1. My doll pattern with some ‘improvements’ done by my Miss Audrey 2. Franklin and Mr. Darcy display how even when you’re very different, you can still be friends 3. Reading this book and so far its really good and given me lots of food for thought 4. Speaking of food, I’m obsessed with Greek food at the moment.
Hello from a wet and soggy prairie! It’s been raining and gray and cold here for two days, but you know I’m not complaining! We desperately need the rain. And gray rainy days are good for staying in and creating, and I’ve got several commissions in the words– including a doll– that need to be completed this month.
I thought you all might like to see my doll pattern though (I make my patterns out of old paper grocery bags, repurpose! Reuse!) that Audrey got ahold of. She was very offended that the poor girl didn’t have a face. So she made her own!
And of course around here there are always critters around cuddling, and I took this photo on Easter of Franklin and Mr. Darcy. This is one of the few moments when Franklin wasnt nuzzling and kissing the rabbit. Awww, buddies! See, you dont have to be alike or even similar to someone to be friends!
And speaking of friendly differences, I picked up The Faith Club at the library the other day and have really been enjoying it. It discusses some really good interfaith issues, misconceptions, differences, and similarities between all three faiths. I’m a firm believer that if you’re going to have an intelligent conversation with someone about an issue, you better learn about it, on all sides. And this is a great way to get to know different faiths in an open and honest way.
Another book I just finished was written by my sweet blogging friend Wendy’s father– Becoming Orthodox. Which i found really enlightening because I have several Orthodox friends and am really inspired by Orthodox icons and art. It was also a really good read because I saw how in many ways their faith with mine. (And speaking of Wendy, have you visited her great children’s book blog? You gotta!)
And while these books are great food for thought, I am also always eager for, well, food food. And I have been super obsessed lately with Greek food. I’m talking….we’ve been eating it nearly every day, and it’s so good and honestly so much more healthy than how we had been eating. What is it about Greek salad that makes you obsessed with having more Greek salad? I also made a hybrid gyro/Greek burger using ground turkey, feta, kalamata olives and basil to make a pretty amazing dinner the other night (inspired by this recipe).
Also got THIS recipe book for some great recipe ideas. And while it may sound strange to say “I’m taking up an ethnic diet” instead of “I’m eating more vegetables” I guess to me it’s more fun and seems less like a chore. Hey, I’m being worldly! I’m totally trying new things! And there’s comfort in the option of baklava…am I right? 😉
Well, back to art making! Hope you have a great day–