Wednesday, May 24, 2017

WOYWW 416- 8th Anniversary!

Happy 8th Anniversary to All
Most especially Julia who brings us all together each Wednesday, for better or worse, in sickness and in health, richer and poorer.
We've been through a lot together, 
...and here's to many more!
Untouched, unstaged(obviously) view of my desk.
Take me as I am dear deskers!
I did search out the WOYWW pin gifted to me by Julia, and am enjoying my last views of the ATC's shortly on their way to next desker forward and Julia.
If I get it together I'll post more about them at Quietfire Creations.
They are on these cute little stands I got at a volunteer appreciation dinner meant to hold cell phones.

Cell phones down! ATC's up! Time for visiting!
This is what Peace looks like!
Thanks to you all, from a full heart, for posting, visiting and being community!

Comments and Questions warmly welcomed!
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WOYWW 414- Mashup!

Paper work, paper play!
Some of this came together over at Quietfire Digital.
I am planning on swapping on the anniversary! tho only forward and to Julia.
Some of this will get mashed into that!
TIA for visiting and I plan do the same!

Comment and Questions warmly welcomed.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

WOYWW 409-Still in Bunnyville!


Raw photo!
To see more of the Bunny Bendi Card, hop over to
  Quietfire Digital.
Cheap Joes was having a dented and bented sale, and I couldn't resist the pan pastel pearl for $1.
Put some adhesive in the tiny neck bottle. Jury still out on that one.
Glue dots def do not improve with age! Use them or lose them!
Honk if you love wet glue!

Thanks for visiting and  see you at your place!.

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

WOYWW 407- Bunnyville!

Bunnyville!
More on that over at Quietfire Digital.Please hop over if you have time.

I want to share what happens on another desk of min- in the art room of the
These beautiful  children, in state custody have experienced abuse, abandonment and neglect.
Art time heals, comforts, bring joy, healthy challenge and smiles and color into their lives.
Huge shout out to The Home for allowing me the opportunity to serve our children.
and
To Suzanne Cannon of Quietfire Design for sharing her gifts with us!

We made Easter rings!
I cut a
kaleidoscope of butterflies, flock of sheep and chicks,and a herd of bunnies.

I can't show you their faces...
Every adult who has found happiness and peace in their lives after childhood trauma says there was one person who made a difference in their lives.
Could you be that person?
I pray that I am.
Thanks for visiting and inviting me to your place!
Comments and Questions warmly welcomed.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WOYWW 405 - Going Green! Heart Expansion!


On the right-can you make out the pile of new stencils by Suzanne Cannon 
for Elizabeth Craft Designs!
You can find out more about the St Patty's Day Explosion Box box and so lucky ATC's 
Here at Quietfire Digital Blog.
Lots of green, on my desk, in the garden and in my heart!

I want to share with you, dear deskers- the healing power of love and creativity.
A year ago, I met a 5 year old child ( and his siblings), experiencing abuse, and neglect, beyond what you can want to imagine.
He had almost no speaking or social skills. 
He was allowed to come to art time with me,yet he could hardly participate as he couldn't use a scissors, paint, glue, or other supplies, with any control or focus long enough to do anything.

Monday, during homework time- that comes right before art time, he read me a story- 8 pages long! with feeling!
And we can have conversations! He can tell me what he wants, how he is feeling!
**Just that he is willing to feel!**

I wish you could see his eyes when he looked at me while reading when he needed help with a word.
**He trusted me enough to risk asking me for help.**
Then, in art time- where I have 12 children, ages 4-12- all levels of ability,
he sat at his place- with two cups of water, scissors, glue and paint, and painted a rainbow for me.
(I'm simplifying and leaving out quite a bit of happy mess)
In fact all of the children now sit and create with me.
My heart grew at least double.

So I hope this made you smile- I'm still smiling!
Thanks for visiting and welcoming me to your place!

Comments and Questions Welcomed!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WOYWW 404-Over the Top?

Yes, this weeks desk, such as it is, yes, more ribbon and foamy shapes, new cut files and backgrounds,
and,
The question is,
Is this Brave girl ATC over the top?
From the "off my desk" series- all things found on my desk at the end of the day- except this crazy glitter I found during tidy and toss!

Would this help you to be brave?

I'm bravely off to visit as many desks as I can during this busy day:
  • Reception at Family Justice Center
  • Afterschool Crafts with LEAF Art in the Schools and Streets Easel Rider at Shiloh Community Center
  • Show nice helper person my SS card to finish my taxes! ( do I type like a woman getting her taxes done a month ahead of time!!!)
  • Help with Intro to Criminal Justice Class at Community College- role playing Domestic Violence scenarios with police academy recruits!
If I visit you,  I made it through!
Comments and Questions Welcomed!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WOYWW 402- Lost and Found-


Is there a land of lost valentines? The ones that don't get sent?
After great searching  and toss and tidy I found the foam shapes that will be perfect for Easter!
BOLO!
Some ATC sized paintings waiting to be inspired.
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Be sure to leave a comment there for prizes!
Go out and love some more!

Comments and Questions Welcomed