Wednesday, April 27, 2011

light painting

I've been having fun playing with an app on my iPod called "Slow Shutter" - it's kinda like painting with light. It's a little hard to get at first, this pic above is actually a tiny blue light that my wii remotes give off. With that tiny light I was able to create this image (that sorta reminds me of a flower).

This picture may look all artsy but I am sick of all this rain! This can't be normal not to have adequate amount of sunlight per day. I hope someday to move to a sunnier (is that a word?) climate. Just a few hours ago we had a tornado warning that last 10 minutes. How crazy is that? That's how much the weather changes in Ohio.

I know I keep talking about the weather on this blog which is so retarded in a way, but if you lived in Ohio (especially the Toledo area and vicinity) you would understand why. One minute I'm ready to leave to go run errands and the next minute I'm stopped by sirens from tornadoes. And then ten minutes later the sun is shining. smh..

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Amazing Grace

I was feeling kinda anxious and nervous because Dan is flying today. As I left Meijer Grocery store this was the view from my car. God placed it on my heart to quit worrying that He knows what I need. I immediately felt better! God is good! And about five minutes later Dan called :-)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Our Easter

Me and the kids had fun coloring Easter eggs today. I found a kit at Walmart that seemed to have a lot of bright primary colors which I liked. One of eggs was a little off regarding color so I dipped it a few times to make stripes. I like how it turned out to be the odd ball of the brights below.

Jessica made lemon bread for our dinner tonight. Well it never quite made it to dinner because it smelled so good that we dug in after they volunteered at Church. I stayed home because I haven't been feeling well the past few days. I am so thankful to see summer coming, I'm tired of being sick!

Happy Easter & remember HE has Risen! :o)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter

Right now I'm watching an episode of dvr'ed Modern Family w/the hubby and drinking a (virgin) frozen margarita. Everything would be perfect if I wasn't fighting off yet another cold. That didn't stop me from doing a little doodling though. :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's still raining!

This weather is insane! It is always so dark and dreary in Ohio for a lot of the year it seems? I don't remember it being like this as a child either? So, has the weather altered naturally *that* much or did I not notice things like this when I was a kid? Hmm. I also recently stumbled upon HAARP and that info sorta makes me wonder? No, I don't believe everything I read on the internet, but I do feel it's a quite unnerving to have it snow in April one day and 50+ degrees the next day.

Ok, enough of that rant. I really don't know much about that topic. I am just confused of the chem trails and HAARP theories and I guess it really scares me. But, my God is bigger! ..Although He did give us free will -I hope we don't end up destroying ourselves with that will!!!

On a totally different topic, I have another Mandala sketch to share:

I like the flow of this one, exceptthe little snake shaped twirls bother me. I wish I could change them. Oh well, too late now i guess!

I need to get off here and get my rear in gear. I need to go to the dentist to get forms filled out for Isaiah's kindergarten registration. I can't believe I am registering my lil guy for kindergarten today. Wow, he's growing too fast. :o)

Monday, April 18, 2011

It's raining and neither of us like it.

This is our new dog. I have never owned a dog as an adult so I really am new at this dog ownership thing. Thank God my husband knows the ropes though, so it's been fairly easy. Except when it rains. This little dog does not like the rain! She does not want to go outside when it rains. She's very fearful of alot of things (loud noises, quick movements, etc etc ) She reminds me of myself. lol

She's so good with the kids and they are so in love with her. Her name was Princess when we got her from Dan's brother, but we renamed her Jackie. Dan said he wasn't gonna yell "PRINCESS" out the door to call her in. LOL

Over the weekend I made this fruit tart. I used the crust recipe from this website. My family gobbled this up! The crust is so delicious and rich, I think the fruit paired perfectly and I'm glad I decided to make it this way.

Friday, April 15, 2011

This week's musings

I scored on some really cute vinyl wall stickers for my kitchen. I got them at 75% off at Meijer :). Let's hope they stay stuck on my walls.

I've been trying to perfect making my own seitan (or wheat meat). I finally did it! This seitan was delicious and it's already gone! I love seitan for it's versatility.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday's mandala

I got a chance to do more doodling this weekend. I like this one but wish I choose a different color scheme. Since I drew this digitally on my iPad I could alter the color scheme a lil bit, but it's 1145 pm and I'm too tired now to mess with it. I've been dealing with a sick baby the past few days too. We ended up taking Zay to the E.R. today. His fever was 103.5 and not going down with meds. The docs started him on a new antibiotic. I sure hope it works...poor guy.

Friday, April 8, 2011

drawing Mandalas are relaxing

I have been crafting forever and tried just about every craft imaginable. I am a highly tense person & alot of crafts tend to stress me out rather than relax me. I notice when I'm concentrating on a detail of beading or crochet I will even forget to breathe! But not so when it comes to doodling. I tell myself there is no right or wrong way to sketch so I immediately relax. I doodled this (digitally) while watching reruns of King of the Hill :)