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The Musician

We’ve been studying the books of Jeremiah and Lamentations in Scripture as a church on Sunday mornings.  As a person who is drawn to the melancholy, I get a sense of vindication reading Jeremiah’s words.  The world isn’t all rainbows

Posted in And the Distance Dissolves Into the Love, Beauty out of Pain, China, Exhibits, Forming A Collection, Gallery Shows, Jesus, Paintings, Solo Show 2017, TV, Uyghur

Lillias Trotter, Regret, and a Sketchbook

This is my biggest regret over the last ten years – that I didn’t “see” China and the Hui people through the lens of art that has been given to me.

Posted in Acceptance, Beauty out of Pain, China, Creative Practice, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus, Self Awareness, Sketchbook

Sing, Mary, Sing

The line between joy and grief are blurred in our walk with the Lord.

Posted in Acceptance, Beauty out of Pain, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inspiration, Jesus, Paintings, Women

Beginning the First Memories Series

I love that the project elevates transparency, reflection and a form of service in the listener’s willingness to hear and understand another person share a piece of who they are.

Posted in Acceptance, Artist's Talk, Beauty out of Pain, Creative Practice, Forming A Collection, Inside My World, Inspiration, Paintings, Rejection

Returning to Art

I came to realize that who I was had more to do with experiencing the love of God and less to do with what I actually did or accomplished in life.

Posted in Acceptance, Beauty out of Pain, China, Creative Practice, Inside My World

There’s a Triceratops in My Kitchen!

Coming from my background of infertility and seemingly only able to have my son, Joshua, I’m surprised at times the level of emotion I feel by little things like seeing one of his toys on the kitchen counter. This piece

Posted in Autism, Beauty out of Pain, Infertility, Inside My World, Motherhood, Paintings

An Artist’s Thick Skin

Artists are supposed to have a thick skin.  A ton of rejection comes with this business.  It’s just a part of it, and that’s cool.  Not everyone will like my work or what I have to say.  I’m finding that

Posted in Acceptance, Art Collecting, Art School, Beauty out of Pain, Drawings, Exhibits, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus, Mother-Artist, Rejection