Saturday, February 28, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

allowance day

This is my attempt at emulating alanna cavanaugh's style,
although the illustrations I saw had detailed eyes and big mouths.
I like her confident use of a few lines to convey a personality.
Oh - and we're catching up on 6 weeks of allowance.
How is it all going to fit into that little piggy?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

day in bed

This is where I've spent most of the past
48 hours with my flu/cold/misery.
Thanks to my mom & my husband for taking
care of the little e so I was free to snooze at will.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

birthday show

Anna and Ashton celebrated Keith's birthday
last night by giving a show on the back porch
which consisted of reenactments/re-tellings
of various Calvin and Hobbes comic strips.

Monday, February 23, 2009

shipping tags

I love shipping tags! I used a storebought one as the template
and then made these out of double-sided cardstock.
Aren't they cute?!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

jogging stroller

My mother-in-law loaned me her jogging stroller recently,
and it's super nifty! Hard to steer, but so much easier
to run with than a traditional stroller. I'm determined to get as much
use out of it as I can before it turns 100 degrees out,
which (who knows?) might be next week!

Friday, February 20, 2009

doodle #4

Looks vaguely celtic, doesn't it?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

journal page

As you all know, I've been experimenting with how
to proceed in this blog. Here's my latest inspiration.

Monday, February 16, 2009

focus #1

This doesn't say everything I'd like it to,
but I ran out of time today. So I may keep
working on it, or start a series; I'm sure it
will continue to be a theme in my life.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 9, 2009

crawling baby

Elliott and I hung out at the play place in Park Mall today.
Lots of cute babies abound. He had a good ol' time.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

cutting in the trim

As some of you know, my faith community who started
a church together (that's Pastor Rod in the top pic with
baby Raya, and my husband Pastor Eric in the lower pic)
recently bought a building. It's been a great gift, supported
financially by a lot of people both on the outside and the inside,
and especially appreciated after 8 years of meeting in other
people's spaces. So, much of my creative energy and that
of other people is going into re-creating this building so that it
reflects who we are. My part in it today was to finalize the color
choices with a few other people, go buy the paint, and cut in
some trim at the top and bottom of the walls while chasing
my kiddos about.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

good stuff

I feel this in multiple ways.
With people, I see all the good I could do that I'm
choosing, for whatever reason, not to do. And struggle
to release my self-imposed guilt. And with things, I see
all the exciting possibilities for creativity and beauty.
Which is good and hopeful while being
simultaneously frustrating.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

painting spaces

Today's creative energies went toward transforming a
barren room into the husband's new office.
How 'bout that orange?

bandana paisley