Last Saturday, I was blessed with the opportunity to spend a quiet morning with God and with other sisters from my church. We had a refreshing time as we were reminded that God loves us for who we are and not for what we do. He desires to have a relationship with us and was, is, and always will be passionately delighted with us because he created us and knew us before we were even conceived. The idea of the two Adirondack chairs was from my friend ,Robby Kautz, who was also the speaker for the day. She was driving one day and saw two child-size Adirondack chairs and the idea made an impression on her. Small postcard-size replicas of the painting was given to all the women who attended to remind them that God invites us as little children to come to Him unhindered.
This is a gift for my friend and band mate Beth on her birthday next month. She is such a gifted musician not only with her French horn but also with her cello (see the post on “Sofia”). I was challenged by the twists and turns of the tubing but in the end, I think they came out just fine. With the red hair, the green gown, and the almost Celtic design of the horn, it has an Irish air about it.
This is a personal painting which speaks of my growth after leaving an abusive relationship. I am no longer in bondage and I credit this miracle to my God, who lavishes me with grace, security, and love; my heart has been released from guilt, fear, and shame. This incredible love was demonstrated by God when He sent His Son Jesus to die for you and me (He also proved that He is God when Jesus came back to life); the small egg in the girl’s hand is a token of the past; it is a reminder of how my life pales in comparison to what I have and am today. Now I can have a full and loving relationship with the God of all creations and I can be truly alive.
My birth date is coming up and this year I have decided not to focus on becoming a year older but on the life which God has given me. I designed this invitation to reflect the simple, sweet, and fun evening for my guests and me. No elaborate planning, no stress, just the enjoyment of family, friends, and life.
A new poster for a new house concert inspired by Rita Baird’s song “Paper Cranes”.
I came upon a comic on introversion by an artist named Luchie from Brussels. (Her website is: http://heyluchie.tumblr.com/post/53461087106/my-comic-introversion-is-finished-please-go-to The quietness and beauty of her message inspired me to create one of my own. I have never done comic art before and I was challenged to do so.
My sister Rita Baird wrote a song titled “Lightning Strikes Paris” for our band. So just for fun, I made a poster with the Little Prince looking quite alarmed as the Eiffel Tower is struck by lightning.
This year I was able to spend my Thanksgiving week in Punta Gorda, Belize. There, I met twenty-eight of the most beautiful children ages 2 – 16. Most of them are called Walk-Abouts because they have no supervision at home. Our team of twelve were able to spend time with them, love them, and provide some children’s ministry. This portrait is of Michael, one of the quiet ones who love drumming and have the most beautiful eyes.
I was also able to do some quick three minute portraits for the kids to keep.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted any art. But here is my latest collaboration with Nate the Great.