I don't travel super often, but I enjoy exploring new places and cultures. From my travels I've found that people resonate with and bond over art, even if there is a language barrier. On a mission trip to Nicaragua, I gathered a small crowd by doing portraits. (Pen or marker sketches). For the past few … Continue reading Art Abroad!
I have always loved to dye Easter eggs. I'm sure you've seen the little dye kits that come with dye tablets, a little wire egg "dipper", a white crayon, and some stickers. I went all out with those. I mixed the colors, specialized in rainbow eggs. I was never happy with the results from the … Continue reading Not Your Child’s Easter Egg Dying
I was sitting in a waiting room this week, working on a knitting project and conveniently wearing at least 2 items I'd made myself. It sparked conversation and I got the question I get every once in a while. After "Did you make that?"is sometimes "Do you ever sell your work?" I love artists, artisans, … Continue reading Would you sell that?
A reminder to slow down and appreciate the small joys a day brings. Crayon on paper
This is a rough sketch in charcoal of a more detailed colored pencil drawing I'm hoping to do some day. I worked on this during a personal retreat on a lake. I spent a week by myself in a technology free zone. It was gray or rained most of the time, but that just meant I … Continue reading Retreat Week
I meet with a group of artists from my church and we are going through a book called the Hurt and the Healer by Bart Millard and Andrew Farley. We read a chapter, than do a response or reflection. Here are a few of the responses: Knitting as Art I firmly believe that knitting is … Continue reading Faith in Art
Work has been super stressful lately. I admit, I'm also one who internalizes my stress until I collapse under its weight. Fortunately, I received this awesome coloring book for Christmas and I have found it extremely calming. I only need a few seconds of coloring to clear out the cobwebs and frustration, then I can … Continue reading Coloring Calms the Mind