Collage fodder and mark making with black sumi ink and acrylic markers, plus a cool packaging tape trick!

Below, I experimented with black sumi ink applied with a bamboo reed pen.  I just wanted to do some mark making with black lines to collage into future artwork and/or junk journaling. The first one is made on top of a gessoed oil pastel drawing with lots of scratchy lines. I applied the oil pastelsContinue reading “Collage fodder and mark making with black sumi ink and acrylic markers, plus a cool packaging tape trick!”

Golden Healing, Art Process, Part 7

So this is my Golden Healing Painting now. I will be using it in my workshop addressing rejection on Saturday. The painting itself is almost done, but not perfect. I added a glaze with white and yellow. At first, it looked like too much paint went into my glaze, and it was too late toContinue reading “Golden Healing, Art Process, Part 7”

Deliverance

This is an older artwork. Perhaps from around 2015. It is scripture art, and I recently revived it after sharing it in one of my PTSD workshops. However, even though this is old art, I believe we are just NOW getting ready to walk into a season of deliverance for 2023! 16 This is whatContinue reading “Deliverance”

PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery from a Personal and Spiritual Perspective: The Series, Parts 1-5.

Below you will find links to my series on PTSD. The links will lead to pages with videos related to PTSD, art directives, and pictures from our workshops. These videos were filmed live streamed and are part of the mental health workshops known as “Psalms 102 Ministries” being held at the River Room Church onceContinue reading “PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery from a Personal and Spiritual Perspective: The Series, Parts 1-5.”

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

This is part 4 of a 5 part series on PTSD. The page to the series can be found here: PTSD series. 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 withContinue reading “PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective Part 4”

PTSD Diagnosis¬† and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 3

PTSD Diagnosis  and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 3 About the workshop video: This is Part 3 of a 5 part series. The page to the series can be found here: PTSD series. This video addresses how abuse and trauma effect the brain; hyperarousal; dissociation, setting boundaries; coping skills to deal with those issues;Continue reading “PTSD Diagnosis¬† and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 3”

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”

Never Give Up

This painting titled “Never Give Up” only took a day or two to finish. This is an example of what I call my “emotional landscape art.” Its art I make just for fun, or to de-stress, or express feelings with no particular objective in mind. These “emotional landscape” art pieces are made intuitively and spontaneously.Continue reading “Never Give Up”

Psalms 102 Ministries: PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 2.

This is part 2 of a 5 part series. The page to the series can be found here: PTSD series. Part 3 will be on Sept 24, 2022. This teaching, part 2, is a continuation of my previous teaching on PTSD. In this video I talk about the beginning stages of recovery with personal examplesContinue reading “Psalms 102 Ministries: PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery: A Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 2.”

Psalms 102 Ministries: PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery from a Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 5 part series on PTSD. The page to the series can be found here: PTSD series. Part 2 will be on August 6, 2022. In this video, I talk about the diagnostic features of PTSD according to the DSM 5. I also share my personal testimony of trauma andContinue reading “Psalms 102 Ministries: PTSD Diagnosis and Recovery from a Personal and Spiritual Perspective, Part 1”