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If I create the seeds myself, hold them in my hand, they blow away in the wind like so much chaff. But if He creates the seeds, if He scatters them, that is an altogether different harvest... Both belong to Him. Seeds 1; 2021; 9" x11.75"; mixed media: watercolor, acrylic, ink, graphite, chalk, pastel. Seeds…Read more The Artist as Sower
A painting I titled Carried captured a particularly poignant moment in the journey of my soul, a moment that returned full circle last week when a pastor I've never met contacted me through my Facebook Art and Writing page. He asked for permission to share the painting with his congregation on Sunday. After I emailed…Read more “Fear’s Antidote”
A collaborative piece in progress, with talented dancer Rachel Quiner as visual inspiration, and talented and beloved song-writer, singer, and daughter-in-law to be Janelle Thompson as musical inspiration... Coming soon with Janelle's beautiful, original worship song based on Isaiah 64:8. Becoming; 2021; 19" x 28"; watercolor & graphite.
Winter Wander; 2021; 11.75" x 16"; mixed media: graphite, watercolor, acrylic, crayon.
Wandering in a Winter Forest; 2021; 7.5" x 13'; mixed media: ink, watercolor, gouache, oil pastel, graphite. Grasses arc ochre, under frozen sheen, sparkling like the laughter of my grandma, bowing at her feet. I see her there, at a picnic table, her wisdom words still embedded in black, trusting limbs, still reaching under the…Read more Timeless
An indigo iris motif weaves in and out of my fiction manuscript. In words and images, the flower presses it's way into my soul. With this last of four paintings of an indigo iris, I think I finally understand it... At least for today. Indigo Iris (4); 2021; 13" x 16"; mixed media: ink, watercolor,…Read more One Last Indigo Iris
Please visit the wonderful online publication, ShoutOut Colorado, featuring the people of my home state, Colorado! This interview was originally published in ShoutOut Colorado, December 22, 2020. Hi Colleen, how does your business help the community?We are not alone. I keep stumbling on this theme wherever I go in the world (and strangely, especially among…Read more ShoutOut Colorado Interview