Monday, January 24, 2011

Crochet Madness

Saturday I decided I needed to learn to crochet. Sunday I watched two videos on youtube. Monday :

Sunday, January 09, 2011


Among the Big Stuff that will happen in 2011 is that Whitley will start college. The recruiting process was gutwrenching for all of us. I can't tell you how many nights I woke up with my hands in fists, numb and asleep. We just didn't know how it was going to work out.

Whit's number one thing was playing soccer for four more years. There were lost of schools interested, but it really shook out to four schools: Manchester, Franklin, Earlham and Marian. All of them are private liberal arts colleges. And quite pricey.

Marian entered the sweepstakes late, but they won.

SO exciting to see my kid's name on a college website. I'll keep you posted.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Sketchbook Challenge

The January theme for the Sketchbook Challenge is "Highly Prized". Here's my first page. Zig Pen and Prismacolor on cardstock, 8 1/2" x 11". So I decided to do loose pages and bind them flag style at the end of the month.

What do Sunflowers have to do with Highly Prized? Here's how it came about: I saw a bit of an episode of the Andy Griffith Show wherein Aunt Bea enters her prize rose in some kind of contest against that snooty lady. I like sunflowers, so that's what I drew. Somehow to me, having a theme means I need to make finished pieces and sketchbook means drawing. Art journaling means All The Other Stuff. To me. Just me. That's not like a law or a rule or anything.

It looks unfinished. I planned to write something in the ribbons on the sides, but I don't want to wreck the whole thing, so I'm holding off on that. For now.