A Cup of Grace

IMG_2161Happy weekend, dear friends…

Thank you for joining me here at Leisure Lane.  I hope you enjoy your visit.

Today, I’m quickly sharing another one of my journal pages.  A continuation from a former similar post.  If you missed it you can check it out here. I apologize that this one is a bit fuzzy (no it’s not your eyes…aren’t you relieved?).  I promise to do better in the future :/

These are fun and relaxing to do at the end of the day, and I would encourage anyone to try it.  Just jotting down or doodling or both anything that comes to mind.  Something cheery for the heart to ponder, and to fall asleep by; grace for the soul.  Well, I hope you enjoyed them, and something spoke to you from this page.

Just a reminder about my Kindle book giveaways, of The Heart of Annie…The Strength of God. TWO lucky winners will be picked in the June 25th drawing.  If you haven’t read about it, and you’d like to enter, click here and leave a comment letting me know before June 25th 8:00 am CST.

May your day be filled with pretty things, and…Until next time, may happy days abound!


Blue Feather

Blue feather

Recently I posted a couple of ink drawings which I did back in 2010 (click here to see post).  In that post the leaf spirit  holds a blue feather in one hand.  I had mentioned in the post that my interest in the blue feather had re-emerged  that year, and then recently I discovered a painting I had done in my late teens.  The date in the painting is 1972.

I was very surprised when I discovered this because I had forgotten about it, and the blue feather startled me in the sense that apparently blue feathers have held a special unknown meaning to me though I’d gone 38 years without thinking about it until recent years.

The beautiful poem in not mine, but was taken from a book I have of Native American poetry.   It is beautiful, isn’t it?

Blue feather 2

For me now, the blue feather represents ‘Grace’, and I wanted to share it with you.

Blue feather 3

May each of you experience the gift of Grace in every area of your lives.  And as the poem says, may also your inward parts be moved with joy.

I will be posting a reformed cigar box very soon, so come back to visit me at Leisure Lane.  Until next time, may happy days abound!

Marianne ♪♪

Spirit Leaf

In 2010 I found a simple little leaf, which quite reminded me of a pear.  It wasn’t like all the other leaves which fell from the same tree.  It was different…and for that I found it to be quite beautiful and special.  It must have a special message deep within it, I thought.  So that day I let it inspire me in a little different version of my pen drawing designs.  I hope it inspires you, too.

1st version (ATC size)

2nd version (9×12)

Spirit Leaf

 Spirit Leaf is true, indeed,
To give us what we dearly need.
With opened arms and heart’s affection
She offers Grace and God’s perfection.
And holds its symbols both together~
Eternal Light, and sky blue feather.

copyright©Marianne Coyne 2010

Forgive the poor photo quality.  My camera doesn’t take good white backgrounds.  Or I just simply cannot figure out how to.

During the time I drew the above images, I had a re-emergence of a blue feather coming into my psyche.  It must have always been a special symbol to me, as not too long afterward I discovered a small little painting of one I had done in my late teens.  I’ll share that with you soon.  As I interpret it now, the blue feather represents Grace ~ almost as a peace symbol from God that His grace is always being offered to us, if we only reach out to take it.

If you like a post here on Leisure Lane, but don’t have the time to leave a comment, you can always click the ‘Like” button on the comment page.  I always appreciate seeing your friendly ‘faces’ here on Leisure Lane, and knowing what inspires you.

Until next time, may happy days abound!


The above images are copyright©Marianne Coyne 2010

Knittington’s April Fairy

Who better to welcome in April here on Leisure Lane than Grace, Knittington’s own knitting fairy.  Read all about her in The Knittington Fairies’ Shop and Gallery.

I’ve been very busy lately nurturing a beautiful flower of faith…the seed planted many years ago began to bloom, and though crowded out by unseemly weeds of doubt for a long time, has suddenly blossomed.  Doubts,  uprooted with voracity, no longer have  a welcome in my beautiful garden.

About 5 years ago I produced a beautiful piece of art which symbolizes this very concept.  Hopefully soon I will be able to share it with you.

As I promised, here is another wonderful verse from the Irish blessing posted March 17th.  Truly something to meditate on, receive, and be thankful for the choice!

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.

Life is a remarkable gift…Love it, Create it, Live it!

Thank you for visiting.   Until next time, may happy days abound.


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