Monday, February 2, 2015

Creativity: Planting Seeds

At times I feel like I should pinch myself
when I'm in a room with a group of people
"making stuff".

I love it.

This Saturday
was a fun morning for
my mixed media basics class called
Building Blocks.

I found out later from my friend Susanne
that Saturday was
National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day.

How perfect.

Inspire your heart with art.

That could be my theme.

That is how I want my life to be.

Melody and Addi ~ mom and daughter.

That is what I got to see unfold
on Saturday.

Addi made her own letter "A's" for this one. She is amazing!

One of my favorite parts of the class
is when each one has their papers all laid out
and then 
they select

The words they choose
always hits me in a profound way.
And a fun way too...

The words are almost always a key part of what I make
and what I lead
in making

How FUN is Laurel??

Made by Shara.

Another favorite thing that happens
is when
a precious soul arrives
they are
And maybe it hasn't been something
they have enjoyed or learned
and hasn't come naturally.

Shara's building block.


It's a beautiful thing
when someone
what they can do.

Created by Alanna.  Way to be brave!

And then, when I get the message that she went to the craft store after taking the class  .  .  ,
well, that just makes me smile from the inside out.

Art block by Jennifer.

Because I believe in the impact
of making something with your own hands.
I believe that it is soul-filling, heart-healing,
and can be the unfolding of prayer, of discovery, 
of acknowledging and processing seasons of life,
communicating, honoring, remembering.

And it's like
of creativity were planted.

Then they start to grow.

A reminder made by Julie.

Beautiful piece created by Jennifer. 

A little cutie made by Jennifer to hang by her doorbell. 

Lots of loveliness made by Julie for her daughter. 

Lisa brought a favorite quote and made this cutie!

Another lovely created by Lisa.

Oh my heart! Love this one made by Melody.

Another one put together so beautiful and rich by Melody.

Precious time spent together. Fills MY heart too!

I have a couple spots left
for you and a child

Here's the details:

Saturday, February 14, 2015


at Sturgis Photo and Gifts, Sturgis, SD

"Today you are You,
that is truer than true. 
There is no one alive 
who is Youer than You." 
~ Dr. Suess

Bring one of your favorite young ones and 
celebrate who you are with a touch of artsy fun 
and bit of faith-filled inspiration for your heart.

What a perfect way to spend Valentine's morning together!

Collage, paint & make a meaningful memory 
with one of your favorite kids.
 Learn some basic mixed media techniques 
on a wooden letter monogram of your first initial.

$30 per person. Includes all art supplies.

To register, call Terri Jo at Sturgis Photo & Gifts at 605-347-6570. 
Be sure to let her know the letters you would like. 
Deadline to register: February 11.

Recommended for ages 4 and up.

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