Category Archives: Craft

Blooms in the month’s bouquet

11 years with the Lord, today. Gathering blooms, smelling them, and appreciating that there are petals as well as thorns. Blooms and fruit aren’t possible, without pruning. “The cross is a discerning point for the authentic and mature Christian. Many

Blooms in the month’s bouquet

11 years with the Lord, today. Gathering blooms, smelling them, and appreciating that there are petals as well as thorns. Blooms and fruit aren’t possible, without pruning. “The cross is a discerning point for the authentic and mature Christian. Many

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

Ordinary Worth IV

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. “Teacher,” the blind man answered, “I want to see again.” “Go,” Jesus told him, “your faith has made you well.” At once he was able to see and

Ordinary Worth IV

“What do you want me to do for you?” Jesus asked him. “Teacher,” the blind man answered, “I want to see again.” “Go,” Jesus told him, “your faith has made you well.” At once he was able to see and

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!”   –

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!”   –

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

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

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