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Grand Opening Sale ends Today – Special Offer!!!

Thank you for taking the time to visit my new online art store. I’m so glad you are here!  Today (5-21-2017) is the last day of the Grand Opening sale. If you wanted me to create a custom drawing for you or for a loved one, today would be the best day to get a great deal on commissioned artwork. I will offer a 17% off coupon – on top of the sale price! – to the first 5 orders placed before midnight tonight. USE CODE: Grand17 at checkout. What would you like me to draw for you?

About the featured drawing: I drew this angel after experiencing a powerful vision during our nightly prayer time. I saw this image of an inconsolable angel that was blue with sorrow. I kept expecting the angel to stand up and spread its wings in praise to the Lord, but it just sat on the doorstep weeping and weeping in the most heart-shattering sorrow. I have seen visions of angels several times, but this was the only one I ever saw in color like this, and the only one I ever saw that wasn’t standing tall praising the Lord. When something so terrible happens that it makes the angels cry, it is very sorrowful indeed. The Bible promises us in Psalm 30:5 though that weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. I’m looking forward to that spiritual morning when joy fills our hearts once again, as it has been a very long night.

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Grand Opening Sale Ends May 21

My first week online is coming to a close. Do you have a special occasion to celebrate that a truly unique gift would make it spectacular? Perhaps you have a place on your wall that needs a custom drawing to finish out your decor? Now is the best time ever to commission a drawing from me! It’s easy! Just choose the size of drawing that you want, and after you complete your order from the shopping cart you will have an opportunity to describe to me what you want me to draw. If you have a photo of the subject you can email that to me, or you can just describe what you want me to draw and I will find something that I think you will love. I have some time available still this week to complete drawings, so I should be able to get your order shipped on Monday or Tuesday if you order right away. Each drawing is one-of-a-kind. They make great graduation, birthday, anniversary, and wedding gifts! What would you like me to draw for that extra special someone in your life?

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My thanks to a very special vet!

We bought 8 baby ducks for our kids for Easter. Yes, I like them too, they’re just as much for me as they are for the kids. But the kids picked them out. We got two Buff ducks, two blue Swedish ducks, and four Khaki Campbell ducks. One of the Khaki Campbell ducks got a swelling on her face, her name is Precious. We called and called to try to find a vet that would treat ducks. After a dozen calls we finally found one half an hour away, two towns over. Turns out she’s one of the best exotic vets in the valley, she has experience treating eagles, seagulls, cranes, and all manner of creatures. She even did a C-section on a guinea pig once. She drained the abscess and sent us home with some antibiotics and instructions to watch it and make sure it didn’t swell up again. Precious did great for the 5 days she was on antibiotics, but a couple of days after the antibiotics wore off, the swelling started coming back. We did everything the vet told us to do, but still it got worse and worse instead of getting better.  I sent photos of the swelling to the vet in texts and told her that she was starting to have trouble breathing. I explained we’d already spent all our money on the first visit and asked if there was anything else we could do. She had us bring Precious back in for another visit, said she wouldn’t charge us as it would be a follow-up. She took X-rays. The swelling was invading the nasal cavity, and that’s why she was having trouble breathing, and probably having trouble eating too. She needed surgery. This would be a very dangerous surgery mainly because birds don’t respond real well to anesthesia, but also because the swelling was in her nasal cavity so there was danger associated with that. She needed her best assistant to do the surgery and that couldn’t happen for several days. There were expenses associated with this surgery that we couldn’t afford, and she knew that. I was so worried that we were going to have yet another bill we couldn’t pay, or just not be able to do it and Precious would have a short life due to that swelling on her face. She talked to her employer and they came up with a plan that would allow Precious to have the surgery anyway. I was so thankful!! I got an idea while we were standing there in the office. I asked the vet what her favorite animal was. She said her favorite was Red Tailed Hawks, she loves raptors. So while we waited for the surgery day to arrive, I looked at pictures of Red Tailed Hawks for reference, and drew this piece of art as a gift for our most amazing vet. Precious is home and recovering now, and doing well. I’m so thankful for the Lord’s provision for us, and for our little duckling. I hope the work of my hands is a blessing to the vet who helped us as well.