Friday, July 4, 2008

I just want to say.....

Today Was brought to my attention that because I create halloween I maybe a satanist?!

Has anyone had this happen?

Because I Proudly support my Husband and his new writing. Then I also support my Dear Friend Dani and All the Artist (including me) on Spooky Time Jingles That my Christainity is in question? (because I have one posted ontop of the other here in my blog)Let me just say one thing here. Before you Judge Artist and what they create maybe you should get to know the artist that do the creating. Maybe some background on them.

Maybe heed Judge yet not be judged.

Maybe you should see what wonderful people are involved in something and get to know them before saying they are wrong

Maybe don't say they are wrong Just because they create something you don't like.

You simply say Its not my type of thing and leave it at that.

I am proud of every creation I make and each time I Create a creation at that moment when I put the finishing touch in the first thing that goes to my thought is "thank you God, for such a wonderful gift you have given me".

I may not put out there much that I am Christian and I guess I don't as much as I should I hope the poeple that do know me Know this because I definatly Take my Christianity to heart and is my life. I help everyone I can. I do onto others as I Want done to me. God is my Life God Gave me my Gift of Talent God, gave me The Love of MY Life my soulmate My husband and my most cherished my children. My Family My Friends.

To my Fellow Artist I just want to say I am so proud of everyone, What they create (even the ones that are not my style) inspire me, make me laugh, make me cry, make my day, and some I even learn from, to my fellow artist that I hold dear and I call my Friends. I couldn't be more proud of your lifes and your friendship.

And to all who Judge us IT is Gods Judgment that counts in the end. If you don't like what we create then say Okay you do your thing I'll do mine.........but don't call me a satanist because I enjoy creating my Fun Whimsical halloween.

And from a Favorite Song of mine

"Hate me if you want to, Love me if you can"

POST SCRIPT~~~~ Let me ask you the ones that Put Halloween as such a bad thing and relate it to pagans,wiccans, celts etc traditions........Do you have a Christmas Tree ??? Do you hunt Easter Eggs and hand out Easter Baskets??? hmmm something to ponder.....maybe look into....and watch for more to come on Halloween,Christmas , and Easter.......

What is Halloween

And trust me you have NOT hurt me none with your words they have only made me a stronger Christain.


~dani~ said...

The below words bring me much peace when people push their one sided, uneducated opinions onto others. Even if you have read it before, please read it again as we all need reminders at times ;)

This version was found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta:

People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.

What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.

Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.

In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

-this version is credited to Mother Teresa
I am sorry you had to be accused of such nonsense. Someone's opinion or belief system is not what bothers me, even if it differs from mine. What bothers me is when they try and push their beliefs on others who think differently than them...HOW VERY HITLER of them.

I believe that by celebrating on Halloween and keeping it theatrical and fun for families, it takes away any of the BS that MAY or MAY NOT have been practiced by the Druids centuries ago.

News Flash...customs change! Even for the better sometimes, even after CENTURIES! OMG hard to believe I know!!
But we did abolish the horrid custom of slavery. So maybe just maybe good things can happen where evil once stood.

This is 2008 and we should all be well rounded, well educated people(besides just the teaches we choose to learn).

Last time I checked I could love my God and a Jack O' Lantern at the same time and not be condemned to Hell.

Annette, it is between you and your God. You and your husband are raising lovely wonderful children who are so very lucky to have such well rounded, thoughtful and creative parents. God Bless~

Shagsy said...

Annette, you are a wonderful person and artist!!!
Please do not take to heart what these kind of people say to you!
They are probably just jealous of you and your talent.
Big hugs.....Shagsy xox

Huckleberry Arts said...

See what I mean I am surronded by such wonderful friends and you to show it. Thank you

Dani I love that quote Mother Tresea......thank you.

You know it never really bothers me when someone downs me I really just roll it off my shoulder, but when it comes to attack of family and friends that bothers me especially when they don't even have the chance to input back.

Love ya both!! Thank you!

Sherry said...

I have never visited your blog before but after reading Dani's I was intrigued! Okay, where is all the satanic stuff?? All I see is whimsical, fun art and a woman who is very proud of her family and husband. You seem like a wonderful person who should not be judged by someone who is obviously ignorant to you! Have a wonderful week Annette!


Sherry said...

I have never visited your blog before but after reading Dani's I was intrigued! Okay, where is all the satanic stuff?? All I see is whimsical, fun art and a woman who is very proud of her family and husband. You seem like a wonderful person who should not be judged by someone who is obviously ignorant to you! Have a wonderful week Annette!


Shagsy said...

Annette is a wonderful person Sherry...and more!!!!
Sharon xox

Tootie said...

You keep making your wonderful art. You are doing nothing wrong! I was so angry when I read what that person said about you on Dani's website that I could have spit nails! We live in America where we are free to express ourselves!

Flora said...

Blessings,A very ANGRY Flora

Terri said...

"Do not judge lest you be judged. "For in the way that you judge you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. "And why do you look at the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? "Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' and behold, the log is in your own eye? "You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye." (Matthew 7:1-5)

Dani.....Well said. Very well said! Annette, you know your heart, the lord knows your heart. Don't let anyone hurt you or slow you down just because they cannot get the "log out of their eye." And as Mother Teresa would kind happy anyway.....and CREATE ANYWAY!!!

Anonymous said...

I feel so bad that this has happened. It stemmed from a conversation that I was having from a friend on Ruebee. It started with hate mail to me through my website. Once I shut down the email address' they started on Ruebee. At least they were honest enough there to post their real names. It was because of me and my teachings that they attacked Annette and her friends. I do apologize to my wife and her friends for this attack. I am a simple Christian who teaches the Gospel in a simple manner. I leave man's doctrine and interpretations out of it. I guess it was too much for them to handle. To be honest, if it weren't for my Christian wife, I don't know if I would have answered God's call to be a minister/teacher. So in the twisted Christian logic of some I could blame her.....LOL. Once again I do apologize to all of you. You didn't deserve this attack from the Coat Wearing Christians from the Church of the Holy Convenience. Look at it this way, it did drive more website traffic. May God bless and inspire all of you to create from the heart today.

~dani~ said...

Rev Rod... Please do not feel bad that this has happened. B/c truth is it really has zero to do with you. You were just the hijacked vessel that carried the message unwillingly. This person felt the need to share her opinions and many of us felt the need to respond.
God Bless America where we can even have this discussion without fear of death.

May she go on to have a happy, healthy life where she can maybe learn along her way to be more tolerant of others who differ from her.

Love, hugs & kisses to both of you and those sweetpea children of yours.

Huckleberry Arts said...

Thank you all, Terri Thank you for the Matthew. Rod there is no reason to sorry for the ignorance of others and Thank you for all the support you have always giving me. :) (Luv U 4 ever and Always)

As anyone can see I am surronded by the most wonderful People,Artist, Family and Friends, and if anything the ignorance of others only make us stronger!!

I hope everyone has a beautiful wonderful weekend and may god keep blessing you all in all your endeavors.


Laurie Hardin said...

I just got back from Kansas City and found all of this on Dani's blog, and then your blog. I just want you to know you are in my thoughts and have my support. So sorry for any hurt it may have caused you and your family.

Laura Ann said...

Annette..God had blessed you with wonderous talents. How do i know...because not only have you..blessed me with your friendship, but i have been blessed to receive some of your works. You know your maker...and he loves you, and we all know you love him.

Don't let on wonderous soul dishearten yours.

Your friend always,
Laura ann

Tan said...

I think your work is absolutely inspired and delightful. I am also a christian and have had "friends" come into my own home and tell me I need to do away with the Halloween decor. Nothing like feeling uncomfortable in your own home. It is sad that people get so fanatical about a holiday I have always felt is just about as much fun as anything could be! Keep up your wonderful work. There is no pleasing everyone!

Tan said...

One more thing - our pastor where we used to live always told us "Enjoy all the holidays, just don't forget the true meaning." People get so caught up in the commercialism of Christmas they forget what we really are celebrating.

Carolee said...

Just discovered your blog, and this post jumped out at me. As both a Halloween artist and Christian for many years now, I just had to jump in on this one....

Halloween has absolutely NOTHING to do with Satanism, and anyone who says so would do better to spend their time doing a little reading, rather than sending judgemental messages. Halloween is just a FUN holiday - full of magic and wonder, vibrant colors and make-believe....It's pagan origins are no more threatening than the pagan origins of many other holidays (including Christmas and Easter)....

And while we're at it, there are MANY paths to the divine. And if we all believe God (or Goddess, or Spirit or Creator, or whatever you want to call the Divine Being) is indeed all good, all loving and all knowing - if we believe that to be true - and if we've taken all the gifts with which this God has blessed us, and found the path that is right for us, and if we live a good and charitable life - Well, for that God to deny us salvation on a technicality would in fact be denying his or her own very nature, wouldn't it?

Something to think about....

Stepping down off my soapbox now, and wishing you Happy Creating!

~ Carolee

Doreen said...

Hello, this is my first time here so I feel a little odd leaving a comment on this subject but I think I will anyway. A friend of mine was just wrongly accussed of the same rediculous nonsense and I could go on and on about it but I won't....let me just say...

Create from your heart with your God given talent and don't worry about small minded people who obviously have nothing better to do with their lives than preach to others.

Your work is wonderful and keep doing what you love.

I absolutely love Dani's wonderful.

Take care,

Anonymous said...

Definition of "Glorifying God in you works"

Finding, Knowing, Understanding the gifts/talents God has given you and then using them.

Huckleberry Arts said...

I just wanted to thank everyone for thier thoughts and words on this much appreciated. I have been busy creating some awseome Halloween and Christmas banners for the wonderful artist of Spooky Time Jingles woo hoo it opens the 13th!! And hopefully I will be putting the finishing touches on one more item I am creating and a door prize!!!!

Have a beautiful day and thanks so much everyone!

HowlingMoonDesigns said...

This so saddens me, that someone would say this about such a Warm, Giving person. You are without out a doubt Annette, the most Sincere, Kind, Generous person i have ever met! I mean that from the depths of my heart.
It was a very ugly, ignorant thing to say. People should keep their narrow minded, un-informed opinions to themselves!