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If you were online at all this past summer, you must have seen some of the pretty hand woven wall hangings like here, here, and here, right? So, naturally, it was a particularly busy week when I decided I had... Continue reading
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Somewhere I read that drawing mandalas is particularly meditative and centering, calming and even spiritual. I don't know about you, but I could use a little more of those things in my life. All doodling, of course, can be meditative... Continue reading
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I have so much to tell you, so much to show you! Except for this week sinceI've been sick, I've actually been doing a pretty good job getting my butt in the studio each day. Of course, it's never for... Continue reading
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Let me introduce you to the love of my life: my new puppy! His name is Shiner (Yes, like the beer. We're Texans living in Colorado, what do you expect?), and he is the most wonderful, cuddly, smart, beautiful pupper... Continue reading
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So far this summer, I've had a little free time for either art or blogging, but not both. I've chosen art. Which just means we have a lot of catching up to do! When I'm having trouble finding real time... Continue reading
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It's time for a new visual journal! I only have 5 or so pages left in my current visual journal, so it is time for making a brand spanking new one. This is my favorite part: collecting and sorting all... Continue reading
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My poor, demented bunny was supposed to look like this adorable one. But, he's kind of endearing in his own way. In an attempt to improve my drawing skills, I've been experimenting with blind contour drawings. They are tons of... Continue reading
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We did a little traveling recently to visit family in Santa Fe and Austin. I used it as an excuse to make some mail art for a few friends. This one was drawn entirely in the car during our road... Continue reading
Great post with incredibly mature insights! Best of luck to you and your hubby during those lonely seasons. Without a doubt it will strengthen you and your marriage!
Toggle Commented Apr 2, 2014 on Hey There, Lonely Girl at A Beautiful Mess
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In an effort to get back to creating something every day, I've started keeping a pattern journal. I love patterns. Floral, geometric, black & white, simple, intricate--they all intrigue me. My thinking was simply to reproduce a pattern (rather than... Continue reading
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Do you love handmade journals as much as I do? (Silly question, of course you do!) Then you need to know about an awesome journal giveaway over at the lifestyle blog Little Yellow Couch. This month they are featuring everything... Continue reading
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And he saw the studio he was about to abandon for his bed as it might have appeared in a documentary film about himself that would reveal to a curious world how a masterpiece was born. --Ian McEwan, Amsterdam Am... Continue reading
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Some journal pages, either finished or nearly so. I went through a brief period wanting to draw my surroundings. Until I got bored with my surroundings. Then I attempted drawing flowers from the seed catalog that had just come in... Continue reading
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As soon as I made my declaration to eagerly jump back into blogging, I get sick and spend the next week and a half accomplishing little more than a losing few miserable games of Spider Solitaire. Typical. But I did... Continue reading
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I used to think facing a blank canvas was hard. But you know what is really hard, as in suffocating every creative or original thought that you might possibly have? A blank blog post. Especially when your blog has already... Continue reading
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At the last minute, I decided to sew some Christmas gifts. God knows I have enough fabric scraps. And precious Japanese fabrics I've never actually cut into. I'll be working on them through January at least. Check out the pinterest... Continue reading
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This post was originally written several weeks ago, but I was unable to edit, add pictures, etc. until now. Better late than never, right? Did you know that a chicken can fly over a 6-foot privacy fence? This morning my... Continue reading
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I've been going through some shit here. That's about as nicely as I can put it. As it turns out, my best friend is moving away, which means the church plant will also be losing its main teaching pastor leaving... Continue reading
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Soooo, black & white... ...or color? Continue reading
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A couple of weeks ago we had our first Mesa Junction neighborhood house party and it was a huge success. Despite the stress that comes with planning any party, it couldn't have been better. We had around 60 people milling... Continue reading
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It's crazy busy this week. Saturday we're having our first neighborhood house party and are expecting 50+ people to fit in and around our little house. Besides the usual party preparations--food, decor, entertainment--we're laying stone in the back yard and... Continue reading
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Since 1997, the year after I graduated college, I've kept a reading journal with a list of books I read each year along with lists of books I hope to someday read. I imagine my children one day marveling at... Continue reading
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I have an unusually emotional attachment to my studio. And sometimes that isn't a good thing for me. I probably have an unhealthy attachment to my home as well. It is my canvas, my safe shelter--the place where everything makes... Continue reading