How do you spend your time?

This piece has been on my heart for sometime now. I had dreams about how I would paint it. What time I would choose and why but.... I procrastinated!

After much thought I knew exactly how I wanted it to look. The problem was It would take forever to complete...no worries..it's just time right?


What started out as a dream and a bible verse close to my heart became my passion. I painted....and painted

After many hours...

It's complete!

It came out just like I had imagined...aged and worn with time.

I painted it free hand so it's not even close to perfection...true love~

Time is a gift that is given to everyone. Some have more time than others. Some cherish every minute and rejoice in Gods grace and mercy. Some wish it away~

This piece reminds me how precious time is and there is a time for everything under the heavens~

77 comments:

  1. I always enjoy seeing your new creations. This one is fabulous and a great reminder for us all.
    I can't wait for the unveiling of the cottage!

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  2. Hi Susie,

    I love your fabulous time piece and yes time is very precious.
    You are very talented.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  3. A wonderful daily reminder. So beautiful and what a keepsake!!!!

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  4. That is FABULOUS Susie! Did you free hand the words? The lettering is awesome! LOVE IT!

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  5. What a great statement piece! It looks great. So, what's it like to be so talented!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Nary a moment wasted in your case.. time is the wind that freely flows.. brushing our cheeks, lifting our hair.. and yet like a good southern molasses just seems to sit there.. gathering bees and butterflies to share an adventure, daring one to to spread their wings.

    Time well spent is a day when one can laugh, cry, giggle, plot, sort, create an adventure..(usually dinner around here)and try to cram everything I can into one day. After falling into bed exhausted I let my dreams continue on and I awake freshed ready to seek what the good Lord guides me towards.

    Yes Suzi.. me thinks you too run in this same circle of life. Aint' it a blast?

    Hugs my dear as everyone needs them all the time!

    ~Olivia

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  7. Beautiful - I don't think I'd ever have the patience to attempt that.
    It's "timeless" - great job.

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  8. It's gorgeous. And what a wonderful reminder of God's love, grace, and gift of time.

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  9. Susie, that turned out so wonderful. It is a beautiful bible verse.♥

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  10. It's stunning. As a lover of clocks and words, this is truly something I could see in my own home.

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  11. I love it, Susie!! It is awesome. This passage was read at Reese's memorial so I just love it so much more now. Beautiful!

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  12. Oh that is just gorgeous...and a timely reminder to live the life out of every single minute...x

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  13. Beautiful piece of art!! A lot of time, patience and love went into that piece and it shows!

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  14. this is beautiful...i can not believe that this was all free hand. You are amazing!! i love that verse

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  15. Oh, susie, that is STUNNING!! I love it!!

    Suzanne

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  16. Oh, what a talent you possess! This is beautiful and that you did it free hand is amazing!

    What a treasure you have!

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  17. Susie! That is simply beautiful!! Your painting prowess never ceases to AMAZE me!! (freehanding all that type...good heavens!)

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  18. I think , my sweet friend, that this is my favorite post of yours!The piece is beautiful. That scripture is so dear to my heart. We spend much of our time wishing instead of living and enjoying the "present"--the "gift" from God. We are only promised a small stay on this earth. This encourages me to spend each moment to the fullest and enjoy what you have. Thank you so much!!
    Love ya,
    Susan

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  19. WOW! That looks great. Your freehand is beautiful as well.

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  20. What a beautiful job you did! Definitely worth all the time you put into it. Where are you going to hang it?
    ~Michelle

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  21. Amen Sister! Time is so short!

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  22. Oh Susie, this is a beautiful piece. Love the scripture verse and how you used it in this project. Beautiful handwork with the letters done freehand.
    I don't recall reading this, but did you say why the clock is on that hour?

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  23. Awesome! And, an awesome verse!

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  24. Oh, Susie, this piece is wonderful! I love the scripture and it's perfect with your clock face. You did an outstanding job on this piece and you painted it free hand? Oh, honey, you are good!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  25. Wow Beautiful work!!
    Love that verse. Thank you for the reminder to enjoy the moment we are in right now.

    P.S.
    I think you better get painting cuz I am sure your blogger friends are going to want to buy one just like it :))
    Enjoy your day!

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  26. Wow, that is a beautiful clock you have there. :) I think I am going to post my bathroom in progress tomorrow. I still have tons to do, but the little bit I've done I just love. :):)

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  27. I love this verse too and I love this piece of art you created with it,, So how did you end up choosing the "time" for the clock? Just curious

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  28. wow! it turned out perfect! i love it! and to do it free hand! wow! you are awesome!

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  29. Just fabulous, Susie! Totally one of a kind and inspirational!
    Blessings,
    Shilo

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  30. WOW, Susie, I love this piece! You are so talented!

    Aja

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  31. WOW, Susie, I love this piece! You are so talented!

    Aja

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  32. So how do you keep your balance with that big, huge head. It has to be oversized to hold all these creative ideas!! Love this, thanks for sharing.

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  33. That's beautiful, Susie!

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  34. Oh, it's beautiful, girlfriend! You have such a talent with painting those boards.

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  35. Susie,

    It's beautiful! You are so talented. Looking forward to this weekend!

    xo,
    Adrienne

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  36. O, Susie...this is so fantastic. I do so love your work..you know I am one of your top fans!! :O)
    I LOVE THIS PIECE..you are so so good!!

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  37. Hi Susie,

    It is just perfect. What a talented lady you are.

    Time is precious and we can never get it back.

    hugs,
    Barb

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  38. This is wonderful--you are very gifted :)

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  39. Your creation is beautiful I also think it is beautiful that you saw this one through and followed what was on your heart. I am inspired. Thank you.

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  41. That - Susie - is AWESOME!!

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  42. Susie, I think that's one of the most lovely and creative things I've ever seen. You've displayed one of my favorite verses BEAUTIFULLY!

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  43. Really beautiful Susie. That you did all that lettering freehand is extra impressive and takes real talent. Thanks for sharing such a nice message with us.

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  44. beautiful - can't believe it is all free hand -you are so creative - that is my most favorite verse in the bible

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  45. Awesome Susie! Is that going in your home or is it up for sale?

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  46. Susie that is just incredible, and free hand?? Wowee. You certainly are talented. Love it!!

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  47. You painted that? It's stunning. I absolutely love it. All our homes should have that reminder of how we spend our time....

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  48. Oh, I love this whole concept!! How beautiful! Great work and it is amazing.

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  49. Susie, what a great piece and what a great scripture. Lovely how you put the clock together with the scripture...it is perfect.
    Hope all is well with you!
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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  50. This is fabulous. Love the verse...thanks for sharing...Pat H

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  51. Hey you! saw your comment on my blog.
    I always leave comments from the heart. So, you are very welcome.
    You have a blessed day!

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  52. we just discussed this at bible study this morning!

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  53. This is truly fabulous. I love the character you created by hand-painting it. So much more special.

    Chelsea

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  54. I have been pretty good at not being bummed that I'm on a "stuff hiatus" and have promised my husband not to spend any money on "non-necessities" for a few months. This, however... this tests my limits. I absolutely love it and would snap it up in a heartbeat if... well... you read my sob story already. You are incredibly talented & creative. I really enjoy your blog & seeing what you've made now. I, like most of your readers, can't wait for the cottage reveal, either. Beautimous!!!

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  55. One of my favorite verses too - and so beautifully done! I think it would be fun to drill a hole in the middle of the clock face and install one of those cute clock kits - then every time we checked the time we'd be reminded to use it wisely!

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  56. You talent is amazing. Really there are no words to describe how beautiful this piece is!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  57. Hi Susie, thanks for asking about the door! I think it might be growing on me already. My plan is to antique it and live with it for at least a week. Do you happen to get This Old House magazine? They had a kitchen in it with the same door in aqua. I couldn't believe it, maybe it's a sign?!
    Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
    ~Michelle

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  58. What an amazing piece.

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  59. That is one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever seen! It really touched my heart.

    thank you.

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  60. Hey Susie! I love this!!! I think it's one of my favorite pieces you have created! How did you get the writing so perfect?!?!
    Just wanted to tell you (you may already know) but at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, you can buy a clock kit and make this a real clock instead of just painting the arms on there! :)
    Looking forward to seeing the cottage all finished! I wish I had my own crafting area :)

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  61. I love it! And you would never know it is free hand!

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  62. That is absolutely beautiful. You sure did an amazing job.

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  63. This is an eXtraordinary work of art, Miss Susie. Love the design, the clock, the scripture, the craftsmanship ~ everything about it. What a treasure you have created. You inspire me.

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  64. Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing! Vicki

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  65. this is just beautiful! i love the saying too, a beautiful reminder, thank you :)

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  66. Oh, oh, oh. This is absolutely beautiful. You must be thrilled with it. Congratulations on this.

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  67. oh my, i just love it. you are one talented lady.

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  68. love the piece and love the verse but most of all love the part about rejoicing daily in God's love and mercy. You are adorable!

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