“Expecting” is one of many paintings I created during the summer of 2016. But this one was special. I painted it with a friend in mind. A friend who was expecting. Expecting. Hoping. Dreaming. But with a heart that was understandably guarded. A heart that had been on this same course before, but disappointed many times. […]
If left to my own devices, there isn’t much Christmas in my heart. Nothing within me looks forward to December. In my mind, this is a month that feels to me like forced-group-insanity. I don’t like to be told what to do. I don’t like to go along with the crowd. And I especially don’t like to do […]
Life is a marathon. There is no shame in walking. I used to run. But after five years, finally decided to be honest with myself. And my hips. I don’t like to run. So now I walk. Big deal. The whole point is to move your body. So I walk fast. And fairly often. […]
Unexpected peace appeared. During the summer of 1991. And then again in the spring of 2016. A lone Sunflower named “Serenity” feels it too.
Coneflower is part of my “Sad Flower” series — a series of four botanical paintings, representing four heavy-hearted flowers I found growing in various locations. In the twelve-plus-years I’ve been painting, I have never created a “sad series.” I guess I’d never felt such a heaviness of heart before as when I was planing this new group of […]
It’s been my fortunate experience to learn that most people want to be heard. All they usually need is the slightest nudge. A nudge that can be as simple as asking a follow-up question to something they have already offered up to you.
I like TO plan. In most areas of my life, I like things to be figured out well ahead of time. Then I like to stick with that plan. Carpool plans. High School plans. Retirement plans. ‘What to order at the restaurant two days from now’ plans. ‘What to do with the rest of my life’ plans. I like […]
I do not like sand in my bed. I do like crisp clean sheets, multiple throw pillows, and a dust ruffle. All of these items must perfectly coordinate with both with the comforter, and (obviously) with each other. To make my world complete there should also be an afghan that offers not only a pop of color, but a […]
If you DO love Greenville, here’s a calendar for you to enjoy on your computer this month — simply click on the image above to download. The photo that inspired this painting was taken along the river in Downtown Greenville, SC. Such a beautiful place! Click here to read out THE STORY behind this painting. Main St. […]
The Spider Flowers have been blooming for months now… mine are actually looking pretty scraggly right now. The flower in this painting was actually growing in my yard last summer. I painted it as a contest entry and it was actually chosen! The original was purchased by CountyBank here in Greenville, SC and it’s hanging […]