Flowers in Blue

I love how Jodie is drawn to a subject before she completely understands why—She doesn’t have to have everything all worked out in advance. It becomes a journey for her and because of this, she is free to explore… to invent… to play… For me her work simply sings with the abundance of new life. 

Lighthouses

Since we recently considered Bridges, I thought it would be appropriate to continuing thinking on these simple kinds of images. In this way, I have drawn strength and gained God’s wisdom. I hope you will join me. We are keepers of the light. Just some sketched thoughts about LIGHTHOUSES AND LIGHTHOUSE KEEPING. They are towers…

Bridges

I love this painting. It has always been a part of my life because my mother had a reproduction of it on the cover of a cookie tin we got for Christmas one year. High Art! And so it has always been a treasure among her things. Vincent van Gogh must have been captured with…

GTA Advent Journey Day 19: Prince of Peace

GTA Advent Journey Day 19: Prince of Peace Without Jesus at the center of our being our hearts can become crusted over with hardness  imprisoning us with chains of fear and doubt. Yet the key to unlock the door is within our grasp. Nothing is impossible, only our pride shuts our prince of peace out….

Finding God in Nature

Recently, I went to visit the American Pre-Raphaelite exhibit at the National Gallery in Washington DC. There were many beautiful examples and I was struck by the work of Fidelia Bridges 1834-1923 who lived in Canaan Connecticut. She found the beauty of small things in nature. Known for her “microscopic details” and as William Trost…

Praising God: Sabbath Rest

I had the pleasure of attending an exhibit on Saturday that featured many of the paintings of American Pre-Raphaelite artists. This painting by Thomas Charles Farrer was one that really captured my imagination… Mount Tom, 1865, Thomas Charles Farrer, 1839-1891, oil on canvas, 15.9 x 24.2 inches, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Image Source…

The Art of Letter Writing

This year, for my New Year’s resolution, I decided that I would look for ways to revive some “old school” ways. I wanted to lay down my cell phone a bit more and break the horrible addiction of checking for emails and comments…to simplify things and relish the slow lane of life a little more…

Gotta Know When to Hold ‘em

Gotta Know When to Hold ‘em:  A Reflection “The Card Players” painted by Paul Cezanne’s by Adam R. Nettesheim “You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk way, know when to run!” – “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers Plainly said, I see in this painting two gentlemen…

In Jesus’ Name: The Good Shepherd

If you have been following this series you know that I am working my way through some of the names of Jesus found in scripture. These meditations are not meant as another version of what we are taught to believe about each name. Instead they are an attempt to unravel the hidden meanings that we…

In Jesus’ Name: Savior-Friend

“And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for today I must abide at thy house.“~ Luke 19: 5 Wow! what a dramatic moment and such a beautifully rendered scene!! Alexandre Bida is known as a French Romantic who traveled…