Thursday, April 24, 2014

Capturing the Moment

This is another page in my Capturing the Moment journal.  Laura was right - the more moments I capture the more I notice... and the more blessed I feel.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Calligraphy Meeting Fun and Cherry Blossoms

This is another page in my Capturing the Moment Journal.  The journal is, as the title suggests, a place to capture special moments that I want to remember.  

The calligraphy on the left is "Weaver Writing", taught by Wendy at the March Westcoast Calligraphy Society meeting.  And on the right, a canopy of cherry blossoms created with a hand carved stamp.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

On Doodling and Mark Making

I'm still not sure I "get" the doodling thing, but I grabbed my Unification Journal and paint pens the other day while I was chatting with my sister on Skype, and made some marks.  Now THIS I get.  What's in a name, anyway?

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Beautiful Hour Sketching at the Park

April continues to be busy, but I managed a bike ride up to QE Park last week for some quick sketches.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Last Week's Sketches

I didn't manage much drawing last week - just a couple of sketches of my antique stapler:

But it's enough to link up to Friday Sketches!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Mourning a Great Man - for His Friendship

Image from www.CBC.CA

As Canada mourns the death of a great man, Jim Flahrety, two tributes stand out for me.  These tributes describe Jim Flahrety as a great friend, even as he is being lauded for his great service to Canada in his recent and long tenure as Finance Minister.  I hope that these tributes will touch your heart as they have mine:  Rex Murphy on the National, and Father Raymond J. de Souza in the National Post.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Draw Your Awesome Year

Each month in her on-line course, Draw Your Awesome Year, Joanne Sharpe helps us to design a page for recording our daily highlights. Due to a sudden splurge of volunteer commitments, this is all I find time to do in my journal most days.  It is a good thing that this forces me to crack the journal otherwise my creative life would be restricted to problem solving committee activities!