Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On showers and sketchbooks...

Today is the last day of April and if the old saying, April showers bring May flowers, holds true, then we should soon be drowning in May flowers.

I'm ready. Bring them on!

I keep hearing about the value of sketchbooks. Although I am not a faithful adherent to the idea, I dabble. Apparently one of the advantages is that you can copy your own ideas and build on them for something usable.

I searched ... and found a couple of things that could have potential. One has already become a card and I think I like it. Another is still on the drawing board.

do wish I had spent more time in that sketchbook.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Matthew 5:16

Friday, April 12, 2013

All things are become new

Two years ago I made my own version of a smash book- a bound junk drawer for the small bits of life that can't be thrown away. It was such fun, I immediately made another one for my daughter. That one being a gift, I poured way too much time into it and vowed I wouldn't do that again.

My original book - a recycled hardcover book destined for the dumpster - is now filled...

so I started a new one for myself. Another daughter looked through the filled book, expressed such appreciation for the idea, that I volunteered to make one for her.

I know. But I am saving the world... rescuing one, or two, book(s) at a time.

The giveaway book is finished and living life in its new home. Here's a peek at some of the pages that are ready for smashing.

Goggle lady will soon be covered with memorabilia... she's not as big as she look.
covered with handmade paper
Just a few more hours with papers, glue and paint, and my books (smash and prayer) will be ready for duty. Can't wait!

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. II Corinthians 5:17