Wednesday, September 30, 2015

double dare even

to find your strength and purpose

Sunday, September 27, 2015

find your secret language

and let you heart and soul find peace. It's hard to talk about everything that bothers you. God is always ready to listen and your soul and spirit can commune with him as you paint, write, draw, or simple sit and close your eyes and wait.

woman by any name

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

the addiction grows

acrylic gelli prints on handmade paper, with ink marks

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Monday, September 07, 2015

who needs roses?

There are days when I think I can't make it. I struggle with depression, pain, and fear. I make art to avoid therapy. It may take the rest of my life but with God's help I will not only survive but find a way to thrive. Letting go of pain and fear and doubt, I will trust God to be my companion along the darkest of paths, the longest of detours and the most difficult of situations.
I lost my dad a year and a half ago. My mom is in an Alzheimer facility. I have lots of arthritis pain, IBS, and lots of fears. I try to do what I can for all but there are days I'm too tired to do much of anything but what I must. I will be 60 this November. I cannot imagine how much time I have left but I know I've wasted much and need to start living NOW. Loving all the good in my life and letting go of the years I have abused myself with worry and fear. I am a Christian and it's time to really act like one.

My husband brought in one of the last Queen Anne's of the season and it thrilled me (who needs roses). I have to start seeing all the good in my life, the simple pleasures and count the "too many to count" blessings. I will continue to read and study and pray. I will continue to share my artistic talents. I will depend on art and journaling to get me through the last act of my life.

Thanks be to the loving God, forgiving Son and ever present Spirit of God....

why I can't throw away scraps AND sleep deprived

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

my version

keep seeing this fabulous cat on Pinterest so here is mine with pieces of gelli prints