Category: mom crafts

  • upcoming events.

    A quick post on some events that I have coming up… Early Sunday afternoon, from 12-3pm, my folks (and some other homeschooling folks) are sharing a table at a Craft Sale for Syrian Refugees at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in Riverdale (135 First Avenue). The kids and parents have been furiously making things to sell.  The…

  • project gratitude: day thirteen. book of hours workshop.

    I am grateful for being vulnerable. Today I taught my first workshop in years. My Book of Hours Workshop is a culmination of my practice of self-care for the last few months.  It is about re-writing your story by being aware of who you are right now with the help of wisdom from others who have…

  • 81.

    (My drawing is a rendering of this hand-painted scarf from Shovava.) I need to be honest about something. Last night I couldn’t sleep.  After posting the details of my upcoming workshop, fear completed paralyzed me. I agonized over the price of the workshop. Here is the conversation that went on in my head: Are you crazy?…

  • 80.

    This is a rendering of the constellation Ophiuchus. Ophiuchus was recorded in the 2nd century by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy, and the name is Latin for “serpent bearer.”  The snake is often associated with doctors.  Ophiuchus is often associated with healing images. In Greek myth, Ophiuchus represents Asclepius, Apollo’s son.  According to the myth, Asclepius…

  • 79.

    My husband told me to write this post today.  I was hesitant at first only because when I say it out loud or actually write it down for public record, it does sound a little strange and crazy. Before I get to the crazy part, let me back track a little. As I am coming…

  • A few announcements…

    “Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi This is what I have been doing this year – unfolding my own myth.  It’s been there, packed away, shifting shape size as my life expanded and contracted.  But it is only this year that I have…

  • 33.

    Today’s scribble is inspired by Claude Monet and May Sarton’s poem For Monet:   Changing light changes the very nature of things.  The glow of sunrise is different than a midday sun.  The light and shadow dance is what makes things alive and never static. I have poor vision.  Without my glasses or contact lessons, I…

  • 32.

    A work-in-progress.  My title page for my Book of Hours: My first entry:  I picked up Rainer Maria Rilke’s Book of Hours: Love Poems to God  as I was preparing for this next phase of my 100 scribbles.  Creating my own Book of Hours led me to it.  These poems are a beautiful conversation with the divine. There are many poems…

  • 31.

    Hello July. We have wrapped up our school lessons for the year.  I plan to continue doing a few blocks throughout the summer at a casual and slow pace.  I will touch on some mineralogy, astronomy, and nature studies as we head outdoors.  Focused work like writing and math may take a back seat to…

  • 17.

      This is a painting of a chair in our house. Over a month ago, I began painting objects found around my house.  (And I also intended to post them all and weekend links every weekend but then a few projects had me running in a different direction.) But back to the chair. About 15…