Your Sneak Peek: soon-to-be-released NEW coloring book

Sneak Peek: soon-to-be-released NEW coloring book In exactly one month, June 14, 2016, my second coloring book, Colorful Blessings – Celebrating Everyday Wonders, will be released by Taunton Press and available on Amazon. Here is a peek at the cover and 8 pages out of the 47 in the new book: The theme of this book is the appreciation and symbolism of everyday things, such as nature, relationships, and gratefulness to God, who gives good gifts to us. Hymns, Scripture verses,  and inspirational quotes are woven into pages and reflected in the imagery. In the first Colorful Blessings coloring book,… Read More

The Healing Story Behind the Art: Forgiveness and Letting Go

We each have a story to tell, and our stories relate to one another. We all need forgiveness and to forgive. In the Colorful Blessings coloring book, the pages give a glimpse into my story expressed through line. They are waiting to be colored, to connect with your story. “Forgive, Accept, Let Go” was a spontaneous journal page. At that time, I was heart-broken. I didn’t know how to get over the hurt from someone I loved. After many tears, I needed to forgive and move on. It was so hard. The process of forgiveness seemed a road so hard to travel.… Read More

Colorful Blessings coloring book is here!

IT’S HERE! Colorful Blessings published by Taunton Press To celebrate, we are having an open studio book launch party for us locals later this month. I think it is important to celebrate with people I love, to thank them for walking through the process, and to connect with those people I haven’t connected with because I’ve been busy working on the book. For me, the face to face interaction is so important. Life is really all about relationships! Having a book published feels a bit like giving birth and sending your child into the world. There is the joy of… Read More

Looking Back to Move Forward

I like to move on and not look back, but sometimes looking back can be helpful in moving forward. Recently, I have been given the opportunity to do just that, look back, look forward, and re-purpose the past in a new, meaningful way. It came as a surprise in an email from a publisher asking if I would like to create a coloring book for adults. The request was prompted by the book I wrote about my personal journey, Paintings, Prayers & Passages, and the art imagery found online, especially the A-Z of Me Moleskine journal. Even some of my paintings… Read More