A GOOD WORD
20X20 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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Cinderella. Her life was bleak— a cold, gray world of obligation and poverty. But a good word changed everything. A good word can remind us of who we are or who we want to be. It can bring color flooding back into the black and white world that imprisons us. It can awaken wonder. A good word transforms the hearer.

  THE GLORIOUS FLIGHT TO COME   24X30 Mixed-Media Acrylic on Gallery Canvas  SOLD  This is a painting of the hope of Heaven and how that hope chases fear away. See how the one little girl has her arm around the other and is pointing heavenward? I think everyone needs a friend to do that sometimes—to remind us how lovely the sky is, how big God is, and how loved we are.

THE GLORIOUS FLIGHT TO COME
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This is a painting of the hope of Heaven and how that hope chases fear away. See how the one little girl has her arm around the other and is pointing heavenward? I think everyone needs a friend to do that sometimes—to remind us how lovely the sky is, how big God is, and how loved we are.

INKLING THE SQUIRREL
20X20 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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Lucilla sat for hours in the twisty tree. There she listened to Inkling, the Woodland King, tell tales ofgirls and boys, dragons and towers, castles and courage. But her favorite stories of all were of the Night Rabbit— that mysterious rescuer who springs from the shadows, leaving a trail of sparkling hope behind him.

LISTEN!
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If you listen faithfully, you’ll hear the robin’s song. And if you let it lead you, you’ll find a robin throng. A whole congregation singing joyfully, in a bird sanctuary In a spanish moss tree!

RESCUE FROM THE OLD SONG
20X20 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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The old song was one of creaking limbs and cold torrents of air. It held the forest captive. The trees were bare, nothing bloomed, and all seemed dead as a snapped twig. A girl grew up in this sad, lonely place and the old song filled her heart. One day a bird flew into the forest—a simple brown bird—not much to look at. But as the bird sang, it’s song filled the forest like water fills an empty cup all the way to the brim, and it overflowed into the girl’s heart. And everything changed. 

 DREAM  20X20   Acrylic on Gallery Canvas  SOLD

DREAM
20X20 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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 STAR CHILDREN IN THE MOON TREE  20X24 Mixed-Media   Acrylic on Gallery Canvas  SOLD  I’m scared of heights. I realized this years ago when I was at the tip top of a terribly high roller coaster—that part where you’re moving slowly but you know you’re about to be moving quickly. That’s when I knew I preferred moving slowly and being low to the ground. My most unfavorite height would be if I were an astronaut in outer space looking back at the earth. I would miss the green so much, and the sounds of birds chirping and  children laughing and life happening. There are times that feel a little bit like outer space. Loneliness feels that way to me. I hate loneliness. I hate it like I hate heights. This painting is about life glowing bright even in those outer space times. It’s about choosing to look for good, sparkly, hopeful thoughts right in the middle of the darkness.

STAR CHILDREN IN THE MOON TREE
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I’m scared of heights. I realized this years ago when I was at the tip top of a terribly high roller coaster—that part where you’re moving slowly but you know you’re about to be moving quickly. That’s when I knew I preferred moving slowly and being low to the ground. My most unfavorite height would be if I were an astronaut in outer space looking back at the earth. I would miss the green so much, and the sounds of birds chirping and  children laughing and life happening. There are times that feel a little bit like outer space. Loneliness feels that way to me. I hate loneliness. I hate it like I hate heights. This painting is about life glowing bright even in those outer space times. It’s about choosing to look for good, sparkly, hopeful thoughts right in the middle of the darkness.

 VIEW FROM THE STAR TREE  20X20   Acrylic on Gallery Canvas  SOLD

VIEW FROM THE STAR TREE
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 FISHING FOR STARS  20X24   Acrylic on Gallery Canvas  SOLD  A reflection lies between heaven and earth—smooth as a pool of glass. It’s no wonder a boy mistook it for a lake. He came to the In Between searching for Bluegill Bream and Largemouth Bass. Won’t he be surprised when he catches stars instead! Stars, moons... maybe even a world or two. Anything is possible in the In Between.

FISHING FOR STARS
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A reflection lies between heaven and earth—smooth as a pool of glass. It’s no wonder a boy mistook it for a lake. He came to the In Between searching for Bluegill Bream and Largemouth Bass. Won’t he be surprised when he catches stars instead! Stars, moons... maybe even a world or two. Anything is possible in the In Between.

LEAP WITH THE FROGS
12X12 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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Dance with the butterflies, buzz with the bees, hop with the bunnies, sway with the trees. Twirl with the wildflowers, jump with the trout, waltz with the dandelions—try it all out! Sing with the birds, leap with the frogs, stretch with the kitty cats, run with the dogs. All of this, up in the blue—I can do it, and so can you!

  AMELIA AND THE LOVE BIRD   20X24 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas  SOLD

AMELIA AND THE LOVE BIRD
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WONDER
24X30 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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Have you ever felt small and insignificant? It’s an unpleasant sensation. For me, it comes when I compare myself to other people who are more successful or beautiful or impressive than I. But have you ever felt that magical sort of smallness that comes from standing at the base of an enormous blue-green mountain? Or staring up into the branches of an ancient, mossy tree? That is a different kind of feeling. It’s the kind that whispers, “You’re small and special. You’re a tiny treasured part of a vast and beautiful plan.”

LITTLE BY LITTLE
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Little by little spring creeps in, chasing away the icy winds—bringing blooms to the cherry tree, where I sit watching happily.

A MEETING OF MINDS
20X20 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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Don’t you love those blue-sky days when the clouds are extra puffy and the birds are singing all around? It was just such a day, the first day of Fall, when a little girl noticed a large blackbird eyeing her from way up high in her favorite climbing tree. It was only a bit peculiar how carefully he watched her, and only slightly more peculiar how desperately he sang as he watched. But it was wonderfully strange when his song turned to words calling her up! up! up! He sang: 

Come, be swift!
Not a second to lose!
Climb barefoot—
Never mind your shoes.
I need your help.
There’s little time.
Climb up and we’ll have
A meeting of minds!”

 THE NIGHT RABBIT  18X24 Mixed-Media   Acrylic on Gallery Canvas  SOLD  I’m amazed at how a kind word, an inspiring story, or even just a good walk under tall trees can lift me up out of brooding, sad thoughts. One afternoon, as I was going for one of my long walks under tall trees, I was thinking about how suddenly darkness can lift—even when it seems like it could go on forever. That’s when I envisioned The Night Rabbit. It immediately made me smile—that shadow-black bunny, with a shimmering glow of hope around him. He represents all those wonderful thoughts, and beautiful scenes that can sneak up on you even as you were right in the middle of a brooding, sad thought. I believe God sends those hopeful ideas and that’s why they’re powerful. I love The Night Rabbit!

THE NIGHT RABBIT
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I’m amazed at how a kind word, an inspiring story, or even just a good walk under tall trees can lift me up out of brooding, sad thoughts. One afternoon, as I was going for one of my long walks under tall trees, I was thinking about how suddenly darkness can lift—even when it seems like it could go on forever. That’s when I envisioned The Night Rabbit. It immediately made me smile—that shadow-black bunny, with a shimmering glow of hope around him. He represents all those wonderful thoughts, and beautiful scenes that can sneak up on you even as you were right in the middle of a brooding, sad thought. I believe God sends those hopeful ideas and that’s why they’re powerful. I love The Night Rabbit!

ELSEWHERE
20X24 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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Some children are constantly reminded to pay attention. Their minds just won’t stay in the room with them. Their thoughts wander from the classroom, out the window, to a place that I call Elsewhere. It’s an underrated and generally unwanted talent to to travel so swiftly with one’s mind. But what adventures those children are having at the moment their classmates are copying a mathematical formula from the blackboard! They might be on the high seas with pirates, or wandering through a magical village beneath a mysterious mountain. I wonder...what if someday classes are offered to unimaginative children on The Art of Daydreaming? Then some kids will be told many times a day to stop paying attention. I’ll tell you where you can find classes like that—Elsewhere.

IN THE HALL OF THE MUSHROOM QUEEN
24X24 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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My brother and I were making believe in the woods behind our house, when we heard a voice talking low and ordering someone about. My brother and I crept quietly, and peaked from behind a tree. There on a mossy throne of rock, we saw the Mushroom Queen. We spied on her for half an hour arguing what to do, when suddenly we realized she was spying on us too! 

DRAWING NEAR
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Have you ever seen fireflies lighting up one bit of woods while the rest of the forest remains dark? I wonder what draws them to one place over another? The two children in this painting are drawing near to just such a spot. A point of land across the water is lit up like Fairyland. It has called them to come and explore. The night is dark but their eyes are fixed on the lights ahead. What will they find when they set foot in that sparkling place?

BLESSED ARE THE FEET
20X24 Mixed-Media Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
(Featured in my book "And The Light Comes In")
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Most days, I go about my life focused mainly on the things and people around me, and whatever tasks are at the top of my to-do list. I usually don’t live my life as though it’s a story unfolding on a turning blue-green planet in the middle of glittering outer space. The amazing fact that I or anyone else exists at all rarely crosses my mind. I wish it occurred to me more often. If it did, I would likely be a little more bold with the storyline of my life. I think we all have important things to say and do—encouragement to give, forgiveness to offer, hope to share. That’s what this painting is about. The boy is awake to the fact that he has a role to play in the world around him. He’s being bold and courageous.

INTO THE CLOUDS
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The girl in this painting was having a perfectly ordinary day until she looked up. What a sight! The sky is so beautiful she’s distracted from all the ordinary thoughts that were recently swirling around her head. I wonder if she realizes she’s off the ground? When I fix my mind on Heaven, my perspective broadens. The world around me looks different than it did, leaving me quicker to forgive and more open to love.

INVITATION TO WONDER
18X24 Mixed-Media
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(Featured in my book "And The Light Comes In")
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HOP WITH THE BUNNIES
12X12 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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Dance with the butterflies, buzz with the bees, hop with the bunnies, sway with the trees. Twirl with the wildflowers, jump with the trout, waltz with the dandelions—try it all out! Sing with the birds, leap with the frogs, stretch with the kitty cats, run with the dogs. All of this, up in the blue—I can do it, and so can you!
 

A GAP IN THE CLOUDS
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fun to sail through the clouds? These two boys would be quick to say it’s only fun if you know where you are. The clouds can be disorienting. Thankfully at this moment they’re catching a glimpse of clear night sky.  I believe God loves people. I believe He loves me. But these beliefs are always slipping out of my mind. I’m distracted by everyday circumstances. I forget to truly love others and I forget that I’m truly loved. Reminders come into my days often—sometimes through the words of a friend or the lyrics of a song. These are like a gap in the clouds. They set me back on course and give me hope.

WALTZ WITH THE DANDELIONS
12X12 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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Dance with the butterflies, buzz with the bees, hop with the bunnies, sway with the trees. Twirl with the wildflowers, jump with the trout, waltz with the dandelions—try it all out! Sing with the birds, leap with the frogs, stretch with the kitty cats, run with the dogs. All of this, up in the blue—I can do it, and so can you!

PRAYERS FOR THE CITY
8X8 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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What a beautiful sight— way up high—looking down on the city below. From so far away, you can't see the messiness of everyday life. But it's there. Inside the houses, down the streets, in backyards, and alleys, in cars and under trees—people are in need. What if we prayed for the people as we passed by? If we remembered to pray, what amazing things might come next?

 

UNDER THE SLEEPING TREES
20X20 Acrylic on Gallery Canvas
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The girl in this painting is a believer. She believes that Spring is coming—that the trees are not dead but only sleeping. And so she walks, sometimes boldly and other times timidly, always in the light of the promise of Spring.

GLOW
30X40 Mixed-Media
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The lights in this tree are stubborn. They insist on burning their low, steady light in celebration of life. Life—with its green, growing hope. The lights won’t wait for blades of grass to reach up from the ground. They won’t wait for leaves to dot the branches of the twisty tree or for the sun to break through the gloom. They celebrate now—in the hazy darkness—because they know that dawn is coming.