Faith, Art, + Illness

A Blog About Art Inspired by Struggle

Time for Netflix? Or God…

There are so many distractions in this world that glitter and shine. Good food, friends, Netflix, Amazon, social media...I could spend my life living completely separate from God. Fortunately, God gave me limitations, sickness, frailties. There's nothing like pain to...

In the Studio (Sometimes)

In the Studio (Sometimes)

These days, my studio is typically full of paintings, but empty of me. I just don't have the energy! But when I do, I'm working on transforming a desk. I'm not exactly sure where these leaves (shown) will take me, but I always find the aspect of being a little lost in...

Faith, Art, and Illness

Faith, Art, and Illness

Like my self-portrait? I filled it with words of struggle, pain, and hope. It's a self-portrait that embodies my wrestlings... I was diagnosed a few years ago with something called POTS--postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Translated, this means standing up is...

Turn Mistakes Into Beautiful Works of Art

Turn Mistakes Into Beautiful Works of Art

Dandelions—Gold and Copper. By the title I ended up with, you’d think I’d started with a clear vision, right? Cough. I did like this photo I took, though. Several beautifully golden dandies straight from my backyard. I took several closeups with my Nikon and macro...

In the Studio

In the Studio

Doing your hair in the morning. What’s your process? After showering, I glance at my wet mop in the mirror, and I have this image in mind—the end result. I start with the process—brushing it, blow drying it. I haul out my straightener and set it on high. I use all the...