This is an illustration project from my student days (dated 1993) and one of the few pieces of my original work that I kept in our move. My mind works in pictures so I had great fun figuring out how to marry words and images together into something more than… Read More »A for ‘Orses – an Illustrated Alphabet
Arts and Crafts
Some ideas for creative projects as well as arts how-to posts for you and your family.
Apparently 15th November is ‘I love to write day’? No idea who, where, what or why that is, but the date is significant to me as it’s my Dad’s birthday – he would have turned 71 this year. So in honour of the day, I’m going to write briefly about him.
Above is my recent sketch from a favourite photo of him taken on my wedding day in 1994, he is embracing me as I leave to go away on honeymoon (I didn’t include myself in the sketch as it’s the back of my head and big wedding hairdos are hard to draw). I love this photograph but it’s a bitter reminder of how much I have missed his hugs for the past seventeen years.
‘It’s a Dog’s Life – Finding the Profound in the Peculiar’ by Jeff Lucas
A friend recently lent me ‘It’s a Dog’s Life – Finding the Profound in the Peculiar’ by Jeff Lucas (published by CWR, UK 2016) to read and I absolutely loved it.
The blurb on the back says this:
With his usual comic eloquence, Jeff takes a different view of some of his more peculiar moments, and discovers the even a dog in the back of a stranger’s car can teach us something deeply profound about life.
Join Jeff as he tells stories from his life that illustrate how God can redeem his mishaps and show him, and us, the brighter side of life.
I think my kind friend took one look at that blurb and thought ‘here’s another quirky Christian writer who laughs about ordinary stuff, I better show it to Liberty so she knows she’s not the only one’. Read More »It’s a Dog’s Life by Jeff Lucas