Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I am *very* pleased to announce that my husband got his Bone Anchored Hearing Apparatus, a.k.a. BAHA, today. It's simply amazing to me the technology available to the general public, and today, to the hearing impaired in particular.

I drove us home from the hospital, because now that he has the BAHA, he can hear me when I sit on his left side. We conversed all the way home, which is something we've never been able to do unless he was driving. We passed two emergency vehicles on the way home, and he immediately knew (with his newly gained stereo-hearing) from which direction they were approaching.

I can't express how pleased I am for my husband, because while those small new experiences today are a big deal, they're only the beginning of a new level interaction for him. Maybe he'll never have to pretend again that he caught the whole conversation when we're in a room full of people and someone is talking to him from the left. Maybe he will no longer feel compelled to avoid situations where he won't be able to hear adequately. I'm so excited and pleased for him.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Class project

I'm going blog crazy this week, huh?

My son's class is doing a geography project involving butterflies. They made butterflies out of tissue paper, hung them up around the classroom, and then left for spring break. When they came back *gasp* the butterflies had flown away. The idea was to have friends and family send postcards from around the country and the world telling the kids where their butterflies had been spotted.

My son has been bugging me to write a postcard to his class. He's totally on to the game, and wants me to participate. So I did, and here it is:

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Silent Reverie

The aforementioned sketch:


Toying with names for the painting when I should be going to bed. I have no idea whether it's finished. I had originally intended ONE of these to be an acrylic rendering of an old pencil sketch I'd entitled Silent Reverie. However, I like them both so much, I'm afraid to mess with them.

Aaaaand another...

This one's a bit of a teaser, as I've only included the corner of the canvas. Actually, i guess it's just a little less than half of the canvas. I started this painting and left the last as it is because I liked the latter so much, and was afraid to mess it up. I am now falling in love with this one was well. *Sigh*. One of them will have to serve as fodder for a more complex painting. Dunno which it will be yet. Maybe both.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

And another...

I started all over today. New canvas, new idea. It still took all afternoon to finally get the idea by the tail, and it's not finished by a long shot. But it's a very nice start.


I started a painting yesterday, and soon came to the point I come to in every painting, when the painting isn't actually done, but I'm afraid to continue for fear of ruining it. Well, I pushed past that point. And I ruined it. But here's the documentation that a really cool, if somewhat bizarre painting existed until then.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


19 April 2009

I tried to take light from the Light
which Darkness cannot dim.
The darkness was complete enough
to hold a sinner in regret; hide my longing.
But the veiled and twinkling mystery
danced its way across watery vision,
nimbused by tears, grief
I cannot lay down while the darkness persists.
I need light to find the foot of the cross,
and the Savior.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

On the lighter side...

I saw this on FailBlog this evening, and while I can't believe this is real, I got a very big kick out of it. I'm still laughing. You have to watch it all the way to the end. The whole thing is hilarious.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

New Store

Today I opened a store on CafePress, were you can purchase prints of my paintings and sketches. There's a link in the sidebar above my image and profile link, or you can check it out here.

George MacDonald

"Home is ever so far away in the palm of your hand, and how to get there it is of no use to tell you. But you will get there; you must get there; you have to get there. Everybody who is not at home, has to go home."

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