Monday, September 19, 2011

A New Blog + Life Updates

No, I'm not changing Life After Eating Disorder [again]!  ;)  However, I've been wanting to write more about my art-making adventures in ways that don't really mesh with this blog.  So I created a new blog just for all things art called Epiphany Art Studio, just like my Etsy shop.  There I'll be talking more about my process as well as the business side of things.  If you're interested, I'd love you to join me there.

The past couple of weeks have been rough.  From dog injuries to bee stings to spur-of-the-moment tooth removal, it's been absolutely crazy.  Thank you for encouraging and supporting me through it all.  You are awesome (yes, you!).  Thank you for being a part of my life.

So . . . now you deserve some updates on all the crazy goings-on!  :D

Jackson seems to be healing up wonderfully after his run-in with a tree branch.  He should be getting his stitches out this week.

My mouth also seems to be doing well after last week's tooth extraction.  I can fully open my mouth without pain, and haven't taken any pain medications since the day of the extraction.  I've moved on from baby food and pudding to eating toast and cottage cheese, and even managed some mini hot dogs over the weekend.  Even better, there seems to be no sign of infection or dry socket.  What a relief!  God is so good.  Through it all, I've been resting and trusting and listening to my body.

I discovered a way to create amazing high quality giclee prints of my art (thank you, iPrintfromHome!), so I have added those to my Etsy shop, as well as new card stock prints and blank cards.  Even more exciting, I finished a new painting, which both the Best Husband Ever and I love.

We've been enjoying some breezy autumn weather, and spent this weekend hanging out with friends, one of whom is about to embark on two years of media missions work in Africa (amazing!).  What's more, the Best Husband Ever and I celebrated our wedding anniversary!  I love you, amazing husband.

Wedding, Poladroid-ed

Whew!  So much has been happening!  And through all of the hard stuff and scary stuff, I still feel immensely, immensely blessed.

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." ~ Matthew 11:28-30


  1. You are blessed. Great attitude and YAY for the new blog!

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