my first heroine sketch….

This is my sketch of Lian’s self portrait that I posted yesterday…. hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it…. 🙂


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also a time for heroines….

Our grand-daughter Lian will be my first attempt at sketching a heroine… Lian is an artist… and… has been at the top of the family list in pressing me to sketch… both initially back at Christmastime and then again at my last birthday party…

First I would like to begin by posting her own drawing… it is a magnificent self portrait she did… that I will be working from.

I will attempt later today and tomorrow, to sketch her from this self portrait… we shall see what that will look like…. but it will never compare to this….  🙂


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it’s a time for heroes…

Enough of the evil one…  it is a time for heroes… so let me begin with the man who had quite an impact on my life when I saw the movie  “To Hell and Back”  in 1955.

Once I watched it, I finally understood what I had been feeling from December 7, 1941 until V-J Day… for those 5 years, all I wanted to do was get old enough to enlist in the Marines and help defend our country against the Japanese invaders… Let me digress for a moment to explain  V-J Day, since so many people I have met during the past 30 years had no idea what I was referring to when I mentioned  “V-J Day”…

“The U.S. Army Center of Military History recognizes V-J Day as Sept. 2, 1945 – the day on which Japan formally signed surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.  A little after 9 a.m. that day, Minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signed on behalf of the Japanese government and a tearful Gen. Yoshijiro Umezu signed on behalf of the armed forces.  On the Allied side, Sup. Cmdr. Douglas MacArthur signed on behalf of the United Nations. Ten signatures and 20 minutes later, the war was officially over.”

Audie Murphy was 10 years older than me on that  ‘day of infamy’ … his story is an amazing story of a young man who desperately wanted to serve his country but was too small, underweight and under age….   here is a  link  that is worth the read…

Audie Murphy became one of the most decorated soldiers of WWII… his memoirs were made into the movie  “To Hell and Back”… Murphy played  himself  in the movie…  here is a  link  about the movie.

Audie Murphy was a hero to me….  I will be sketching more of them…

here is my sketch of Audie Murphy …

(definition of hero:   a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character)


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The Personifications #2

Although there have been many people I could have selected as the epitome of evil throughout the years… in my lifetime… this was the man who most exhibited the life of the evil one… one of Satan’s  darkest ‘coins’….


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The Personifications #1

Here is the personification of our Father’s love… His Name is Jesus… He rules the “Coin” of the Kingdom of God…


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sketching again…

The family has strongly exhorted me to begin sketching again… this time it was at my 83rd birthday party… where I was presented with a set of pencils, erasers and sharpeners…

The direction I have is more along the line of my previous “Musings”, so I am posting each one here…  To begin with… I drew up a dream I had some time ago about the “Coins of the Realms”… so… it has begun…



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I appreciated all the wonderful comments on Facebook… and all the great emails full of encouragement and kind words about my musings… unfortunately… philip can only say the same things so many times in so many different ways… just one of the reasons the Lord told me it was time to stop….  🙂

So it  was  time ….just think though… there are  538  “Musings”  in the “archives”  here… so…. if you really miss my “Musings” too much, you could go back to March of 2016 and start all over… 🙂  at one “Musing” a day it would only take you  the next year and a half to go thru them all…  🙂

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