i see His beauty

 this year i want to concentrate on
in my art.

so this week i have been practicing.
i have found out
that doing eyes is my
favorite part.


of course...
maybe that is because
the eyes are the first thing
i notice in a person.

the color, the shape.
the laugh lines.

i have been reminded
that i have to open my eyes.
to see Him.
and His gifts.

His gifts are all around us.
God not only shows himself in the large things.
God also shows himself in the smallest of things.

are we slowing down
to see them? 

today i am thankful for
~new friends
~being able to be patient enough to talk a kitten down a tree
~faces to draw
~my eyes to see

today i'm linking to
studio jru in the studio sneak peek friday
paint party friday
be sure to check out all the other lovely creations.


Linda Stoll said...

oh Alissa ... you are so gifted!

Jenni C's said...

wow you have a talent for capturing portraits....i love your first and third image....

Tam Hess said...

I love your portraits! Eyes are fun I agree. I've never been able to do people the way I want....you do them so so well!!

Sadee Schilling said...

Your portraits are beautiful! I agree; the eyes are the best part. I love your thoughts on slowing down and using our eyes to SEE the gifts God gives us everyday!

Trish said...

So so beautiful... your eyes have the refection of your beautiful soul........... thank you .......<3

Karrilee Aggett said...

Wow... these are GORGEOUS!!! You are amazingly talented! I too love your thoughts interspersed throughout the post as well!

bonbon said...

The'yre beautiful! And I totally agree- eyes are huge. I love the saying that eyes are the window to the soul. I think that's so true. Just found your blog and I'm excited to get to know you better. Hope you don't mind if I follow along...

newest follower :)

Lynden Blossom said...

Hello - I'm here via Sneak Peek Friday - and I so admire your artistic talent! Eyes are so important in communicating - seeing into one's heart and soul... ;-} Now following -

Gina Sismilich said...

Your portraits are lovely - you have done a wonderful job on the eyes. Really wonderful - Happy PPF

La Abela said...

Romantica picture reminds me of early modernist posters century., Saludos

Netty said...

Loving your beautiful portraits, they are stunningly compelling. Also am loving your backgrounds. Happy PPF, Annette x

Aga Gasiniak said...

beautiful, truly beautiful and amazing art. Just so pretty!!! and inspiring as well. thank you for sharing.

Giggles said...

Really beautiful work! Love your eyes too!! Inspirational!!

Hugs Giggles

Linda said...

your portraits are so very beautiful.Happy PPF!

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful portraits and post!
I am your newest blog follower, too. :)

Looking forward to your focus on portraits for 2013.

Happy PPF!!
Mixed-Media Map Art

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I am so not a portrait person... so I just love seeing how wonderfully you capture these beautiful images! I can see why eyes are your favorite part! Mine too! Thanks so much for joining us 'in the studio' this week! Happy to see you! :)

Denise Mulligan said...

Your portraits are so beautiful. I love making and looking at eyes as well. Inspired to go make some now!

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful portraits, interesting and original, lovely details! Oh yes, the eyes are the best part! :)

Kim said...

These are just lovely! Happy PPF!

Tam Hess said...

Hey cool! Small internet haha I like that Created By Faith site but I feel bad about my comment to the lady looking for artists.....

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