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League City, TX, United States
I draw because I draw...get cranky if I don't, so I do.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Art for Easter

Friendswood Community
Church is once again
staging their experience
of Good Friday.

The themes are suffering
and renewal. I'm doing a
piece for each. They do a
wonderful job of featuring
the work of artists.

Everyone is invited.

My apologies for the
quality of the photos...
I will have them scanned
after the "show".

Friday, March 25, 2011


to my friends in Tennessee...
I miss the redbuds and dogwoods.

Friday, March 18, 2011


I was lucky enough to connect with a beautiful young woman a few months ago. She was just a toddler when I first met her and we became friends as she grew up. We loved to paint and draw together. I left her in Seattle when she was still a little girl. She's a beautiful woman now. This is a painting I did of her when she was about five. What a beauty she is...inside and out. Thanks for sending me a photo Monique...and thanks for keeping that painting.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

an angel among us

Our precious niece, Cheyenne, is fighting for her life.
The cancer that took her leg is filling her lungs.
We are in constant prayer. She is a delight. We love her so.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

how images seal themselves

I was thinking that I should say something about the repeated
use of the dove/flower image in my work. My recent painting
for Easter is only the latest in a long repetitious line that started
at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Seattle. Mt. Zion's sanctuary
is beautiful in reds and purples, huge unfinished log pillars and
a magnificent fabric banner at it's center. Admittedly, until writing
today, I had never read the intended symbolism of the designer,
Larry Metcalf, Professor of Art at Seattle Pacific University.
I love the banner and spent many many hours admiring it. And,
the image of a dove with the trumpet flowers began pouring itself
into my doodles and drawings. It turns out the flowers are
described by Metcalf to be hyssop, symbolizing penitence and
humility...totally different than my interpretation of blessing and
abundance...the heavens pouring itself into our (my) lives and
the resultant puddles of blessing that should flow to others.

You can read about
the sanctuary design
of Mount Zion at

It is a thoughtfully
beautiful place.

I'm thankful for the
years I spent sitting
in it's beauty.

I'm still not a baptist.