Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fly :: journaling




 Stand upon a springboard of love, 
kindness, and respect...then leap. or fly.


Journaling felt really good today.
I needed it.
Art heals.


Monday, April 28, 2014

Gusts of Wind :: Journaling

Pastel washes, ink stamping,
white paint marker writing...
thoughts swirling...

 like leaves circling in another gust of wind.

Art Journal Spread. April 2014

Just me, finding a way to make April 28th 
not such a painfully hard day.

But hey, some days and some memories
are like that.

And that's okay.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Practicing ::Sketching:: Faces

New Moleskine Sketchbook and 
a graphite pencil, yesterday.
I need to practice up
to draw Andi!!!!

Back to work today
and I'm

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Andi!...and some stamp carving!

This precious granddaughter of mine
is now 3 months old!!

Happy Baby!

Wake up, sleepy baby!

My son, Drew, with his niece and Goddaughter, Andi!

Andi's mama, my daughter, Michelle!

Using Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's Book: Carve, Stamp, Play

Enjoying my spring break this past week.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Journaling & Springtime in 2nd Grade

We made simple but creative
"Bunny Bags"
to later fill with Easter grass
and jelly beans,
and peeps!

Our math centers
are for lots and lots of spiraling
review of skills,
but they are engaging and fun.

I am now addicted to Tpt
(Teachers Pay Teachers)
online classroom resources.
These are by Amy Lemons.

Even if we still have snow,
we do have pussy willows!

I am on my spring break this week,
and am lovin' it!
I got to babysit my granddaughter,
all afternoon!
I will show pictures...I promise!

Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014




Peace to you,

Sunday, April 6, 2014

In the Mood... start organizing,
spring cleaning,
and rearranging.

Fresh is the word!

How 'bout you?


Saturday, April 5, 2014

In and Out

In my head and in my heart (above).

Out my window:

The howling winds and the hail
are what actually woke me up this morning!
Hail on snow, on ice, on frozen mud
in spring.

Hahaha, real funny.

{I think I hear Christmas music again.}

Happy Saturday anyway!!!