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, February 3, 2015
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Stay safe and dry in this impending storm that seems to be effecting everyone!!!
Monday, February 24, 2014
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?
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I tend to do more art in my "art" journals than writing, but that's ok, as there are no rules. That being said, I recently began looking into what exactly were these things called "Prayer Journals," anyway?
The wonderful thing is that a prayer journal is uniquely yours, and it is what you feel God wants it to be to you. He wants to have a closer relationship with you, and this can be a wonderful way to increase that! Enjoy the gift that the Lord has given you... He loves you. Use it as just one way to show Him how much you love Him right back :)
I am participating in the wonderful Art Journal Every Dayhosted by artist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. Come join in the fun!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
But! If there is a lot going on in your head (as there typically is, let's be honest), and you even have the motivation of some good music, then give it a little time, and something will begin to come together... below I have a spread I worked on today. I had SO MUCH going on in my head, that I thought an interesting aesthetic with various words might be fun. It was!
But! One of the great things about growing older is that you learn that just because you've a lot to say, doesn't mean you should. Thus I included a little reminder to myself as a finalization of the piece ;) I like it. How about you?