The above drawing illustrates how I'm experiencing my days lately. The reasons for this are many and varied, not the least of which is just trying to get back up to speed with normal everyday living in the aftermath of major surgery. Life as a pastor's wife, a mother of three incredibly talented musical kids, … Continue reading Stemming the Tide? or Riding the Wave?
We've been having a lot of these. So gray and cold that even trying to get a decent photo of artwork is quite difficult. This was the best I could do today. I'll reshoot it another day soon! But as I was walking yesterday, I kept thinking this: Gray winter days are best enjoyed with … Continue reading Gray Winter Days…
Happy New Year to One and All! This is the word I've chosen for this New Year!! Actually, it feels a bit like the word was tugging at my sleeve, asking to be picked up and carried throughout 2015. As I look down the corridor of 2015, I'm delighted that I don't have surgery awaiting … Continue reading Delight :: 2015
Close on the heels of Majoring In One Thing At A Time, is the need to follow through with what you've determined to major on for that day, or series of days. I am the queen of creative ADD, an expert "waffler", starting one thing and then switching to another mid-stream. Once the excitement of … Continue reading Follow Through
You may be wondering who Macy is, from a couple of posts ago with her crocheted Christmas trees. If you'd like a Christmas treat, put the kettle on and sip some tea while you read about Macy and her making heart. Begin here, then here, then end here. These three "chapters" about Macy will be … Continue reading Macy’s Merry Wish
Tomorrow is Halloween. And I'm thinking about spectres. Spooks of a different kind that do not just come out to haunt at Halloween, but which tend to hover and linger all year round. We are a Harry Potter loving family. Would that there was something like chocolate I could eat or do to banish the dementors. … Continue reading Fear Not
For several months now, there have been rumblings under my feet. I felt it in the months leading up to my surgery in June and have continued to sense this in the days following. It's a shift in focus, even if it is somewhat dimmed at times, a new path or direction, a revisiting of … Continue reading A Vision
There have been a hand full of times when I have envisioned, planned, created, and enjoyed the result so much so it makes me float on clouds for a few days. This may sound a bit arrogant, but it isn't meant to. Perhaps it is the reward for a creative person when they are able to … Continue reading Art To Wear!
I'm reading a book titled Live What You Love by Bob and Melinda Blanchard. It sat on a friend's coffee table, I picked it up with interest and have enjoyed reading it thus far. I like topics like this...dreams. People who pursue them. Stories of how they achieve them. What I like about this book, … Continue reading Somewhere Between Dreams & Reality
When the ball dropped in Times Square, ushering in the New Year, I had a brief moment of clarity. It then proceeded to leave the forefront of my mind until now, as I stand fully rooted into 2014 and finding I am unable to juggle all the balls in my life. There are so many! … Continue reading The Big “Ball-Drop”: A Key to Artful Living