Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Looking for souls
With tattered wings
Jumping through flowers
Unable to sing.
My heart is broken
My arms are tired
Will we find those
We once admired?
In a torn silk dress
I'm ready to rest
Harvest Angel," where are you going?
Oh Angel, where have you been?"
"I've gone to fetch God's chosen
So he can let them in."
Saturday, August 16, 2008
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Thursday, May 22, 2008
The Country Life to be featured on PBS
By Monica Dufour
INDEX Staff Writer
DAVISON — For six years, The Country Life, 206 N. Main St., in downtown Davison, has offered unique gifts, including a full line of paintings by owner and artist Gail Eads.
Recently Eads and the store were filmed for an episode of the PBS program Michigan Magazine. It’s scheduled to air May 31.
She’s thrilled with the recognition.
At the age of 12, Eads fell in love with painting. “I was in art class, and my teacher said she really liked what I did,” she said.
Eads decided to try selling her art about 11 years ago from home, under the name of The Country Life. Once she found that people were interested in buying her art, she and her husband Mitch moved her business from her home to a storefront location in Genesee in 1995.
In 2001, the couple moved to Davison to a location off Mill Street. They were there for about six months before moving to their current spot.
Gail enjoys painting on just about anything. “I’ve painted designs on windows, shutters, tables, and even ice skates,” she said.
She’s had customers from all over Michigan and other states seek her out for her hand-painted creations.
Over the years she’s had many customers ask her how to paint similar creations. “I didn’t consider myself a teacher, so I decided I would work on an instructional book so that they could learn to teach themselves,” she said.
Eads said after completing her book, she realized that she had the patience and knack to teach face-to-face.
“They’re always thrilled after they’ve completed a project. I enjoy watching my students leave with their piece,” she said. “I had one lady call me a ‘miracle worker.’ “
The artist said she finds it gratifying to see her creations in circulation and know that her detailed instructions helped someone create their own piece of artwork. She’s working on her sixth book
Currently she has pieces of her work in a variety of catalogues including “Penny Lane,” “Tender Heart,” and “Country House.”
“I think it’s exciting,” she said. “I’ve always wanted to paint.”
Eads said God has played a significant role in her gift. “I want to give God thanks for directing my life and talent in such a way. It’s been a rewarding experience,” she said.
Having an encouraging husband has been helpful as well. “He’s been very supportive of me,” Eads said.
The artist said she’s glad that her business is located in Davison. “Everyone here is very friendly, and we like being able to help to promote downtown,” she said.
For more information about Eads or her store, call 810-658-8388. Gifts, prints and instructional books may be purchased online by visiting http://www.countrylifegifts.com/.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008
This is a new print available in May 2008. It is in a size 10x20" perfect size to fit on a narrow wall or for a larger display with maybe some sconces on each side of it. This one would look good in the black or green shaker frame. Ivies dance around the salt box house with the star on the house representing our country.
Thank you for viewing and check back often!
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Donna has the most imaginative and inventive minds for
creatingthe right picture for the perfect phrase.
She is so gifted and her faith in God shines through her paintings.
Go to Donna Atkins to see all of her wonderful artwork!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Country Life Graphics. I just love her artwork. The earth angels in this kit are so perfect for Garden Journals and all types of layouts. Go to my site
ArtandScraps.com to purchase.
Personal Use Only $1.00
Click preview for closeup.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
A NEW Print available now. Order early for Christmas or leave out year round. This one says it all. The red rosehip berries represent the shed blood of Jesus. The dogwood blooms and the wood background represent the tree that Jesus died on. And the crown of thorns was laid upon his head to represent that he IS our King.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
NOW AVAILABLE in a size 6"x36" heavy 100# paper for easy handling and framing. Order on my website at http://www.countrylifegifts.com/ under NEW ARTWORK. Great for the Prairie, Rustic, Primitive or Upscale Country Home. Available in a wood shaker frame in assorted colors.
http://www.countrylifegraphics.com/ for more of gails work.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
At Country Life Gifts you will find lots of fine primitive and country home decor. Grab a cup of coffee, a piece of hot apple pie and relax while browsing the pages of my website.
Signed art ~ is available with shaker frames to match.
Textiles ~ for the home to get comfy with and to make the house a home.
Hand Painted ~ items made in the USA for the home made touch.
Colonial Lighting ~ for the down home prairie decor style.
**Plus much more!!!
Enjoy shopping and may God Bless ~
Saturday, February 16, 2008
This is a banner I made to put on my ETSY site. The design is titled "Daizy". If you would like Daizy as your banner, let me know and I will put YOUR NAME or Business Name FREE of charge on the Banner. She is an original by me so that no one else can take it from you or claim it is a copyright infringement. It will be totally yours. Although others may own it too, with their own name on it. ENJOY!
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
At www.poetry.com one can submit their poems and have a chance to win money on there for a good poem.
My poem "Heaven" has been entered in a $10,000.00 drawing. We will see! My chances are not great, but maybe it will get some recognition.
The poem goes as follows:
Called great and holy city
Descending out of heaven from God.
Her light like unto a precious stone,
The grasses like fields of sod.
Like jasper, clear as crystal.
A wall standing great and tall.
Twelve angels are at twelve gates.
Written thereon are the Twelve tribes of Israel.
The wall of the city has twelve foundations.
In them the apostles and those saved, from the nations.
The city is four square, length as long as the breadth.
The measurement twelve thousand furlongs.
A place where there is no death.
The city is pure gold, like unto clear glass.
Twelve pearls are the twelve gates.
Every several gate is of one pearl.
When the trumpet sounds, few hesitate.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008