Sunday, April 6, 2014

Drawing Challenge/ Nest

This is my nest.

And this is Greta's nest.

The drawing challenge this week is hosted by Ariane.  One of the most beautiful roses I know!

Next week the family will be in Atlanta, Georgia.  We will be there for a few months.  I hope to share lots of good things in the coming weeks!    

Saturday, November 30, 2013

drawing challenge / everyday objects

Some bits from my jewelry box.
Kristen is our host this week!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

drawing challenge/autumn

I sat down with the intention of drawing Autumn, the drawing theme chosen by lovely Ariane last week.  Out came these birds.  Crocheting with beautiful yarn, my favorite autumn/wintertime craft.
A suitable combo, yes?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013



My only tattoo. 

At 19,  Z was for Zach.   Can you see it in there?
I was aware that it might not last forever, but I knew he would forever be a huge part of
who I became and how I would love in the future.  So I did it.  The tattoo artist said to me, "Come back after you've broken up and we can cover it with a rose. Easily."  The cynic.  I returned not long after and the all knowing tattoo guy covered it with a rose.
This rose with a hidden Z is above my right heel.  Somewhat secret.  The way I wanted it.
10 years later I married Zach.  We named our first child, Greta Rose.  Something she finds very meaningful.

Thank you, Patrice,  for inviting me this week.  Oops, last week.  

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

drawing challenge / nature

Nature is often more pronounced and beautiful when contrasted with what is manmade.  
From the 20th floor of our apartment here in Chicago we have an amazing view of the massive skyscrapers, stunning in their architecture and awesome height.  The view wouldn't be quite as beautiful though without the emerald river that runs through it and the vast Lake Michigan in the distance. The thriving gardens and parks thoughtfully planted around the city bring a contrast to this concrete jungle that is calming, soft, and alive.  What would we do without Nature?  How would we feel?  How could we live?

Nadine is our host this week!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

we are in chicago

After more than a year at home we are on the road again.  We joined Zach in Chicago a week ago and we have two more weeks to be in this wonderful city!
Our apartment is on the 20th floor and we are very spoiled with a pool on the 16th.
The weather has been perfectly warm with a cool rainstorm today.  This afternoon the clouds are parting to show some pretty blue just before the sun sets.

I will see you this weekend for the drawing challenge hosted by the one and only, Nadine.