Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Twelve Photos - March

It's Dozen Day in the BPC Twelve workshop, so I've snapped photos today based on the class prompts. I had to make a few adjustments to the prompts in order to get them all in today, and I also had to use my fail safe plan for finding a photo to match any prompt - browsing through the Toy Room to see which of Robbie's collectibles could help me.

1. What You Drive - I used a photo of my Expedition in last month's photos, so I decided to try for a different perspective today.

2. Breakfast - I didn't check the prompts until almost mid-morning, so I'm sharing a photo of my lunch instead (leftover baked chicken & rice).


3. Something Green - So many choices for this one, but I decided it was Yoda's turn in the spotlight.


4. New - I'm not sure that I'm thrilled with it just yet, but today I got a brand new haircut (the 11 inches that are gone will soon be on their way to Locks of Love).


5. Hands - I really like how this shot turned out - how many hands do you see?


6. Faith - There were several choices for this abstract concept, but I finally settled on this display where all the truths of my faith can be found.


7. A School - The only kind of school I attend these days is online, so here's one of my favorite classrooms right now.


8. A Favorite Appliance - It's not the most glamorous appliance, but I am so thankful to have a good dishwasher. I just load it up, push a few buttons, and a little later I have nice clean dishes without the punishment of dishpan hands. (And if there's a large pot or pan that won't fit in the dishwasher, I leave it to soak in the sink. The next morning I find it all nice and clean sitting on the counter - Robbie rarely ever lets me wash them!)


9. Tuesday at 10:00 am - I changed this to Monday at 10 am since I want to get all my photos in on the 12th of the month. Look at the beautiful sunshine coming in through the windows this morning!


10. Pajamas - A little peek at my pajama shelf.


11. Family - We showcase favorite family photos in our front hallway.


12. Art - This beautiful painting was created especially for me by one of my former eighth grade students. It hangs on the door to my craft room.

I've been busy in my craft room lately and will be sharing some new layouts and my re-organized Category Drawers very soon!

12 comments:

Ellyn said...

great photos! I can't wait to see your pretty new haircut in person tomorrow!

Ginger said...

I love the new haircut! It looks fabulous :) Your choice for green is very cute!

CherylM said...

I love your photos Melissa! We really have some things in common.
Your new do......I too have been letting my hair grow so I can donate the cut to Locks of Love. I did this once before and am near doing it again.
And your Faith shot....I also have one of those little bible verse dishes, just like yours.
It's a small world, huh?
Enjoyed your post!

Amy said...

Sorry, I can't get past your haircut ... though I am not really apologising - it looks SENSATIONAL!!! Wow, I love it!

Sian said...

I think your hair looks fabulous too! What a gorgeous look for Spring

Tammy said...

Great photos! I am hoping to catch up with the classroom today during lunch. Can't wait to hear about your reorganizing. :)

Karen said...

First, I love the new haircut. Then your student's art work is just stunning, and I rarely have to wash pots and pans either. Those guys are great!

Alison said...

LOVE the new hairdo Melissa..you look great!
Alison xx

Sue Althouse said...

Nice collection of photos! I really like your haircut. And you are right, a good dishwasher is not something to take for granted.

Sandra said...

What lovely photos, and oohhh I like your hair, very nice

stacyj said...

Melissa,
These photos are AWESOME -- I absolutely LOVE your perspective. Love your new hair and the hands photo and the light in your living room -- wow!!

cate said...

another fan of the haircut, and I love that your dishwasher isn't white! I hate having to clean the front of the dishwasher every other day!