Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Grace Notes

Last year I sat in my wheelchair and watched others cook in my kitchen, same as the year before. THIS Thanksgiving I will stand, cook, clean, create and celebrate with family, sit in a regular chair with my powered wheelchair 'standing by'. God is soo good!

Grace Notes: Sitting in regular chairs in my art studio and music studio. Getting some muscles, if small to begin with, in my "skinny turkey legs". Writing new music to perform and sing with my guitar and record. Glenn making the turkeys... again. He's the best! good jazz music and family coming to visit.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Pumpkin Lattes, Christmas mugs... okay I broke them out early, :) my kids patiently teaching their technilogically impared mother, it's okay to eat ice cream once in awhile, so cookie dough it is! AND, working hard for things that you really want to do in life.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday's Grace Notes

Monday's Grace Notes

Church and "Sticky Fingers BBQ" with my daughter,

Compassion, Sleeping in when I need to, cooking for Thanksgiving (love to cook), taking chances and... hope.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday's Grace Notes

Sunday's Grace Notes; Writing a new song "Butterfly", new guitar strings, frozen yogurt, birdsong, time with my daughter, feeding the dog, and the huge collection of recently painted watercolor greeting cards in front of me waiting to be delivered to galleries and venues.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday's Grace Notes

Second chances... and third, fourth..., a jumbo cup of coffee, living fearless, crisp Florida mornings, humbling new opportunities in music and art... they leave me speechless.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Friday's Grace Notes

Time with other artists and creative people, "Carol of thr Bells", learning more about social networking (now if only I can remember it all), my best friend Glenn, and each new dawn... they just keep showing up!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Guess Who Fundraiser ART Center

The Guess Who Fundraiser

The ART Center

Saturday December 4th 2010

6:00 PM t0 9:00PM

Live Holiday Music

provided by

Nancy Asbell

acoustic guitarist/vocalist

Come out and meet talented artists and hear me sing!

Sounds like fun to me!

Village Framing and Gallery Holiday Open House

Village Framing and Gallery Holiday Open House

358 B Stiles Avenue Orange Park Fl

Saturday December 4th

4:00 - 6:00

Come by, meet my talented friends and see my holiday greeting cards, paintings and ornaments

Happy Holidays!

Cummer Museum/Ethan Allen Gifted Artists Shop

The Cummer Museum/Ethan Allen Design Center

Gifted Artist Shop

The Town Center

Jacksonville Florida

Onsite Artist

Saturday November 27th

11:00 - 3:00

Come and meet me while I paint my watercolor greeting cards onsite.

See ya' There!

The Cost Of Freedom Juried Art Show

The Cost Of Freedom Juried Art Show.

The ART Center downtown Jacksonville

Saturday November 2o, 2010

5:00 PM to 8:00PM

"I belive in peace and I'm willing to fight for it."

"Instruments of Peace"

30x40 acrylic collage

I hope to see you there!

Concurrency Showing at AT&T Towers

Great Showing and great chance to see old and new friends. Beautiful paintings and sculpture. So much talent. And good music too. We live in a great City with a lot of opportunities.

Today's Grace Notes

Making Hobo Soup, asian inspired clothing, The Concurrency art Showing at the AT&T Towers tonight, reading inspirational books, discovering old and new friends on Facebook.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New day! New opportunities!

I now am booked with two music venues to sing/play acoustic guitar holiday music. Up to two hours "with no repeats". Anybody interested? Life is just too much fun!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Grace Notes for Tuesday

Okay, how long do I have..... so much to be thankful for: Healing people helping others to heal, reaching out in friendship and in faith, great books like "Spark" and "Kiss-Ass Creativity (trust me it's good), reds and blues, doing things "afraid", and well, hot dogs!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

New Beginnings

Today is a new day for new beginnings. I am thankful for courage that "I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me", the awesome support of my family and friends, tapping into so many great motivational inspiring books, and my improved health. These are my Grace Notes for today!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Fail Forward!

It's amazing how much we fear the unknown, even when the unknown carries with it the possibility of success. We are so determined to stick to our comfort zones that we learn to live with dissapointment, as long as it is familiar and safe. Well I'm about to loosen the safety net and get out of the boat and walk on water.... Jesus is telling me that it is okay, if I fully rely on Him. So here I go!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday's Grace Notes

Thursday's Grace Notes: Asking for help, believing in oneself, believing the best in others, giving it to God over and over again, getting back up and trying again, play it forward and my backyard to enjoy with my sheltie "Panda" and the lizards... birds... flowers....

disABLED artist and musician;

disABLED artist and musician beating the odds! Stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter, and blog!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wednesday's Grace Notes

Raisin Bran Crunch cereal, hot coffee, rotating art from gallleries, singing "Santa Baby",painting "Florida Fairways" Christmas ornaments, and Wednesday nights "Festuves".

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Grace Notes for Tuesday

Grace Notes: Early mornings, helping people, teaching piano, planning for a great weekend, using the resources that God has already given me, (hello!) and taking the time to thank Him for them.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

New shoes and being brave

Two years ago I was told that I would lose the use of my legs. I gave away ALL of my shoes. Now I need to buy some more. A lot of them. I'm about to do some very brave things....

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturdays Grace Notes

Saturday mornings with a nip in the air, a bowl of cereal, a new blouse, jewellry to match, paintings to paint, music to play and people to love. Now does it get any better than this?

Friday, November 5, 2010

Painting and Singing

Can't sleep. Too excited about the world of opportunities, improved health, paint brushes, guitars to play, songs to sing, students to teach........

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday's Grace Notes

Being alive to celebrate another November! Standing to brush my teeth and wash my face, noisy morning crows, a second cup of coffee, teaching painting workshops, the start of a new work week... play on!