“Sheepdog,” Sharpie, colored pencil, collage
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My only “hobby” is reading. I love good fiction! Recently I discovered José Saramago. Oh. My. Gosh. I love him.
Here are a few lines from the book, “All the Names.”
The devil isn’t necessarily lurking behind every door.
The mouth is an organ that is all the more trustworthy the more silent it is. (p236)
Besides, it was unfair to the poor boy, if he had orders not to say anything and he was carrying them out, he should be congratulated, not submitted to the various forms of emotional blackmail at which families excel. (p281)
Cipriano Algor is sixty four, he is past the age of childish sulking and has some way to go before he reaches the elderly equivalent. (p237)
Besides, not everything will necessarily happen tomorrow, some things will happen only the day after tomorrow. (p216)
While there’s life, we’re guaranteed hope. (p249)
My favorite book so far, though, is “The Cave.” More soon!
My friend Wendy Murray is hosting a really cool trip that I thought I’d share with you, in case you have always dreamed of such a trip and just need to know about it!
I met Wendy when we worked together at Christianity Today magazine in the 90s. We used to walk together during lunchtime and talk so much that the time FLEW by. I miss that!
This 8-day tour is based on her most recent book, “A Mended and Broken Heart, the Life and Love of Francis of Assisi” (Baker Books, 2008). The trip dates are September 3-10, 2009, and you can get itinerary details here. Wendy will be a wonderful hostess and companion… highly recommended!
I’m fresh home from my trip to Virginia where I had a wonderful two days of teaching and didn’t take a single photo. I was so busy enjoying everyone’s work that I forgot… BOTH days!
On the way home I was feeling like I wanted to take my own advice and draw. I didn’t have a sketchbook with me but wanted to do SOMETHING… I folded some 8″x11″ pieces of cover stock into some little booklets, and this was the first thing that came out (above)… what to draw?!!
So I made a little scribble to get me started and the above little nonsense drawing came out.
Then I switched to some colored permanent markers (Sharpies) and Copic pens I had in my purse, and drew some of the people around me.
This couple sat right across from me at the gate…
These ladies were friends I think.
Two singles… maybe they’ll meet? (P.S. I included this spread even though I totally messed up on the lady’s chin and the mistake was hard to “fix” — just want to encourage you to keep drawing, even if you don’t get it right all the time!!)