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A day in a bubble.

February 22, 2013

It started out as a simple idea.

To paint snapshots of my day. Teeny tiny paintings.

Barely enough space to capture what I focused on throughout my day.

I don’t know  with which little painting it hit me… I am so thankful for these little bubbles …little gifts throughout my day.

A simple day…dotted with moments that burst beautiful in my mind.


… a day unfolding perfect before I ever stepped foot in it. Citrus fingertips which flip the pages of a holy text that feeds me fuller then the little plate beside it.

… Talking style and Grace. The idea and the time to capture the moments of my day.

… clean hot water to shower and cool water to drench the plants in my daily ritual of keeping the green in my studio. For hot fires which don’t backdraft and sweet herbs warming upon the soapstone fireplace.

… for my young friend and her ever growing, ever stretching ideas of who He is…and what He will tell her.  I love how capable she is while I run about in the cold getting my errands done.

… the leisure of walking through the art store…feeling like I have all the time in the world to pick out just the right thing.

… finding myself with just enough time to take tea with a friend before I need to return home.

…lo mein and blasting loud music to quiet the dinner rush.

… opportunities to speak Truth into my girls when their sister treats them wrong… been there done that, “Sisters are forever, honies…you can be a good sister or a twit….your choice. But we know what being a twit will get you.”

… Painting bright yellows with the girls, sunshines with long rays and daffodils…and then getting a word. A post floats across the keyboard in minutes….and back to the long watery rays of the sun.

… getting to see a favorite band.

… a lonely bowl of ice cream to keep me company…but, kids sleeping soundly, a husband returning today, and Thursday night TV (my favorite) and a warm blazing fire on a frigid night makes it all cozy.

… warm flannel sheets… and no kids running for buckets and bathrooms… a sound sleep.

These moments are me… I became each moment.
You are what you center your thoughts on.
So capture each one…with ink and paper… with paint and notebook… with shutter and film.

You are in each one… your spiritual identity coded in each thing which captured your attention.


sharing with: Jennifer at StudioJRU and PPF.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2013 2:31 pm

    I love this! (Especially your sisterly advice. I will have to use that on my own four girls… many times a day.) Thank you for sharing!!

  2. February 22, 2013 3:29 pm

    Lovely bubbles and meditations. The colors of gratitude are bright and charming.

  3. February 22, 2013 3:34 pm

    That’s great! Where did you come up with this idea? I love it and am thinking it would be fun to incorporate the concept into our art. Thanks for sharing at Studio JRU…I’m glad I popped over and was inspired!

    • February 22, 2013 4:34 pm

      I Was looking at the painting I did of my son catching the chickadee…. and thought it would be nice to have many moments collected.
      I would love to do more of it.

  4. February 22, 2013 3:57 pm

    i LOVE this post! it makes every day seem dreamy and thankful. let’s do a bubble day at your house?! what do ya think?!

    • February 22, 2013 4:35 pm

      Oh girl… you name the time, I have the place…. let’s do this.
      the more times I get to see you in a week the better.

  5. February 22, 2013 5:51 pm

    Great idea for journalling. Happy PPF, Annette x

  6. February 22, 2013 6:47 pm

    this is an amazing idea… love the bubbles capturing your life and enjoying seeing the snippets… xx

  7. February 22, 2013 9:09 pm

    I love your little bubbles! You are very talented! Coming from StudioJRU…

  8. February 22, 2013 10:37 pm

    Oh, T – such a good idea! Sweet Tweener and I are trying to do art journaling each day for Lent – a sharing of emotions…this would make it so much more manageable – not such a LARGE blank area!


  9. February 23, 2013 10:01 am

    What a marvelous idea! Your art work is beautiful. Thanks for the great idea focusing on the blessings of life that God has given us.

  10. February 24, 2013 7:48 pm

    Very clever idea and fun outcomes each and every one! HPPF!

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