Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fornasetti obsession continues

used faces found on internet and created a color theme

Monday, June 22, 2015

your story/your voice

Lord, I humbly thank you for protection and strength and forgiveness and blessings. You are beyond awesome. I confess I don’t always trust you as I should I try to often to go it alone. You are beyond patient. I quietly pleas for peace and health and joy for all people. Heal our hearts, bodies and world. You are beyond miraculous and generous. In your loving and living son’s name, Amen

For this quiet peaceful moment praise God
For this simple unhindered day praise God
For this humble undeserving servant praise God
For thy bounteous life praise God

 I desperately want again to be the Christian I once thought I was. I’ve become complacent and weary, taking in all of life as a bother when I know deep down it’s all so precious and finite. I need to enjoy my remaining time and find blessings work and love till the end. It’s foolish to waste a moment on worry, fear and dread and oh, how I’ve wasted time in it. Every day I should be grateful for whatever has come my way, grow from the disappointment and relish the possibilities. Today is the first day of the rest of my life.
All my writing may is drivel from a rapidly worn out woman of 59 but it is what allows me to let go for a moment and be who I might have been or still could be.

A comforting bit of peace amongst the sounds of life, both God made and man made. I revel in the beauty of it and thank God for its preciousness.

Always asking God for more, please help this reverie endure.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

an artist's obsession

I think all artists have been intrigued by Fornasetti's obsession with the beautiful face of the Italian singer.....here is the beginning of a small series.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

rise above

rise above all things

Saturday, June 13, 2015

family dreams

this is my maternal grandmother....much of my artistic talent came from her....as I and her other grandchildren fulfill our dreams...hers are realized through us

Friday, June 12, 2015

borrowed prayer and thought

we are all in a terminal condition so we better have our prayers said and our lives on track...

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

you are in the driver seat

and only you can choose to find a tie that binds you to eternal happiness and joy. for me that is Christ, family and my art.

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Sunday Soothings for a Virtuous Woman

How big Oh Lord are your arms

How deep oh Lord is your love

How wide oh Lord is your reach

How high oh Lord is your house

How slow oh Lord is your anger

How fast oh Lord is your forgiveness

How prompt oh Lord is your mercy

How awesome oh Lord is your grace


At the foot of that old rugged cross I lay my burdens.

On the hawk’s wing I stich my soul.

In the depths of earth I bury my sorrows.

Lord you are my deliverance.

Along the never ending path I find new life.

On the distant bird’s melody I place my spirit.

You oh Lord are my hope.

By water’s edge I am blessed.

On mountain high I soar.

You oh Lord are my truth, mercy and joy.


My words are not always pretty or lyrical. Maybe they mean nothing to another but they lose my bondage from deep within, freeing my spirit, lightening my heart and strengthening my existence. They flow out of years of pain and stress but also from undeserved grace and answered prayers. You oh Lord, are forever with me through good and bad, through lost and found, and through doubt and faith. Thank you oh Lord for your never-ending grace glory and power. Amen.


The clouds hang heavy heaven’s tears.

The air stills with a force of anticipation.

A soul rests on its own footing.

God must be present to release all power.

Grass withers from drought like condition.

Flowers cease to bloom from lack of moisture.

There is no creek flow.

God must be the force to saturate a dry spirit.

Hope returns with refreshing showers.

Peace is found in a soothing breeze.

Life returns to heal both land and heart.

Gratitude is given and God swells with love to have reached

deep within a life sore with grief and pain,


God alone can touch a soul so deeply and

strongly to cause regrowth.

He always has the divine power to intervene and

unbind a confined spirit.

His hands have the loving touch to gently nudge

a heart into submission and I must surrender in order to mend.


Every day is a battle of light and dark. When I want to burrow under and escape the chance of further damage, God pulls me out of the darkness with his light of grace. Again I am whole but how many times will he do this for me? It’s already been too many times to count and yet he is always ready for the next battle. Why do I not surrender all and allow his light to pierce my every darkened corner in my soul? When will I allow his love, his grace, his mercy, and his joy to replace everything missing in my life?

Thursday, June 04, 2015

every day chances

every day is a chance to better
every day is a chance to be more
every day is a chance to be whole
never finished
but tomorrow is another chance

Use what God gives you!