Will You Be Here When I Get Home?

Mixed Media

16″x20″x2.75″

Many times when our family has sat together, my husband has reminded us to look around the table at each other “someday, sometime, something will separate us.” As a oncology chaplain, he knew well that separation will ultimately be permanent. Separation also comes in the form of camp, college, or simply a day at school. We hold and squeeze and kiss our children while we can. And we say:

“We love you.

We will be here when you come home.”

SHOW OPENS TOMORROW!!!!!!

“Walking to School” September 13- October 28, 2018 Sunderman Gallery. Opening reception, Thursday September 13th 6-8pm. 5100 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX. The gallery is located inside St. Matthew’s Cathedral. Learn more about the Cathedral Arts Program

I would to see you at the opening!

I’m Listening

Mixed Media

16″x20″x2.75″

Listen.

That is the first word in the rule of St. Benedict.

To listen is a gift to share, and a gift to receive.

Upcoming Show!!!!

I starting installing my “walking to school” show yesterday! Like seeing your own children dressed for prom, I was delighted and overwhelmed to see 65 pieces of my art framed, away from my studio clutter, and properly lit. My village came to help me hang the show, and I am so grateful.

My van

My mom

My husband

My dad and my father in law

My oldest son (who put together the catalogue)

Not pictured were, my mother in law, and Evelyn the coordinator for the gallery.

My gratitude runs deep. Thank you for everyone who has helped make this dream a reality.

“Walking to School” September 13- October 28, 2018 Sunderman Gallery opening reception, Thursday September 13th 6-8pm. 5100 Ross Ave, Dallas, TX. The gallery is located inside St. Matthew’s Cathedral. I would to see you at the opening!

Left Turn Only

Mixed media 36″x24″

I worked hard with a group of dedicated parents, to get a crossing guard, and LED cross walk established to keep our kids safe. Our crossing guard, Mr. Eerie is 95% smile and 110% warm greeting and send off. His big boisterous voice reminding us “have a good day today” is a perfect reminder to carry me through each day. What a blessing to have such a positive spirit in the role of crossing guard.

Please come see my “walking to School” Show that opens Thursday the 13th! There will be an open wing reception from 6-8pm.

Swim Across America

24″x18″ pastel on sanded paper

It was my honor to paint during the annual fundraising luncheon for Swim Across America, an amazing organization who, as they say, is “making waves to fight cancer.” Cancer has touched every branch of my family tree, and many of my dear friends. Today in a very small way, it felt good to work to raise funds toward finding cures. I am so proud to be working with Baylor Scott and White’s arts and medicine program. They are dedicated to healing the whole person, not just the body. A special thanks to Paula, who swam for me, and is beautiful inside and out.

That’s me painting during a fancy lunch with amazing speakers including leaders in cancer research, cancer survivors, and Olympic gold medalist swimmers!