Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Doodles and Mandalas, Oh My!

So, there is a fantastic new app out there called "Amaziograph". If you don't have it for your iPad I highly recommend it. Totally addicting. Basically it is a patterning app that takes what you draw in one section and puts it in all the other sections. It copies what you are drawing as you are drawing it. I love it so much I got super excited while playing with it. 

This brought the interest of my children. Oh my, you think I had fun, apparently my kids had a blast too and I don't want to share! Haha. 

I must point out that I am currently operating on an iPad 2, 7 years old and currently getting slower and slower with the latest IOS updates. If you have an iPad Pro, get this app! It is way too much fun!

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Dreams Realized

Have you ever started something and dreamed and wondered if you would ever complete it? Yeah, me too. The problem with us crafters is we tend to be excited by the new and different. It seems we are fascinated by whichever is the latest intrigue. For me it has been a morphing from Zentangle to Hand Lettering to creating my own adult coloring book.

I will not bore you with the crazy details of my life over the last 6 months, suffice it say that without those crazy circumstances I may never have gotten to where I am today. And what is so special about today you ask? Well, ahem.... Drum roll please....


Yes my friends, it really happened. It's called, For Such a Time as This and it's available on Amazon.

I can't believe it's a real thing! I feel like I am walking on air. But I know this would not have happened if not for the very interesting circumstances that led us to where we are today.

Friends, I want to encourage you to remember that sometimes it may seem like there are some pretty dire and terrible things that are just dragging you down, but don't be discouraged. There is beauty in the ashes, joy in the pain, hope in the emptiness. God shows us this through His intelligent design in nature. There are pine cones that will only fruit and seed with the extreme heat of a forest fire. There are things that can only happen when something that seems devastating happens first. Hang in there and trust that God knows what He is doing. I am so glad He is in charge. I don't know how people live life without knowing that He is controlling it all.