Category Archives: Behind the Art

Mixed-media works in progress

These are the canvases I’m excited to get back to now that the word art project is finished.

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Word strip art

I’d like to tell you about a project I just completed and then implore you never to attempt it yourself.  Why? It is tedious, visually tiring, and just plain silly. Add a new kitten to the mix and you would … Continue reading

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How does Anne Geddes do it???

Sweet Girl wanted a photo of our kitten CoCo siting inside a pumpkin with her head peeking out.  OK, we can make this happen, right? We got a good size pumpkin at our nature center’s patch this weekend.  We enlisted … Continue reading

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Update on where I stand: art, parenting, and mindset

HUGE thank yous to each of you for your loving comments and support. I have printed each one out and have them posted nearby where I can always see them for motivation. It feels so validating when people mention to … Continue reading

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The house of belonging

I created this canvas after watching the “belonging” section of Brené Brown’s “Kitchen Table Parenting” series. Brené teaches: “Belonging is the innate human desire to be a part of something larger than us.  Because this yearning is so primal, we … Continue reading

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Within me is a sanctuary

One lovely person in my Mussar group said something about the peace and sanctuary of meditation.  Something about what she said really resonated with me and I thought about taking the Ecclesiastes text from part of that lesson and creating … Continue reading

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