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

So I did it. . .

I took the plunge

or the jump

or the leap. . .

Whichever way you look at it

I have opened an Etsy Store!

I am a big fan of the great handmade online store!

Do you Etsy? Love to hear your favorite sellers. . .

 

Anyways…I decided to not just be a buyer on etsy but alas a seller.

And here is the photo that sparked it all  ( that at the convincing of some friends)

“London Calling Nashville”

and yes, it comes as a print or a canvas ( fancy eh?)

 

So here it is!

A little Shoutout to

my little shop around the interweb corner.

More photos to be loaded on the shelf (???) soon!

July 26, 2011 - 10:46 am

Jen - I love etsy!!! And your prints are amazing! I’ll definitely be checking back often. :)

July 22, 2011 - 7:43 am

Kelsey - Love it! Great idea!!

Summer Days. . .

We just got back from spending a few days

Way Down Yonder on the Chattahoochee!

( you can thank me later for that song now being stuck in your head for the day)

Did you click that link? You totally Should!

ANYWAYS. . .

It was such a great way to start the summer!

Friends, boats, wake boarding, sun, cooking, relaxing. . .the works!

Here is some iphoneography from the week.

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Little Willis Bud didn’t go with us but he had a vacay of his own out on the farm!

He is WIPED out. I so wish you could hear the snores that were occurring when this photo was taken.

 

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Have I mentioned my new OBSESSION with

Pinterest!

If you are Pinning your life away like myself follow me here!

I noticed that on my “eats” board

( yes I realize that is a foreign language to you non-pinteresters)

I have a few different recipes for grilled corn, avocado and tomato salad.

Thinking THIS needs to make an appearance at the Scott House this weekend.

 

Speaking of The Weekend. . .

Yall have a good one!!!

BATA . . .

BATA

(  bátà: n. Filipino child )


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Follow the Compassion Bloggers HERE

And join us in Sponsoring a Bátà !

 


 


February 2, 2015 - 1:02 am

Don faith - i would like to thank you for the heart that youve shared,,it really bless us here in philippines,,please help us also here in Mati davao oriental,philippines,,our church have a school but cannot accommodate those less privileged children who want to go to school,,we have sponsored five students without any tuition fee collected because we want to help,,but many children here cannot go to school because they dont have fare going to school,they dont even have food in their house,,help us find someone to help this chidren..God bless..

June 6, 2011 - 11:29 am

Ashley Honea - Love all these pictures!!!!!!!! The kids are beautiful. I grew up in the Philippines so it’s my home away from home. And the picture of the sari-sari store! I loved those as a kid.

June 6, 2011 - 3:07 am

Lucinda - Found my way over here from simple mom… Absolutely stunning photos. You really depict a story – many tears in my eyes as I slowly scroll through. Big brown eyes reminding me of my own daughter. Wondering what it would feel like to put her to sleep on the floor. Thank you for sharing. x

June 3, 2011 - 4:13 pm

Jonathan - Thanks for sharing these wonderful photos. Brings back the memories of the past. I thank God for the people of Compassion, for having the heart for our people.

June 3, 2011 - 3:38 pm

Robin Dance ~ PENSIEVE - {{golf applause}}

Stunning. Hope-filled. Heart-bursting.

I so wish I was there with you, and through your lens (and the words of the team), I can be.

You’re a treasure.

June 3, 2011 - 3:07 pm

Catherine - These photos are wonderful!

June 3, 2011 - 2:26 pm

Sarah Markley - amazing, keely.

so amazing.

June 3, 2011 - 10:33 am

Stacey - Your images take us with you and leave part of our hearts there!

Amazing!

June 3, 2011 - 9:19 am

Tsh @ Simple Mom - Lovely. That last photo, this week, you. I’m glad to know you now.

June 3, 2011 - 8:17 am

Kat - You’re amazing…

Dollywood 2012. I’ll call you. :)

June 3, 2011 - 7:40 am

Jill Foley - these are great. I love the little boy looking through the window and the two girls in the doorway…and the group of teenage girls laughing….I agree with Lindsay that you tell a story with your pictures.

June 3, 2011 - 7:26 am

Lindsay - I love the way you tell stories, Keely. Ending with “Lovely”? Ugh. Catch in the throat. Tears in the eyes. Gratitude in the heart. Prayers on the lips.

Thank you for investing the gifts God gave you into these kiddos and this organization. :)

Eskenita’s of Manila. . .

Eskenita’s of Manila

( Eskenita: n. A Filipino alley )


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Follow the Bloggers HERE

Sponsor a Child!

 

 

June 3, 2011 - 7:37 am

Jill Foley - My favorites of this round – the two boys smiling and hugging and the group of LDP ladies.

June 3, 2011 - 5:21 am

oh amanda {impress your kids} - Gorgeous. And that little boy in the red? LOVE HIM.

June 2, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Stephen - The picture of the little girl looking up sitting on the tricycle rocks. my. world. A-mazing photo.

June 2, 2011 - 4:20 pm

katsmom - My heart just breaks and yet they are all smiling through all that poverty! Praying for all of you…;-)

June 2, 2011 - 4:20 pm

katsmom - My heart breaks and yet they are all smiling through all that poverty! Praying for all of you!

June 2, 2011 - 3:11 pm

emily freeman - Your photos are changing people’s lives.

June 2, 2011 - 3:11 pm

emily freeman - Your photos are changing peoples lives.

June 2, 2011 - 10:37 am

Joelle @goldenchances - You just keep bringin’ it! Wonderful job!

June 2, 2011 - 7:52 am

Tsh @ Simple Mom - Oh, and can just point out? — more blue backgrounds. :)

June 2, 2011 - 7:52 am

Tsh @ Simple Mom - Beautifully captured, friend. Well done.

Your hope a fire. . .

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Be sure to head over to these two blogs today…

See more about sweet Emily, her home, her community and her story.

 

 

June 2, 2011 - 11:45 am

Amy D - Pictures tell what words never will.

June 2, 2011 - 6:41 am

Lindsey Nobles - You take some mighty fine pictures. This reminds me that I would like you carry around your camera more…:)

June 1, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Joelle @goldenchances - Heartwrenching and heartwarming all at the same time…so many moods and feelings swarm everywhere when I look at these pictures. Your artist eye is capturing full on emotions. Again, thanks.

A Melody to God. . .

As we were doing the normal “tour the Compassion Development Center” this morning I couldnt help but notice all the bright colors covering the walls.

Some filled with writing, some with diagrams. . . but every wall was Art.

We walked into a room that had a handful of beautifully painted canvases displayed on the shelves. . .I was in awe and quickly knew someone at the project had talent and sees talent.

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Admiring the art I asked one of the project staff members who the art teacher was. . .I had to meet them!

With a big smile they said “Our director Susan, she is an artist”.

I saw Susan in the next room and I had to know more. . .

Susan was a vice president at a large bank in Manila and 7 years ago she left knowing she was called to join her church and become the Compassion Development Center Director.

Soon after arriving she saw that some of the children were suffering, some abused. She began to focus on using simple art to help “get them out of their shells”.

During our conversation she explained how she sought out artists in the community to help her build a program and stock her materials.

She began experimenting with the kids and their moods using music, texture, space and color. Quickly she found that children have so many “unfinished stories” that need to be expressed and one way she could help was thru art.

Art has been so effective in her center that they just started a Creative Arts Ministry.

A Creative Arts Ministry!

OH . HOW . I . LOVE . THAT!

AND they just had their first student graduate from the Compassion Program and move into the Leadership Development Program. She is now studying Fine Arts at a University in the Philippines.

“Art isolates a Child from the world for a moment. And they are able to express that moment in a way they couldn’t before. . .And like a landscape God is painting THIS center’s stories together”.

There is even a wall full of paintings and open spaces. . .supplies are available where kids can fill “the expression wall” . It is a space where they can go to “express” themselves. . . their emotions . . . their art.

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I loved everything Susan said today.

I was

hanging

on

each

word.

And as she ended the story of art at their center she said, “Everybody has stories – community workers, family, children, even bankers and together it is a melody to God”.

 

 

Be a part of a Child’s Story thru Sponsorship. . .

 

June 4, 2011 - 9:39 pm

Candra Georgi - thank you.

thank you.

thank you.

June 1, 2011 - 8:57 am

Ann Voskamp - Prisons — to Prisms… everywhere, His colors and beauty and story — if we will look and see.

This ministered to me in deep ways, Keely.

*Thank you*

All’s grace,
Ann

June 1, 2011 - 5:31 am

Joelle @goldenchances - Reread and showed this post to my 12 year old son last night. He was blown away, too. We love being able to see this trip through your “eyes”. Thankful to have met and spoken with you @ Pieces of Our Lives tour in FL. Blessings.

May 31, 2011 - 8:16 pm

Lisa-Jo @thegypsymama - Wow, Keely, just wow – what a fantastic living color testament to Compassion and its amazing staff. LOVED this one!!!

May 31, 2011 - 8:08 pm

Jill Foley - What a beautiful story and as always, beautiful pictures!

May 31, 2011 - 7:49 pm

Amy Sullivan - My favorite picture is of the two little girls laughing against the blue wall. Thank you for capturing a piece of the world and sharing it here. You truly have a gift.

May 31, 2011 - 7:13 pm

Christine - LOVE that! What an incredible and special way for kids (and adults!) to express who they are and see themselves in His bigger story.

May 31, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Kelli - Windy, I’m sure this is my Cirelle’s center as well. It is a wonderful center! They have so many activities there and go on many fun trips. I’m definitely writing to her about this.

May 31, 2011 - 11:16 am

Windy - I see CCFC written on the wall!!! That’s my Lordylien’s center! What wonderful pictures. I love knowing that art is such an important part of that center.

May 31, 2011 - 10:10 am

oh amanda {impress your kids} - Wow. Who would think a little girl from a poverty-stricken community going to college to major in FINE ARTS? This is how awesome God is!

Beautiful! Thank you!

May 31, 2011 - 9:28 am

Ruth Abel - This is so beautiful. What a wonderful work God is doing through her! Thank you for sharing this!

May 31, 2011 - 8:22 am

Spence Smith - Great photos Keely!!! looks like a great trip do far!

May 31, 2011 - 8:20 am

Lindsey Nobles - Beautiful….

May 31, 2011 - 8:13 am

Steve Jones - Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful!

May 31, 2011 - 7:46 am

Lindsey Nobles - Beautiful…

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