Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Sunday, April 10, 2016


Yup, I'm still alive and kicking! Still pooped out from work, so I tend to take the path of least resistance as far as use of my brain: watching videos and other things that don't require much mental energy.

I rode along to church with daughter Micah and the grandgirls. I haven't been for a while, so it was a good thing. We got in lots of visiting while the girls played in the Burger King playland.

Micah is signing Audrey up for kindergarten and Audrey is pretty excited. It was a hard decision. She had planned to homeschool, but is finding that to be a greater challenge than she realized with three little girls and a little boy on the way. Nevis is a very small town (300 souls) and the school is close-knit with teachers knowing most of the students' parents pretty well. Audrey will also have a  cousin in the same grade. She's still checking into Hazel going into preschool, but she may be better off having another year at home. Grandma (me) lives only 1/2 a block from the school, which may come in handy.

Other than working, resting, and watching YouTube videos of Escape to the Country (my fave!) I've been doing a few ATC swaps.  These are for the Upside-Down swap. We had to draw from an upside down photo of something. This is what they looked like when I turned them right side up.

(most disappointing)

Then there was the Octopus swap. I never realized how many types there are!

So, yeah. That's why I haven't been posting a lot. Not a lot going on. Well, things are busy on the balcony!

It was in the 40's today, so those icicles melted. Spring is still playing hide and seek.

Thanks for checking in!


  1. Lisa, Glad you had time with your daughter and grandkids. We love our families. I like the drawings. Oh gee you have snow too. I am beyond ready for the real spring to come. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

  2. Love your ATCs. Hope Spring and warm weather come your way soon. I always feel things look more hopeful when the sun shines.

  3. I'm glad to see you have a feeder so you can watch the birds. When I was at my cousin's in PA in wintertime, a few years ago, it was so heartening to see how alive and busy the birds were, and how appreciative of the food!

    Happy to read a post from you today. May God strengthen you and give you good rest.

  4. Greetings and blessings to you in your love-ful life!
    Birds visit your home - children trust on you - and sometimes Lisa creates coloured sheets of papers: open heart for art and souls!

  5. I love seeing your drawings and paintings. The octopi are fun!


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