here’s to NEW

Surprising what one week off from writing can help me accomplish!!

I had one goal before ending the year, creating a NEW art website and it needed a bit more attention than I thought to learn the new platform. Still a work in progress but definitely has most areas set up. My goal was 12/31 and I hit publish on Jan 1! I also found a great way to display paintings in a room view. This is “When Embers Become Flames” 24×36 that I don’t have on the website yet so you get a preview!!!

A day late? A year late? God’s timing is good for me.

If you are curious – www.judikruis.com will bring you to a selection of my newer oil and coldwax paintings.

I was thinking earlier about what the Lord told Habakkuk.
“Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.
Habakkuk 2:2-3

I pray that you join with me on setting some measurable goals with dates in this coming year and will see that God brings them to life! Not just a resolution but a commitment to work WITH God to see it accomplished!

adventure, being yourself, Its About Creativity, ponderings


number 18
We are all striving. But what for? We make lists, set goals, decide whats normal, acceptable and perfect in our lives then attempt to make it happen.

BUT are we having any fun doing it?? Do we have any imagination left or just written plans?

From The Artists Way class a few years ago, we created a list of 5 Silly Things we’d like to do. DIFFICULT for me. One I said was be in a tub with jello. I don’t know why…just write what comes to your mind first.

While visiting my HS art teacher later I asked for her list (I didn’t tell her mine), she said the same thing!! SHOCK (No – I don’t have a picture. I haven’t done it……yet! How would you dissolve it?)

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” – William Shedd