Time rushes on! It’s hard to believe that this weekend we’re already into Daylight Saving Time. They say time flies when you’re having fun… so I must be having a ball. As a new enrollee of Acrylic University, I have learned so much in the last month. Besides taking advantage of Jed Dorsey’s weekly mini… Continue reading Golden hour February & other goodies
Author: Violet Nesdoly
A new blog direction for 2023
I can scarcely believe we’re nearing the double digits of February and I have yet to post a blog in 2023! This is not altogether unintentional, as I have been mulling over what to do with the blog this year. I have discovered that as my interest in art grows, my enthusiasm to write diminishes.… Continue reading A new blog direction for 2023
A Candy Year
One can look back over a year in many ways. Today we'll do it with candy. This little poem not only looks at the various types of candy with which we commemorate the year's special days but also lists some of my candy memories from childhood, young adulthood, mom-of-young kids years, to current candy temptations.… Continue reading A Candy Year
Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas to all the readers of my blog! Thank you so much for coming by and sharing a few minutes with me almost weekly. I wish you all the blessings of the season--safety, health, the company of family and friends, good food, and maybe a break in the weather to wear off… Continue reading Merry Christmas!
Guided When confluence in the heavensshone brighter than any illuminated textthey high-fived, then headedto the mall for myrrh and frankincensestopped by the bank for gold. Whenever, on that dusty trekneedles of sand attackedcamels were crabbythighs chafed, tailbones achedeyes rose again to blue-white beamwhich drew them like a magnet. In Jerusalem when no one knewabout an… Continue reading Guided
Bonhoeffer – book review
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric MetaxasMy rating: 5 of 5 starsRaiding the Biography section of our church library has recently led me to some great reads. The latest is Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas. This biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a 39-year-old German theologian, executed just two weeks before the Allies liberated the camp where… Continue reading Bonhoeffer – book review
Shopping the Sales (and “Disappointment” – poem)
It seems the weekend of American Thanksgiving has taken on a special place in our North American economy with its accompanying sales. "Black Friday" is no longer one day but has morphed into a shopping monster that lasts a whole month, surely all the days following the Friday after US Thanksgiving. (I just got a… Continue reading Shopping the Sales (and “Disappointment” – poem)
What is this light?
We have a paperbark maple tree in the back yard which is always tardy--the last to green up in the spring and the last to glow red in the fall. In fact today it is still green, though that green fades a little more each day. I have photographed it in its last blush through… Continue reading What is this light?
A day of remembrance
Poppies - Photo © 2017 by Violet Nesdoly In Flanders FieldsBy John McCrae In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and… Continue reading A day of remembrance
Creative Challenges – do you play along?
I’ve just finished my second year of creating an ink drawing every day in October! This art challenge, called #Inktober, is only one of the many creative challenges that I’ve participated in over the years. These creative challenges span the calendar year. Opus, our local art supply shop company, sponsors Opus Daily Practice—a challenge to… Continue reading Creative Challenges – do you play along?