-Been thinkin about how our dots all connect in one way or other.
My friend and mentor Cora, who went to heaven a few months ago,
used to talk to me about the "bigger picture,"
You know; like connecting the dot to dots in a coloring book,
You're a dot... and I'm a dot... and so on... and this big picture
is all becoming and growing... and ...
what a beautiful thing it all is.
A few days ago, in one of the groups I'm in; a lady shared
how she distressed a traveler's notebook using a coffee stain stencil.
Those circles just grabbed me and I thought of the dots.
I wanted to try distressing one of my own
notebooks that I'd gotten paint on the back. I found this stencil by
crafters workshop and while chatting with my dot Dawn, we both
distressed a tn while private messaging pictures back and forth.
It was so much fun and I kept thinking how our own dots had connected.
While this moment was all in art play; I know it was really God who first
connected our dots and with purpose. Just like so many of you who may be
reading this now. It's overwhelming really to think on.. the big beautiful picture of it all.
There's just so much we don't even see and again
so much we do see if we're looking.
I love when people share things in their lives with others and that thing just
sparks you. Maybe it's a song, scripture or quote,
and it sparks you to the point that you "get it." Maybe it's a new hobby,
art supply, recipe, technique...
Maybe you're sparked to try something new...
Or maybe pick a hobby back up that for whatever reason.. ya stopped doing. We've all been there haven't we?
Dot Dawn Dutton and another dot lady recently shared with me about this book.
I found it on Ebay and it's been absolutely challenging me to
write like crazy, and create art... and ohmygosh... the joy that is sparking!
I've been so inspired.
So I want to share what a blessing it's been with you.
The copy I bought here is dated 1992 and I found a name scrawled--
There's a contract inside of an agreement where you write your name stating
you'll commit to the 12 week course. A woman's name was filled in
all the lines in pencil. I rewrote her name at the bottom of the page then erased
her name on every blank and filled in my own.
I wonder if she completed the book... and did all the assignments?
I wonder what she learned and what kind of art she creates and
if she still writes three pages a day?
Our dots connected.
Between The Artists Way and another book called
The Creative Called- I've been writing for 20-30 minutes in this new daybook
and then three other pages that so far mostly become prayers.
When I ordered this Outlander travelers notebook from Chic Sparrow,
I told them the more range marks, scars, brands, and blemishes the better.
Can you see what the brand/scar is?
TWO CIRCLES connected by a line.
Like ... dot to dot.
I'm still in awe!!!!!!!!!!!!!
God things are happening...
And I hope one day to beable to see the big beautiful picture.
Meanwhile... I'm scripting the days...
seeing what happens,
and enjoying the process.
One of the assignments for today was to go to
a dime store and spend five dollars on things.
I couldn't find the star stickers I wanted but did get these.
Index cards to doodle and write scripture memory cards to tape around the house.
A new red pencil sharpener. -It has two sizes for a dollar. Two white erasers... coz
erasing ... well that's just a given. Two new mechanical pencils in happy colors... turquoise and orange-.. didn't really need new pencils but ..they make me happy.
Five bucks; nearly twenty years ago- no doubt went further than today.
So this was today.
Have yet to print any photos to tip in.. but
I think I'll just turn the page.
I must have been thinking of my friend and Mentor Cora a lot today because
I found myself reaching for the Lindy's sprays she gifted me.
I can't wait to use these pages tomorrow and see what happens?
I love messy splatters and
enjoyed how the sunlight streamed in while paint flew.
Creativity played in the kitchen as well this week.
I made Myguy this new pumpkin hot roll recipe.
used a recipe my Sister gave me for this bread and used
the two bread bowls she also gifted me!
She's told me how good the bread is toasted and I shoulda
listened to her LONG ago. I do believe I'll be making this bread weekly for awhile and steering away from the English muffins I've been so deliciously stuck on.
This bread.. toasted kinda THICK.. is crunchy on the outside and soft n chewy on the inside.
It has honey and molasses baked inside... so it has this slight sweetness and
slathered with real butter... well..
I'll just have to add the recipes this weekend into the recipe box tab and maybe someone will want to try it for themselves.
SO I sign off tonight with this scripture picture.
It's a sunset from a couple evenings ago looking out beyond the back pasture.
The tree you see is the "sweetheart tree." It has love carved right into it.
Sleep well friends.
Leaon Mary xoxo