Month: April 2015

  • mayBE 2015 preparations. part three.

    As I began to write about my own creative journey, I realized that it was starting to look like an epic novel with dramatic climaxes and complex character development. I scrapped it and instead came up with the graphic below that pretty much sums up my creative journey thus far: (My first creative memory starts at […]

  • mayBE 2015 preparations. part two.

    Here’s the deal.  I know that you have doubts.  I know there is a voice telling you many things. I hear that little “no” sitting on your shoulder hissing at you. “You have no time for this.” “This is self-indulgent.” “This isn’t a practical use of my time.” “This is child’s play.” “Stop. Where will […]

  • introducing….mayBE 2015. part one.

    I know. I know.  It sounds like the most on-the-fence and noncommittal event to be held in the history of events.  To tell you the truth, I was as unsure of it as the name itself, but it’s growing on me.  I am more of an optimist these days and I look at the word […]

  • may.

    may verb 1. expressing possibility. “that may be true” 2. expressing permission. “you may use a sling if you wish” I know I am jumping the gun a bit but bear with me for a second. Spring is back in my good books. This upcoming month holds infinite possibility by virtue of its name. May. For […]

  • weekend links.

      “Beloved Jar of Lemons” 2015 – Watercolour on Watercolour paper (Trying to be a little formal with my informal art.) Now that basketball and volleyball tournament season is over in our house, we are officially home on the weekends! Every Saturday, I have decided to take 15 minutes to paint something beautiful that lives […]

  • 34. make mistakes faster.

    34. Make mistakes faster. This isn’t my idea — I borrowed it. I think it belongs to Andy Grove. – Bruce Mau, An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth As a homeschooling mom, I experience failure on the regular.  And as a mom in general, I make a ton of mistakes. It’s par for the course. I didn’t […]

  • an apology and a late post: the essentials…part three.

    On March 28, I said I would post “tomorrow” which I didn’t.  In fact, I haven’t posted for almost two weeks now.  I have no excuses except that life with 5 kids throws curveballs and “busy” builds up and accumulates like nobody’s business.  Homeschooling, tournament logistics and schedules, an important birthday, Easter celebrations and planning […]