An Adventure in Papercutting… Part One!

Well. It has been more than a week since I posted… but I had a good excuse! Housecleaning was one part…

Kate and I read through the next chapter of Her Heart and Home last Tuesday. The chapter itself was very small, but the message was very big. The author paralleled Spring cleaning with Ephesians 4:31, which provides us with a sobering list of things we need to sweep out of our lives! Imagine putting on our aprons and rubber gloves, tying back our hair, and gathering our tools to attack the grubby cobwebby corners of our minds. And then, once everything’s all fresh and clean, we can brighten things up with the lovely thoughts found in Ephesians 4:32 and Philippians 4:8!

We did some real life housecleaning as well… last Tuesday we worked at straightening the house and we washed every bit of laundry there was to wash. And then yesterday we did the same thing! Because in the five days in the middle, Hubby Dear and I had a wonderful chance to get away! Here’s what we did…

We got together with these people…

… and covered the floor of this wonderful barn (and everywhere else we went!) with snips of paper!

The Guild of American Papercutters celebrated its 20th anniversary this past weekend! Can anyone guess where the Paper Caper was held? (Hint… we have stood on this very porch and in this very barn while time traveling!)

If any of you know me, I’m not a “conference/meeting/convention” sort of gal. It takes me a while to warm up and feel comfortable with folks I don’t know, but I’m so glad we decided to go to Collection 2008. We met some wonderful people from all over the world and came home inspired and blessed! And we got the chance to see lots of Penn-German artwork that I’ve only seen in books up close and personal… with camera and sketchbook in hand! I’m going to try and add a little each day for the next week or so about some of the artists at the conference, so keep checking back!

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