Saturday, May 29, 2010

Arizona Dwelling

Isn't it amazing how God provides shelter in some form for all living creatures? I painted this picture of a cactus wren seeking shelter in a saguaro cactus.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pink dewdrops

Spring is here and I felt the need to celebrate God's glory by using COLOR! I am in such awe when I think of how much detail God uses in something as simple as a Water lilly. He didn't have to, He could have made all flowers look and smell the same. But each one is unique in color, size even scent. If he cares so much about the details in a little flower can you even comprehend how much He cares about the details in your life. Amazing!
This painting is 8x10

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Cross

Here is the second cross that I did. It is also 4 feet tall. There are pictures in black and white of people, those of us who God sent his Son to die for. The only thing missing is the crown of thorns which I did place on the cross before I delivered it to church. These pictures were taken with my phone so I will have to post better pictures when I have a chance.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

At the Cross

SBC is hosting a cross event where everyone can reflect upon the cross and create something that speaks to them in a creative way. We were asked to create a cross no larger that 4 feet tall. I am making two crosses. This first one is called refiners fire. The dove in the center is the Holy Spirit, surrounded by fire, which also signifies the Holy Spirit during Pentacost. I chose to use glass beads because of the process it takes to create glass and be formed into something beautiful. It takes fire.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Some dear friends of ours recently lost their companion Molly after enjoying her company for 14 years. I had extra time on Sunday so I decided to give painting a dog a try. I am giving the painting to Debi and Brian today.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


There is a website that every artist should be a part of if they want to hone their skills. It is

This website has great forums in all artistic mediums where feedback is provided so that we can grow and improve our skills from other artists from around the world. Their feedback is constructive and helpful. There are also monthly challenges where a picture is posted and we can choose to try it. It is great to see all the different interpretations of one photo. This months subject was peacocks. Here was my stab at it. (I got pretty good feedback).

Kerrville Woodpecker

I was in Kerrville, Texas this January helping my Mom in her recovery from knee replacement. While there, I did a few paintings to fill and idle time. This little guy was painted using a composite of two pictures I found in some of my Mom's magazines. I gave the painting to our family friends Bev and Kal, as a thank you for all their help with Mom. Bev even sent me a picture of it in its new home. I love to see where these painting end up in their new homes.


This painting was inspired by the blooms of the Plumeria tree outside our room in Maui. It was the end of the bloom season and each morning there were blossoms and leaves on the ground. They were beautiful nonetheless.

This painting is 11x14.

Monday, September 7, 2009

A Fishy Tale

I have decided to write a children's book for my grandkids for Christmas this year. It's a huge undertaking but so far I have enjoyed the process. After it is complete, I will get it printed as a hard bound book. My prayer is that as each child sees their name in the book they will know how much I love each of them and that they are in my prayers every day.

I've never done cartoons before so, once again I am working outside of my box. I think God likes me there. I am sharing these pictures so that I can get feedback and chronicle the progress. So for Ashley, Shelby, Tristan and goes.

Arizona Cactus Bloom