Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday in the Park and Snowcones

Today, at lunch after church, Jadon asked if I wanted to go to a Festival. Not couch was calling me for a nap and my sketch book was calling me for some fun. But I cannot look into my little man-cub's beautiful blue eyes and say no.

 So, Nanny and Darling Daughter and I loaded up four kiddos and headed to the park. It was hot and crowded. It reminded me of a school Halloween carnival... except for the fact that it wasn't a cool, fall evening.

We swung and slid and climbed and ran and when we were totally worn out, we headed back to the car and went in search of the "World's Best Snow Cone".

I have been hearing about this place for about a year now. It's on the other side of town and I'm not a huge snow cone fan...I much prefer ice cream.

We pulled up to the stand and Nanny and I stood in line for a good 15 minutes or more. We were hot and tired and I was wondering if this was really going to be worth it. It was...both for the snow cone and the conversation. A wonderful conversation with a young, Hispanic father of four, out for a snow cone (for the first time too). Precious, well-behaved kids and a conversation that ended with "God bless you".

And you know, He did...and does. Constantly, day in and day out.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Abundant Life Art Journal Page

I love this page and am amazed at how a simple little sketch turned into this in just a little over an hour!! Fun, fun, fun and so very much to be thankful for!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Look At What We Began" Art Journal Page

I am taking an art journaling class with Junelle Jacobsen called the Art of Wild Abandonment available through Christy Tomlinson. It is good. Really good. This is the first page I've completed and also the first time I have used watercolors.

The prompt was "place" and somehow I ended up here with hearts and vines and family...contemplating what was begun almost 32 years ago on a beautiful day in May. The joining of two hearts. The beginning of a home. A journey of love.

I am happy with this page but there is more to explore here. I think I may paint this on a canvas and hang it in my home...a daily reminder of the wonderful things that happen when love is shared.