• Lift Up Your Eyes

    Psalm 121 A song of ascents. 1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—     where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord,     the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip—     he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel     will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord watches over you—     the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day,     nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—     he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going     both now and forevermore. One of my favorite Psalms along with one of my favorite…

  • Rainbow Eucalyptus: The Beauty That Comes With Time

    This watercolor of a Rainbow Eucalyptus is near and dear to my heart. In 2019 my father went into memory care. His Alzheimer’s Disease had progressed to the point that he would wander off. I had already dealt with the difficult task of gaining guardianship so that I could have his driver’s license removed. He was livid, but after multiple  situations of him getting lost (one time 100 miles away) something had to be done because he wouldn’t give it up himself.  Alzheimer’s Disease is a cruel thing. I know what it is like to have my father introduce me as his mother, a friend, even his sister (he didn’t…

  • Summer Glory

    Look at the creative mess the above painting went through before it was what you see above. Each layer I had to wait for it to diffuse and dry before moving on.  Believe it or not, this is what I intended each of  these layers to look like. It’s risky exposing to the world something that is unfinished. But I wanted to show a bit of my process. It seems like often we want to hide away until we feel more put together and polished. And if you’re doing your own polishing, then I hope you have a pleasant hiding place because you’re gonna be there forever. But. Life is a…

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