Monthly Archives: December 2020

Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: Cab


My neighbor’s son drives for a transport company, so it’s not unusual to find a big rig parked in our cul-de-sac.

More Oddballs.

Kammie’s Oddball Challenge: Dugout


One day last March, I dug out these four little palm trees that had sprouted up among the bushes. Sadly, it was one of the highlights of 2020.

Video of the Week #286: Building the Moroccan Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art


Wordless Wednesday: Rock On


Favorite Memes of 2020


Every Friday, I post a meme that I hope will inspire and encourage all my creative readers. Here are my favorites of this year:

Now it’s your turn. Which is your favorite? Tell me in the comments below, and feel free to share these encouraging memes on your social media.

Monday Morning Wisdom #290

Monday Morning Wisdom #290

God says to you, “I love you, I am with you, I want to see you come closer to me and experience the joy and peace of my presence. I want to give you a new heart and a new spirit. . . Just trust me and let me be your God.”

~ Henri J.M. Nouwen, in The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom; photo of Nouwen by Frank Hamilton, used under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike Unported License.

Sunday Trees: Juniper


More Sunday Trees.

From the Creator’s Heart #287


Favorite Photos of 2020


At the end of every year, I like to post my favorite photos that I’ve taken during the year. In the past, I’ve walked almost every day, and I often take my camera with me. This year, my walking habit stopped abruptly when Greg got home after his surgery and rehab. He needs my help getting ready in the morning, and that comes at the expense of other things. My daily walk is something I hope to reinstate in 2021.

Most years, I work hard to cull down to 10 or so pictures for this annual post. This year, I don’t even have 10 good photos to pick from. Most of these shots have appeared on my blog recently, even though they were all taken in March.

I captured this rainbow from the window of Greg’s hospital room:

The rest were captured on two separate walks through the neighborhood:

Creative Juice #222

Creative Juice #222

Merry Christmas! May God’s Love indwell you today and always.

  1. Beautiful (and humorous) embroideries.
  2. Zentangle + pottery.
  3. A quilter grows through the years.
  4. An Andy Warhol exhibit from two years ago. I missed this article when it was first posted, but I was happy to come across it now.
  5. The story behind Handel’s Messiah.
  6. I love libraries. Here are how some decorated for Christmas.
  7. The story behind “Silent Night.”
  8. A quilter photographs her many quilts.
  9. The prettiest Christmas cookies I’ve ever seen.
  10. Verdigogh always looks so Christmasy to me. Here’s how several artists interpreted it.
  11. This blog definitely gets the best reader comments. You guys are all going to have to step it up on ARHtistic License. (Let that be one of your New Year resolutions.)
  12. This might be too late for you, so you might want to bookmark it for next year: how to sew gift bags.