1st & 2nd Samuel

I started this week with a new bible study, this time in the books of Samuel, through the SheReadsTruth plan.  If you would like to study along with me, there are several options....just pick up your bible and start reading.  The daily devotions on their website are free and has each day's readings.  Or, you …

Creative Bible Study

#IDrawInMyBible Go ahead...enter that hashtag into a Google search...I'll wait. . . . Are you back yet?  Probably not because once you did the search, you got pulled into this newer type of bible study.  You went to a Pinterest site, didn't you?  Were you in awe or upset? What are they doing in their …

Documenting Life

"I called Garner before 7 and she said she had company, that she would call me back.  She was dead by 9pm.  I quilted until midnight." Sound like the opening line from a mystery novel, a who-done-it?  Actually, it's a journal entry from one of my grandmother's journal of 1973.  That little bit of sadness …

Watercolor Roses

I like to draw flowers that are simple, like a daisy...you know...a circle with basic straight lines around it. Now a rose...that's always seemed too hard to even try...until I tried. I watched one of the many YouTube videos and figured out some basic techniques.  I tried this one based on the video I watched, …

Messy Art

Arts & crafts (in many various forms) are my way to destress at the end of the day.  Just smearing some paint on a page brings my blood pressure down.  But for a long time, I felt what I created needed to look a certain way; a finished, polished kind of way.  If I was …

Art with Nature

Here's one of my recent art projects, using nature as the paint brush. I started by painting a canvas with black acrylic paint.  I sprayed the canvas with water so that the paint would spread easily.  I picked the Queen Ann's Lace earlier and kept it fresh in water until I was ready to use …