studio time

I’ve been celebrating my studio since right after lunch. Today has been so much cooler and that means the studio is very comfortable.


Finished a few pages of a new  project.


some sketches of favorite Bible verses


with cross-references and notes included.

This project is teaching me so much. I’m loving it. Hope your evening is filled with peace and grace, too.

see ya soon

anger is an acid

Mark Twain once said, “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” Back in April I painted a page in my studio diary to remind me of this. […]

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the tale of the numbers

A week’s worth of new experiences. A while back I opened a Facebook page to compliment Contentment Cottage – The Blog. That page has been limping along with under twenty 💚 likes 💚 since sometime in March. “Okay,” says I to myself, “there’s no real point in spending too much time […]

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write for yourself

…“it is better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” _Cyril Connolly Yesterday at lunch time we opened our home to entertain strangers. Again! As so often happens, both of our guests are educators and so have lots […]

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borrowed wisdom

The past month has been filled with writing. Just not here. I didn’t write either of the following articles—but I can certainly identify with both of them. Hopefully you will gain something from one or the other too. Man is impressed with the externals; he […]

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what do you see

  Do you see what I see? In A World of My Own Cats and rabbits Would reside in fancy little houses And be dressed in shoes and hats and trousers In a world of my own All the flowers Would have very extra-special powers […]

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another do over

Well…I’ve just spent the past two days doing this “Contentment Cottage Blog” over. Again! You won’t notice much on the surface. It’s all in the coding.  If you don’t know what that means, right click on the page and ‘view the source’ code. Not sure […]

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