Monthly Archives: May 2017

Video of the Night: The ICAD Challenge Starts Tomorrow!

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Video of the Night: The ICAD Challenge Starts Tomorrow!

I took the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge last year and will be doing it again! If you ever felt you should be creating art but were too intimidated by the immensity of the idea to begin, this challenge is a great way to start. Everyone, no matter how busy, can make a piece of art 3″ x 5″ or 4″ x 6″ in a day. You might even already have some index cards in your desk…

Would you like to see some of my ICAD projects from last year?

Wordless Wednesday: What’s This?

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Wordless Wednesday: What’s This?

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A close-up of the security door at the front of my house.

Trinity Cathedral, Phoenix

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Trinity  Cathedral, Phoenix

Near the center of Phoenix, at the border of the art district, Trinity Cathedral rises like an  oasis.

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Situated around a central courtyard, the buildings enclose a labyrinth and a sculpture garden recalling Christ’s passion and the saints. Conveniently placed benches allow visitors a place to pray and reflect in peaceful surroundings. The current sanctuary opened for worship on Christmas Day, 1920.

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Another building bears a plaque which reads Bishop Atwood House Erected 1930.

A beautiful leaded glass door serves as the portal into the cathedral.

Monday Morning Wisdom #104

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Monday Morning Wisdom #104
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Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. ~James Bryce

Weekend Writing Warriors, Snippet # 56

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Weekend Writing Warriors, Snippet # 56

Every Sunday, the Weekend Writing Warriors and Snippet Sunday share 8-10-sentence snippets from their works-in-progress on their blogs for others to read and comment on. Join the fun! Click on the links to see the full lists.

I’m sharing from a “new” piece this week, Gabe’s Garage of Goodies. This is actually an old (originally written 20 years ago) story I never was able to place. I’m retooling it, hoping it could be a picture book for older kids. Here’s the opening:

Mike sprayed his truck with the hose, whistling while the suds washed away. The sunlight shone through the spray, creating rainbows if he looked at just the right angle.

He rewound the hose and grabbed his pair of car towels. With one, he quickly wiped off the water droplets; then he polished the surface with the second until it shone, reflecting his happy face.wewriwa2

“Hey, Mike! Look at this!”

Mike’s smile turned upside down at the sound of his neighbor’s voice. He looked up to see Gabe towing a huge canister behind him.

“This is my new Car Vac Plus! Want to see how powerful it is?”

I know it’s short (the limit is ten sentences), but what do you think of this small excerpt? Any suggestions on how I can make it better? Please comment below.

From the Creator’s Heart #100

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From the Creator’s Heart #100

For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength (1 Corinthians 1: 25 NIV).

Flower of the Day

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Flower of the Day

My offering for Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge. I have no idea what this tree is. Photo taken on Mother’s Day in the courtyard of the Phoenix Art Museum. IMG_0778

Photo by ARHuelsenbeck.