Category Archives: Children’s Books

A believing life (31): The Bag with Blue Dots

Little Lovely J’s 7th birthday tomorrow. Intended to make a card, but ended up writing a book. So amateurish. Nonetheless, tons of fun 🙂 So happy to see both Little Lovelys pleased with their moulting Mawsons. (I have one too

A believing life (31): The Bag with Blue Dots

Little Lovely J’s 7th birthday tomorrow. Intended to make a card, but ended up writing a book. So amateurish. Nonetheless, tons of fun 🙂 So happy to see both Little Lovelys pleased with their moulting Mawsons. (I have one too

A believing life (19): Too greatly loved

“…good news to all who will heed the call of a God who chooses us. No longer do we need to be achievement-driven; we were not chosen because of some special ability or gifting. No longer do we need to

A believing life (19): Too greatly loved

“…good news to all who will heed the call of a God who chooses us. No longer do we need to be achievement-driven; we were not chosen because of some special ability or gifting. No longer do we need to

Make the Ordinary Special

Today I made the ordinary special. Quite thoughtlessly. Slaving over a deck of slides – but one that I’m happy to be messing around in – and felt peckish. (Ok, it was one of my 593 ways to procrastinate and

Make the Ordinary Special

Today I made the ordinary special. Quite thoughtlessly. Slaving over a deck of slides – but one that I’m happy to be messing around in – and felt peckish. (Ok, it was one of my 593 ways to procrastinate and

Pure delight before Thy throne

I am thine, O Lord, I have heard thy voice, and it told thy love to me; but I long to rise in the arms of faith and be closer drawn to thee.   I Am Thine O Lord *

Pure delight before Thy throne

I am thine, O Lord, I have heard thy voice, and it told thy love to me; but I long to rise in the arms of faith and be closer drawn to thee.   I Am Thine O Lord *

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Boxes and Balls

A thin book I pulled out today. Quite randomly. Then again, nothing ever happens randomly with God. Today especially, I feel so deeply for the people I know, laden with their boxes and balls. Even as I learn to continually

Boxes and Balls

A thin book I pulled out today. Quite randomly. Then again, nothing ever happens randomly with God. Today especially, I feel so deeply for the people I know, laden with their boxes and balls. Even as I learn to continually

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

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

Poster Colours II

Such an interesting class yesterday evening. Ah, so this is how they get furry edges… interesting. If I had not seen it for myself, I wouldn’t have thought of using flat brushes to get such an effect. Plus, the pictures

Poster Colours II

Such an interesting class yesterday evening. Ah, so this is how they get furry edges… interesting. If I had not seen it for myself, I wouldn’t have thought of using flat brushes to get such an effect. Plus, the pictures

Poster Colours I

I really really like the combination we worked with today. Will practise. PY’s drawing is so nice! So much fun today. Was much quieter – engrossed with my 3 new little friends 🙂 An unexpected gift, tonight 🙂 Came home

Poster Colours I

I really really like the combination we worked with today. Will practise. PY’s drawing is so nice! So much fun today. Was much quieter – engrossed with my 3 new little friends 🙂 An unexpected gift, tonight 🙂 Came home

Scripts

“Give ourselves new ways of behaving and believing.”  We all live by scripts. Some consciously, some not. Some of these scripts are healthy; others are hazardous. Like it or not, these scripts profoundly influence how we choose, think, feel, act

Scripts

“Give ourselves new ways of behaving and believing.”  We all live by scripts. Some consciously, some not. Some of these scripts are healthy; others are hazardous. Like it or not, these scripts profoundly influence how we choose, think, feel, act

Book Club: Channeling Theory U

Morning meetup – good. Been away from the BookClub a bit too long. (July 2011, Feb 2011) Edna’s scrapbook  BTSLH’s lovely lemon cake   Gonna be channeling Theory U for a while (the book is sitting nicely on the bedroom

Book Club: Channeling Theory U

Morning meetup – good. Been away from the BookClub a bit too long. (July 2011, Feb 2011) Edna’s scrapbook  BTSLH’s lovely lemon cake   Gonna be channeling Theory U for a while (the book is sitting nicely on the bedroom

More Watercolours

2nd class. No teaching this time. We were supposed to learn how to blend colours. Just painted the whole night away. PY commented, “All of you in the second row are not very good influences on each other, huh? All

More Watercolours

2nd class. No teaching this time. We were supposed to learn how to blend colours. Just painted the whole night away. PY commented, “All of you in the second row are not very good influences on each other, huh? All

Watercolours

It was SP actually. She wanted to sign up for Fashion Design, and asked CC and I if we’d like to sign up for any classes. I took a long long while to get to her email. When I finally

Watercolours

It was SP actually. She wanted to sign up for Fashion Design, and asked CC and I if we’d like to sign up for any classes. I took a long long while to get to her email. When I finally

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

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