Today’s #snackbag featured me and Alice, per her request. #shethrewitaway #disposableart #lunchbagart #doodle #motherdaughter #maliceofalice
VOICES OF LIGHT: Joan of Arc and Saint Michael, The Archangel
by Celtic Botan
"Oh! What an honor for the feminine sex!…
This entire realm, once lost by [wretched men],
restored and saved by a woman again”
"Ditié de Jehanne d’Arc", by Christine de Pizan, 1429
one of the earliest known feminist writers.
"From my girlhood to the present time, in a
wondrous fashion I have felt in myself the
power and mystery of secret and
St. Hildegard of Bingen, mystic, poet,
and composer from the early 12th Century.
"A little girl […]
Upon whom arms and armor
weigh lightly; […]
Before her all foes take off at a run,
Of them none remains, not even a one.”
"Ditié de Jehanne d’Arc" by Christine de Pizan
Excerpts from "VOICES OF LIGHT"(Richard Einhorn) lyrics, which were taken from works by medieval female mystics.
(MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PROCESS AND WORK IN PROGRESS SHOTS UNDER THE CUT!)
From Kelly: Eek! This is the most beautiful and magical thing ever! Thank you so much! I can’t even comprehend your artistic ability. Wizard. I can’t wait to watch the video and learn stuff. Thank you for inspiring me and my daughter.
From Alice: I really like the picture you drew of me. I really appreciate you taking your time off to draw me this beautiful and wonderful masterpiece!! I think you are very talented young lady. Keep up the GOOD work!!!
She watches The Breakfast Club multiple times a day. Every. Single. Day. She’s decided to be John Bender for Halloween.
Watching #thebreakfastclub for the first time. #movieeducation #johnhughes #maliceofaliceAlice: “Can we watch it again?” Me: “Yes.” Alice: “I like it much much better than Frozen.” Daddy: (pauses movie) “Do you want to know something, Alice?” Alice: “What?” Daddy: “One of the reasons I liked your mom is because she reminded me of the weird girl in this movie.” Me: -__-
"Bittersweet" by Kelly Is Nice Photography
Two weeks, five days, and seventeen hours ago my dad wrote a good bye letter to each of his children and took a bottle of sleeping pills. Thankfully, after a few days in ICU, he’s home and well. Some people wonder how someone can do something like that. But I don’t. I completely understand it - because I’m just like him. For me, it’s a natural thought to want to stop living. I have these fleeting thoughts all the time. Some less fleeting than others. It isn’t a lack of anything that spurs those thoughts - I am not lonely or poor or unfortunate. I’m also fully aware of the blessings I’ve been given and am very thankful for them. Suicide isn’t that cut and dry. For some they’ve suffered a great loss, or been hurt by someone they love, or are stuck in a life they see no way out of… etc. I don’t have any of those things as an excuse. My life is wonderful. God has given me so much - a devoted husband, a crazy beautiful daughter, talent I can make money doing, a lovely little house, best friends, family that loves me, a kitty… and a million superfluous and unnecessary little things I don’t deserve. But even though I clearly see all of those things there are times when I just have an overwhelming desire to quit. Not exist. Give up. Make everything (good and bad) go away. To be honest, I’m not that sure why I have these feelings. It could be genetic or I could be crazy or just morbid. But regardless of why, I doubt they’ll ever go away - but neither will I. And the reason for that is by choice. I will continue to have moments where I’ll have to choose. To live. To love. To be happy. To be a mother and a wife. To be honest about my thoughts and feelings. To face my fears. To be selfless. To not leave everyone behind to take care of the things I’ve left undone. I know that during these weak moments I only make that choice because Jesus loves me and gives me the strength to. He’s glorified when I persevere. And persevere I shall.
Sharing this is sucktastically hard. I am like every single one of these girls. A beautiful person in a beautiful world that wants to leave it anyway. But I choose to stay and you can too. And we’ll be ok.
Today I’m remembering the last time my dad tried to take his own life. He seems to be doing ok but every day/hour/minute is different. I don’t think I’ll ever stop expecting to get that phone call when no one found him in time. Knowing there’s nothing I can do to stop it makes it hard. But it’s also important for me to know that he is 100% responsible for his actions. Just as I am. Thinking about the pain his actions have caused me reminds me to be stronger for Alice. I don’t ever want her to feel that she has a responsibility to keep me here. She has no obligation to my happiness. No one does. It’s entirely up to me. Today I choose to be happy even though I’m sad.
Alice’s snackbag for tomorrow features her BFF, Iris… In her natural habitat, of course. I’m sorry if she throws you away, Iris. Don’t take it personally.
Alice got a surprise guest #doodle by @Irrisrray on her #snackbag #maliceofalice #coolkid #lunchbag #bff #iris #alice
So you won’t be surprised that we want you to have Alice do a Frozen cosplay right? :)
Lol, I know she would love that. She’s OBSESSED. Her and Iris were dreaming about doing that the other day. It would be adorable.
I should have expected this request would be next. #elsa #frozen #disposableart #snackbag #prismacolor #disney #icequeen #lunchbag #maliceofalice
Thank you for… being married to me for nine years, reading Harry Potter to me seven times, supporting my fascination for dead things, always being the one to go to the bank, dancing with our daughter, not caring if I clean or cook, loving Jesus, proof reading my important emails, playing board games with me, telling me who to vote for, packing the camera equipment, making me hug you, giving me my medicine, buying me my Christmas tree, working hard, not needing me when you’re sick, grocery shopping, watching Billy Elliot that one time, wearing bow ties, supporting my hobbies, believing I’m beautiful, reading Twilight, enjoying my company, reminding me that everything is ok, not being sensitive, bathing the kitties, teaching me stuff, never getting jealous, drawing my volcano picture, being loyal to your friends, driving everywhere, climbing things, picking me up on your lunch break, listening to me play the piano, letting me decorate our house, kissing me goodnight, making logical decisions, letting me pick the music, choosing to love me everyday, and making up for all the things I lack in mind, body, and soul. I love you… forever… for always… and no matter what.
Happy Anniversary, Kelly
Alice as Anna, per her request. #snackbag #disposableart #lunchbag #frozen #doodle #sketch #brownpaperbag #disney #princess