“Rooted and Grounded” – A Painting

“Rooted and Grounded” – A Painting

I attended a spiritual retreat. At the first meeting the leader passed out index cards. Each one had a different scripture reference. “Throughout this retreat these verses will be ‘yours.’ Whenever we have quiet times, meditate on these verses.”     My...
“Redemption” – The Story of a Painting

“Redemption” – The Story of a Painting

                  The Beginning of this Painting   Every year in the week before Easter some churches in Houston sponsor an open art exhibit with a theme from the life of Christ. In 2015 the theme was “Redemption.” I...
“Where I’m From” – a Poem

“Where I’m From” – a Poem

  I am from the King James Bible and the Singer Sewing Machine and the ’52 Chevy. I am from the hand-built house with a smokey fireplace, an outhouse, a grand piano, and hollyhocks by the front door. I am from catching fireflies in the evening and snapping...
A “Lost” Painting is Found

A “Lost” Painting is Found

This painting was “lost” to me for 41 years. I painted it in 1974 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where I was a graduate student in the Fine Arts Department. When we were leaving Birmingham in 1976, I left it with a friend. I told her she could have it or take it...
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