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Happy Fall, y'all!

Here’s wishing you a delightful season of colorful leaves, crisp air, a cozy sweater and a warm cuppa tea!  Can you tell that autumn is one of my favorite seasons?  Possibly my very favorite (at least, until it gets too cold and rainy up here in the Pacific NW).  And this year, I have little pumpkins from my garden!  They're too fun- I think I need to grow them every year. :)

Big news!  I’m blessed to announce that Our Sunday Visitor will be publishing two books of mine next year- a picture book on the saints, and a coloring book version!  Some of the saints that I have already painted (like St. Francis, St. Clare and Pope St. John Paul II) will be in the book, and I am currently painting a bunch more.   Can I even begin to describe how jazzed I am?  When I was in third grade, I “published” a book of animal poems and drawings, thanks to my dad’s work copier.  The longtime dream of mine to take my art and bind it together into real books for others is finally coming to fruition! All praise to the Holy Trinity for this opportunity, and thanksgiving for the prayers of Our Lady, family & friends.  Here are a couple of new paintings in progress; courtesy of Our Sunday Visitor, 2019 (all rights reserved):

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Teresa of Calcutta

I will keep you updated on the books' progress.  They are slated to be published in September, 2019.


Summer passed by swiftly- my main focus was preparing a booth for our local town fair.  I thought it would be neat to have a retail Christian Boutique in my area, so I styled my booth as such, to test out the market.  Well, the concept didn’t take as well as I’d hoped, but it was still fun and I had a great time decking out the booth, and seeing the friendly faces of friends and fellow parishioners.


Other than painting, I haven’t been up to a lot lately, though my husband and I did sneak over to Mt. Angel, OR for their Oktoberfest.  It was our first time and we had a blast.  We especially enjoyed visiting Mt. Angel Abbey’s new Benedictine Brewery- it felt like a wine tasting room, but for beer!  I’m not a beer person, but my husband (& his aunt and uncle) all said it was really good.  I enjoyed the atmosphere and company.



Mr. H looks so NW in his flannel & (new) beard!  'Tis beard season, he said.


We also got to visit the local parish, St. Mary’s.  Built in 1910, it was absolutely stunning.  

Sacred Art Shop

Now, what kind of newsletter would this be, if I didn't offer something special just for you, my loyal readers?  While there's no magic button on my end to offer you free shipping (now a low $3.95 per order), Here's a code for $5 off your Sacred Art Shop order, which will cover the cost of shipping and a little more (2 holy cards worth!).  Just use FALL18 this week at checkout (ends in one week- on 10/17/18).

One more fun thing!  I realized yesterday was the feast of Our Lady of Good Help.  My husband and I visited the national shrine in WI at the end of September (the only shrine in the U.S. with an approved Marian apparition), so I felt called to draw this coloring page.  It's free this month on the Brightly Hude website- click this image below, and then click the "Coloring Page" box to get your copy!


And thank you for reading this.  Peace to you and yours!


P.S. STA Parishioners- Save the Date for December 9th!  There's going to be another big Art Show & Sale of mine in the hall downstairs!  Can't wait! :)


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