In Lamplight Manor, sixth in the Lamplight Laneseries,
the brooke Windemer takes us to a rustic treasure hidden away in England's
quaint Cotswolds — a magnificent manor house.As the scripture from the
Gospel of John suggests, such tasteful opulence has a place in the house
of our Lord. Here we can anticipate the glory that awaits the children
of God in heaven.
For Thomas' painting The Light of Freedom, he turned once
again to his faith in God, his love for my fellow man, and his pride in
America and what we stand for. The billowy clouds in the heavens remind
us that despite our challenges, God surely has shed His grace on this land.
An artist works with all his senses. It might not seem that painting
has anything to do with the sense of smell, but in the case of Lilac
Cottage, it does.The 4th issue in the Flower Cottages of Carmel
collection is inspired by a real cottage Thomas discovered amidst an
overgrown garden in Carmel, but more than that, it is my attempt to evoke
the heady perfume of lilacs.
Christmas is the Season of Light, and the hue that permeates Memories
of Christmas is the rosy glow of sunset. The nostalgic vision of life
is often described as seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. This
celebration of community, set in simpler times, near the start of the 20th
Century, is perhaps best viewed through such tinted lenses!
Memories of Christmas
Image:12"x 16, 18"x 24", 25.5"x 34"
Before we ever began to build temples in His honor, God graced
us with natural sanctuaries radiant with the light of divine love and peace.
In the crowded and busy world in which most of us must live, there is little
enough time to seek out the secluded treasures that give testimony to a
divine presence in the world. As my Chapels of Nature collection
unfolds, we will seek the presence of God in His lakes, forests, hills,