Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Tribute - LEGACY

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such'n'such ... it wouldn't matter much

I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who blessed Your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

I don't have to look too far or too long a while
To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, "Well Done" good and faithful one...

Nicole Nordeman - Legacy
~In Remembrance~
February 1924-October 2008
My Dad. My Veteran. (click link)
To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. ~ 1 Peter 2:21

Friday, May 22, 2009

I Won't Back Down

I Won't Back Down ~ Tom Petty with George Harrison, Jeff Lynn (ELO), Ringo

Well I wont back down, no I wont back down.

You can stand me up at the gates of hell

But I wont back down.

Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around.

And I'll keep this world from draggin' me down.

Gonna stand my ground and I wont back down.

This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints who obey God's commandments and remain faithful to Jesus. ~Revelation 14:12

Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out.

Hey, uh huh, I will stand my ground.

And I wont back down.

Well I know what's right, I got just one life.

In a world that keeps on pushin' me around,

But I'll stand my ground and I wont back down.

Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out.

I will stand my ground and I wont back down.

No, I wont back down.

Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. ~ Hebrews 9:27-28

Another Work-in-progress from my series


25" square / acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas

Quite a fun concert by the way - saw him last summer (in the rain) along with Steve Winwood. It was one giant sing-a-long. Petty's SuperBowl appearance (08) was one of the best in a long time - and he most definitely wins for "most improved" in the face department by sporting that new beard.

People are strange (Jim Morrison)
DREAM ON (Steven Tyler)
imagine... (John Lennon)
" EMoTiONaL ReSCuE " (Mick Jagger)

BiG Heads (introduction to the BiG HEAD series)

Want a face of your own? Yourself? Your Auntie Mame? Uncle Bud? I can create a custom portrait in this same style ~ convo me at

joy in the journey,


Monday, May 11, 2009

I Can't Make You Love Me If You Don't

~Bonnie Raitt~
An amazing voice - yes?
I find I get into painting to the point I don't pay attention to what I am painting... in this case I reversed Bonnie (note her "Sweeney Todd" is on the opposite side of her forehead)...
Lovely, melancholy... desperately sad song in this 'tube... listen as you look. The exquisite Bruce Hornsby is on keyboard.

My affordable art is available on at Convo me about custom portraits in the rock-face style you see throughout my blog.

joy, kateyD

For more details about the many "rock faces" I have created - look further down the blog ~ thank you!

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