He Loves Me!
My fairy-girl, confident that "He Loves Me," has cast aside every petal to the contrary. Fantasy, folk-game, a photo of my year-old daughter, and the truth of God's enduring love all came together to inspire this painting.
Find Your Rhythm
Time management sounds like a wrestling match--but it can become a beautiful dance. "Find Your Rhythm" is about a daily dance with the sun--learning to surrender gracefully to unfamiliar choreography and find new possibilities and unfolding adventures in the process.
Cherish Each Other II
As Jon and I celebrate our 5th Wedding Anniversary, "Cherish Each Other" keeps before me the treasure of our dream-come-true relationship. This painting is a reminder of the joyful First Page of the First Chapter of the Once-Upon-a-Time life we're building together.
Seeds of Thankfulness
The year I was expecting my second child, I got through the tough times by choosing to sow a "Seed of Thankfulness" with every task. Giving thanks became my lifeline. A grateful heart is not dependent upon sunshine, but sunshine follows purposeful thanksgiving.
Apples In a Seed
One tiny seed from just one apple could be the start of a whole new orchard, producing fruit for generations to come, “Apples In a Seed” reminds us of the unlimited potential hidden in each moment, however insignificant that moment might appear.
Inspired by a lively Bach aria, the thought here is, “My big, faithful heart, frolic, sing, laugh, and dance!” Coral reefs are the color inspiration for this joyful heart with its squiggles, stars, dots, and little heart-friends. I hope it makes YOUR heart “froloke!”
Spread Your Wings
I’ve always wanted to fly and I have no trouble imagining myself with the wings of a butterfly, bird, or fairy. "Spread Your Wings” speaks of opportunity--a deep breath, an uplifted face, an open posture
filled with hope, joy, and adventure!
Dream (White Tiger)
Riding a big cat--a white tiger--is a “Dream” I’ve entertained since childhood. Maybe when I get to heaven my white tiger will be waiting for me. In the meantime, this illustration reminds me to “Dream."
Cherish Each Other
It’s just four months until my second wedding anniversary at this writing. “Cherish Each Other” came from my heart as I tried to picture the treasure of my relationship with my husband through my work.
“Overwhelming Love”--the image of a woman standing in a moment of profound intimacy with her new baby on a shore overcome by forces neither can control or understand--came from the heart of my experience with childbirth and my firstborn son.
Dearest Treasure On Earth
On our wedding day, I was 30 and my husband 34. While we had both waited for the “right one,” we’d also secretly begun wondering if that “right one” even existed. “Dearest Treasure” celebrates the miracle we’ve found in one another.
“Share Warmth” is inspired by my alpaca shop owner-friend, cozy in the warmth of her alpaca companion and his wonderfully wooly gifts.
“Frolicking Alpaca” is a summer theme designed for my alpaca shop owner-friend. A shorn, frolicking alpaca brings a bright spot of alpaca joy to your life!