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Musicmaker
in my studio, full of musical colorsand warm fuzzy dogs!
I have always loved music and art - and now I combine them!
Interests: PIANO and singing, painting, outdoors, digital photography, quilting, mixed media, dog psychology, scrapbooking/journaling
Recent Activity
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In preparation for the February "Girls Night Out" I'm posting these examples of paintovers I've done, as well as some examples of what my students have done. I'm also posting some examples of photos that are good choices to paintover,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2017 at Having New Eyes
I'm back in school, since last August, for the first time in decades! This semester I'm taking Drawing 2 with Ann Coddington and we have an assignment that involves researching a contemporary artist for the benefit of both ourselves and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2017 at Having New Eyes
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October is Adopt-A-Shelter-Dog Month. The first week of November is Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week. Just in time for the cold weather! For those of you who live in the Coles County IL area, there is an event upcoming... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Having New Eyes
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Is It Possible that there's more to this life than meets the eye? Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Having New Eyes
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Why did God create you? Did He need worker bees to do what He's perfectly capable of doing? or did He want a really really big family to love, to partner with, and to live together with? Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at Having New Eyes
I began blogging many years ago and enjoy it very much. My blog is the place I share stuff that I think will be a blessing to other people. I show off my art, share musical articles, and most importantly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2016 at Having New Eyes
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Merry Christmas!! 2015 Christmas letter from yours truly, Cindy!! Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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October 8, in Hebrew tradition, is the Day of Atonement, one of many Festivals of the Lord. In the Hebrew calendar, it is the 10th day of the 7th month, and it is referred to as the Sabbath of Sabbaths.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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Today I realize that the power of love is the power of God. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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When completed, Simply Music Gateway will be provided COMPLETELY FREE for anyone to use, at anytime, anywhere in the world! Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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Simply Music is the heart and soul of a man named Neil Moore. From his earliest years Neil Moore, the Founder of Simply Music and creator of the Simply Music Piano program, heard music and pictured it in his mind... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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Want to know more? click the picture! Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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Is it possible that to be saved by faith, and then to live a life of obedience and righteousness, is to turn your back on what Jesus accomplished for you? Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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God's heart is perfectly explained in the gospel - and the Greek word for gospel is euaggelion: good news. Yet how dry and shallow that definition is! Euaggelion means the news that is almost too good to be true!! Unbelievably, astonishingly, surpassingly great and awesome news - God doing the impossible because of LOVE! Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at Having New Eyes
The Lord's been revealing to me, over the past 2 months or so, a lot more about His power. Over the years since I accepted and believed that Jesus Christ was and is the Son of God, and that He... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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Could my perspective be based on a faulty set of eyes? Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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Does sin need to be redefined? Well, no, it already has a perfectly good and accurate definition. In my experience, what needs to be fixed is how WE define it! Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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Even at our worst, God loves us. ALL OF US! "This unconditional love for us in the midst of even the worst sin is the very power that makes sin undesirable" Tony Seigh Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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Are there contradictions in the Bible, or are there simply things that we don't understand and have to seek the Holy Spirit's teaching to gain understanding? Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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Do you believe 2015 is going to be special, or do you believe that it'll be more of the same? I am certain that this year will be an exceptional year, unlike any I've ever seen. If you're interested on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Having New Eyes
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It's time for my annual Christmas letter, and this year I've gone online with it! Merry Christmas - let's see a powerful and full of grace end of 2014! Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2014 at Having New Eyes
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Why buy handmade for Christmas? Well, you might think I'm a bit off, but I believe that when an artist, be it jewelry, music, photography, textiles, etc, puts their hands to creating something unique, they are sharing their actual spirit with you. It's a human to human connection kind of thing! Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2014 at Having New Eyes
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I want to introduce you to someone I consider an awesome lady: Leann has been renting one of my spare bedrooms since August, and helping me out with yard chores like mowing. To help you get more of a feel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Having New Eyes
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at Having New Eyes
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In the last several yrs, with all that I've faced, I have discovered something precious. God has called me. He has chosen me. And He LOVES me furiously, relentlessly, as a shepherd who loves His lamb enough to leave the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at Having New Eyes