Saturday, November 26, 2011

{Nancy's Texture Challenge}...

My photo using 2 of Nancy Donaldson's textures.
You can check out the rest of the photo entries here on Nancy's blog.
These are some of the same fall branches I used for
my fall Pumpkin Festival garland wreath.
I really did have a lot of fun playing with these leaves.

When I was a child we lived in Michigan, so unlike
here in Arizona, we had tons of leaves.  And my sisters and neighborhood friends
would rake up mountains of leaves and spend many afternoons jumping in them.

Leaves are given freely
for everyone to enjoy.

Today I still enjoy (and always do) kicking up the piles of leaves that gather at the curbs.
And I love, just love seeing them fall from the blowing tress as I drive under them.

So how do you enjoy them?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

{Erosion Bundle Art Journal final part}...

I think it's been about a year since I first created the fabric bundle and buried it.
And after many additional dye attempts and processes
the project is complete.
The cover
 New pages,  This includes the lace pocket.
The lace was also dyed in blueberries.
  I found this specimen jar on a road trip this past summer.
The label really does read 
"Specimen of Painting on Linen"
 Page with hair embellishment

 Page including stitched "sunflower"

And the back cover

Friday, November 11, 2011


11-11-11 -
quite a powerful number
And on this day, its Veteran's Day in the US, I find I need to say Thank You
Thank You for
the freedom I enjoy
for helping keep my family saver and free
to your families for their sacrifices

Saturday, November 5, 2011

{"Captivating" - a book review}...

by John & Stasi Eldredge
 I  was just wandering, just looking through the bookstore for nothing in particular when I came
across the title -
It caught my attention.  I didn't buy it right then, though
 I kept thinking about it.  So after a week I went back and bought it.  The only problem was I grabbed the wrong Captivating by "accident".  After getting it home and looking though it I realized I'd bought the Captivating Workbook.  And after skimming though it and thinking about some of the questions it posed I went and got the book and read it with these questions in mind.  And I am glad I did.

In my first "Book Review" on one thousand gifts - by Ann Voskamp.
 I said that that book
could change your life and indeed it has changed my way of thinking about my life.  (I'm on 365)


In Captivating

I will tell you
that this book can help HEAL your life.
Possibly in ways you don't even know
need healing.
It will also show you a beauty, Your beauty, the beauty
of all women in a greater and more profoundly real way.  Possible in ways
you may ever have believed true.
These are things every female (and perhaps even as importantly every male) should have been shown and taught about herself. 

You will also begin to see why your beauty is so important to this world.
It will help you remember things about yourself. 
Things you already knew deep inside.
After read Captivating
you will never again look at yourself in the same way.
Anyway -
I think I might go back and re-read it and do the workbook along with it.  After all
I do have it.