And the Winner Is…

Jany O’Rourke with her array of economical and recycled home decor.  Jany will be receiving a fabulous gift from Susan’s Bath and Body Boutique. Thank you to everyone who participated. I have loved experiencing all you art!

Here is Jany’s submission in case you missed it.

Planters made from broken chairs and old boots

Planters made from broken chairs and old boots

Old leather suitcase made into an end table

Old leather suitcase made into an end table

Cute and affordable way to decorate and store books

Cute and affordable way to decorate and store books

Funny dog pictures

Funny dog pictures

Keeping a person's name close while they are far away

Keeping a person’s name close while they are far away

Duct Taped Last Minute Fashion

Duct Taped Last Minute Fashion

Jean Planters

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September Art: Jany O’Rourke – Creative, Recycled Art

Planters made from broken chairs and old boots

Planters made from broken chairs and old boots

Old leather suitcase made into an end table

Old leather suitcase made into an end table

Cute and affordable way to decorate and store books

Cute and affordable way to decorate and store books

Funny dog pictures

Funny dog pictures

Keeping a person's name close while they are far away

Keeping a person’s name close while they are far away

Duct Taped Last Minute Fashion

Duct Taped Last Minute Fashion

Jean Planters

Most days in September I will be featuring art from readers (or myself if nothing was submitted that day-so submit items!). Email me a picture, document, or video of something you created at jessicaveldstra@outlook.com

Some examples of items you could send are
•drawings
•paintings
•photography
•poetry
•short creative writing
•fashion designs
•make-up art
•jewelry you created
•videos of songs you composed
•pictures of meals you have cooked

The sky is the limit. Whatever entry gets the most views in the month will receive a small prize from me, but the point of this month is to celebrate the art we all create. I will credit you and if you have a business, I will link your website with your art.

September Art: Jessica Veldstra- “Fairy”

"Fairy" by Jessica Veldstra- Oil Painting

“Fairy” by Jessica Veldstra- Oil Painting

Most days in September I will be featuring art from readers (or myself if nothing was submitted that day-so submit items!). Email me a picture, document, or video of something you created at jessicaveldstra@outlook.com

Some examples of items you could send are
•drawings
•paintings
•photography
•poetry
•short creative writing
•fashion designs
•make-up art
•jewelry you created
•videos of songs you composed
•pictures of meals you have cooked

The sky is the limit. Whatever entry gets the most views in the month will receive a small prize from me, but the point of this month is to celebrate the art we all create. I will credit you and if you have a business, I will link your website with your art.

September Art: Marcia Veldstra- Photography “God’s Art”

God's Art- Photograph by Marcia Veldstra of Papua New Guinea

God’s Art- Photograph by Marcia Veldstra of Papua New Guinea

Most days in September I will be featuring art from readers (or myself if nothing was submitted that day-so submit items!). Email me a picture, document, or video of something you created at jessicaveldstra@outlook.com

Some examples of items you could send are
•drawings
•paintings
•photography
•poetry
•short creative writing
•fashion designs
•make-up art
•jewelry you created
•videos of songs you composed
•pictures of meals you have cooked

The sky is the limit. Whatever entry gets the most views in the month will receive a small prize from me, but the point of this month is to celebrate the art we all create. I will credit you and if you have a business, I will link your website with your art.

September Art: Carol – Flower Arrangement and Vase

Carol from Papua New Guinea, flower arrangement and vase

Carol from Papua New Guinea, flower arrangement and vase

Most days in September I will be featuring art from readers (or myself if nothing was submitted that day-so submit items!). Email me a picture, document, or video of something you created at jessicaveldstra@outlook.com

Some examples of items you could send are
•drawings
•paintings
•photography
•poetry
•short creative writing
•fashion designs
•make-up art
•jewelry you created
•videos of songs you composed
•pictures of meals you have cooked

The sky is the limit. Whatever entry gets the most views in the month will receive a small prize from me, but the point of this month is to celebrate the art we all create. I will credit you and if you have a business, I will link your website with your art.

It’s Friday! September 20, 2013

Jessica Veldstra-Butterfly in Colored Pencil
Drink of the Week:

Gin and Tonic- we had a friend make us these on Sunday with New Amsterdam Gin, Fentiman’s Tonic Water and a slice of lime. Delicious.

Blog of the Week:
I have been loving reading the five part series The Scandal of the Evangelical Memory by Geoff Holsclaw as someone who knew all this stuff about church history but have somehow forgotten in the blog wars, John Pipers and Mark Driscolls and as someone who attends a Wesleyan Church, I love the reminder that Evangelicalism started out with an emphasis on Feminism and Abolitionism. Where have we lost our reforming zeal? Here is Part Three but I would recommend reading the whole series as it comes out.

Activity of the Week:
Wallyball. What can I say about it. Terrifying at first, but mostly because the last time I played anything resembling volly-ball, I was in high school gym class. Adult women are so much more forgiving, encouraging and nicer than high school boys. It ended up being a blast and I don’t think I have had so much fun making an absolute fool out of myself for a really long time. I also don’t think I have ever had this many bruises on my right arm.

Song of the Week:
Let Her Go by Passenger has been a favorite in our house these days.

September Art: Patrick Thompson- Raspberry Mead

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Patrick’s Raspberry Mead – made with honey, raspberries, and yeast and aged over a year.

Most days in September I will be featuring art from readers (or myself if nothing was submitted that day-so submit items!). Send me a picture, document, or video of something you created to jessicaveldstra@outlook.com

Some examples of items you could send are
•drawings
•paintings
•photography
•poetry
•short creative writing
•fashion designs
•make-up art
•jewelry you created
•videos of songs you composed
•pictures of meals you have cooked

The sky is the limit. Whatever entry gets the most views in the month will receive a small prize from me, but the point of this month is to celebrate the art we all create. I will credit you and if you have a business, I will link your website with your art.