Here are links to a few things I've been enjoying lately. :-)
Please share any recommendations YOU have in the comments.
Grit-N-Grace: Good Girls Breaking Bad Rules Podcast - Incredible conversations, insights, and support for those dealing with perfectionism, performancism, and HSPs. "We believe every good girl can grow her grit, embrace God's grace, and learn to break bad rules."
The Thriving Christian Artist Podcast - Encouragement, great information, and resources for artists of all kinds.
Books / Audiobooks
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Artist's Journey: Bold Strokes To Spark Creativity by Nancy Hillis
I tried all of these and they're 'keepers'. Let me know any recipes YOU recommend!
Five Spice Park Lo Mein (Evan LOVED this!)
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Taco Pasta Salad
Mexican Cornbread Casserole
No Boil Baked Penne with Meatballs
Baked Cake Donuts
Polish Coffee Cake (very similar to my polish grandmother's coffee cake!)
Honey Wheat Rolls
Real NY Jewish Rye Bread
No-Knead Cottage Cheese Dill Bread
Edible Cookie Dough
Cookie Dough Energy Bites (soooo delicious AND "good for you"!)
Chewy Raspberry Meringues
Photos from my recent art demo at Raritan Valley Arts Association--
What a great group of artists and art lovers!
Thanks to my immensely talented, kind, and creative friend, Diana Patton for taking these pics!
I recently came across Matt Tommey's podcast while searching for Christian artist resources. He offers a boatload of free resources that I have just begun to explore! His outreach is to creatives of all kinds including writers, musicians, crafters, and artists.
Below are free links to an awesome "Gathering of Artisans" Conference held last week in North Carolina, that Matt broadcast Live on Facebook. (I don't think you need to have an account to view.) He offers many more free resources you can access on his website, including his podcast. Click here. Enjoy!!
4" x 4" Quilled Christmas Tree 'ornament' for Forks Area Art Society Fundraiser
I joined a Quilling Small Group at my church. It's a lot of fun! I'd like to incorporate the tiny paper designs into my paper collages, specifically "HEALED HEART". Stay tuned... :-)
Our leader mentioned this scripture in light of God gifting (us) artisans with skills for His glory... WOW!
Exodus 31:1-6 New King James Version (NKJV) Artisans for Building the Tabernacle
31 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 “See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. 3 And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship, 4 to design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze, 5 in cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship. 6 “And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all the gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you:"
Check out some really cool quilling designs (below)!
WORK IN PROGRESS - 12" x 12" paper collage - working title "Healed Heart" - DAY FIVE: Going a new direction...
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