summer mixed media journal season is here ~

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hello summer! 75 degrees, no wind, beautiful sunshine and a shady patio. perfection defined! ~~~~~~~ … and a new season for making mixed media journals begins. i grab {just a few} key art supplies:   washi tape, paper words, pens, little scrappy knick knacks n’such,  {because, let’s face it, it would take hours upon hours  to bring it all outdoors!} and …

giving thanks ~

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ahhh thanksgiving. a beautiful day, which is in it’s most simplest form ~ truly ~  and only ~ a day for giving thanks to God.  for everything. originally, thanksgiving was a religious holiday. it has morphed into making idols of our families in many respects. we have forgotten far too often to whom it is that gives us these blessings …

eucharisteo life ~ expressed in a watercolor sketch

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hi friends ~i recently took a springtime class “saturday mornings” from the demure, charming, and very creative artist, junelle jacobsen.   this sketch was something she developed in acrylic paint, but i was more in the mood for the lightness of watercolor.  and it’s a new favorite because of the beauty of discovering this word, through the book, “one thousand gifts” by …

{more} grace and a watercolor card {or two!} ~

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hi friends, and a happy, joyful friday to you all!  life recently has, at times, left me more-than-weary lately.  has that happened to you?perhaps i feel that way because i’ve  tried to “manage”  life and be strong in my own power and strength.  and I’ve become grace-less.  selfish.  self-absorbed.perhaps because i have not dipped into the deep of the Only One’s limitless well of living water… filled …

all about grace ~

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“what in the world, in all this world, is grace?“ “One act of thanksgiving,  when things go wrong with us, is worth a thousand thanks when things  are agreeable to our inclinations.” Saint John of Avila  from one thousand gifts by ann voskamp chapter five and good morning!  i’m reading ann voskamp’s book, “one thousand gifts” and it’s an amazing …