Art process: Choose Life

Here, you can see earlier versions of this artwork. It’s cool how God can bring things together. I’m not sure if I should tweak this anymore, but for now, I’m happy with it. This is a digital image that was made spontaneously on Coral Painter and Photoshop. It’s so fun to just play, experiment, andContinue reading “Art process: Choose Life”

Thanksgiving Turkey!

I’m working today, but it’s a fun day! Today we are making turkeys!! I did a lot of prepping for a potential of 72 patients at a psychiatric hospital. Keep in mind that some people come into the hospital for suicide or self-harm, so it is not safe to have a whole bunch of peopleContinue reading “Thanksgiving Turkey!”

The Journey

Below is a video in response to my art titled, “The Journey”: Below is a video to describe my art, along with some general encouragement and a prophetic word for the body of Christ. Topics include learning to embrace and enjoy the present moment; getting our hearts and minds ready for God to use usContinue reading “The Journey”

Art process: Explaining the progression of my “Journey” art piece.

This is a mixed media art piece. The final image is digital, but here you can see some of the progression. In the first image, you see an oil pastel drawing with one piece of fiber paper with stars to the left. I layered the oil pastels and then scratched into it to created thisContinue reading “Art process: Explaining the progression of my “Journey” art piece.”

PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective Part 4

This is part 4 of a 5 part series on PTSD. Part 4 addresses healing and recovery as it relates to accountability; self-image and self-esteem; learning to trust God; learning to trust others; connecting to self and others; letting go and grieving; intimacy with God; and deliverance. In case the video doesn’t show up onContinue reading “PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective Part 4”

The Gift

I believe the time has arrived for God to bring His promises. They’re his beautiful gifts to His bride which has persevered and waited patiently, holding onto faith despite adversity and affliction. God says “It’s time for the comeback! It’s time for restoration and recompense!” See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springsContinue reading “The Gift”

A Day of Leaves

I went out collecting fall leaves in the neighborhood today. I brought the outdoors inside at the psychiatric hospital today! I let them touch and smell the leaves, and we made art with it. I had 3 bins like this for 4 groups throughout the day. Each group could potentially have up to 15- 20Continue reading “A Day of Leaves”

Thankful October

This watercolor painting was my example art for the subject of thankfulness. I had all my groups at the psychiatric hospital make art about something they were thankful for. We talked about how being thankful can improve our mood and help balance our perspective, especially when faced with overwhelming adversity or despair. We talked aboutContinue reading “Thankful October”

Overcoming and Truth

Above, are three stages of one art piece shown as digital images with the most recent stage at the top and the oldest at the bottom. Truth and Possibilities were taken with my phone whereas Overcoming was scanned. I added the word Truth digitally to the Truth image. I did tweak the color just aContinue reading “Overcoming and Truth”

Change is Here

I did most of this last night and added the word, “change” to it today. This was made in response to receiving new pan pastels, a set specifically made for portraits with 20 different colors. One of the gifts that I received when I was licensed as a minister on October 1st, was a $200Continue reading “Change is Here”