Monday, September 1, 2014

Bella Grace Blog hop

I'm so thrilled to be a part of the Bella Grace blog hop….

Bella Grace is a new publication from Stampington. This image-rich book is a peek into the lives of artists. It goes beyond the behind-the-scenes. To me, it's more about the spirit of creating. What drives us to create. The why's. Then takes you there….nestled into a backpack for a view upon a mountaintop. It makes you want to travel to these places. To spend time with the artist over coffee. And I think that's just what you'll do with Bella Grace. She certainly lives up to her name.

One Sunday I wrote and painted this. I hope it inspires you to lay out among the stars. ponder the smallness yet vastness that is You…..

I am Rooted in His love.
my story holds everything
through spirit I embrace Grace.

I am a light.
A shared light with the one that came before me
I am here to point to His Glory
To cherish what is so freely given.

To be still
to lay with the stars as one
to hold and acknowledge
that I am all God says I am.

I am one with the trees
the birds
the deer
I am one with the Maker of all these things.

Rooted in His Love

***inspired by the words of Cody Carnes, All He Says I am

I am giving away a copy of Bella Grace. Please leave a comment here and will be doing the drawing on September 6th.

check out the other participants here:
Friday August 8th — Jennifer DeVille CatalanoWild About Flowers
Monday August 11th — Jennifer McGuigganVerbal Snapshots
Tuesday August 12th — She is ThreeShe Held Stones, Flowers, and Shells
Wednesday August 13th — Cassandra KeyDo You Believe in Magic?
Thursday August 14th — Kelly LetkyAn Ordinary Artist
Friday August 15th — Jillian LukiwskiAnywhere the Wind Will
Tuesday August 19th — Christine Mason MillerWhomp, Whomp, Whomp, and a Bella Grace Give Away
Wednesday August 20th — Hannah MarcottiA Letter to Your Forgiveness
Thursday August 21st — Susan Tuttle: Bella Grace: Joy of Everyday Photography
Friday August 22nd — Sylvia StefanovaLife is an Adventure
Monday August 25th — D. Smith Kaich JonesSweet Nothings
Tuesday August 26th — Deb TaylorSimple Things
Wednesday August 27th — Cathryn MezzoThe Beautiful Game
Thursday August 28th — Bella CirovicEverything Divine, Magic in the Ordinary
Friday August 29th — Susannah ConwayFor the Love of Paper


  1. I've been following as much as I could about this new magazine that simply look fantastic but it is hard to find in my neck of the woods so I would love to win this first issue.
    thank you my darling

  2. Oh my gosh!! I can't wait to see this magazine!!

  3. My heart caught in my throat as I read those words. The painting just works so beautifully with the poem.I don't know much about this new magazine, but would love to win a copy

  4. Stampington has wonderful magazines. Love your painting, everyone could use a little soul searching under the stars. Thank-you for this chance!

  5. Mindy, thank you for these powerful words of truth. It's a wonder how much we are truly loved by God. His love runs so deep within us! I first realized this deep-rooted love at a very young age. It's about having a personal relationship, discovering your own uniqueness, and sharing the great love you've received to someone else who is looking for it, too. Thank you for the chance to win this beautiful publication!

  6. Love your art! Can't wait to see the new magazine!

  7. I cannot wait to get my hands on this new magazine! I'm sure it will be amazing, everything from Stampington is! I also want to say what an inspiration you are Mindy. While I have followed you for quite a few years, in the past year I have connected with your art even more. xoxo

  8. Mindy your work is really evolving...such an inspiration. I have been thinking how we are each meant to be a light unto the world. That is what God wishes for us to be. Keep shining!!!

    1. Congrats dear girl!! you are the winner of the Bella Grace publication....
      thank you so much for your sweet words. I'm so excited for you to get this magazine. please leave me your address. xo, Mindy

  9. You are such an inspiration Mindy .. The words are so touching .. Thank so much for sharing .

  10. This is pulls at my heart...gorgeous painting to go with such powerful words! LOVE IT!

  11. You are so inspiring! Your blog is beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to share with so many!n This painting is so tender.

  12. Thanks for the opportunity to win! I have enjoyed Stampington magazines for years and this looks like another great one. Your painting and words are very inspiring!

  13. That sounds like a great publication. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    Love your artwork - very inspiring!
    And, I love that song. We sing it at church.

  14. Very powerful and inspiring words and artwork! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Thank you Mindy for sharing your beautiful artwork and words!

  16. I love your poem and artwork. After reading all the other blog posts about Bella Grace, it sounds like it's a beautiful publication. Thanks for sharing!

  17. Love your poem and your painting - it reminds me of Chagall. It's nice that things of a spiritual nature can be shared in such a beautiful way. So much of the world is strident and harsh these days. God bless!

  18. Beautiful piece - both the sentiment and the artwork! I actually came over to tell you how much I enjoyed reading your book - again ;) I took it on vacation with me and poured over every word. It's a beautiful book full of heart and inspiration, and I wanted to thank you again for sharing it with us. Bonus is that I get to be a part of this giveaway - thank you for the chance! - it looks like another winner from Stampington! xoxo

  19. With your heart felt words and beautiful artwork and Stampingtons attention to detail and quality- what more could we dream of. It will be a keeper for a lifetime!

  20. Thank you for sharing your art; both words and pictures are lovely.

  21. I love the quote used in this whimsical image, so true and a great affirmation!

  22. Beautiful poem and artwork! I really enjoyed it, thanks for holding this give away.

  23. I cannot tell you how many times I have read and re-read your poem. It has touched such a deep place in my soul. Your words and art are so inspiring, breathtaking, and beautiful. God has blessed you with such a talent that you are sharing with all of us. Thank you,
    Lola Baxter

  24. Lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy. I'm very excited to meet Bella Grace!

  25. Oh I hear this is selling out in stores so it must be something special. I just love your art and now your in this alluring magazine. Your poem is something I needed to read.... Congratulations to you!

    Warm regards,

  26. Bella Grace .. the names of two of my Grande-Fairies. ADORE!


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