The Dark Side of Destiny During Covid-19

As a painter, I understand how contrast brings a painting to life when dark shades of color enhance their lighter counterparts called tints. The same is true in nature. So it is with life. Destiny has a dark side, and we never know when that dark side will appear in our life's painting. Non of …

THE GIVER GRACES THE COVER OF AN EBOOK, WINDOWS ACROSS OCEANS

Today was the book launch of Windows Across Oceans, an eBook in which nine women from around the world share their remarkable stories of overcoming.  I created The Giver to express the mission of literacy, a glorious burden shared by those who long to help people learn to read. Recently, Aliyah, the book’s editor, found my painting through …

Warrior Princess, New Mask Painting in Process

I’ve been working on a new acrylic painting, Warrior Princess, inspired by a mask my daughter, Elya, made and a poem and post I wrote. Far from finished, this painting has truly been a delight, as I explored contrasts of black and white and the use of bold colors, such as orange and red. Here’s a few …

Pencil-Thin Purposes: When Dreams Disappoint

I peek through a windowpane on this frosty February morning in anticipation of a velvety blanket covering the road to work. Yet last night’s weather broadcaster’s boastings of severe snow conditions fell far short of my expectations; in fact, not even a pencil thin layer of puffiness materialized. “No snow day.” I pout. My husband …

I’ve Met the Wind

Often the greatest opponents of change reside with us: fear of uncertainty, lack of self-confidence, or difficulty rising above life’s obstacles. Yet regardless of our human frailties. I believe each one of us has a destiny filled with purposes. Like the wind—unseen and yet felt. READ THE ENTIRE POST...

Change

Today I awaken with determination to prepare my classroom for the new school year. For some unknown reason, anticipation stirs my heart. Perhaps God has renewed my belief that I can make a difference in the lives of youth. Maybe I’ve passed through my season of disillusionment with the educational system and come out the …