Keely Marie Scott » Travel photography & design with a little taste of Texas

My door is always open for you. . . .

So thankful for our Compassion Bloggers

Love getting to travel with them and read their stories each night.

Visit these ladies by clicking their links below. . .

Christy – The Southern Plate

Kelly – Faithful Provisions

Edie – Life {in} Grace

Traci – Beneath My Heart

and not pictured below, but not to be missed is  Shaun

June 21, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Yvonne Reynolds - So beautiful!

June 21, 2013 - 8:45 am

Hannah H. - Thanks again for these photos!!

June 21, 2013 - 6:47 am

Jenn L - You have a real gift, Keely! Thank you again for these. The hope shines through.

Brazos De Amor { Arms of Love}. . .

Photos from our day at the Brazos De Amor Compassion Center. . .

June 21, 2013 - 11:31 pm

Yvonne Reynolds - Just love the photo of the children and the little one praying at the end of your post!

June 21, 2013 - 3:29 pm

Teri Gerdes - We have a 15 year old girl at NI-186…do you have any other photos? These are beautiful…just trying to get a glimpse of our girl :) She is a dancer, so I was hoping to see her in some of those photos :) When I realized you were at her project, I cried! These photos are very much like what she experiences everyday…taken right in her area…wow! It took my breath away and it was hard to look through the tears! :) Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse of her life…

June 21, 2013 - 8:43 am

Hannah H. - A picture truly is worth a thousand words. Wow. Thanks again for these breathtaking photos!

June 21, 2013 - 6:30 am

Cindy - Amazing photos !!!!

June 20, 2013 - 10:02 pm

stephanie - are you visiting Alto Refugio Student Center or Beraca Student Center? I have a sponsored child in ea.?

June 20, 2013 - 11:29 am

Jan - Beautiful photos!!!

June 20, 2013 - 9:19 am

Mark - Our sponsored child is in the Mimados de Jesus Student Center. Are you going there?

June 20, 2013 - 8:46 am

Jenn - Wonderful photos, Keely! Thanks for being the eyes for everyone not in Nicaragua.

June 20, 2013 - 7:55 am

Janet - Beautiful! I love seeing the work of Compassion and the hope in difficult circumstances through your images.

Leon, Nicaragua . . .

 

 

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Excited for you to travel with us through their stories!

 

 

June 21, 2013 - 11:27 pm

Yvonne Reynolds - I just love your photos! So beautiful and telling each one of them.

June 19, 2013 - 4:09 pm

paige - i always love your images. even in places of so much poverty that i can hardly imagine, i see the hand of God
praying for ya’ll
xo

June 19, 2013 - 12:37 pm

Hannah H. - Thank you so much for these photos! I love seeing your posts on these trips…these photos give us such an incredible picture of the lives of our kids.

June 19, 2013 - 9:13 am

Jenn - Keely, thank you so much again for showing us so powerfully how Compassion brings hope to the lives of children and their families. Looking forward to all you have to show us. Praying for you this week!

Paint By Number circa 2012

Well hello there ol friends. . .

I have a couple little crafty, arty, inspiring(y)? projects to tell you about

First:

I have been in an office re-do overhaul project ( more on that to come in a later post).

Anyways. . .

I found a pinterest project a while back that I had been wanting to try that needed a Paint By Number ( preferably of the vintage kind).  So when I found this paint by number at an estate sale last week ( for a dollar Might . I .  Add) I knew it was ready to make it happen. . .

Here is my Paint by Number circa 1960 by V.Blunt

It was kinda cool ( de-framed) that I almost wanted to keep it as is. but I didn’t as you can see below. . .

Ya’ll it was Super Easy!

Step 1: Find awesome paint by number

Step 2: Purchase Vinyl Letters ( I bought them at Michaels) The Helvetica 3″ letters.

Step 3: Decide on a saying, a verse, a quote. . .Some words.

Step 4: Cut letters out to get an idea of the layout

Step 5: Peel and Stick the Letters.

Step 6: You are Ready to Paint.

Step 7: I used White Satin Spray Paint. Sprays Evenly and Dries Quick. I did a couple layers to really coat the canvas. But I still left the faintest look of the painting behind the white.

Step 8: Wait

Step 9: Is it dry yet?

Step 10: Peel away and Enjoy!

 

Step 11: Display for all to see

 

So now the wall in my office is complete with the addition of my new Paint By Number circa 2012.

And I am already on the hunt for more Paint By Numbers on my Estate Sailin’ days.

 

Second:

Okay the other ohhh so crafty and inspirational (y) thing I need to tell you about is my sweet friend GussySews.

While we were in Tanzania she got to meet some amazing women and talk shop about fabrics, sewing, etc.

Talk about inspiration and craft! How cool is that!

It was so fun to watch her engage with these women in this way.

 

 

She ended up buying fabric while we were there and she just complete making Limited Edition Pouches that are TOOOOOO cute!

I am in Love!

From Gussy:

The pouches are selling for $31 and are named after four Tanzanian children that nestled themselves into our hearts: Ruth, Mary, Topiwo and Winner. You can read about each child in the product descriptions. As the pouches sell we’ll be collecting a portion of the profits to sponsor a child. Will you help us make this happen?

My goal is to sell all of the Limited Edition pouches listed in the shop so we can sponsor a child together.

So again I ask, will you help us make this happen?

 

 

Happy Tuesday Friends. . . Hope its crafty and inspiring (y) .

February 21, 2013 - 11:38 am

lauren martin gauthier - looooove your DIY artwork, friend! so inspirational…off to ‘pin’ you now ;)

August 11, 2012 - 11:00 pm

annalee - oh how i love this craftiness and the finished product is beautiful.

August 9, 2012 - 10:30 am

Amy McBob - I love you and your ideas. WHY DO YOU HAVE TO LIVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM ME?! UGH.

August 8, 2012 - 2:15 pm

silly eagle books - I already mentioned how much I love this on instagram, but just seeing it on my computer screen made me want to say how much I loved it again. ;)

vanessa

God is Good { Mungu ni Mwema }

God is Good

in Kiswahili { Mungu ni Mwema }


What an AMAZING week THIS has been!

Click the image below and join me in

Sponsoring a Child.

August 15, 2012 - 7:38 am

Pam O - Hi Keely, I just discovered you and your blog when Pete Wilson tweeted that he ran into you in Haiti. For some reason, I wanted to go see… who’s Keely? Anyway, I think your blog is fantastic and your photographs outstanding. What a privilege for you to be able to travel to these countries, minister to their people, and chronicle the adventure so we all can be made aware… having our hearts broken and being inspired into action. I would be humbly grateful if the Lord would permit me to honor Him by walking a similar path. Perhaps one day.
God bless you.

August 15, 2012 - 7:36 am

Pam O - Hi Keely, I just discovered you and your blog when Pete Wilson tweeted that he ran into you in Haiti. For some reason, I wanted to go see… who’s Keely? Anyway, I think your blog is fantastic and your photographs outstanding. What a privilege for you to be able to travel to these countries, minister to their people, and chronicle the adventure so we all can be made aware… having our hearts broken and being inspired into action. I would be humbly grateful if the Lord would permit me to walk a similar path. Perhaps one day.
God bless you.

July 19, 2012 - 8:16 am

Cassie - Keely, you are so incredibly talented! I just took a quick spin through your blog and got sp inspired by your photos! Keep up the awesome work :-)

July 12, 2012 - 9:08 am

Rachel - So glad I stumbled through and happened to find you here…love your pics and your heart:) Looking forward to seeing more.

May 18, 2012 - 1:10 pm

Zoë - I clicked the link on Shaun Groves’ blog because these photographs are absolutely fantastic – when Shaun combined them with the song ‘All is Grace’ I was just blown away. You have a wonderful talent. I am in awe – it’s definitely not something I could ever do… just wow! Incredible! God IS good! :-D

May 16, 2012 - 6:53 am

Robin - A wonderful post. Isn’t Africa both heart-breaking and heart-warming at the same time?

May 16, 2012 - 6:52 am

Anonymous - A wonderful post. Isn’t Africa both heart-breaking and heart-warming at the same time?

May 13, 2012 - 11:01 pm

Laura - You absolutely, completely inspire me with your images! Love them all, but especially the words on that mud hut. ;) Thank you for sharing!

May 12, 2012 - 11:40 pm

Teena - Thank you for allowing us to peek in. Your pics are amazing!

grace~
Teena

May 11, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Patricia - Beautiful pictures as always!

May 10, 2012 - 10:33 pm

Beth Zimmerman - Such beautiful faces! Thank you for sharing your photographs, Keely! You have a gift for capturing the spirit of the person in your pictures! Beautiful!

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