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”

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”

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”

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”

Surprise Beginnings

For some reason, this reminds me of an ice cream cone. “Surpise Begnnings” was the title that came to me. What’s on my mind is the subject of breakthrough and small beginnings. I titled it “Surprise Beginnings” because sometimes we don’t even notice those small beginnings, but they are surprises from God meant to encourageContinue reading “Surprise Beginnings”

The Courts of Heaven

We have been learning about the courts of heaven at my church for the past few weeks. I attend River Room Church. Also find us here: The River Room Church of Hampton Roads. This has been vital to me, and the missing piece needed for my breakthroughs. This is a game changer!!! I mean that!Continue reading “The Courts of Heaven”

Stamp of Approval

The art:  This was made with watercolor pencils, oil pastels, and tissue paper on September 15, 2022. Prize Ribbon: When I asked God about this one I immediately noticed the stamp in the center of the circle. I noticed also that the circle looks like a prize ribbon that awards people for good performance. IContinue reading “Stamp of Approval”