I came of age in the 80s. It was a time when every teenage girl in my small town wanted to be like Madonna or Cyndi Lauper. “Girls just wanna have fun” was our anthem. Neon, large earrings, and funky prints were our uniform; Aquanet was our secret weapon. We were invincible. For kids, the... Continue Reading →
Never in my life would I have imagined the crisis our country is in right now. There is anxiety and stress, people are fighting for their lives, and it seems so hard to find the hope. I don’t know about you, but just watching the news feeds my anxiety monster. Everything is out of my... Continue Reading →
Some days I just need to paint. I don’t want to spend days sketching something out before I can paint. I have been looking for a watercoloring book that was made with real watercolor paper, not a mixed media paper. And, I found it from Prima’s “Princesses” Watercoloring Book at Hobby Lobby. The paper holds... Continue Reading →
I recently finished up a 3-month online digital marketing course with Columbia Business College. Loved it! Although, going back to school later in life was an adjustment. I have two more courses lined up. I’ve been squeezing in painting and drawing when I can. I’ve been thinking about a new tattoo. The above is one... Continue Reading →
“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” ~Psalm 91:4 Just as mama eagles guard and protect their young under their wings, in this verse Jesus Christ is the One who covers us with His feathers, and there we will find refuge. We will be protected under his care.
I never wanted to be a "starving artist". I attended art school to learn graphic design skills so that I could make a living at my craft. Maybe that's the practical side of me; which is always at fighting with my creative side. So, I became a graphic designer because being a fine artist was... Continue Reading →
28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was... Continue Reading →
For as long as I can remember I have drawn, painted, designed, stitched...basically, create anything using many different mediums. Being an artist is a special thing. It is a joy to be given the ability and desire to create something beautiful and from the depths of your soul. In the many years of feeding my creativity there are three rules I try to live by...
In past years I have had my one little word for the new year come to me by December. Not this year. This year has been a little more labor intensive to find it. I had a handful of words picked out but not one seemed right. Then I saw the Bible verse of Philippians... Continue Reading →
I ask...is it too early to think about Christmas? The last two nights I have let the creative girl inside me win and stay up late and paint. Like, past midnight-late. Really, I am a night owl but I have a day job, and kids, and commitments that prevent me from staying up late and... Continue Reading →