Thursday, October 1, 2009

sweet summer pictures...autumn to come soon

Freebird, Funnyboy, and Feistygirl. My loves.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

i love it when i find something like this

This product and website and subsequent links are so lovely i just want to call these people up and make them my new best friends. Enjoy. I'm ordering this for our family.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Funnyboy makes art

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. - Edgar Degas

something to think about

It was for this world that Christ had died; the more evil you saw and heard about you, the greater glory lay around the death. It was too easy to die for what was good or beautiful, for home or children or a civilization—it needed a God to die for the half-hearted and the corrupt.

- Graham Greene,
The Power and the Glory

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Last night, as the rain subsided, suppertime children drifted away from the table, and darkness lurked over our lake, we noticed two wild geese, elegant necks extended, standing on the ice remains, thaw current moving past slowly. The kids and I rushed outside and I held the half-naked one who shivered in my arms. We whispered together, isn't it beautiful, isn't it beautiful. The geese, suddenly airborne, huge, and honking, flew off toward openness, and to our delight, two ducks appeared behind them, quacking and flying, an air parade. Children jumping, yelling and shivering, we returned to our warm living room where she led her brother around the room in a wild bird dance, she the honking goose, he the quacking duck...and here, mama, you can be the tree. They flapped and twirled and followed, and then she went to her painting spot, pouring out blue and pale pink, this is for the sky and the feathers under the wild geese.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

important questions from Feistygirl

"What do dinosaurs smell like?"


"Is God a mammal?"

Sunday, January 18, 2009


I decided to not try to get caught up on posting past art journal days (I hadn't done that many anyway) and's today's journal prompt from Misty Mawn. I'd love to hear what you think it means! We were required to use pink. It says, "One of every one hundred American adults is in prison."

Monday, January 12, 2009


Just wanted to let everyone know... I actually HAVE done some art journaling, not every day mind you, but some...its just the picture taking and the putting it in my computer and the posting that is proving to be too much for this busy Mommy. I'll probably have to do a bunch of pictures in one fell swoop one day. Off to bed...ALL of the children are currently sleeping!! I may get more than two hours in a row!! Oops...spoke too soon, the baby is now awake.

Friday, January 2, 2009

January Journaling

Feistygirl and I are participating in artist Misty Mawn's daily art journaling in January! Remember I have three children under the age of five that I stay home these pages will just be quick artsy ideas and not much more. I especially wanted to do this to fight off some postpartum blues here in the frozen tundra of New England, and to see if my theory is correct - that I really CAN find the time to do what I want to in my personal just will be done in fits and spurts and may not look as I first expected. I believe having small children imposes good limits on doing artistic work - rather than spending all day moodling about how something looks, I've got to just pump stuff out and go with it! So Feistygirl and I made art journals out of recycled cardboard and some paper that Uncle Aaron had sent me a long time ago, and we did our first page yesterday! I won't be posting a ton of what she does as I feel its private for her.

Peace to you and your precious families.

Feistygirl writes the date.

My photograph of sweet little Freebird.