Time, experience, tragedy, pain, anxiety, fear, disappointment…These things can strip away our defenses, they can crack our masks, they can age us, they can expose parts of us that we might want to hide. We fear that scratching our carefully curated surfaces will reveal ugliness, shame, and darkness. Often we are shocked to discover that … More There’s a Crack in Everything – Recent Sculpture
Our Sensei at karate is not only a martial artist, he is also a writer and a fine artist. He is working on a project where he interviews kids about what kind of superhero they would like to be – the backstory of how they got their powers, what their powers are, their outfits, their … More Photo Challenge 2017 – Week 33: Artistic, Collaboration
Day 284 – Just a boy and his companion, Beaver. Day 285 – Sad Face. No Photo. Day 286 – Jog a Thon at School. High Schoolers came out to cheer on our kids. Looks like Jude had a great time. Day 287 – Sad face again. Day 288 – Jake stayed with us for … More Photo a Day 2016 – Days 284-318
Day 269 – Had a lovely tea party with the family. Day 270 – Missed it. Dang it. Day 271 – Practice, practice, practice. Day 272 – Zane at a karate class – mostly focused. Day 273 – Autumn has arrived. Day 274 – Ya gotta have faith. Day 275 – Checkers. Day 276 – … More Photo a Day 2016 – Days 269-283
It’s one of my greatest desires that my children are inspired to create. I am a firm believer that everyone is creative – it may not be artistically, but everyone is a creative being. So I love it when my boys make stuff – whether it’s a tower made out of Legos, a chalk drawing, a … More Create!
I’ve made it over two months without buying anything that wasn’t a household necessity, plus a few things for Zane’s upcoming birthday. It’s been tough at times, but mostly it’s kind of a relief. Knowing that I’m just not allowed to buy stuff eliminates guilt & worry about whether I really need something. I do have … More Less Than a Month to Go & Thinking Artistically
I’m in a bit of a rut. I love my life. It’s different then I ever thought it would be, but it’s good. I am married to my best friend – he’s fun, funny, super smart & creative. I have two amazing boys who keep me on my toes. I am blessed to be able … More Here I Go…