When Ruins Sing...

Where my faith and creativity collide! A freedom freelancer, prayerful painter and clarion for Christ.

Full-Nesters (Week 52)

Check out my post from the beginning of 2016: “Be Alert! Be Present! I’m about to do something BRAND NEW” 2016 writing and painting goals Story Behind the Painting: I actually did it! I met my writing and painting goal this year. If you read the post above you saw that I planned to have […]

Faith Like a Child: Winter Into Spring (Week 51)

Story Behind the Painting: A dear friend of mine asked me to paint her babies at the beach.  She gave the painting to her husband for Christmas.  I cannot tell you the hours I spent studying photos of these children, as I attempted to capture their personalities on canvas. There is just something about kids […]

Elizabeth Elliot: How Do You Define a Hero? (Week 50)

  Story behind the Painting: Recently my son (My 20-yr-old) called and said, “Mom, do you know who Elisabeth Elliot is?” “Of course, she is one of my heroes of faith. Why?” “Oh, well my friend just told me how much she loved her and I wanted to get her something about Elisabeth Elliot for […]

Nativity: Place of Origin (Week 49)

Story behind the painting: When I posted the last batch of ornaments I painted, I had someone order 13 Nativities.  The only Nativity in my ornament collection was the black, white and gold silhouette but she was ordering the “colorful ones.” I realized she thought the church ornaments were nativities and just like that, I saw […]

Ornaments: More Than Decor (Week 48)

Story Behind the Painting: If you look closely at the feature image, you will notice that the ornaments are inspired by the painting above.  (Week 29) Angels and the Nations contains the story behind the larger canvas.  I hope you will take the time to read it now:)  The ornaments are available this Christmas and they […]

Angels, Keys and Kids, Oh My (Week 47)

Check Out My 2016 Painting and Post Goals Story Behind The Painting: Above are some of my angel ornaments ready for this Christmas.  I have the blessing of being a vendor at a local Christmas Expo: and the added privilege of being able to share my art at work, alongside a dear friend in her […]

“My Letter”-Introduction, Body, Conclusion: Abstract Triptych Series (Week 46)

Check Out my 2016 Painting and Post Goals Story behind the Paintings: One definition of “triptych” is a picture (such as a painting) that has three panels placed next to each other. “Abstract” is existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence. The number 3 in the Bible […]

Be Strong, Be Strong, Be Strong: Abstract Triptych Series (Week 45)

Check Out My 2016 Painting and Post Goals Story behind the Paintings: One definition of “triptych” is a picture (such as a painting) that has three panels placed next to each other.  “Abstract” is existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.  The number 3 in the Bible symbolizes wholeness.  I […]

Diverse But Not Divided: Reconciliation, Religion and Race (Week 44)

Check Out My 2016 Painting and Post Goals Story behind the Paintings: I am starting a new job in a near-by town.  A precious friend is opening an antique store and I have the beautiful blessing of being able to display my art there.  She sent me several pictures of the historic churches in her […]

A Cinderella Story (Part 2) (Video included) (Week 43)

Check Out My 2016 Painting and Post Goals Story Behind The Painting: Above are both of the debutant paintings that found their way to the canvas dance!   I could not post the second “Cinderella” rendition until the gifts had been given.  I pray the paintings made the girls smile and reminded them of their […]