Friday, May 6, 2011


Hi everyone! It's been a lovely and I do mean LOVELY day! I got to drag out the ol' bike for the first time this season after work! I wanted to see how long it would take to bike to work in case I find myself able to do so (based on time and what time of day) sometime soon. It only took about half an hour so not bad! I also made some lovely enchiladas for my family. I prepared the recipe last night because I had to make dinner fairly early today so those who were around on time could eat as a family as my little brother and sister were going to go see a movie. It went well! Everyone seemed very happy--it is one of our favorites! I will try to type up the recipe soon for you if interested!

Tonight is our youthgroup's once-a-year dance they started a couple years back called "The Black and White Affair". It's a lot of fun the only qualm I have is the color scheme--my best dresses are in other colors! I'm going to leave shortly for it. I wish my fiance didn't live halfway across the country because I'd love to have brought him along hehe. But it will good to see my friends all together to be sure!

I know I have been promising to show some art so here a few are. If anyone knows how to have more "control" when posting pictures I'd love to hear! I'm having some difficulties placing them--it isn't agreeing much with me and I don't know how to add captions! I'd greatly appreciate it if you could help me out in this area!

The pictures are all for upcoming Confirmations. One of my many sisters is getting Confirmed and my youngest brother. For them I did pictures in Prismacolor Markers. (I love those--they work so clean compared to cheap ones!) They were going to get Confirmed on Easter vigil but rules have changed but I think it will be soon never-the-less! The other picture is a commission by a friend of mine. She is a girl's Confirmation Sponsor and the exciting thing is that girl is entering the Catholic Church this Easter season! Her favorite animal is a loon so I tried to draw her as one (kinda tough as I didn't' have a photo to go off of so I had to rely on my friend's description of her personality! I hope I did ok showing some of her.) I LOVE drawing people as animals. Since her friend is a loon she requested I make the priest a beaver or something northwoodsy. I also added lots of symbolism. I'll explain it in a bit but right now I have to go get ready for the dance! More to come!


  1. Hey your pics are great! I thought your subject matter was interesting since I spent a while last night googling images of flames and doves for our newsletter for Saturday Night church.

    Also, I have some faux painting books here for you, 4 to be exact, if you want to come get them sometime soon.

  2. Hi again dear - once you upload your pictures and select them to transfer to the post (and it is on your post, but not yet published), you click on the picture to change the picture's position and to add a caption. A little box will show you and you can pick to position your pictures left,middle or center; you can also choose the size you want it to be. Play around with it and let me know if you figure it out. Hugs

  3. I love all of the pictures, you are so talented!

  4. Laurie, that IS funny! What was your article about in the Newspaper? Also--not quite sure what you mean about painting books but I'd love to see them--always looking to improve my art!

    Mom, sounds good. Somehow it wasn't doing that for me but maybe I just need to poke some more!

    Thank you so much Jennifer! :)