Friday, July 9, 2010


Happy Birthday, O Awesome One...

Commissioned by Korah for her schoolmate's birthday.  She saw this card in the store and thought it was perfect and relevant but we decided it would be more fun to make it ourselves.  I'll take any opportunity to create some nasty bloodshot eyes!

Thursday, July 1, 2010


quo·tid·i·an  [kwoh-tid-ee-uhn] 
1. daily: a quotidian report.
2. usual or customary; everyday: quotidian needs.
3. ordinary; commonplace: paintings of no more than quotidianartistry.
4. (of a fever, ague, etc.) characterized by paroxysms that recur daily.

Inspired by this friend's blog, encouraging "a small liturgical act to focus our vision, capture one thing, one moment that inspires us, fills us with gratitude, keeps us present in our overflowing lives" to see what I usually consider burden as instead, quotidian beauty.

I see: plants I have kept alive (!), some given to me by my children, dishes that evince meals together and the breadmaking that warms our home, fresh-fruit shared, straws from special hot-chocolate treats, paint brushes in favorite glass jars that tickle my creative gene, and most of all LIGHT coming through big windows, making this workspace not only bearable, but gratifying.