When I'm not doing missionary work I keep busy. I miss my art supplies and I haven't found much of anything here that I want to work with. I miss all the Graphic 45 papers I have at home and all my dies and embossing folders. Ah..well time is going quickly and I will soon be home. I will miss the work here. The people are great and so need the gospel in their lives. What blessing they will get if they would open their hearts to Jesus Christ.
So I decided to take up knitting or crocheting when I'm not serving in my calling. Here is some of things I've been doing.
I have 3 more scarves to make then I'm done with scarves. I have to finish the vest and the afghan and then I don't know what I will tackle next. I hope you enjoy these pictures of how I spend my nights. Thanks for stopping by.
Count yourself lucky when you see the sun go down on Galway Bay. What a beautiful sight. The weather here has 4 seasons...rain, rain, rain, and rain. The wind is very strong coming off the Atlantic and makes 12c feel like minus 2c. We have been lucky since we got here and we have had sun. Coming to Ireland, bring your woolies.
Missionaries are treated like heroes here. We don't like to be put at the center of attraction, but these people love to feed you. We have loved to dine in the local restaurants because I love seafood. So here is some dishes we have enjoyed.
I guess it's time for me to update my blog. I've here in Galway, Ireland since January 18th 2013 on a church assignment. The people are wonderful. They are humble people and many are living in very humble circumstances bearly knowing where their next meals are coming from. That is why we are here to help them rise above their circumstances and keep the faith. We are teaching English language lessons and other basic needs. One thing they are not afraid to do is walk unlike North Americans who drive to the corner store. These people walk 40mins or more to church. Some drive 2 hours to come to church. They are so grateful for all they have. I live in a modest flat with no tv, or the modern appliances that I have at home. I do miss my art studio though, but I keep busy serving others and it is a lot more rewarding. Here are some pictures of Galway.
Here I am in Galway, Ireland. It is a pretty town. I will post pictures as soon as it stops raining. I'm a little nervous with driving on the other side of the road, but I'm sure I will get use to it one of these days.
I haven't had time to be artsy since we got here. Not sure if my mission will give me the time to be creative in that way. I didn't bring any supplies. I think my creative days are on hold until August 2014. I'm hoping to be able to share my talents with some of the people here. Anyway stayed tuned for pictures of our new little town in Ireland.
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Lots of packing which I hate. One more needle to get. Still waiting for our visas, sure hope they come soon. It is so hard to know what to take and what to leave behind. I've packed my suitcase, then changed my mind and repacked. Giving lots of clothes to the Salvation Army because I know I won't want the stuff when I get home. Lots of rain in Scotland and Ireland and I can't find an all weather coat with a zipped in liner and hood. Hope to find one over there. Just a couple more weeks before we leave.
I guess I will turn this blog into my travel blog or maybe I will use the card blog. We shall see when the time comes.
Hope every one has a very Merry Christmas.
Well we are into December already. This year has flown by. January 2nd 2013 my hubby and I are leaving for 18 months on a church mission to Scotland/Ireland. It is something we have wanted to do for along time. We have been in the planning stages since April. Doctors, dentists, house to rent out, belongings to pack up, visas to apply for, driver's license, health insurance...oh...so many things to arrange for.
I am hoping once we get settled I will again start posting about our assignments and pictures of the scenery. We are not sure what country we will be in first. We will be moving around some to different congregations between Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Scotland and Northern Ireland they use Pounds and southern Ireland they use Euros. I've never been to Ireland so it will be a great opportunity to see the countryside.
I am taking basic art supplies with me. I will try to do an art journal of my experiences.
Thanks to everyone who follows me. Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
I'm sorry bloggers for not being able to keep up with this blog. It's not that I haven't been creating, it just I can't seem to keep up with all these socials medias. Here is a 4x4 I completed yesterday. The swap was called Steampunk Halloween. The other pictures are other things I've worked on recently.
All my pictures are sideways these days. No matter how I turn them around in my photo album they get turned on here and facebook. Driving me crazy. Anyway this is a little Halloween for you.
I am having trouble keeping up with the blogs, facebook and other places. I need to stop one, not sure which one yet.
I'm having a hard time getting around to blogging these past few months. With Facebook, Pinterest and the Yahoo Group, I end up spending too much time on the computer. I have been doing some artwork. Here is another 2 tags I made.
Welcome friends. I've created this blog showcase my love for mixed media. I want to learn all I can from inspired artists that I meet. Come with me on this new adventure. You can also find me at Art For The Creative Mind Blog. click here