Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
This little card has nothing to do with Christmas. My Portland friend, Sandie, gave me these cute little Kimonos in late November and the idea for the card has been percolating in my head ever since. I just had to get it on paper today so here it is, hope you enjoy. And a blessed, happy Christmas to everyone. xoxoxox
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
I liked my Thanksgiving Banner so much I decided to make one for Christmas too. It adds a cheery note to the front door. I am feeling much better, not so blue. Even though the circumstances have not changed, so many people praying for me and caring about me. I am so blessed. Thank you all, have a happy weekend!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I know, this is little picture is not very creative, right!
Did you ever have one of those weeks or two weeks? Well, that's me right now, right in the middle of the second week of misery and pain. I realize that there are many worse tragedies than lonely! I know people are busy, its the Christmas season, right? I get that. So I am trying to be creative, making art, working on our Christmas cards, trying to stay lifted up and grateful.
So grateful for my husband and my health!
Missing my grandchildren, missing my friends in Spokane, missing dinners together, coffee, talking, people! A little bit quiet here in Hawaii. Just plain blue!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
This week I learned how to do Iris folding from my friend, Suz. It was really fun. The hardest part was cutting out the shape of the Kimono. Using a mat knife is not one of my many talents. The folds are all put on from the back and it is such a neat surprise to turn it over. I always thought Iris folding like the flower but no, my friend, Suz explained, Iris folding like the iris of a camera lens or the eye. Have a happy day!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I love this quote by Mother Theresa. It is so loving and such a good reminder to me of bringing God's love to everyone, especially in my own home. This piece is a stretch for me in all directions. My colors of choice are blues, greens, pinks, reds so this is especially a stretch in the color family for me. Then, I don't do "messy" well and to deliberately blur my colors, a big stretch. Finally the calligraphy is Carolingian which I have not done in probably a year so another stretch for my pen and hand. Hope you enjoy it anyway. Have a great day!