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Hello, I’m Evon (eee-vaughn), sometimes mistakenly called Evan. So if you went there, don’t feel bad, my teachers did too! Ha ha!
I’m the creator and master-mind behind “Lessons from…On the Wings of My Pen.” A natural teacher and nurturer of all things Journaling/scrapbooking/short story writing. I love to play with words, am a hopeless creative needle artist of 44 years turned major journaler in the last 16 years, lover of the needle-arts, paper, and pen. They are an Awesome Trio by the way as you’ll soon realize, if you come along and hang out with me for long. 🙂 I hope you’ll capture the firefly in my heart…and make it your own.
A transplant to the beautiful Pacific Northwest (WA) in 2001, originating as a mid-western gal born in Chicago, IL and trickling down the mid-western states of WI, IL, OK, MO, and TN. Have lived in a few other states as well, but these are the main ones.
While my two children were growing up, I followed my 1st husband across the country with his military/medical career. During this time, I created, directed, and managed a home mission project, “Stitchin’ Sisters/Friends”, creating hand-made bed-sized blankets for sponsored orphan children through REACH International (Berrien Springs, MI). 300+ blankets and 7 years working with some wonderful women across the country sending these amazing beauties to Romania, Honduras, and Rwanda Africa. It was my privilege to work with 61 women from places such as Spokane WA, Greeneville TN, Johnson City TN, and here in Walla Walla, WA. I also taught crochet to my daughter’s 3rd/4th grade classroom and in just 4 months we had enough 8″ squares to make 2 bed-sized blankets for children in Rwanda, Africa. Another mother pitched in in another classroom and we had an additional 2 blankets to send along as well. And if that wasn’t enough, some of the children from our schoolroom adventure wanted to continue, so I opened my home for “Kid’s crochet club” on Wednesdays after school. In one year we had enough for an additional 8 blankets!! YAYYY!!
Fast forward to 2015…
These days my pathway is still exciting, though on to another adventure, only in
journaling/scrapbooking/short story writing. I hang out here and you can also find me at my beloved, Barefoot Journaling Chronicles, on Facebook where the magic begins and continues to thrill members with all our cool treasures! Any of you reading this are welcome to come join us for new innovative ways to record your goals, successes, ideas, to do lists, etc, and just let your mind drift into creative exploration. We DO it all! And look forward to seeing you grow and flourish along with us.
I have been researching and basking in the joys of “bullet journaling” for over 2 years now, and this is our starting point to what you can discover when you visit. Our “Lessons from…On the Wings of My Pen” will include but not be limited to Bullet Journal Baby Steps. We will give you many ways to implement this amazing tool into your life, helping you with your goals, recording important events, appointments, tracking goals and habits, and adding in some hand-lettering, doodles, and many other treasures.
WELCOME to my cozy home on the Web…step in, pull up a comfortable chair, grab your favorite drink, kick up your feet, and enjoy the atmosphere. We hope you’ll be glad you stopped by…
Lessons from…”On the Wings of My Pen”
Barefoot Journaling Chronicles (Facebook closed group)