Sunday, January 29, 2017

Well Done, Thou Good and Faithful Servant

For the past 18 months, our daughter has been serving a full-time mission for our church in the great state of Tennessee, but will finish her labors on Wednesday the 1st, when she comes home!  We are excited for her, happy about her choosing to put others before herself, but we are happy to get her back home.  This week's envelope will be waiting for her in her room, with my final "mission letter."  I think I'll miss writing to her every week...all the more reason to find others to send a little something to each week! 😀 Here's our missionary!  
Here's her envelope:

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Soccer Parks and Japanese Mail

Today was my turn to take my youngest to his soccer game up to North Phoenix.  He plays all over, but the complex he went to today, the Rose Mumford Sports Complex, is my favorite because of all the older trees that dot the landscape.  So, while he was out there vigorously defending the goal as "keeper", I watched the game, as well as vigorously sketched the trees as a "doodler." The game finished before I did, but here's what ended up in my sketchbook:
Also, last week I doodled yet another envelope and sent it off to a friend who is serving a mission in Japan.  I envy the amazing beauty that he is likely seeing every day in the architecture, the symbolism and the culture.

Friday, January 13, 2017

"Air" Mail

This week's doodled envelope, sent to a neighbor who is down on her luck.  

Saturday, January 07, 2017

A Couple More Letters

After finishing my annual Christmas Can, it was back to the regular sketches and doodles.  I did one last week but failed to post, and finished another envelope up today.  The goal is to send out a letter a week to someone who has come on hard times, who has impacted my life in some way or another, or who just might be in need of a fun, little envelope.  Here are the two most recent:
A little lighthouse for a friend who's husband recently passed away.
A more tranquil doodle for an individual who helped me remember some truths about myself and reminded me of some key insights that I had forgotten.  This one was fun to put the mailing address right on the big lily pad!