Come Follow Me!

Come Follow Me!
Follow the Yellow Brick Road! Follow the Yellow Brick Road! "My painting (and crafting) leads me to places I haven't seen (or been) before!" Sark. One of my favorite new places...Etsy Austin!

Followers

~The Hand of the Artist~

~The Hand of the Artist~
"Where the Spirit does not work with the Hand, there is no Art" Leonardo de Vinci

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome! If you are HERE, then Welcome...if you are not HERE...

THEN WHERE ARE YOU?????

Hello, everyone! Welcome to Redeemed by D.S.ign!

"Something New From Something Old! That is my motto!"

My name is Patricia Davis-Striegler, hence D.S.! I also dwell in the awesome land of Dripping Springs, TX, hence, another DS!

Well, I know this is going to sound a little corny, but...here goes!
I have been blessed with a vision…(it's true) I can see things that have been tossed, trashed, thought useless by many, transformed into something beautiful, useful, unique, one-of-a-kind treasures! (I can see the end product in my mind's eye!!Wow!!)
I pray these born-again items will bring a touch of the Redeemed to your life!

I love working with old, rusted discarded tin and aluminum, old wood fencing and barn wood, old rusted barbed wire, old vintage jewelry and beads, old plates, etc., just about anything that has been labeled “useless“, “no good“, “junk“ or “trash”!

I am also 'into' mixed-media (acrylics) interpretations of Scripture in folk art, repose, and mosaics, and clay. Also, acrylics painted on different and unusual surfaces and altered anything (books, journals, etc).

I will be adding more and more items as I am beginning a new artistic venture at Etsy.com! A great place to find one-of-a-kind handmade items! Please come by and check out my shop and please feel free to purchase anything you see! LOL!.

My shop is located at redeemedbydsign.etsy.com

Please come back often and check out my site for new items and information.

And remember, “Nothing is “just junk” in the hands of a creator.”
"Only the heart knows how to find what is precious.”
---Fyodor Dostoyevsky.


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sharing the Pieces of My Life -- My To Do Lists!

Redeemed

By D.S.ign


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"But now, O LORD, thou art our father;

we are the clay, and thou our potter;

and we all are the work of thy hand."

Isaiah 64:8

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SAVING THE BROKEN PIECES

At the Royal Palace of Tehran in Iran, you can see one of the most
beautiful mosaic works in the world. The ceilings and walls flash like
diamonds with multifaceted reflections.

Originally, when the palace was designed, the architect specified huge
sheets of mirrors on the walls. When the first shipment arrived from Paris,
they found to their horror that the mirrors were shattered. The contractor
threw them in the trash and brought the sad news to the architect.

Amazingly, the architect ordered all of the broken pieces collected, then
smashed them into tiny pieces and glued them to the walls to become a
mosaic of silvery, shimmering, mirrored bits of glass.

Broken to become beautiful! It's possible to turn your scars into stars.
It's possible to be better because of the brokenness. It is extremely rare
to find in the great museums of the world objects of antiquity that are
unbroken. Indeed, some of the most precious pieces in the world are only
fragments that remain a hallowed reminder of a glorious past.

Never underestimate God's power to repair and restore.

By Robert Schuller


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Encourage yourself today in the Lord and know that through God Almighty you
can be made into a masterpiece even if you do not believe it's possible.
God is in the restoration business and He is able to take the brokenness
that we sometimes feel and turn it into a glorious work of art.


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Sharing the Pieces of My Life!

--My To Do Lists--


Today & This Week:

  • post Hearts to Etsy
  • post on EtsyYahoo - ask about Ning site - post link
  • find Tinkerbell pics and print for baby shower
  • work on baby shower gifts--paint rack
  • begin work on paper mache wall containers for baby's room
  • post Devotional for dieters to THE MAINLINE
  • check for new members
  • check for new member notices
  • make a "MAINLINE STORE" --cafe press or zazzle
  • put "In Jesus Name" painting and bumper stickers on "THE MAINLINE STORE"
  • work on Ladies Meeting Talk for Feb. 3
  • print baby shower game
  • work on Sunday School Lesson
  • post a new category for Women's Group at MAINLINE - Powerful Messages By Women!
  • begin a series on "Destiny" beginning with Bro. Miller's message and Bro. Gary's message
  • work on my blog so I can RSS it to my websites!
  • find etsy shop with the rabbit fur, I forget its name
  • study raw felting and wet felting
  • helping with our fundraiser for new church building
  • moving my Sunday School stuff from old church to the new church's classroom! Yea!
  • Going to Llano for 3 Baby Showers! Yes that's what I said! 2 Feb. 7, and 1 Feb 8!!
  • Our First Sunday in New Church!!!
  • planning our March 1 dinner after church with Sis. Miller and ladies!


Well, that's all for now. I will probably not get it all done this week, but the lists will be updated and the unfinished tasks will be posted on the next days list!


Staying on top of things in my life and sharing it with you!


God Bless,

Sis. Patricia Davis-Striegler,

Patricia,

Redeemed at Etsy

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Craft Tip of the Day

SIMPLE Crafts for Children, Sunday School, or YOU!!!

Videos are here! I think it was just my other computer! No flashdrive there! So, that means they never left! LOL!
~FOR CHILDREN~
From: www.simplekidscrafts.com (youtube)
How To Put Together A Crafting Box For Your Child.

~FOR ADULTS~
From:www.WOWzzy.com
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THE SURVIVAL INSTINCT

A Lifestyle of Learning!
I am in a perpetual state of learning right now…I am like a dry sponge soaking up all the information I can find. I don’t profess to have arrived, but I am seeking and searching and learning… Life is fragile right now… The economy could get better or it could get worse. Some say let’s be prepared for the worst… I say, “Let’s prepare so that no matter what happens it will be better…life will be better, more fulfilling, enriched, and just plain fun…!" Enjoy the feel of dirt in your hands, the taste of fresh vegetables you grew on your own little spot of earth. Take hold of and cherish the moments of time spent learning how to bake and how to use herbs and any handcrafted items that are useful in everyday living or earning a living!! Share the knowledge you have gleaned with your daughters and sons! Learn…Learn…Learn…Teach…Teach…Teach… Learn to be truly self-sufficient ( or at least to some degree)… It just really feels good to know that if all else fails, you can take care of you and your family… Just that knowledge, alone, is “happiness immeasurable!” I will be posting information below and updating video tutorials as often as I can! All information will have the authors and links to their web pages for more information on each subject discussed!

~SUSTAINABLE LIVING~*Information & How-To's*~

Etsy Organic Team Promotes Organic Goods Organic tag identifies organic products from sellers committed to promoting sustainability.
http://planetgreen.discovery.com/home-garden/etsy-promotes-organic-goods.html
How to Go Green: The Basics Great Info here for the beginner who wants to learn all they can about going "green"! http://planetgreen.discovery.com/go-green/green-index/green-basics-guides.html

GREEN BUILDING DESIGN: "BUILDING WITH AWARENESS" by Ted Owens: http://www.buildingwithawareness.com/Movies2.html I found a great site with great information and a DVD on Straw Bale Construction, etc!
Reviews:

Jerry Hutton alternative energies expert Director of the Fuel Cells and Alternative Fuels Training Center at Hocking College "Ted Owens, in his "Building with Awareness" DVD, has taken the process of "Green Building Design" to the next level in both the construction and operations of the home. I highly recommend these construction techniques for anyone interested in implementing truly sustainable designs."

And another:

"I spent last weekend watching the Building with Awareness DVD. As soon as I was finished. I watched it again! This extremely informative and beautiful video, as far as I know, is the first of its kind. At least, the first green building video I have been able to find with the building process laid out step by step in a simple and very visual format. I'm ecstatic to have found Syncronos Design!" —C. N. Nevada


So, check out the site and let us know what you think! More Sustainable Info to come! I am playing with the idea of posting all of my Sustainable and Survival Instinct Articles on a new blog just for Green&Sustainable Living...don't know yet...if I could archive them here on different pages, that would be great. If anyone know how let me know. I know, there are no comments here. Just e-mail me at: redeemedbydsign_blog@yahoo.com
See ya later!
Patricia, Redeemed

The below info is still in construction! Coming Soon!
~THAT 'OLD TYME' WAY!~
Coming Soon!
~LIVING OFF THE LAND~
Coming Soon!
~THE HANDMADE REVOLUTION~
Coming soon!
RAW FELTING:::MATERIALS FOR RAW FIBER FELTING & SPINNING
This video (below)is what got me interested -big time- in Raw Material Harvesting and making products from it! This is one of the most amazing videos I have ever watched! Just Amazing!
GREAT BLOG AND SERIES ON PLUCKING RAW FIBER OFF BUNNIES! See Yarn2Spin's blog on angora Rabbits for lesson series on Harvesting Rabbit Fur: "What Does It Take to Pluck a Rabbit?"Pt 1-4