Saturday, February 19, 2011

speak only

the truth.

something I worked on Friday. It needs words.

Mary Em

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love love love

Valentine's day was fun. Lots of love was shared. The sun was shining. The wind tossed our hair. Smiles were abundant. Music was listened to.

I love life right now.
I just do.
Mary Em

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ah Thursday. We meet again.

Thursdays this semester have been pretty adventurous. I go to Chatt State early to get a parking space and read in the library.I started this book today. I already feel like I'm going crazy. It's very very good.

Cara and I usually do fun things in between dance classes.

CVS is our favorite escapade. Apparently there are chocolatey fortune cookies named after me.

So Thursday, thanks for being you. Thanks for giving me time to create and teach and love and run across busy streets for 33 cent caramels with Cara.
Now I must write a paper.
Mary Em

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Art is About Life

Jenny and I wrote this. Inspired.

Yesterday, we went to the hunter. and drew pictures.

Mary Em

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Band Night, Hooray Hooray!

These guys love the Lazor.

Friday night was UTC Band Night at the Camp House.

It was so fun! The bands were all wonderful.

These two pictures are film ones! I accidentally opened the back of my light leaks. I also double exposed the picture accidentally. But I kinda love it.

This was such a fun night. I can't wait until the next one!
Mary Em

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Freezing cold creeks

There's something super frustrating about God taking your plans out of their neatly packed box and scattering them all over the face of the Earth. There's also something priceless about God taking control and telling you to trust Him.
I experienced both sides of the coin today during "Creek Kids". Rainbow Creek is a government housing complex down the street (basically) from where I live. The neighborhood is full of fatherless children who are unloved. Creek Kids' sole purpose is to love those children.

Our first official meeting was today. The morning was rosy and warm (I mean warm for January). I was excited. I had pulled an all-nighter with some friends and I was ready to charge at this day.
By the time the lovely people who volunteered and I got to Rainbow Creek, the rosy sun was no where in sight, the temperature had dropped, and the winds were chilling.
We walked around trying to just find one or two kids to come play with us. Then we, at least I know I would, would feel like the whole trip was worth it. But no. No kids really showed. There were three little bundled-up sweethearts running around, but they were wary of us (in spite of my friendly introduction. When I walked past the group a second time, the little girl shouted "Run, she's coming for us!" and they giggled and ran away)

Was this frustrating? YES. I had Valentines to make, I had hot cocoa to drink (well we drank that too...), I had four-square stuff, and above all I had great people that had sacrificed their Saturday afternoon to help. God was trying to show me something.
Plans are not mine to make. That's such a simple thing that I hear all the time, but I guess I needed it spelled out for me.

So no kids came. What did we do? We played four-square. I felt such a nice communityish feeling with all of us playing games together in the bitter cold.
All was not lost. The afternoon was not, in fact, wasted.
God teaches me lessons through the weirdest consequences.
Now it is time to sleep off that all-nighter.
Mary Em

Thursday, February 3, 2011

we were in love


sitting in starbucks.
a little girl named abigail being cute and friendly as all get out. she was determined to show me the cute little bear clutched in her hands and her sparkling ruby slippers.
writing papers.
planning art class.
thinking about tomorrow with excitement.
thinking about the future with dread.
courtney marie and the acorn singing in my ears.
now I must go and mix up tons of salt dough for little hands to mold.

Mary Em

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

We're out Looking for Astronauts

Oh Monday, I love you.

I am so glad I always keep sidewalk chalk in my car.

Mary Em