August 28th, 2017


Having a Go at Creativity

No writing, no drawing, not much of anything in the way of creativity in a while. Gardening and yard maintenance plus running here and there combined with heat just sucks all my creative energy away during summer.  Now that the outside stuff is slowing down and the temps are tolerable I want to get back to hands on creation. For starters there's a wire wrapped bottle

and for inspiration I took an idea from egg_shell and ordered a couple of new journals. I even stole her picture of this one.

The other journal is another of the Q&A series, on writing.

Of course I'm still knitting, but since it's basically following a pattern, it doesn't feel very artsy to me.

Thank you Mary for always being an inspiration and for the picture.


Future Me

Once again egg_shell posted a great idea that inspired me to follow her lead and thus last year I wrote the following letter to my future self.

A letter from August 12th, 2016
Dear FutureMe,
It's great to see you doing so well. Really pleased that you kept up your exercise program and were able to walk all over Sunrise Ranch this year.
I love it that the kids are all doing well, Erin's new house is proving to be a real blessing in all our lives.
Thanks for another great year, God.

Pretty simple, but everything turned out pretty much as I wrote last year. I didn't make it back to Sunrise Ranch, but am in good enough shape to walk all over it.

Today I wrote another letter, longer, more detailed. I'll be waiting (or so I hope) to receive this the new letter on this date in 2018 and see how it makes me feel.

If you're interested in writing to your future self, it's here: