Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Monday To All

This day is enormous.
With what shall it be filled?

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Drawing Fun

Carla Sonheim wrote a wonderful book with easy and fun drawing exercises.
On page 64 is a delightful exercise: Modigliani Parent Portraits.
The drawing is my dad as I remember him when I was little.

Last week while visiting my DearHeart (we are in different states) we kept ourselves amused with Carla's book. The newly purchased pack of colored Shapries is what inspired my coloring.

Click HERE to see my self portrait at my other blog! blogging/airport friend, Jean, is having a generous giveaway for her one year blogversary. Check it our HERE.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dots & Stripes

Growing larger...
This paper is a whopping 6 x 6 inches! :)

Recently a blog visitor asked if I viewed dots as feminine and stripes as masculine,
and was I trying to portray that in my art?
Honestly, I hadn't thought about it.
If I do, it happens subconsciously.
In this drawing it seems to be so!
Good question!
In fact, if anyone has any other questions about my art or how I create, let me know!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Faith & Love

These two things seems to be the antidote
for when I feel fearful or when I am being a Know-It-All:


Thank you for the lovely comments & support from my blog followers,
as well as those who have just stopped by!
I appreciate it greatly!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Washed In Love

Wash everything in Love!
Hang it out to dry with clothes pins
of Forgiveness.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Night

Forgive me as my posting has been very spotty at best.
And it may continue for a wee bit longer.

For me...all is well! In fact, I am engaged!

Life comes along too.
My dad has been in and out of the hospital for the past two weeks.
Currently, he is home and mending.

But it is the tiny Glories that keep the heart soft and the soul steady.
For instance:
  • hearing the laughter of my daughter and her friends
  • having an impromptu picnic with my mom and a walk through the park
  • hearing my dad laugh in spite of tremendous physical pain
  • the kind cashier that gave me two waters for $1.35 rather than the $2.00 I owed
  • my dad's hug after our 4 hour stint in Urgent Care
Learning everyday new meanings of kindness.

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Stuff & Cupcakes

Top Photo: Some new stuff.

Second Photo: Yesterday was my niece's 16th Birthday.
My daughter baked her these cupcakes...from scratch! Delicious.

Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Song Lyrics I Adore

It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope

Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word

And then that word grew louder and louder
Until it was a battle cry...

Lyrics by Regina Spektor: The Call

Another "large" creation: 5 x 7 inches.

After I made this post this morning, the window was left open and my daughter saw it.
I was served up an audible UGH! followed by an eye roll.
"Mom? Song lyrics? I hate that! People do that and they think it's so deeeeep."
I couldn't help but laugh.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy To Change

This new drawing is 5 x 7 inches.
For me, this is BIG!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Comforter

I love the Comforter.

Friday, January 7, 2011


be the hug ready to give

be the love ready to serve

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

My 4 year old nephew came to visit me this morning.
We walked several blocks to a coffee shop to meet my mom.
The whole way he had one of my finger puppets in his right index finger, held perfectly upright.
Be still my heart.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Just What I Needed

live simply

love generously

care deeply

speak kindly

leave the rest to God

I skimmed though a chain email I received last night.
Don't usually care for them.
These words were at the bottom.
It was worth finding them.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Chloe's Chair Photo

My daughter took this photo with her new Diana Mini camera she got for Christmas.
She takes wonderful photos and has even started blogging.
See her other photos HERE.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!
I hope you all had wonderful holiday time.

I pray the New Year be: