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Autumn Begins Watercolor


And so it begins…

Time cannot be undone.
And the leaves cannot go back on the trees.
But we can still move forward hand in hand with our Everlasting Father as He carries our hurts.


Dariana’s Chickadee watercolor


I painted this for my friend’s step-daughter. She is visiting from Costa Rica. This is her first time in America.

So what does a girl from Costa Rica need from Chicago?


Unfortunately as it turns out, this is the mildest winter Chicago has had in a very long time. Mild and dry. Right now it is 53°F, downright hot for a January day in Chicago!

Oh well, we will bring the snow to her in the form of a watercolor painting! I hope she likes it! I wrote her a note on the back of the painting:


I do not speak Spanish. I totally cheated and went to Google Translate (hahahaha) and typed in this paragraph:
“Welcome to Chicago in the winter-time. I hope it is not too cold for you. I am happy to meet you! Your new friend, Christine.”

Maybe my Spanish speaking friends out there can tell me if I did okay?

The original painting is a gift, however if you are interested in an archival print or a greeting card with this image, please visit my page on Fine Art America:

Art Prints

Thank you!

Help in Troubled Times -Free Download- Sparrows


It seems as if we are bombarded with unsettling news nearly everyday now…high unemployment, rising prices, dysfunctional government, corporate greed, etc., etc…

There is hope in situations which appear hopeless. Don’t lose heart.

Look at the birds of the air: for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?
Matt 6:26

Yes, you are of more value.
He even has the very hairs of your head numbered (Matt 10:30).
You are loved.

If you are struggling or worried you soon will be struggling, cast your cares on God. You do not need an elaborate prayer with puffy fluffy words, just quietly say, “Father, I need you.”

This image is a gift for you. Print it, share it, put it on your refrigerator, what ever you like.
Click for a full resolution (7×5) .PDF file.

I hope this is of help to you.

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Help in Troubled Times – Sparrows by Christine Novak Kane is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.