Thursday, December 30, 2010

Altered Playing Cards

Sweet Dreams 

This is part of a group of Altered Playing Cards I made over the holiday seasons. I decided to try something other that my usual ATC (Artist Trading Card). The idea was to not alter it so much that you could not tell it was a playing card. These were so much fun to make. I will definately be making more in the future.
Hope you are inspired to go make your own APCs :).
Blessings, peace, and love to all!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Carrying Love

Carrying Love

Though I bare much
I shall not be ashamed
Oh how I wait for Thee
My Beloved One
Gather me in great mercies
Everlasting kindness be upon me
My love is not wroth
He will never depart from me
My stones are fair and pleasant
Sapphires surround me
I am established in Thee
My soul yearns deeply
I travail so quickly
Pains have taken me
Let me not be shamed
I am smitten by Thee
Oh Great Love
Why hast Thou forsaken me
Turn not away
Please notice me
I have brought forth
Time is become my enemy
If I could conquer time
Surely I'd be next to Thee
Let Light come forth
Rise upon me
Be seen upon me
Take away my reproach
Thine beauty for my ashes
No more heaviness
Thou shalt cover me
With Thy feathers
For You are my Reward
My eternal crown of glory

Oil painting
All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Monday, August 23, 2010

Free ATC Backs

Another free sheet of ATC Backs for all your ATCs. Please do not reproduce for resell or profit. You can download this sheet and others on my Flickr pages in my "Free For You To Use" section.
Blessings everyone and have fun creating!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Consume Me Love!

Consume Me Love

Capture my soul
I delight in You
You are worthy
My great Reward
You rapture my heart
Touch me deeply
Your devoted love
I seek continually
Come to me
Passionate savors
Lightens my nights
I am where you are
Breathe upon me
Encompass me about
I am Yours

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Locked Away

Locked Away

Penitent years
Time was melting
I studied within
In theorized reasonings
I came broken apart
Tenderly mourning
Surviving the tension
Switching from dark
Climbing the stairway
Of awaiting restoration
Confinement til destiny
Unto my beautiful heart
I release you...

Oil Painting
All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Monday, July 26, 2010

New Art Cards

Cat    Count On

Find A Song  Dressed Up
Money Back Guarantee

Red Poetry

Love Song 


Love and Laughter

Hand Pieces 


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Walking on Solomon's Porch

Walking on Solomon's Porch

Where art True Love
Why hidest Thou from me
I have knocked so endlessly
Please come unto me
My heart weeps and mourns
At Your absence
I just can't live without Thee
My heart pounds so vehemently
Like a rushing river of passion
I shall cleave unto Thee
My delightful One
In Whom I truly seek
At night I dream of Your Touch
At day I sit beneath Our tree
A reminisce of Your Face
Burns deep inside of me
Longing for Your caress
Shall I put on my white dress
And dance around in dreams
Into Your Courts I shall fly
For You are my Beloved King
My sweet Rose of Sharon
Why hidest Thou from me

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dont Lie To Me

Dont Lie To Me
Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe
This piece is about women and the emotional trauma and disappointment they experience when someone they love lies to them.

Oil Painting
All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fruit of the Spirit

Fruit of the Spirit 2

Love is His banner
Faith is His anchor
Longsuffering is His virtue
Goodness is His nature
Meekness is His gift
Temperance is His way
Gentleness is in His hand
Peace is His provision
Joy is in His grace
He is my Almighty God. And to see and know these things means you must truly know Him. Because this is Who He is. He is amazing. He is ever true. He always keeps His promises. Sometimes He may not be early, but He is never too late. What He has said...that shall He do. He always keeps His promises when I truly seek Him with an open and humble heart. I honor, respect, and adore Him because I love Him so much! It comes so naturally to worship Him and to lift Him up. Because He is my El Shaddai; my All Sufficient One! He is my Jehovah-Nissi; my Banner of Love!

Oil painting on the Fruit of the Spirit
All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Thursday, April 15, 2010

It is freebie time again!!!

Free Text ATC Backgrounds

Here is another free collage sheet of text backgrounds I made for ATCs. Of course you are welcome to use them for other artsy things as well. Just remember that all my freebies are for personal use only. No reproduction for any type of resell is permitted. If you feature these on any website, please kindly add a link back.
You may download your copy by clicking here. And clicking on the one you want to download. You may also download my other freebies while you are there.

If you want to know about upcoming freebies, you may follow me or subscribe to my blog.
Blessings to you all!

Design copyright Tonya Ashe

Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Peaceful Rest

A Peaceful Rest

All to often we are so consumed with life and the issues of life that we forget to take time to enjoy the simple things. We actually can become so routine to hearing and seeing these things that we don’t appreciate their beauty. I believe nature is full of beauty. Just the sounds of nature can lead one into a peaceful rest of serenity if one allows themselves to rest in it.
One thing that is quieting to my soul is just stopping and sitting awhile to just listen to the sounds of nature in my backyard. I love to listen to the communication of the birds in my backyard. It is almost spring here, so they are getting more and more intense in their communications. It is like they are sweetly stating, "look, look... get ready!" Life is about to spring forth! It is time for a new beginning of flowers blooming and all of nature refreshing itself again for our enjoyment and pleasure.
Isn’t it amazing how intricate and beautiful God made everything! And He gave it all to us. He created all nature and its beauty for us to behold and enjoy. Nature is God’s artwork and astounding design. It is a capture of His inward beauty.
If nature sings such beautiful songs to us here on earth, one can only imagine what heaven will be like.

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe
Picture taken by my beloved Father, ©Larry Ashe

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mini Book Words of Life

Words of Life 1

Words of Life 2 and 3

Words of Life 4 and 5

Words of Life 6 and 7

Words of Life 8 and 9

Words of Life 10

I made this Mini Book using the Kenner Road March Kit.
I hope you all are having lots of fun creating!
Blessings and love to you,

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ATCs made using the Kenner Road Skylark Feb. Kit.
Have fun creating.
Lots of love to you all!

Make A Wish Windows Of Heart

The Good Life Where The Heart Lives

Explore Love


Monday, March 22, 2010

Tweet Tweet!

These little birds nested on my porch last spring; I just could not resist scrapping them. Aren't they adorable!?

I made this scrapbook page using the Kenner Road Skylark Feb. Kit. You may visit Kenner Road by clicking here.

Picture taken by my beloved Dad, Larry Ashe

Blessings to you all and have fun creating!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

You Are Lovely

You Are Lovely
Originally uploaded by Tonya Ashe
I made this card using the Kenner Road Skylark Feb. Kit. You may visit Kenner Road by clicking here. They have some of the best monthly kits.
Blessings to you all and have fun creating!

Friday, March 12, 2010

I wanted to run...

I felt ok til today

I wanted to run, but where
I wanted to cry, but to whom
I've felt so lost
Abandoned and abused
My flesh cries out
My soul feels confused
I waited for you, but you never showed
Alone I was left
While you did your own
An outcast I am
Broken by you
Used in distorted pleasures
Consciously desiring you
And yet my heart cries
Where are you
A devoted sacrifice
Years of pain
Consecrated and set apart
Yet all in vain
All that is left
Is the scars that remain

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Don't Forget Who You Are

Forget Not Who You Are Book

Forget Not Who You Are Book

Forget Not Who You Are Book

Forget Not Who You Are Book

Forget Not Who You Are Book

Forget Not Who You Are Book

Forget Not Who You Are Book

Forget Not Who You Are Book Forget Not Who You Are Book

Forget Not Who You Are Book Forget Not Who You Are Book

I Am Love!
This book was a work of my heart. A collection of feelings and thoughts are poured out on each page.

Journaling One:

I shine and radiate from within
Intense passion within my soul
Passionately I breathe...
Purely I live and love
With the substance of my entire being...
I shall fly...

Journaling Two:

Beauty lives in a heart that gives and loves
beyond a shadow of a doubt...
with no regrets...
no second thoughts...
just boundless and endless love...

You may see larger views of each the pages by going to my Flickr pages here.

I used the Bad Girls Kit "Ma Petit Maison" You can visit the Bad Girls site by clicking here.

All Writing and Art by ©Tonya Ashe