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Making things makes me happy. Making things for free, upcycling, repurposing, and being generally clever makes me even happier.

Some things for some days…

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So a retreating woman has a pass on a few things. Thing-a-day challenges included, though there was creativity and creating involved in my retreat (after all, what is a retreat without a little creativity?), I did not set the intention to make a thing a day.

So here are some:

Collage as prayer…

Writing reflections on where I come from:

Photos during a hike:

Well worth the time away, and it always feels good to be home.

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Thing-a-Day 21: A Blank Page

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I leave tomorrow for a retreat weekend. I prepped my next blank page with a heading…ready to receive and reflect.

Fair warning: I anticipate creating this weekend, just not posting about the creating until I get back. Hang tight.

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Thing-a-Day 20: Positive Posters

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Challenged by a request to lead children in a project to brighten up a drab space…

Inspired by Illustrated Children’s Ministry Posters

…resulting in DIY 14″x16″ coloring posters!

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Thing-a-Day 19: Collage Released

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I had a very right-brain day. Lots of numbers, lots of boxes. I was very glad indeed to get home tonight and let a collage come out.

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Thing-a-Day 18: Minimal Effort

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An unused bad weather day meant the kids at home. An unexpected cancellation of a meeting meant a blank day ahead. Oh the possibilities…

Little did I know there was a migraine headed my way about 12:30 pm. So, I slept all afternoon and woke up feeling better, but sad to have not had a more intentional day with the children. But we had an intentional evening. And whilst The Husband read the account of Frodo and Sam encountering the ruffians in the Shire, I played with watercolors again. Mindless activity with mighty adventure being retold.

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Thing-a-Day 17: Intentional Canvas

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I had purchased several small canvases prior to February for use specifically in the Thing-a-Day challenge. Life working out how it does for me sometimes caused this fact to slip from my mind until yesterday.

So, I invited whoever along for the ride, and the Eldest jumped on board. We played with oil pastels, fine point pen, and watercolor. And had a grand time.

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Thing-a-Day 16: Haring Art Lab

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Another perk of my job with our local art center is teaching a monthly class we call Art Lab, focusing on a different artist and art technique or element each time. Today was positive and negative space with shapes influenced by Keith Haring. The students, aged 5-12, really responded and had fun with the project. And truthfully, so did I. #lovemyjob

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Thing-a-Day 15: Art Where I Can Find It

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I started the day with a reflection on Jeremiah 17 and Psalm 1, thinking on ancient Jewish anatomy theories and the best practices for planting trees.

Projects continued through the day with the broadest category of miscellany. I didn’t get pictures of the worship guides I made, but here are some doodles in the midst of staff meeting:

We finished the day by going to see some art at an opening downtown. And I caught some fly photos.

Good solid art day, even with no “project” to show for it.

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Thing-a-Day 14: Tradition

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Decorations in the dining room when they get up, chocolate covered strawberries after school, out to eat for dinner.

So it has been, so it shall be. Happy Valentine’s Day.

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