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Today I Know – Week 29

This week’s art just showed up from my brain. It’s not perfect and I wish I could draw better faces, but alas I am improving little by little. Ever so slowly. This page is done with all watercolors and the Stabilo All pencil.

prompt says: today i know that i might not ever be good at

I wrote about worrying about being good at what i do.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

A Book a Week – The Rosie Project

I picked up The Rosie Project thinking it was going to be light and simple. As it turned out, it was super funny and lovely to read. It was also hilarious. It wasn’t deep and heavy but it was so funny that it made up for everything.

If you’re looking for a quick read one that’s really fun, I really recommend this one.

Savor Project – 2014 – Spread Twenty-Three

This week is a mish mosh. Hiking, swimming, Jake’s parents leaving, Yona coming.

so happy.


Savor Project is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Remember This – Week 29

Another break from Life Book to show you a page I made for My Mind’s Eye. I really liked all their new cards and wanted to just have fun with the beautiful colors and all the gold. I can’t get enough of gold these days. I want to use it more and more.

This page says: you and me, we are perfect together.

This page is about my husband and how wonderful he is. How he’s always patient with me. And how deeply he loves me and how right he is for me. Of course, we have our tough moments but again and again, he reminds me that I got so very, incredibly lucky when I met this man.

I love you my wonderful husband.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Listen with Intent – Week 29

For this week, I picked wait. Wait is different than pause in that it is a specific act I want to do while I listen. When I think the other person is not done, I want to be able to wait longer, better. When I think they are done, I still want to wait a bit longer and see what more comes. I know that if I wait, more always comes. And often that’s where the gold is. So wait I shall.

The lettering I used here comes from a book.

The image here is supposed to be a chair to sit on while I wait.


Listen with Intent is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Nathaniel Reads to Mommy – Week 14


Nathaniel Reads to Mommy is a project for 2014 that I am doing with my 4.5-year-old son. You can read more about it here.

Today I Know – Week 28

This week’s inspiration comes from this pin. I drew this with micron pens and then colored it with Pentel Arts Pocket Brush Pen which I’ve been enjoying lately.

prompt says: today i know that sometimes i just need to

I wrote about letting myself be sad when I need to be.


Today I Know is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

A Book a Week – The Circle

The Circle was for book club. I remember when this book first came out and I read about it, and thought I had no interest in reading it. I am not a huge social network fan but I still couldn’t muster up enough excitement or paranoia to read this one. Even if Dave Eggers wrote it.

As it turned out, it was a quick and easy read. And it was so over-the-board unrealistic, in my opinion, that I didn’t find it dystopian or scary enough. Some parts rang true and sad, of course, but overall I just thought it was a semi-interesting story that fell flat by the end. It was too overdone.

Alas, if techie stories are your thing or you’re deeply scared of what social media means for our future, this is an interesting read.

Savor Project – 2014 – Spread Twenty-Two

This week is all about Jake’s parents being in town. I love these photos!

so happy.


Savor Project is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Remember This – Week 28

Life Book week nineteen was taught by Danielle Daniel. I love the girls Danielle makes. They are different than my usual, more delicate style. I was excited to try them. To learn from her.

I loved her lesson but then I froze up. I just didn’t feel like sitting and drawing.

When I finally sat down, this is what came out.

Here’s what I love. I like her face and her peaceful expression. I like the writing. It says: embrace peace, choose calm. I like the halo-ish lines that make her shine too.

Here’s what I don’t love: I don’t like her clothes, they lack character, depth, interest. I don’t like hands. They are hard. But, most of all, I don’t like the blue background. I am a white background gal through and through. I don’t know how I forgot that.

In the end, one more assignment down and I can’t say I didn’t learn. So, all in all, I put this down on the plus column.


Remember This is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Listen with Intent – Week 28

For this week, I picked pause because the first step to being patient is being able to slow down and take things one step at a time. If I don’t pause, and I just jump into action, I can’t do that. Patience is slowing down. Patience is completely stopping where needed. I like the idea of pause because it’s not stop. It implies that there will be a resume coming soon. It implies intentional slowing down.

The lettering I used here comes from this pin.

The image here is supposed to be the pause sign from a VCR or DVD player, music, etc.


Listen with Intent is a project for 2014. You can read more about it here.

Learning with David – Week 14

This class is by coursera.org and it’s writing class.


Learning with David is a project for 2014 that I am doing with my 9-year-old son. You can read more about it here.