Lettering & drawing

I dislike my hand lettering in this piece it was supposed to be freestyle calligraphy but my strokes were too hesitant which is clearly seen in the lettering. But I do love my butterfly.


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More hand lettering.



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hand lettering

Working on hand lettering this one is called donut. Drawn with pencil, outlined in black ink, colored in with water color pencil, and finally blended with water.

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new project

new project in the works – nearing completion actually

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weird art

I can not remember when I last wrote a post. I could look but why scold myself? instead I am choosing to move forward. I have moved into a new apartment and therefore have all the things I brought with me to Colorado so I can sew and create again. I moved in here April 15, I think, I can not really remember. Summer is a busy time for me I have spent two weeks at Rainbow Trail, one week hosting VBS, and seven days on a mission trip to Wind River WY. Might not sound like much but those are long days; I am usually up around 6:30am and not to bed till 11:30pm/12am all while corralling packs of children. Now I am preparing for fall programing and a visit with Dave.

Since I have moved I have finished some mixed media projects two that were gifts to some special woman who helped me through tough times, others that are more practice than art as I am just finding my way with mixed media.

The first project I finished was for the woman who has taken care of Elj for me during my many travels since January. I am still not sure how I feel about it. I sometimes feel like it is reminiscent of the art work that Febe from Friends made see below.


Here are some photos of my piece:

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So you be the judge Febe type art or okay piece tailored for a specific person.

Since this post has taken way more time than I thought it would, this is what happens when you are out of practice, I will sign off for today.

Till next time craft on!

Till next time craft on!

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1st Farmers market of the summer 

Early evening walk to farmers market.

Dinner made from trip-sautéed potatoes, onions, and hot peppers with leftover chicken, market salsa and a little shredded cheese. Yum!

Till next time craft on!

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Writing 101 Day 16 lost and found

Today’s assignment: write about finding something, about lost and found, connecting it to day four as this is the third part of that series.

Last Sunday was just another Sunday, the usual things took place, fighting to get my ass out of bed so early in the morning, getting to church making sure all the teachers were there, that the nursery staff was there and had what they needed, finding students I needed to check in with, the usual.

I joined the adult ed class about half way through to listen to the discussion as several weeks ago all the confirmation students who handed in sermon notes on that Sunday’s sermon had the same question, “why is it better to die”? Needless to say this sort of freaked me out so I asked the Pastor what he had preached, as I was in Minnesota with Francene that Sunday. After reading his sermon and looking at the text, Mark 8:31-38, which talks about loosing ones life I thought it would be a good idea for the Pastor to talk with the students.

By the end of the discussion it seemed like they understood that “loosing one’s life” was not about dying and definitely not about taking your own life but about not being so caught up in yourself, your own life, that you forget to love God and love your neighbor.

Death, dying and loss have been so prevalent in my world lately I can’t seem to shake it off.  Anyhow I went back to my office to meet with some folks about a new project I had asked them to take on which involves some video taping. I found the camera but couldn’t find the cord.

While searching through my desk I opened a drawer moved some papers around and found a card, a card from Francene. It was like time stood still. It was like tunnel vision or an out of body experience. I could see my hand reaching for the card, I picked it up and a picture of Cassie fluttered to the floor. I briefly opened the card saw her hand writing, dropped it back in the drawer and slammed it shut.

I had found something that I didn’t even know was lost. But it was too soon. The pain is still too raw. In time I know that I will cherish that card, it was the last she had sent me, it means so much to me but right now looking at it, holding it shattered my heart.

For now the card is tucked safely in my drawer, lost no more. Sometimes I just place my hand on the outside of the drawer and I can feel her presences, forever in my heart, my dearest friend I miss you so.

a good book and a quiet space

my office

Till next time craft on!

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