So much goodness. So many challenges. So much to share. So much we don’t feel like sharing.
But one thing is true, staying grounded in the present moment is a gift. It’s the moment you have at your fingertips. Smile anyway and be filled with love and gratitude.
I was SO excited to see this special edition of Where Women Create Work in Barnes & Noble today, right in the front of the store next to the checkout area! It’s been a dream for a long time to be recognized in this highly esteemed magazine. This issue was specially curated by the amazing Jo Packham and Women’s Leadership Live to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Right to Vote and the women carrying on the legacy through the their gifts of entrepreneurship. I’m thrilled and humbled to be featured alongside these amazing women for my accomplishments with my multiple art businesses and teaching experience.
With everything going on due to COVID-19 closing retail shops, I thought I’d missed the chance to see this issue in stores. Plus, it’s been a very, very challenging journey for me personally to this point... especially this year. Maybe I’ll write more that in another post. I just wanted to share a big culmination of dreams coming true and to encourage you that no matter what happens, don’t give up on walking the beautiful path laid before you. We have a lot more work to do together with each one of us using our gifts. We will make progress one loving-kindness at a time. Even when you are in the valley of shadows, there is ALWAYS a light.
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Achieving different textures in watercolor can sometimes be tricky. Often, to mix things up, I’ll experiment with all kinds of different papers. This one had a rice paper look and the dried paint almost shimmers in person. I love how these colors inspired by #joshuatreenationalpark came alive on the surface.
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“Rejoice!” It’s #worldwatercolormonth
Looking forward to sharing some more art with you... from my studio to your feed.
Art friends, feel free to join along.
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So, I recently painted this... it's crazy how it poured out of my heart and straight onto my digital canvas. 💔❤️
This piece is inspired by my little African American sister, Shanna, who went to Heaven 6 years ago when she was only 30. I'm having a very hard time finding the words right now with everything going on the world.
Each news item is like another stab in the heart reminding me that my sister, that I mentored and cared for her entire life.... is gone. 😭 In remembering the painful struggles she had because of her race and thinking about how countless other innocent black women in our country know these struggles and injustices and far more... my heart is just completely raw and broken as I listen to story after story.
This pain renews my mission to stand firm and do my part to shore up a major hole in our country’s sinking ship in all places where injustice and inequality terrorize our families. We can not each do everything, but we can each do the something we are meant to do.
For me, I’m a big believer that one-on-one relationships are a good place to start listening and helping one another. God is our beautiful shining light, the source of all life, justice, love, mercy, and healing. He is here to help us every step of the way ... if only we are not too proud to ask for the help we desperately need right now.
After all, there is only ONE Heaven and I’m longing for the day when I can be reunited with my beloved little sister Shanna there. Her life mattered and it still matters to me and my family. She is still making a difference!
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Celebrating 100 years!
I am honored to be featured in this special issue of Where women create WORK and heartfelt thanks to Womens Leadership LIVE and Where Women Create Magazine for sharing the stories of many amazing women entrepreneurs across the country <3
Copies are available at Barnes & Noble, Target, Costco, H-E-B, Whole Foods Market, Michaels Stores, Walmart, Brookshire's and numerous other retailers.
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