Drawing Lady Liberty

I had to have surgery on my wrist this past Monday. I can’t believe how it has knocked me out of sync! I have spent the last few days in bed just trying to find enough energy to get up every few hours or so. Ugh! Who would have thought this would have happened? The surgery is much worse than the actual break! Oh well, I should finally be on the up swing. Just 6-8 weeks until I have two hands again. I can do this!

Since I have been down, I have found that drawing is about the only thing I can do. I’m sure that in a week or so I will have my energy back and can try my hand at other endeavors like cleaning my house. There is a lot to put away after a trip! But for now, I am enjoying the still moments to draw a bit.

I was so inspired by The Statue of Liberty, that I just had to draw a few pictures of her.

This first drawing was inspired by a picture I took while on the ferry. I will share the original with you in a few days. I can also write blog posts, so I will be able to share a few photos from our trip. It was so fun-all except the broken wrist adventure!

My next drawing is a more vivid drawing of Lady Liberty. I’m not sure which I like better.

I don’t think I like either one better. I like them both and they both make me happy🙂. But I do think the bottom one is more a reflection of how I feel being stuck in bed with the hope of light at the end of the tunnel.

Until next time,

Happy Mother’s Day

I don’t usually like to post on Sundays, but today my heart is filled with so much love and happiness that I just want to share some of it with you, my online friends.

I hope your home is filled with kind words of love and loud shouts of children’s playing voices.   I hope you get slightly burnt toast, hand drawn cards from school, and paper flowers.

I hope you think on the memories of your own dear mother and forgive hers and your faults, and focus on her tender care of you.  I hope she is still around so you can give her a tender hug filled with love and gratitude.

I hope your beautiful children call you, or better yet, come by and fill your home with grandchildren crawling or running around and getting into everything.  I hope your home is filled with the music of love permeating all around you.

The words of this song have been playing through my mind all morning.  I hope you don’t mind if I share them with you–

“I see my mother kneeling with our family each day

I hear the words she whispers as she bows her head to pray

Her pleas to the Father quiet all my fears

And I am thankful- LOVE is spoken here.”

Happy Mother’s Day!

Free Word Art!

My iPad is out of memory.  It is such a bummer because I use my iPad A LOT!   Because I have the most wonderful, fantabulous, handsome husband in the world, he surprised me with an early combination Mother’s Day, birthday present- an iPad Pro!

I have been staying up into the wee hours of the morning playing and learning some of the fun things I can do on it.  A few of  my  favorite apps from my old iPad are:

  • Key Note–  I make Power Point type lessons for my Sunday school lessons, and memory books of our vacations here.  
  • Next Note-  I download my piano music here.  I have all of my church prelude music in one easy place. I have all of my sheet music with me all of the time, –AWESOMENESS!!  And since the iPad Pro is so big, now I can see it very easily:)

But my new iPad Pro favorite app is called Procreate.  It makes my Apple Pencil sing!  I have been using my crochet time in the evening to play with it. 

 So…instead of being able to show you a finished baby blanket—here are a few of the word art pictures I have been working on.  They are free for you to download and use them as you would like:) 

As you can see, I have been having too much fun and probably wasting too much time.  But it is so incredibly addictive!!

Life is definitely SWEET around my house:)  I hope you like the art and many happy blessings to you and yours!