Category Archives: Craft

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A believing life (21): Draw me nearer

Got down to the swatch today. Some colours are different – in the pan, and on paper. I could never tell. Water makes the paint dance. The colours have a mind of their own. I don’t quite understand. In any case, was quite

Draw AYTricXav 2b

A believing life (21): Draw me nearer

Got down to the swatch today. Some colours are different – in the pan, and on paper. I could never tell. Water makes the paint dance. The colours have a mind of their own. I don’t quite understand. In any case, was quite

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Selah @ Yacht Club

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” – Psalm 143:8 (NIV) “You may make your

P1060807 Beyond this point 28Apr

Selah @ Yacht Club

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” – Psalm 143:8 (NIV) “You may make your

24 Jul 13 Corks afternoon

A believing life (9): Deal

The corks have no particular connection to my present thoughts. Just thought I’d put up a picture because I spent an afternoon getting and putting them together. It was a surprisingly peaceful activity. I don’t recall many times this year

24 Jul 13 Corks afternoon

A believing life (9): Deal

The corks have no particular connection to my present thoughts. Just thought I’d put up a picture because I spent an afternoon getting and putting them together. It was a surprisingly peaceful activity. I don’t recall many times this year

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Heart-felt

Tonight I re-learnt an important lesson: Do what only you can do.  Read in one way, it also means that it’s good to know what your unique non-talents are! :p Here’s the story… ———- I think I’m in a felt

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Heart-felt

Tonight I re-learnt an important lesson: Do what only you can do.  Read in one way, it also means that it’s good to know what your unique non-talents are! :p Here’s the story… ———- I think I’m in a felt

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Dummy book

  Final class yesterday. PY bought celebratory snacks for us. Was funny, because we’d bought cakes for a surprise celebration for his birthday today! :) So we had our fill before we got down to work. Final class – making

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Dummy book

  Final class yesterday. PY bought celebratory snacks for us. Was funny, because we’d bought cakes for a surprise celebration for his birthday today! :) So we had our fill before we got down to work. Final class – making

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Remember to leave a gap

Everyone should attend an art class at some point in their lives. I’ve learnt so much from my art class the last 7 Thursdays – and I’m not just referring to the how-to-draw bits.   “Remember to leave a gap.

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Remember to leave a gap

Everyone should attend an art class at some point in their lives. I’ve learnt so much from my art class the last 7 Thursdays – and I’m not just referring to the how-to-draw bits.   “Remember to leave a gap.

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Imprints

      Imprints. What is the imprint of my life, of all our lives?  Yesterday evening, we spent a lot of time scoring the styrofoam. Making irreversible lines and curves. My classmates were a little scared. “Oh, this is

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Imprints

      Imprints. What is the imprint of my life, of all our lives?  Yesterday evening, we spent a lot of time scoring the styrofoam. Making irreversible lines and curves. My classmates were a little scared. “Oh, this is

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Foiled

It was such a long day yesterday. Must remember never to pack it so tightly ever. Was ready to sleep when class began; voice already almost gone. And I was in good company :p WY wasn’t feeling well, so she

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Foiled

It was such a long day yesterday. Must remember never to pack it so tightly ever. Was ready to sleep when class began; voice already almost gone. And I was in good company :p WY wasn’t feeling well, so she

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Flyer & Catcher

One of the curious things in Henri Nouwen’s Sabbatical Journey is his account of the life and work of a group of trapeze artists known as The Flying Rodleighs. He makes many observations about them – as artists as well

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Flyer & Catcher

One of the curious things in Henri Nouwen’s Sabbatical Journey is his account of the life and work of a group of trapeze artists known as The Flying Rodleighs. He makes many observations about them – as artists as well

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Meeting the God-grandparents

Guess who came over for dinner? :) “What are you drawing, Joye joye?” “A rainbow.” “Oh Ethan, the white crayon won’t show up on white paper…” [Ah, but there’s always black paper…] … “Look Mummy, it’s black paper!”   –

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Meeting the God-grandparents

Guess who came over for dinner? :) “What are you drawing, Joye joye?” “A rainbow.” “Oh Ethan, the white crayon won’t show up on white paper…” [Ah, but there’s always black paper…] … “Look Mummy, it’s black paper!”   –

Writing with Pictures_Uri Shulevitz

A “Chungking Express”

Today I read a friend’s unvaledictory report draft. He writes beautifully – it was such a treat to read! Made me think of the few memories I have of the body of work he referenced, and a lot about the

Writing with Pictures_Uri Shulevitz

A “Chungking Express”

Today I read a friend’s unvaledictory report draft. He writes beautifully – it was such a treat to read! Made me think of the few memories I have of the body of work he referenced, and a lot about the

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T.C.S. – White Space

Each module keeps getting better. Moving into the hard issues, which no book can give you answers to. This week’s module touched on something close to my heart: white space. “Some might argue that passive whitespace is the unconsidered space

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T.C.S. – White Space

Each module keeps getting better. Moving into the hard issues, which no book can give you answers to. This week’s module touched on something close to my heart: white space. “Some might argue that passive whitespace is the unconsidered space

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Different Strokes

JAA & I went to the Pastel Art Exhibition yesterday evening. Good to meet up again – we both felt like our class happened a long long time ago! Good laughs at how recalcitrant we’d been… not finishing our pieces…

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Different Strokes

JAA & I went to the Pastel Art Exhibition yesterday evening. Good to meet up again – we both felt like our class happened a long long time ago! Good laughs at how recalcitrant we’d been… not finishing our pieces…

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Falling Miracles

Snowflakes are the only Christmas ornament I can make. I first learnt how to cut them in Vancouver, 12 years ago. Started rather ungracefully; produced giant snowflakes with a few basic patterns, paper mostly still intact. Every year since, when

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Falling Miracles

Snowflakes are the only Christmas ornament I can make. I first learnt how to cut them in Vancouver, 12 years ago. Started rather ungracefully; produced giant snowflakes with a few basic patterns, paper mostly still intact. Every year since, when

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Markets Run

Early dinner under pretty blooms Night Bizzare A family-run business: mum paints the pictures, father and son fashion the accessories * Serendipity: the Sea Shepherd is setting off for Antarctica this afternoon. They’ll be there for the next 100 days

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Markets Run

Early dinner under pretty blooms Night Bizzare A family-run business: mum paints the pictures, father and son fashion the accessories * Serendipity: the Sea Shepherd is setting off for Antarctica this afternoon. They’ll be there for the next 100 days