Thursday, August 27, 2009

Three Muses Challenge.

I've done a digital skinny for the challenge from Ann, Marie and Bev.
The theme was "Show us your Hands".

"Hand Fed"

I know. It's pretty crazy.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Journey of the Heart

My sister and her husband have never had children. Nearly 5 years ago they applied to adopt a child from China. I don't know why the adoption process slowed so drastically in recent years, but the waiting has been excruciating, especially since they were approved right away. Add that to the years they spent hoping to conceive a child of their own, and it's been decades of waiting for them, as they are now into their 50's.

Finally, they received the final step - photos and information on the little girl who would be their daughter - and are scheduled to travel to China near the end of September to get her.
On our beloved GAS Mamma challenge for this month, we were to alter a matchbox themed "travel".
Needless to say, I'm not entering this in the challenge swap, but am giving it to my sister. It will hopefully go to China with her, as a little token of our love and our joy.
Included in it is the verse from I John 5:4 which says:
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."
They have chosen for her American name - Victory.
And here she is!

Thanks for sharing our joy.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thursday, August 13, 2009


ATC submitted to
Created By Hand challenge of a favorite background with words.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

One Minute Writer ~ "Quote"

Today's Prompt: In 100 years what one statement
would you like others to remember you as having said?

"It is better to pursue strength than happiness."

Happiness is transitory and situational.
It comes and goes with our circumstances
and cannot be relied upon to remain with us ~ and in us.
Strength allows us to navigate through
the un-happy times in our lives.

provides a 60 second journalling prompt for each day of the week. Click on the link for an opportunity to participate.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Gothic Arch

"Leave my Loneliness Unbroken!"

from The Raven

Inspired by the challenge at the Gothic Arches group this week ~ POE.

This is my entry.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

My Fragile Heart

dans ma maison il y a...
something fragile.
My Fragile Heart

dans ma maison is a wonderful challenge. Click on the link above to visit the site.

Clown Party

Clowns love to party. Making people laugh and joining in themselves - they absolutely LIVE for it. Here are a few of the clownish persuasion enjoying an evening together.

Clown Party

This piece was inspired by and entered into the Saturday Surprise "shapes" challenge.

Go there to see more!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Texture Paint Background Technique from Saturday's Workout.

I love to try the new techniques I find and Sandy has provided a great one this week at Saturday's Workout. You can go there for a link to a tutorial and examples of this method.

I created an atc with this technique.

"Write the Vision...Make it Plain"

From the book of Habbakuk Chapter 2, verse 2.
"Write the vision and make it plain upon tablets, that he may run that reads it."
God's Vision for our lives and our world cannot be seen by those who are running unless we display it prominently through our lives ~ our actions ~ our words.