Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bible Art Journaling

I had such a wonderful time on Saturday morning!

I had the pleasure of spending time at a Bible journaling event at my local Family Christian bookstore.

I created in my open cover of my Bible, utilizing paint, a little turtle, and heart stickers, all made by Illustrated Faith. Check out their products... fantastic! I saw the turtle and immediately felt "slow to anger" so that's what I went with. I even used washi tape by Illustrated Faith! I'm not done with this yet.

The bookstore even gave us coupons, and there was a raffle for a journaling Bible!

What truly made this event special and unique, however, was the four lovely ladies I was blessed to spend the time with. We created, we talked and shared, loved, encouraged, and prayed. It really was a beautiful experience.

I would write more, but I'm doing this from my phone (in html version), so I just want to thank Jesus for allowing us 5 women this time for fellowship and creativity. I can't wait for the next time!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Remember

These things transgress. Today is what there is- a dried coffee cup, an unread newspaper (I only use the coupons, anyway.) Time is a concept dubbed elemental, but even little children understand- the sun daily must set, and sometimes, people are no more (but everything must remain the same.) Where I live these days, the moon nightly sinks in the sky after dark settles in. and everything is strange and nothing makes sense (yet I have long ago forgotten why.) Tomorrow no longer propels me as once it did, for here is now and present I must be. These years pass out of my control and often, I think of you (but the one I remember never you were.)

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Almost a year?!

I can't believe it has almost been a year since I've posted here. After a long move from Long Island, NY to N. Charleston, SC, I believe we've finally settled in. I was staying at a motel for several months with my 2 kiddies and Mom, and then we moved into a house that we rent! Dad came down, too, and we are finally coming along. I have a great job at Starbucks, and Dad transferred to the Wal*Mart here. Both kids are in school, and things are finally fitting together. We also attend a fantastic church where the Spirit is really moving! Praise God :)

I do not have internet at my house, but I will try and update my blog more often. Just glad to finally be able to pop back on and say hi! Hope everyone else is doing great!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring is Coming!

Haven't blogged in a bit... rather busy as of late with two cases I currently have as a Home Health Aid. In fact, for 3 days out of the week, I'm gone all day, and my children are in bed by the time I get home. I realize that it is only 3 days out of the week, that the money is good, and that it is only until April 7th (when Mom goes back to her job and I'll have to switch up my cases/hours), but still... it's not easy to be away from your kids. In this day and age, it is a necessity for most to work as many hours as possible, and I'm really blessed in the respect that I don't have to do it all the time, but it still gets me aggravated when people drop such comments like, "Oh, aren't you GLAD for the break from the kids?!" I shake my head and hold my peace, but seriously? I didn't HAVE children to get away from them, and I realize that people often say such things in jest, but still... it is a statement that cuts to my core. I love my kids, and I miss them terribly on the days that I'm gone all day. OK, but I've ranted on enough...

I'm grateful that today was warm! I know it'll get colder by Thursday again, but at least today is hope that the warmer days, they are a comin'! So, I fiddled around last night with some crayons and paint on a notebook journal page... not done yet, but kind of liking the fun, free way this is turning out. I got the idea for this little guy while watching Bubble Guppies with my children yesterday, and it kinda stuck with me, so I figured I'd create something with it.

What have you created in your journal lately? Do you ever just do it to have fun? I'm getting there more and more... and glad for it.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Create- Perchance to Live

Finished this spread last night... had a lot of fun with this one. It was more of a progressive effort than a one-night deal, but I like that. When you come back to a piece after some time, you have a slightly different perspective, and you can see things you didn't initially. You can see what needs to be added, or what the whole compilation could represent as far as a unifying theme... the possibilities are only limited by your own imagination :)

Stay safe and dry in this impending storm that seems to be effecting everyone!!!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Nothing But... Sea Life?

Recently, one of the few blogs that I avidly follow, Diana Trout, posted her Friday Tutorial and I dove right in for a perfect evening experiment last night!

It was a lot of fun to just cut loose and not be so worried about the outcome. They are technically supposed to be flowers, but I felt myself naturally gravitating towards sea life... so I went with it. I do have to admit, however, that after I added the pen lines (as you can see in the background of the first image), I thought that the thick, dark lines took away from the color of the watercolors. So I ended up painting thin gesso over the background lines, which muted them without fully taking them away. I much preferred this effect. What do you think?