Friday, May 31, 2013

a song from jenny

jenny & missy

creation dream
this is the only video of creation dream i could find on youtube.
i suggest that you just close your eyes and listen.
Centered on silence
Counting on nothing
I saw you standing on the sea
And everything was
Dark except for
Sparks the wind struck from your hair
Sparks that turned to
Wings around you
Angel voices mixed with seabird cries
Fields of motion
Surging outward
Questions that contain their own replies...

You were dancing
I saw you dancing
Throwing your arms toward the sky
Fingers open-ing like flares
Stars were shooting everywhere
Lines of power
Bursting outward
Along the channels of your song
Mercury waves flashed
Under your feet
Shots of silver in the shell-pink dawn...

Thursday, May 30, 2013


~is soaring~

sweet friend,
i'll see you soon.

in the meantime,
i'll be looking for you
in the moon & stars,
in the mountains & oceans & rivers,
in sunny skies & rain clouds,
in flowers & fields & trees,
in the wind,
and everywhere.

love and love and love


visit missy's caringbridge site

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

proper music

yesterday, missy asked,
 in a whisper, for "proper music" : )
her stepdaughter, laurel, said, "tina malia?"
missy whispered, "perfect."

Sunday, May 26, 2013

i'm with her now

love, love, love her

Saturday, May 25, 2013

i'm going to her

yes, i'm leaving in the morning.

my theme song for tomorrow

Friday, May 24, 2013

my very best friend

i spoke with her today,
told her that i love her so, so much.

she is on her way.

i am overcome.

you can read my post
on her caringbridge site

Thursday, May 23, 2013

rainforest diorama

p.s. you might just recognize
those three frogs from here.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

block printing

this year, in ned's class,
i have shared the job of art mom
with janelle, another art mom.
it really has been so much better with two,
especially since his class size is close to 30.

this block printing project was janelle's idea,
and i loved it so much that i brought home
the materials to make a few myself.
the materials:
a wooden block 
{about 2½" square},
wool yarn 
{enough to wrap several times},
acrylic craft paint,
& paper
{cut to 10" x 7½"}.
also helpful:
a paper plate for a palette,
cardboard for a mat.
when printing,
start in the top left corner
and rotate ¼ turn each time you print.
this creates a more random pattern.
make 4 rows across, and three rows down.

rustic, but orderly.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

things i'm making

what are you making?

Monday, May 20, 2013

earthly delights csa - week 1

our first share of the season
drunken woman frizzy headed lettuce
forellenschluss lettuce
pea shoots
red giant west indian mustard greens
pac choi
green garlic
stirfry mix
spring onion
sungold tomato plant
ground cherry plant

find out more about our csa here.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

tree city juice and smoothie cafe

okay, treasure valley neighbors,
i need to tell you about a really rad,
bona fide juice bar in our neck of the woods.
{it's even affordably priced}
juice and smoothie cafe.

there is a location downtown, on capitol,
and this one is in meridian,
at the corner of eagle road & fairview.

they have shelves of fresh wheatgrass.

it's legit.
we've been making it our
saturday after-soccer routine.

if you bring your own cup,
they give you 50¢ off.

i get a 24 oz vitariffic
they each get a 16 oz mango sunrise
{with raspberries}
today, they gave us
don't put junk in your trunk
stickers to stick on our cups.
they even have sandwiches.
see the full menu here.
join their tree-hugger's club
to earn points & to get a free smoothie
on your birthday.

Friday, May 17, 2013

etsy wanting, one through five

one of these

two of these

all 3 of these

all 4 of these

all 5 of these

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

would you? could you?

yes, you should.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

thai iced tea

do you ever...
drink thai iced tea?

emily sent me some for mother's day.
she found it here.

i sweetened it with stevia & added half & half.

♥thanks, emmy♥

Monday, May 13, 2013

second grade self-portraits

ned's class did the most amazing
self-portrait project for mother's day.
{click on the image below to get a better view}
his awesome teacher, 
miss michalak {say: mee-HALL-ick},
did this project with the kids.
{she does this every year for mother's day.}

she had the kids start with a mirror,
a 5" x 8" sheet of paper,
and a pencil.

she talked about face shapes,
facial features, and proportions.

using their mirror as a guide,
she had them draw their faces,
roughly the size of their hand,
on the paper with the pencil.

next, she had them lay a piece of
5" x 8" plexiglass on top of their drawing.
using a sharpie, they traced their drawing
onto the plexiglass.

then, they flipped the plexiglass over
and painted the back using acrylic paint.
there was lots of debate
about how to mix the paints to create 
their accurate hair and skin colors.

after the paint dried, there was an opportunity
to fine-tune the sharpie on the front.

the results were so beautiful.
the kids really captured their physical features,
as well as their personalities.



{i love that ned added his beauty mark}
{of course, it is a mirror image}

i am just so impressed with these
aren't they amazing?

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