 

 

 

 

 

Development:  Ask the children about the image that they see. There are no wrong answers. 

Scripture: Praise God, for God is good. Sing praise to our God, for God is kind and loving. We should always praise God (Cf. Ps. 147:1)

Saint: Martin was born at Lima, Peru. He was the son of a prominent Spanish colonist, John de Porres, and a poor black woman Anna Velasquez. Martin was an excellent scholar. He had skills as a pharmacist, doctor and surgeon. He began his work caring for the poor.  He helped establish an orphanage and foundling hospital and spent much of his time caring for the black slaves brought to Peru from Africa.

Martin remained for the rest of his life a devoted servant of the poor, caring for the sick, treating them with dignity, reminding them of God’s love for people of every race and color.  “O God, you raise up those who are bowed down. Help the poor and distressed”.

Story: The Manna in the Desert/ Stretch to a Cloud

Activity:  Decorating their own grocery bag. It depends on what you want to spend. Small bags, to larger bags to decorate. The children can go home with canvas bags that are decorated with fabric paint.

Song:

He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

3 Verse Short Version – 3 Verse Long Version

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands,

|: He´s got the wind and the rain in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands,

|: He´s got the the tiny little baby in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

4. He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands,

|: He´s got you and me, brother, in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

5. He’s got everybody here in His hands.

|: He’s got everybody here in His hands. 

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

1. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the earth and sky in his hands;

He’s got the night and day in his hands;

He’s got the sun and moon in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

2. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the land and sea in his hands;

He’s got the wind and rain in his hands;

He’s got the spring and fall in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

3. He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He’s got the young and old in his hands;

He’s got the rich and poor in his hands;

Yes, he’s got ev’ry one in his hands;

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

He´s got the whole world in His hands,

|: He´s got the whole world in His hands, 

He´s got the whole world in His hands.

If I Had A Hammer

Words and music by L. Hays and P. Seeger

If I had a hammer

I’d hammer in the morning

I’d hammer in the evening … all over this land,

I’d hammer out danger

I’d hammer out a warning

I’d hammer out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a bell

I’d ring it in the morning

I’d ring it in the evening … all over this land,

I’d ring out danger

I’d ring out a warning

I’d ring out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I had a song

I’d sing it in the morning

I’d sing it in the evening … all over this world,

I’d sing out danger

I’d sing out a warning

I’d sing out love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

If I’ve got a hammer

And I’ve got a bell

And I’ve got a song to sing … all over this land,

It’s a hammer of justice

It’s a bell of freedom

It’s a song about love between all of my brothers and my sisters

All over this land.

Its a Small World

Written by: Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman

It’s a world of laughter

A world of tears

It’s a world of hopes

And a world of fears

There’s so much that we share

That it’s time we’re aware

It’s a small world after all

There is just one moon

And one golden sun

And a smile means

Friendship to ev’ryone

Though the mountains divide

And the oceans are wide

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small world after all

It’s a small, small world

Head Shoulders knees and toes knees and toes. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (we sang it in Italian)

Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi, piedi.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi piedi.
Occhi, orecchia, bocca, nasino.
Testa, spalle, ginocchi, piedi.
Ginocchi. piedi.

Hokey Pokey  (In Italian)

Metti il piede destro indentro

Metti il piede destro in fuori
Metti il piede destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il piede sinistro indentro
Metti il piede sinistro in fuori
Metti il piede sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano destra indentro
Metti la mano destra in fuori
Metti la mano destra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la mano sinistra indentro
Metti la mano sinistra in fuori
Metti la mano sinistra indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco destro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco destro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro in fuori
Metti il tuo fianco sinistro indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il naso indentro
Metti il naso in fuori
Metti il naso indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti il sedere indentro
Metti il sedere in fuori
Metti il sedere indentro
E lo agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Metti la testa indentro
Metti la testa in fuori
Metti la testa indentro
E la agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Ti metti tutto indentro
Ti metti tutto in fuori
Ti metti tutto indentro
E ti agiti tutto attorno
Fai l’Hokey-Pokey
E ti giri tutto intorno
Questo è tutto ciò che c’è da sapere!

Jesus Loves Me (Sign Language)

Exercise: Head, shoulders, knees, and toes. (Foreign languages optional/Italian above)

Prayer: Have the children repeat after you…

Do all the good that you can (r.)

In all the ways that you can (r.)

In all the places that you can (r.)

At all the times that you can (r.)

To all the people that you can (r.)

As long as ever that you can (r.) Amen

Bible Verse: Thank you God. (Sign language optional)

 

Blessing:  May God be praised and bless you, as you bend and stretch each day. God loves you and gave you a wonderful body.

Dismissal: The only person that is allowed to check the child out is the one that checked the children into the program for the day.

 

Countdown

Our family is on a countdown to moving out of our Bay Area home to San Luis Obispo, California.

As a little Halloween treat I thought I would share a photograph I took of one of our neighbors plaques.

 

John Banister

He is my 8th Great Grandfather. Snodgrass, Row, Rowe, Banister.

He was educated at Oxford University. John was a naturalist. He studied plants and insects.

He wrote about approximately 340 plants, specimens, and at least eighty plant drawings by Banister are behind the citations in John Ray’s Historia, Robert Morison’s Historia, and Leonard Plukenet’s Phytographia and texts cited in Linnaeus’ Species plantarum (1753). Jan Gronovius, working with Linnaeus on Flora Virginica(1739–1743), compared John Clayton’s specimens with Plukenet’s—and thus Banister’s—illusrations and the descriptions in Ray and Morison. Here is one of his drawings…

Ferrari

My son bought a poster with the same Ferrari blue, so I took his photo with him beside it when we were shopping. This was about 5 years ago. 

Green Acres

Over the years living in the city has been more for me. During the formative years, I attended residential camps, and visited my Aunt in West Virginia for weeks at a time. As I got older I was a camp counselor at the residential camp when I was a teen. That is really the extent of my country experience. Now, I am moving.We recently just moved our first boxes to the new house.

Since I have always been a bit of a sissy I always wear some jewelry. I love ornamenting myself with a little bling. My husband has teased me about being like “Green Acres”. I like the idea of chickens, but I haven’t been to close to them. I have rode horses, but being close to cows and pigs are a little scary to me. Recently I took some photos of the cows on Terreni D’ Oro, but I have never touched them. I want to take some photos of the tarantulas that try to find mates in October, but I would FREAK if one of them got into the house. I don’t like mice at all, and seeing them frightens me more that the thought of a tarantula entering the home.

So since my husband first suggested that we make a little “Green Acres” funny video I am on board. I think it would be hysterical. What do you think?

So Much More To Love…

Just when I think I have learned everything I can about my Mac and IOS there is something new I learn. This is pretty exciting to me. I have been using iTunes University for years. Just the other day I was wanting to find a lecture series about a specific artist, but it wasn’t there. What I did find that was so fascinating was the Art Institutes has all kinds of great cooking lectures. I mean really…Baking, brazing, pan frying, stewing, the list goes on and on.

Instead of watching a movie next week while I iron clothes I am going to allow iTunes University to teach me some new cooking skills from the Art Institutes. Honestly, it is amazing the amount of courses that are offered. What have you discovered?

Lindsay Goodwin

I began collecting art when I was in College. Often visiting small galleries, and University galleries and meeting with the artists. I like to think of myself as a modern day Medici. Collecting art and promoting the artists. The best way to show the artists the I love I have for their work is buying the art.

I have purchased many paintings by Lindsay. I have mostly purchased her work through Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art Gallery. One of my favorite paintings that I own from Lindsay is this one. This particular one I asked Ella to get a hold of Lindsay to paint this for me. I had admired this painting for a long time at another gallery, but the painting was already sold. I asked if I could commission Lindsay to paint another rendition of the painting. I just love the way Lindsay portrays the details. The young woman in the mirror bathed in light. Holding the mask near her face so she can see how she is going to look before going to a party. Her beautiful red dress draws the eye of the viewer directly to the subject. There are many other items on her vanity that are interesting to view as well. A picture of a girl in the background, the brass mirror, and the silver chest in the foreground. The reflection and refraction of light on the objects is tough to capture for an artist. Yet, Lindsay does so beautifully. Not only does she captures the warmth of the young woman, but the cold metal objects that are on display for us to view. We are drawn into this private moment. Yet we are not disrupting her from getting ready to go to the ball.