Needing You is Grace…
My thought is it takes weakness to make us strong. To have the ability to be vulnerable enough to say we need help. It is not our own strength that counts. It is how our creator supplies our need for strength to us. We are designed to need and rely on others. We are in His purpose for us when we are “in community”. Your knowing me gives me strength. The handful of others who have made their way inside me, are also strength to me. Accountability. Knowing this makes me burst with a kind of joy. Joy in being right where I am supposed to be…..in each moment…with a thankful heart.
YOU ARE DEAR (8×8/oil on canvas)
REMEMBERING (8X8/oil on canvas)
It is Spring on the highlands. A few days after landing at Inverness, my hosts – James, Ems and Allie – drive me up the coast from Nairn to Dornocht. This country and its people are intriguing…their accents, their food, their humor. Something about it reminds me of South Dakota in the 50’s. There is an innocence here, and wildness. Of course the adventure meter is going off like crazy. My Scottish home is part of the experience. I am tucked into a lovely white croft (historic cottage) located 4 miles from Dornocht, with a fire, a tiny kitchen, a big old-fashioned bath, a bed with plenty of quilts, and a sense of peace. This country, these people, the quiet nights and easy pace are instrumental in helping me find what has been lost. Like an amnesia victim, I begin to remember who I am.
For the 2nd year, Dorsey is offering a series of paintings, 8×8, oil on wrapped canvas – for a special price this season, $300. We will begin posting these on her blog www.dorseymchughblog.com on December 1st. If you would like to purchase one of the paintings, you can contact us at email@example.com or by phone/text to Susan at 615-293-3623. Frame can be added for $50. Shipping and handling is $25, if not locally purchased.
Peace and Joy to you…
8×8 – oil on canvas
When I look at this little landscape, I long to live softly, gently and with purpose. I want to love deeply, to know and to be known. I seek to love and to be loved.
Lets celebrate the sacred gifts we have been given by sharing them with others.
Lets find a starry, moonlit night and have a picnic. We can carry our blanket and basket to just the right spot, spread out our feast and listen to the sounds of the night while we count every blessing we have along with the stars.
We are so excited to offer Dorsey’s first book to you - Step Into the Story - a lovely, colorful collection of paintings and writings by Dorsey McHugh. A beautiful book to have and to gift, with many of the images from her holiday series last year, ‘My Favorite Things’. We have attached a few pages from the book as a preview.
You can pre-order copies that will be signed by Dorsey and ready to deliver December 6th. Step Into The Story - softbound, 8″x8″, 48pg., $24.95