Saturday, October 29, 2011

Living Water

DEEP just started this past week. Connie's first week was about devotion and what that is to us as artists. this deep longing to create living water just kept flowing through me and when i had finished my painting i could see this faint image in the center flowing into the pool of water.

i know my relationship with Jesus Christ, spending time in the Word Of God is deepening. many people have grown up being in religion but never had experienced a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ allowing the Holy Spirit to reign in their lives. i grew up in religion until about 12 and from there on out religion was left behind for a relationship. it was life changing and continue to be.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Which Way To Go

our lives bring so many twists and turns - so many choices to choose from. what if .... this is not the way, what if .... i make a mistake,  what if .... what if...... what if...... How about letting go of the 'what if's' and enjoying life. take the turn - don't be afraid to see where it leads, stop and enjoy the scenery, life is worth the living, there will be ups and downs - so what. It's what you make of them that counts - don't think too much, don't try to figure it all out - just BE and enjoy the moment.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hidden Deep

i did this face and then painted all over it.i actually like it better hidden. and then i lightened it for you to see what's underneath. this is my profile pic for DEEP. everywhere i look to read the word "DEEP" keeps popping up.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Diving into the Deep

shell we see where this adventure in DEEP will be heading?! Spiritually i am reading Deeper, Richer, Fuller - discovering the spiritual life you long for by Tom Paterson and am excited to connect the dots together.  shells found from previous adventures.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


i cleaned up all of the mess you see underneath my large wall painting.  turned around my desk and organized everything.  now on to the next section of the room for cleanout. 

have you ever thought about the many faces you wear? so many feelings, thoughts, attitudes, emotions deeply hidden inside.  This past week we lost a sweet, vibrant, full-of-life young girl that my youngest attended school with.  She was longboarding an hit her head on a rock. Massive brain damage.  i am feeling this loss and my son who is very quiet, has grown even quieter. His dad and i prayed with him when he first shared it with us. i can't believe she's gone.
on the flip side he shared a beautiful story about a friend at college.  He took her to Wave on Wed night - a celebration of life through Jesus Christ and she accepted Christ as her Savior and Lord.  How awesome! that Friday her parents called her to say her dad who had only a few months according to doctors to live had been totally healed from cancer.  Now he is planning on coming here to visit her from Oregon. 
i don't pretend to understand the Sovereign God but i do know after years and years of searching that for me He is The Only Way to find - peace, joy, love, confidence, empowerment in this crazy world.

Sunday, October 09, 2011


you carry no weights/burderns when they are butterflies - they just lift up and off. lighten your load, let go of stuff that doesn't matter anymore. i loved creating this painting totally inspired by tami on IB. its going over my bed in my studio area.

Monday, October 03, 2011


paint over paint - not because i hated it but bc it was meant to one day be concealed.