Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

My sketchbook is on tour!

Remember when I filled up a sketchbook and sent it to New York City to be part of The Sketchbook Project? Well, it's now on tour along with many others! The chances of anyone actually looking at it are infinitesimal, but it's an interesting happening (for me) just the same.
 Pom, the tour will come to North Boulder on July 23. You can find details here. Apparently, you have to RSVP if you want to go. This is probably the only stop on the tour where I know anybody. (I used to live just outside of Boulder, so I can almost visualize where my book will be!) If you should decide to go I think they can look up the book by my name or it's ID# which is B826081. Anyway, it's fun that mine actually made it on a tour. They don't all get to do that. (I think it's a random pick thing.) You can find more posts about the sketchbook here.

Josh and family came up for a visit for a couple of days. It was good to see all of them and spend some time with my grands, Nathan and Starry. I miss my boy, but it looks like things will work out better for them in Kentucky than here. Jess's large family offers her lots of support with the kids as the whole family faces some challenges. (I talked more about those challenges in this post. The problems with Jess's siblings that I mentioned in that post seem to be resolving themselves.) They do hope to move 10 or 15 minutes away from her family to a place of their own in the future, but for now will live with her folks and siblings. They live on a very nice farm in the country near Paint Lick, Kentucky. (Love that name!)  I think communal/extended family living is an idea whose time has come in our present economy. So many struggle financially or health-wise, and an extended family living under one roof can help to share burdens. Of course, being human beings, it can be difficult living in close quarters, but it can also be an opportunity for growth. Anyway, I'm praying that they will not only survive, but thrive!
Nathan and Starry walk in Paul Bunyan's footsteps in Pequot Lakes, MN.
Starry playing in the lake just a couple of blocks from my apartment.

Nathan having some park time. They went to a LOT of parks while they were here.
This picture popped up on Facebook. Son Jordan, skating with friends somewhere in the Fort Worth area. :)
And a few cute pictures of Micah's three girls...
Adele, with her hair blowing in the breeze, lol.

Sweet Audrey. She's trying to loosen another tooth so the tooth fairy will bring her something good!

Hazel and Audrey

Hazel aka Hazey

Ha, ha. So much fun!

Sorry! When Micah does these "photo shoots" I just have to put them all up here for posterity!

Now that the company has headed home I may settle back into some art projects and reading. I have several books going at the moment.

I came home a little early today because I was feeling kind of puny and we were pretty much caught up and well-staffed at work, for once. So, I'll take it easy and play a bit. Thanks for looking in on this rather longish post. If you made it this far...THANKS! :)

Have a great rest of your day!


  1. I for one am not in the least bit surprised that your sketchbook was chosen to go on tour. You really are quite good at it.

    Your little girlies are just so cute. No wonder you post those pics. Wish so much I could share pics of my grands here but that is not to be. I agree with you that living in community either with family or not is the way to go. But it is not always easy. I try my best to keep my opinions to myself and mostly succeed. smile.
    Whatever it was that was making you feel puny has hopefully passed. Take care, GM

  2. What beautiful grandchildren.
    Congrats on your sketch book going on tour. That's pretty neat.

  3. Cutest kids ever!!! omigosh :)

    congrats on your traveling sketchbook.

  4. Hooray for your sketch book! Hooray for you, good artist!
    I wish I could go up and see it and give it five stars!
    (CUTE grandies!)

  5. What a blessd family! You have so sweet grandchildren. Respect! Happy journey for your sketch book! Good decision!



  6. Look at all your lovely grandies!! They are precious and happy. And congrats on your book tour :) I hope maybe Pom will be able to see it!


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