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…

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. A lesson best learned early and held tightly throughout life.…

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 trying to build an audience, because what I post is…

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 in common with D and so have lots to talk…

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 doesn’t see the heart. God is different. He doesn’t judge…

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 They would sit and talk to me for hours When…

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 how that is gonna translate to your ‘smart phone’ but…

take.time

what’s going on?

So.o.o I’ve spent the whole day messing around with the tags and categories here on the blog. I found cute emojis for each tag and each category. Now all I have to do is find out if they will actually work, or if the site will crash from an overload of cuteness,   And, I…

bibliography

All scriptures quoted on The Contentment Cottage Blog are from the Revised Standard Version of the Bible (RSV), unless otherwise noted: Revised Standard Version of the Bible (RSV) Published by Zondervan Corp. Grand Rapids, MI 49500 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 64-17541 Women of Faith Study Bible (NIV) New International Version Published by Zondervan…

that explains it 2.0

Here it is the first of August, and most of the projects are in the finishing stages. The posts that were planned for my “that explains it” series have been on hold most of the summer. My re-arranged studio sits exactly as I left it weeks ago. But, the good news, depending on how you look…

that explains it

This is a post about self-evaluation. And please remember…I write because…to quote Cyril Connolly…”it is better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” Since very early childhood I have been told that I “don’t play well with others.” Today, in my golden years, those…