My blog art buddy, Lisa, sent me some goodies! Isn't this lovely?
She made me some friendship bracelets. Love!
SO cute, right?
Book club was GREAT! We sat together for three hours, drinking coffee, eating cupcakes, talking and talking. I like getting the house clean. Why don't I feel so inspired more often?
Jenny spied a praying mantis at her house! A bit different than Katy, don't you think?
We had a lot of fun getting together on Labor Day.
Once a month, one of my friends and I are going to have an "art date". We had our first one this week. I picked her up at her house. First we read Philippians 4:8: Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
Then we prayed that God would open our eyes as we went on a "flower field trip".
We began at a garden center. We both LOVE pretty things and we saw SO many pretty things that day!
A fairy garden!
We both bought pansies and produce.
It felt right and good to treat ourselves to some real beauty. We then went on to a flower shop. I sort of got caught up in the toy corner.
We soaked up a lot of beauty there (closer to town) and then headed south for a final flower destination. We were getting hungry so we stopped at a bakery for sandwiches.
We enjoyed great conversation about how we can love what we look at and receive that as a gift from God.
I packed us each a "kit" that included pens, pencils, Sharpies, and journals. The plan was to sit at the park and reflect, but we ran out of time.
Next month it's my friend's turn to plan our art date. I'm looking forward to it very much!
Do you ever go out on art dates to simply look at what you find beautiful?
I'm going to knit for a while and then get ready to go for my yearly mammogram. Jenny and I might walk at the state park after that.
I hope you have a cheerful day today!
Thank you for coming by to say hello!