2020 Gift Giving Guide

It’s that time again, and it’s just as weird as 2020 has been all year. But then, it’s always weird to buy art or education as a gift. So, we’re on track here. Nothing to concern us. How about some ideas? Great! Let’s go! Education I teach music. Adults, children, beginners, advanced…I teach music. Some…

Gerbera Nostalgia

If you follow me, you know that, for reasons best known to the Creator, painting flowers is a super power for me. I don’t mean that I’m all THAT as far as painting flowers go, but that it is one of my strengths, one of the subjects that seem to communicate better than any other…

Winter Dream

I’ve never really lived where there was lots of snow. Well, ok, for one winter I lived in North Texas. So I’ve experienced enough of snow to know it’s not always beautiful. But the rest of my life I’ve lived where snow was a rare treat if we saw any at all. I’m a sucker,…

Thoughts of Wonder

Does the Christmas season bring you a sense of wonder? For me, it never fails. Even those hard Christmas seasons have carried moments of wonder and awe. It is joyful wonder and awe that the King of the universe came to us in a form we would not fear, but relate to. Joyful wonder and…

These Rocks Are Thee

I hate to say this yet again, but 2020 has been a challenge for everyone. Lately, it’s been even more challenging for me and my family. We are struggling with the knowledge that my mother’s days are limited, and while we know that all our days are written in His Book, and have been since…

All My Tears

The New King James Version. (1982). (Ps 56:8). Nashville: Thomas Nelson. Somewhere there is a book. Written in it are all my “wanderings”, numbered. Every time I didn’t know what to do and just shut my eyes and made a choice, good or bad. Every time I consciously made a choice that was supposed to…

Early Morning at the Flower Nursery

It was April, 2020, and I needed flowers. Usually when I feel the need for flowers, I simply pick up a small bouquet of something sweet at the grocery store, but it was April. April 2020. There were no flowers in the stores. It was clear that the quarantine was going to be upheld for…

Art Fun with Kids

A few months ago I joined an online education platform named Outschool. I teach lessons to students online. One of the first classes I set up was a “sketchbook hang-out” for older elementary/middle school students. To be honest, it didn’t really take off as a class for that platform, but when I started talking about…