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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

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

The Woman at the Well

Inspired by the theme for the upcoming PACT show, “Gratitude,” here is the third piece that will be showing at the 10th anniversary fall exhibition. The woman at the well chats with Jesus and her entire world is turned upside

Posted in Acceptance, Drawings, Exhibits, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus

Who Touched Me?

The second piece in this series, Gratitute, for the PACT Fall show. Read about what has been my inspiration for this series in the post, She Was Every-Man. My thought behind this series is for the viewer to connect our

Posted in Drawings, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus

She Was Every-Man

My summer has been very full, but in the midst of everything, I’ve been praying about what to create for my next series for the Fall PACT show entitled “gratitude.” The influences for this series have been many. Scripture, which

Posted in Drawings, Gallery Shows, Gratitude, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus
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