Sunday, April 28, 2013

It's Been a Long Time

It's been a long time since I've been here.  I'm sorry.  I'm making things like a mad woman for the arts and crafts show I signed up to do in July, which seems far away on the calendar but is very close in my head.  So close it is sucking my breath from me.  When I take time to think about it, though, I feel pretty good that I now know I can create under pressure, something I was not at all sure of until now.

products piling up on the ping pong table

I've been posting some of the stuff I'm making on Etsy and on my Facebook page as a kind of bets- hedging method.  I'm sure all artists feel this way at one point or another..unsure if what they are making appeals to anyone but them (and their mom. :|)  I'm feeling some of that uncertainty as I pile up the things I'm making and when I go to Hobby Lobby for paint but come out with paint plus 10 new surfaces (albeit little ones!).  I really hope this works, but I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much in case it doesn't.  I'm trying to be brave.

And so we start another week and almost another month.  It's about this time of year that I get antsy for vacation.  We are not sure we are going to get one this year together since we'll have one high school graduate heading off on an as yet unknown adventure and another one entering high school.  Some friends of ours were headed off today to Myrtle Beach. I've never been there, but it's caused me to start thinking about a beach somewhere and to think rhyming beachy thoughts.

The Sea

I wish that I could 
See the sea.
And let the waves
Wash over me.
So very happy 
I would be
If only I could 
See the sea.

May the good Lord bless you until we meet again with things to do, people to love, and sights to see.

<3 Lori

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Moment of Silence

I lay my hands on their faces.
Reaching through time and distance.
Pleading for God's grace
To ease their pain.

Silent images on a screen.
Touching hearts.

"Evening and morning and at noon shall I pray and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice." Psalms 55:17