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.
Sometimes the greatest expression of love is simply to stand shoulder to shoulder, holding hope for each other.
Wishing you all the joy your heart can hold!
Dear friends in the blogging world, Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement this year! Your presence in my life blesses me every day. As we celebrate holidays and close out the year, I wish you....
I feel his anguish as I paint. The hunger, the sting of salt, the despair. When there is nothing left to say or do, just shadows of essence barely clinging to the horizon. Then, the letting go. When every last vestige of control slips irrevocably into churning depths. When everything you fear most emerges…Read more Surrender
Tend Your Soul
Recently I painted a friend's "safe place." Turbulent waters threaten her survival; and in her mind, she swims to a quiet, peaceful space to weep, dream, hope, and gain new strength before plunging back into the storm. Places possess power. Yesterday I wandered one of my own safe places, a prayer labyrinth buried deep in the…Read more Tend Your Soul
Happy Birthday “Nani”!
I could not stop grinning while painting this commission. What an absolutely adorable little person! Happy first birthday, Nani! May your eyes always alight with such delight!
Art Process – mixing media
I learned to paint in my teenage years using watercolor. I invested income from summer jobs into private lessons with a local artist, renowned watercolorist Claudette Beddingfield. I fell in love with watercolor’s fluidity, spontaneity, and transparency. In college I discovered the power of line as it whispers and shouts, hints and exclaims. Combining watercolor with graphite and…Read more Art Process – mixing media