Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A Christmas Postcard

My first time experimenting with sending a digital Christmas postcard designed with elements from my own painted designs and family photographs. It's always good to keep learning and keep trying something new! I thought I would share it here now that it has been delivered safe and sound to everyone on my Christmas letter list.

Set your VCR and mark your calendar!!! Jan. 10 at 11:45 AM I will be at our local ABC affiliate (Channel 5) in Des Moines taping a live interview for my upcoming Barnes and Noble book signing. I plan on bringing along my original painted scrapbook pages and demonstrating a quick technique. (It's only 2 1/2 minutes so I have to talk fast-shouldn't be a problem)!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

May you have a blessed and wonderful time of celebration this Christmas! It's Christmas Eve, my kids are all tucked in bed and I have the stockings lined up on the living room coffee table. We've spent the last 3 days with family and are looking forward to a few more days of being together. Some of our family didn't make it home as planned-due to the storm in Denver so we get to spread the holidays out even more-not a bad thing.

This month has been a whirl of activity, planning and celebrating. I feel so blessed. It's as simple as that. God is good and somehow standing in church this morning, dressed as an angel while striking a pose looking down on a fake plastic baby-I was struck by how real it all is. It isn't just a story, it is everyday life-Jesus here with you and with me-an amazing thing that ordinary me was so important he became a child. So simple and yet so complex and beautiful. Revel in that today, tomorrow on Christmas day and every day of the year.

Merry Christmas!