Posted on November 28, 2010
Jay and I celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary this past week. I tend to avoid public sentimentality…but I just have to say that it is so, so wonderful to get to share life with him. And honestly, it just keeps getting better. This Thanksgiving weekend, I am a very thankful girl.
Posted on November 24, 2010
Posted on November 18, 2010
This week my creative endeavors were limited to the kitchen, as we had lots of guests here to take care of. Here’s a sampling of this week’s cuisine:
Posted on November 11, 2010
Today’s my birthday, and it’s been so nice. Started off with birthday greetings over the phone from my parents, then waffles for breakfast with Jay and our friend Can (pronounced “Jon”) whom we met four years ago on the Saint James’ Way; he’s been visiting us these past few days. It’s been a week of catching up, reminiscing, late-night discussions, and the watching of BBC documentaries, Monty Python sketches (I’d never really seen them so the guys caught me up to speed a bit), and 80’s commercials on YouTube (gotta love John Denver).
Then I had to do some work (menu planning & grocery shopping for the Chateau)…
And finished off the day with yummy home-made cake with friends. Sigh of contentment.
The piece I’m showing today for Weekly Art Wednesday is one that I finished up a few days ago, an illustration from the book of Psalms. I was planning on mailing it to our church in the States to participate in an evening of artistic expression of the Psalms, but unfortunately I didn’t finish it quickly enough to arrive on time, unless I wanted to spend over $100 to expedite it. That was just a little too steep for me.
I chose this passage because I liked the imagery and the story — I thought it would be enjoyable to make into a picture. And also because the idea of God directing us through overwhelming or difficult circumstances into a haven of peace is an idea that’s kind of been resonating with me throughout the past year or so.
Posted on November 3, 2010
Earlier this summer I got inspired to join the “daily art” movement, and create some kind of sketch or painting each day. I love the idea of it! But I know that given my super-irregular work schedule (and also my personality), there’s just no way that would last longer than say 9 days. SO, I’m going for a slightly looser version, and will shoot for doing something new each week, which I’ll post here on my blog and have for sale on my brand new Etsy shop. I’m calling this project “Weekly Art Wednesday;” so stay tuned and check out how I do with this little personal challenge each Wednesday!