Thursday, October 30, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
today as they mourn the loss of
Corporal Nathan Cirillo,
killed yesterday in Ottawa.
Terrorism is leaving no country untouched
Praying for Corporal Cirillo's family,
and for the proud people of Canada.
I remember sitting in tears,
watching the television when the United States
was under attack in 2001.
That feeling of helplessness,
the feeling of uncertainty,
it's a scary place to be.
Hold on to the faith that all will be well.
Hold on to God.
And hold onto each other.
Photo: May, 2014, in Midland, Ontario. Alice Hendon
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Thursday, October 2, 2014
As I mentioned a couple days ago, I am taking an online class called Mermaid Circus. It's taught by Jane Davenport and Teesha Moore. Our first assignment was to make a mermaid using collage art. I had never done anything with collage before. You literally cut all these bits and pieces out of magazines and glue them together to make something. In this case - a mermaid.I finished my first collage mermaid just a little while ago. There are litereally 78 cut pieces of paper in that mermaid you see right there! If you click on the photo - it should enlarge on your screen so you can see more detail. I also used ribbon, stickers, jewels, a photograph, gel pens, microns, a poster paint marker (which I may never use again - like ever), and some pan pastels. I am thrilled with the way it turned out. Pretty scary, but so much fun.
It isn't necessary to work in a certain theme, but I am. The theme idea came to me yesterday and my brain hasn't slowed down yet. I have ideas for about 9 other mermaids at this point. I may forego that whole 'circus' aspect and just concentrate on mermaids and mermans/mer-men?