Wednesday, February 6, 2008

ash wednesday

so here it is. ash wednesday. the beginning of lent. a time when we Christians are called to fast from something until Easter. i went to the 7:30 service this morning. it was nice. i've decided to give up eating meat. i don't eat a ton of meat but i eat enough that 40 days will prove a challenge. wish me luck.

websters defines ash wednesday as such:

"The seventh Wednesday before Easter; the first day of Lent for most Christians; the day after "Fat Tuesday," or Mardi Gras. It is frequently observed as a day of fasting and repentance for sin. In some churches, ashes are placed on the foreheads of worshipers on Ash Wednesday as a reminder of their mortality. The words of God to Adam in the Bible are often used in the ceremony: "Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."

Monday, February 4, 2008

self portraits with wallpaper (2/2/2008)

So I have to admit that I haven't really wanted to post anything new. I've kind of just felt like keeping to myself of late- bringing my continuing hermit-azation to it's next plateau.

So instead, I'm going to post some self portraits I took the other night. The "wallpaper" was purchased at Michael's craft store- and is really just 4 pieces of designer paper (for scrap booking) taped together. I think the little project came together nicely if I do say so myself.

You be the judge: