Tuesday, March 31, 2015

be God's light

for yourself as well as others
it may be all you need

Monday, March 30, 2015

more with one palette

we all are made up of one palette and we have many sides to our personalities
we should embrace them all
we should learn from them all
we should grow from them all

Sunday, March 29, 2015

found moon

paint randomly and then look for unexpected surprises....found this moon over the water and land

life as it comes

paint colors randomly. dry. look for unexpected patterns. cut and paste to make finished piece.

kind of like life. we live random lives and events place us in unexpected places and situations. we try to cut and paste the life we want and sometimes it's best to not force it and just live with what we are dealt.

Friday, March 27, 2015


one palette Kraft brown, black and white

woman-sometimes a mystery to herself

so many roles: wife, mother, daughter, caregiver.....
when: all day every day, 24/7
where: everywhere
how: exhausted

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

covers speak

no matter how hard we try we do judge books by covers.
we judge people too quickly.
we pretend not to but we do.
please see the person inside.
notice the person's situation.
consider walking in the other person's shoes.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

she's no angel

seeking a perfect world that does not exist

no one gets me

My life changed on May 31, 2009. My dad had a stroke. I saw just how much financial trouble my parents were in. I saw how bad my Mom's dementia was. I saw how unprepared I was for all this. As an only child I was sole caregiver. Then Dad died in 2013. Mom tried to stay home alone but it just didn't work. after 6 months she went into assisted living for 6 months. Medicaid never came through so she lived with me and my husband for 6 months. She is back in assisted living (special care unit for dementia) for nearly 3 months. I am still not dealing with it all too well. I'm completely exhausted and no one knows. I need all the home time I can get and no one gets it. I need peace and quiet and low activity but no one understands. I need space but no one give it to me. I just want to survive but no one cares. I need sleep but get little and no one believes it. I need to be allowed to set my own pace, schedule and timeline....no one gets me.

easily wounded

but God can heal every wound,
heal every scar,
and repair every broken spirit

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

we all have relics in our lives that get us through situations

creative mysteries
      color outside the lines
      inspire imaginations
      solve problems
      connect with founders

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Relic series


      face of revelation

      heart of gold

      convictions divulged

      full commitment  to family

      past present future

Friday, March 13, 2015

family issues are never simple

I enjoy Lifetime movies especially about family problems. We all have them. Some worse than others and some involving feelings, money, illness and relationships. My father died nearly 2 years ago. My mother is now in a special care unit for dementia. I have looked after them for the last 6 years. I was shocked when I learned how messed us their finances were. I'm still dealing with it. It just won't go away and I feel stuck and abandoned. Will it ever cease?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Relic Series

#4    touch of reality
      written by his own hand
      healing effort
      God’s miracle
      not enough

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

New Series - Relics

emotional message excavated
from deep within
expounded truth
         surrendered to those who wish to learn
from their past

Monday, March 02, 2015

Lenten series continues

finding new verses to embrace and rediscovering and gaining clarity of familiar passages

Sunday, March 01, 2015

when will she balance it all?

when she can have clarity instead of confusion