Journal

"You Brought 10 Children into this World?!"

Here’s a poem I wrote about my family.

Paradise…

These baby cries and teenage sighs
And rowdy voices in between
Bespeak a fleeting paradise
God gave to Steve and me.

I have been asked how I could bring 10 children into this world.

My answer is this:
Of my adult children,
one is a mother of four and a volunteer worker in her community,
one son is a university professor of music,
another is a father of three and a successful small business owner and leads a worship band,
another son is in his 3rd year at a state university aiming at an engineering degree in aeronautics,
another daughter is majoring in piano and voice also in her 3rd year,
another son just started college to study athletic and sports training.

My husband and I teach our children to make a difference in the world, to work and pu

Communicating

I was lured to Red Bubble by Carson Collins who found me on another site and invited me to the Remodernist Painters Group. I had not heard of the Remodernist movement before, but Carson’s articles are intriguing. I found out more, and he makes sense to me.

Ideas, intent – right up my alley in definition of art. Every artist has a message, a theme, a destiny in his work. I may get my own destiny out of someone’s work apart from the original intent, but I want to know the heart of the artist in his work.

As an artist, don’t you want your audience to feel what you feel? I do. I paint to speak my heart. Yes, it’s another language, but I think we all feel the messages.

I love communicating. It’s God’s gift.

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