Monday, November 14, 2011
A Brand New Life
"Pay close attention now: I'm creating new heavens and a new earth. All the earlier troubles, chaos, and pain are things of the past, to be forgotten. Look ahead with joy. Anticipate what I'm creating..."
On this trip, I was anticipating visiting the shop of Ruth Hamner and seeing what she had created. I don't think I have ever posted this many pictures at once! But I couldn't help myself, all her creations were beautiful. I actually had to remove many other pictures to get it down to this number. It felt like a whole other world in her shop, whimsy and beauty everywhere!!! Her name is Ruth L. Hamner, and her shop is called Ruthie's Rembrandt's. She collects very old antiques, and gives them a new life. Her slogan is "If it's not moving, paint it!" She paints every and anything, including furniture, tools, canes, and hard hats. My last picture shows her in one of her mirrors. I did not buy anything, because it was all pretty expensive. But I'm thinking of returning and getting something small. Since I'm so clumsy, maybe the hard hat in my header. A header for the head. Ya think?
"Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we've been given a brand new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven-and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The day is coming when you'll have it all-life healed and whole."
1 Peter 1:2,4