Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Good things!

I'm just enjoying the feeling of being home after a long day of frying chicken! I'm having more muscle aches than usual. Maybe it's just that this is my fourth day of work in a row and they've all been either frying chicken or closing up the deli, which are the two most physically taxing shifts. One more day tomorrow (closing) and then I have a four day stretch off! (That's one good thing!)

I took some photos before heading to work this morning. Just to show some of what I'm up to. I know, I know, I said I was going to set aside challenges for a while, but I had already begun these two ATC swaps, so I'll try to finish them up. Here is my ATC notebook on which you see some ATC's in progress. The first swap is about...

birds! This little guy is finished.

The next three ATC's I decided to put in a watercolor wash for the background and then color the birds with colored pencil. Actually, that's what I did on the first little guy, too!

The second swap is Landscapes. This is the only one I've done so far.

At the top of the photo you see my pink journal and Bible and a little Moleskine notebook. My art supplies are at the ready along with some spiral notebooks filled with notes on books, writing ideas and art ideas.

On the side table is my Kindle, stuffed full of books I want to read. A lifetime of reading! (I just downloaded 14 free Beth Moore books!!)
And here's an autobiography I read years ago. I found it on one of the tables at the library book sale a couple of years ago and snapped it up quickly. It's a very interesting tale! (And I love his illustrations!)

This is relaxation central...

Another good thing is when you hear good news of family you haven't seen in a long time!
My cousins down in Angleton, Texas have started a café named after their mom (my aunt) Dixie. So cool to see her name up in lights! She deserves the fame!
Here's a link to the Dixie's Café Facebook page.
And heeeeeere's Dixie!
She's in the middle. :) Some of the girls may be relatives. I haven't seen any of them in so long, I'm not sure! Dixie's going to send me one of those fabulous T-shirts!

And these are some of the pies created by Aunt Dixie and my cousin Peggy!
This is real down-home Southern cooking, and that's a good thing!
So, after sending a birthday greeting to my step-son, Trevor, who lives in Baltimore, I'm going to pursue some of these good interests and feel blessed.
Thanks for stopping by and shalom to all!


  1. I hope you enjoy your four days off, Lisa! That's a lot of chicken to fry! Your ATC's are very nice. I like your cozy art spots.

  2. Morning, new friend. Thanks for a sweet glimpse into your life. Sure enjoying getting to know you.

    Take care and enjoy your day. :)


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