tide of grace

April 9, 2018

Move forward,” said the little voice.

I looked up expecting to see someone, the voice was that audible. Move forward? Glancing around the room to confirm that I was alone in my studio, I quickly acknowledged the little voice as divine inspiration. There’s no denying it...

February 6, 2018

People often ask me, “So, just what is saltwater batik??” To answer that question, let's start with an even more basic one, “What is batik?” Simply, it's an ancient Indonesian art form that uses vibrant dyes and a hot wax resist to create bright designs on fabric. It's...

April 10, 2017

Luminescence! My recent quest to discover how to add more light to my paintings was fueled by a spark from scripture that has been tugging at my heart, "Rivers of living water will flow from within him" (Jn 7:58). I wondered, would it be possible to create the effect o...

March 24, 2017

It all started with my first water lily painting—a masterpiece, so I thought. And I loved it!

I considered this painting so special, so perfect, that I preserved it in a very fancy frame, behind glass. Everyone admired it, but no one could touch it, so no one bough...

February 28, 2017

Tonight I took a sunset walk, accepting this glorious gift from the universe, and in return I offered my delight.

In the space of an hour, I walked past wayside palmetto stands graced with tall pines whispering in the breeze and live oaks trailing their wisps of Spanish...

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