Unclogging the Drain

The kitchen sink in my dorm appartment has been clogging up for a while. The water would run off, but it was slow-going. Then, slower. And slower. Until yesterday, it was completely jammed. A sink full of greasy water and floating pieces of tiny lunch scraps. I confess, this is…

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When you can’t help but laugh…

I have been taking a course in counselor's training as part of my studies in theology. The journey is rewarding, but requires lots of emotional energy and is potentially nerve-wracking. The sessions can get intense and stir up deep emotions. And in between sessions you have time to process all…

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It’s more fun to share!

I have been working on my books. Experimenting with colored pencils and different collage styles. Feeling encouraged one moment, then feeling incompetent the next. Because I can see my progress, but also just how much I still can't do. It can discourage you. It discouraged me. But then, after a…

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My Creative Weekend!

Painting I got a commission to paint some sceneries for a kid's play. I got grey paper on a long roll. Next, I needed a place to hang it while painting. I ended up unscrewing the handles of my bedroom closet and using the doors as the paint surface. It worked…

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Travel Log Uganda, Day 11-13: A Summary

We continued work on the pallet furniture and got it done. The varnish made the colors pop and gave the wood a protective coat. I hope this furniture doesn't get attacked by termites (some of the unused pallets were already attracting them). We started building a chicken coop and mostly…

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