• Blog

    Creative Flurry

    All I Can Do is Be Creative

    Being immobile has been the catalyst in a creative flurry that is my only outlet now, since driving, walking, swimming, and so many other activities have been hindered by this: 

    I can’t put any weight on it, so I’m wheelchair bound for 3 months.  My only outlet is creativity, so I thought I’d post more of my art journal entries.

    An old friend of mine sent me this picture of a wedding gift I made her way back in the late 70’s, I’d totally forgotten that I’d ever done it, so it was a nice surprise to see an embroidery project from so long ago!

    These frames needed filling so I took the current themes in my life, hope and grace, and painted them.

    One day I really needed a clipboard for a class that I was taking and  I couldn’t just have something that wasn’t creative, so I painted and decorated this blank space.

    My style is all over the place but that is my life right now, I have to be consistently creating … it is my happy place!

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  • Blog,  Holidays

    Happy Easter!

    He is Risen!

    Easter should be the greatest holiday.  It is the day that Jesus paid it all and overcame death and the power of the evil one, forever and ever! His love for us gave us new life and access to our Father.  There is no better gift than His gift of eternal life.

    “He swallowed up death in victory; the Lord God will wipe away tears from all their faces; he will take the reproach from his people and the earth, for the Lord has spoken it!”  Isaiah 25: 8

    Easter Connection

    My first job was being the Easter bunny during Easter break; working for a department store in Honolulu.  You can imagine how hot it was in that costume in the tropical heat.  I made good money for a seven year old though.  My older sister played the bigger bunny.  It was so much fun…I even got to ride with the governor of Hawaii on the back of the limousine for the Easter parade.

    My Easter Decor

    The handmade wooden eggs that I decorated so many years ago…an Easter tradition.

     

    Have a wonderful time celebrating new life with your family and friends!  

    Easter blessings to you!

  • Crafts,  Decorating,  Holidays

    Fall is Here!

    Fall is in the Air!

    I’ve been busy decorating my house, so I thought I’d show you some pics of what I’ve done.

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    I made this tablecloth on Thursday! (See below for inspiration.)

    Fall makes me feel very creative and so beyond willing to sew, cook, paint, decorate, and do some gardening.

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    This is about as scary as I get for Halloween, I really don’t like the spooky, witchy stuff!

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    Inspiration for My Fall Tablecloth

    I found this pretty black and white graphic tablecloth on the Better Homes and Gardens website (BHG.com) and if you want to find it, type “pumpkin tablecloth” in the search button.  I just had to make it.

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    More photos of what I did:

    I changed the base to some fabric that I already had instead of plain off-white.  I realized when I was making this that I really missed embroidery and hand stitching, maybe I need to take it up again.

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