Sweet friends, today is the first Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for Currently 10.2020. I’m linking up with Anne in Residence for this monthly series. In this edition we’re talking about what we’re admiring, going, making, scheduling, wishing. The prompts for Currently 10.2020 were tough for me. And in reading some of the other gals’ posts, they struggled with them, too.
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the beautiful dresses created by my 1,200 new friends in the God Made Girl painting workshop hosted by Tricia Robinson. I am not finished with my dress. YET. Have next week off from babysitting and will complete it then. If you are looking for an uplifting, inspirational, creative art experience, please check this out. Registration for the workshop is $10, and the instruction is given in 7 bite-sized video lessons. It is well designed to encourage those who have never painted before and to engage those who have.
Aren’t these dresses inspiring?
I love the polka dot pleats on this one. And the corsage at the throat.
The dress below looks like a watercolor painting to me. And check out Karen’s calligraphy around the perimeter of the gown – so uplifting.
Suzy featured one of my favorite verses of Scripture from 1 Corinthians 16:14. Her black and white border remind me of my BFF Sharon’s whimsical MacKenzie-Childs pieces.
The red and pink bird print in the next dress spoke to me. I have never been much of a bird lover until this year. Maybe Covid forced me to slow down long enough to enjoy watching the brightly colored Wilson’s Warblers that have hopped about in our yard and sipped from our pool. These chubby cardinals and their friends make me smile.
The watermelony-pink color in this gown so vibrant. Love the opera gloves and the train, too.
Y’all know I love butterflies and associate them with my dad. So the butterflies along the hem of this pretty sundress warmed my heart. The style of this dress reminds me of the simpler time of the 1950s. So sweet.
I am grateful to my new friends from the God Made Girls for allowing me to showcase their work.
to try to start growing my hair and having it trimmed to look something like this.
my own God Made Girl dress. Tricia Robinson created this class around the acronym SWIPE. S=Scripture W=Write I=Illustrate and imagine P=Paint E=Encourage and based it on the following Bible verse:
You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.
~Matthew 5:15 (Message)
Then using an 11″ x 14″ canvas and acrylic paint we began work on our dress.
Adding bits and pieces of other things to make the collage, the dress, our own. Hope you will stop back by to check out my finished art.
We are asking that pictures included in the challenge be taken between 10.01 and 11.30.2020. So grab your cameras and start snapping away. Then meet us on Instagram the first day of November to share your photo of ‘comfort food.’ And on the last day of November, on our blogs, we will share all of the photos we’ve taken for the #25DaysofGratitude.
imaging and doctors appointments. This makes me feel really old!! I remember 15 years ago when my mom was still emailing and all of her notes would be full of details about aches and pains and the doctors appointments with which she and my dad were filling their days. And just like that (snaps fingers) here I am!!
PC has an appointment with an osteopath on Friday and has another ablation on Monday to burn the nerves in his back. I have an ultrasound of the masses on my thyroid on Thursday. Wednesday I am going with Lauren for an appointment to get an explanation of some potentially serious test results she just got back.
From here in Texas, I am also making and managing my mom’s appointments in Kentucky. In some ways, she is physically healthier than the rest of us!! Mom has an eye exam on Tuesday and a dental appointment in early November.
Now to ensure everyone makes their appointments.
I could heal my daughters’ hearts when they are breaking. Won’t say too much, but they received some difficult news late in September that had them both reeling for a few days. Even though my babies have babies of their own, they are still babies to me.
Wish I had a magic wand to wave away sorrow or sickness. Not just for them but for everyone who is sad or hurting.
Told you these Currently 10.2020 prompts were tough!! Going to start thinking on next month’s words right now: appreciating, ordering, perfecting, planning, and wearing.
Final Look at Summer Goals
On to the second part of this Currently 10.2020 post, a look at my summer and autumn goals. Before we can look forward to what I hope to do in the coming months, let’s see how I fared with my summer goals. Spoiler alert: not well!
- Work through the Blogger’s Toolkit course – started but haven’t finished. Have grappled with whether or not I want to continue blogging most of this year so completing this toolkit was not a priority. ❌
- Make several patriotic crafts – yes, yes I did!! ✔️
- Have a birthday celebration for all the girls – nope. Thanks, Covid. ❌
- Investigate how to become a notary – did investigate this. And have asked 2 notaries for information about becoming a notary myself. But they have been very closed-mouth about it. ✔️
- Get ahead on my blog writing and reading – I am doing better but still room for improvement. ✔️
- Create a new blog logo – see my first goal above. Didn’t want to put money and energy into creating a new logo if I wasn’t going to be blogging much. ❌
Looks like I fulfilled 50% of my goals. I will finish the Blogger’s Toolkit before the year’s end. And maybe fool around with creating a new logo, too. But not adding those goals to my autumn list.
Here’s what I do plan to accomplish.
- Finish fall housecleaning – having company for Thanksgiving and want the house spic and span. Also organizing, cleaning and purging stuff in our closets and garage.
- Give myself some grace – here’s how this looks to me…allowing myself afternoons to craft, or to read, to take an occasional cat nap with the kitties, to not run through my day trying to cross off everything on my to-do list. Not sure how that can be made measurable. But I need to permit myself to enjoy a slower pace some days.
- Complete the 40 Days Through the Bible study – started this several weeks ago and it is so good. The study is so well organized and includes a strong Facebook component that keeps participants engaged.
- Participate in the #25DaysofGratitude photo challenge – yes, going to make this a goal!!
How would you respond to the Currently 10.2020 prompts? Please share in a comment below. Then be sure to stop by Anne’s to check out her responses.
Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day here with me. I am glad this long week is half-over. Looking forward to a long, relaxing weekend. Hope you will find time to do something for yourself then, too.
Hugs and kisses,