Monday, March 29, 2010

Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans

Wait.....I was supposed to be making plans!? No one told me I was supposed to be making plans. No wonder I always feel like I'm treading water in a whirlpool....with a blindfold....during a thunderstorm!
As usual, it's been a busy time around "Nash-ville." But, in spite of my haphazard approach to life in general, I have been quite busy making some of this.....

And a little of this.....

With a few pieces like this.......

In addition to getting ready for a show featuring things like this......

I've also been busy with the usual stuff like some of this............

And cleaning up lots and lots of this..............

And, of course, dealing with mountains and mountains of this......

[With a little help from my friends.....that's our cat, Friendly. And, no, he is not. You've met him here.]

But in spite of all the crazy stuff life seems to throw our way, I have managed to find a little time for this........

[That's me and my main squeeze, and our his dog, Cooper. We're sitting on the porch of our garden shed earlier this year. Remember Cooper from this post about his Christmas Snuggie? Update coming soon. Film at 11.]

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[Click the image above for the link to the mag.]
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dancing Shoes

“ Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.”-Angela Monet

I’ve recently been learning to dance. With others. By myself. Outwardly and in my soul. I dance for grief and joy. For disappointment and excitement. For desire and contentment. For worship and exultation of my Lord.

I can’t get enough of art and I secretly wish that I was more artistic myself. Dancing is an artful endeavor — one that I feel I can grasp because ANYONE can dance. It’s just a matter of hearing the music.

[Written and photo illustrated by my daughter. ~cn]

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Does This Post Make Me Look Smart?

Yes, Spock, the value of Pi is most definitely a transcendental figure without resolution. Yeah, that's it.....that is just what I was going to say. [cough, cough]

Sadly, the truth is that the last time one of my kids asked me to help them with their math homework, I had a meltdown that sounded strangely similar to Spock's computer on this clip. It was my youngest child, and she was in 3rd grade.

3.14...........Happy Pi Day Anyway.

(In honor of my oldest daughter who, in spite of my "stellar" math tutoring skills, is now an Industrial Engineering major. Apparently, that little apple fell far, far from the tree.)