There is a beautiful arrogance in the works of great artists, and I am trying to learn from them. The other day, I drew a picture of my boy. It wasn’t very good, and it made him look like decidedly simian. I frowned, then thought of Picasso: I wrote ‘My child as a monkey’, and signed my name beside it. If in doubt, just change the title and call it art.
May has been a weird and wonderful month. I started off a little glum and lost, (that’s what happens when you go cold turkey off blogging and social media). Happily, I discovered eBay as a sort of nicorette patch to ease me off some of those withdrawal symptoms. Bid, bid, bid. It worked a treat, but let’s just say I have a LOT of summer clothes now. A LOT…
A bunch of us are exploring art journalling for the first time. This is more like a journal than a sketch book or scrap book – where you record your feelings, but through colour and swirls and ‘found poetry’ and quotes. It’s SO MUCH FUN.
It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but this is is me cheerleading for the best blog posts and articles in March 2014.
I wanted her to tell me how to ‘do’ Benedictine prayer. But this is not a ‘how to’ book. It is a story of searching for God in the middle of the ordinary.
Reviews on Mumford and Sons, Tim Keller, Gungor, Audrey Assad, Amy Frykholm, Ed Cyzewski, Larry Helyer, Tan Twan Eng and more
A speedy look at the best films, books and Real Life things from my Autumn 2013
Miscellaneous favourite things: handwritten letters, sunsets, the smell of petrol, baklava, popcorn, singing descants to Christmas carols, irises and roses, waterfalls, learning other languages…