Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My Faves

Where have I been?  There has been a lot going on here.  Much like everyone else.  The days are swallowed up in what seems like mere seconds.  It has been nothing more than the daily grind here.  We are working on finishing our homeschool curriculum sometime before July.  It is the first year of high school for my son.  He is completely right brained and an artist and I am trying very hard to incorporate that into a Classical Education model.  He was participating in an amazing art class but his teacher had to drop the class. It was quite sad for him.  She was a perfect fit.
Samples of his work:

Portraits of characters from the tv show Smallville.  He is mostly self taught in portraits.
Some comic book art
This is his passion.  He enjoys creating and has started working on some custom figures from his favorite comic books.

Although my posts have been scarce I have been spending some time reading some amazing blogs.  One of my favorite bloggers is Edie from Life in Grace.  She is a rock star and her every post is filled with amazing insight.  Her posts are as chic and eclectic as her home style and I am continuously blessed and inspired when I read her blog. She is my go to on what to read next.  A professed C.S. Lewis fan, she chooses some of the most amazing books and I am continuously challenged by her reading lists.

From Edie's blog I was introduced to Paige's blog, Simple Thoughts.  Many of you may be familiar with her blog and her story.  It is truly amazing and I have been so blessed to read her posts.  I have been reading through the archives.  Her blog is filled with beautiful photos, thought provoking posts and words to inspire.

Following links on Paige's blog I was blessed to find Sibi's blog, Pearls and Grace.  Her blog is filled with stories of God's grace and goodness towards us who are so undeserving.  Her story is a true testimony of God's unfailing love, even when we feel alone and abandoned, He is there and knows our every pain.

Last but certainly not least is Jaime of Crafty, Scrappy, Happy.  Her blog is filled with so many good things. Complete eye candy.  She shares amazing projects that turn her house into a home and inspires me with her style.

These are a few of my favorites.  My go tos.  The ones I can't go without.  I hope that you take time to visit them.  What are some of your favorites?  Who or what inspires you, challenges you and encourages you?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Gone to the Dogs

All of my days have gone to the dogs.  Of course, they are the cutest pups in the whole world and a ton of fun but my days are running together without any time for creating.  I am in need of some creative time.  Working on projects is my therapy.  Right now, I am in purge mode.  I have been going through the things that have accumulated in our storage space in the basement.  Looking forward to a yard sale with my neighbors.  I always feel like I can create better when I have purged.  Working in a clean and neat space is always more fun.  So I continue to clean out in little spurts while the pups are outside.

Homeschooling has gotten a little behind since we got the new puppy and our husky became ill.  The husky is doing so well.  We had a vet appointment this week and they were happy with her progress.  She is almost healed.  Her fur still needs to grow in from surgery and she still looks out of sorts because of it but is  feeling much more like herself.

I haven't done much creating but have spent some time getting inspiration from Pinterest.  There are so many amazing ideas on Pinterest and when I have a few spare moments I always take a peek.

On my to do list:

Gallery wall for our stairway:  I have started it and have a few prints and frames to finish.  I can't wait to reaveal it.

Baskets for organization:

Burlap baskets

Completed projects:

Ipad case for my daughter~I crocheted it using a chunky yarn

Tailoring some pants~I am short and needed to hem some pants, I also have some pants that flare and I am slowly sewing them to straight leg pants~One pair completed today

This is what has kept me busy these days.  Fun and a lot of work.

Hoping to post some pictures of completed projects soon.