When Ruins Sing...

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

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 21

31 Days of Hindsight: Day 21 I love reading back through my journals and actually finding poetry I have written, poetry I would have forgotten had I not recorded it with pen and paper. I wrote this poem  (as well as jotting down the details of some awesome golf strokes), while on a golf cart, […]

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 […]

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 […]

(Week 34) Wings Over TCU

Story behind the Painting: Above you see the smiling face of “Poetry in Motion.” Literally, that radiant beauty’s name is Kavi, meaning poet!  She headed off to TCU just days ago, moving into her new home on her 18th birthday. Her mama is a dear friend of mind and their family is a prime example […]

Living Out Loud With Alley & Amanda: My Friend and Author, Toya Poplar, is Guest #23

Wanted to celebrate my beautiful friend and author, Toya Poplar. Check out the links below. Prepare to be inspired and encouraged! GoGod https://www.facebook.com/LivingoutLoudwithAlleyandAmanda/?pnref=story   https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/living-out-loud-alley-amanda/id1044811857?mt=2#episodeGuid=http%3A%2F%2Flivingoutloud.today%2F%3Fp%3D407      

(Week 20) Freedom Writers: A Painting Paired with our Pens

During the school year, I have the privilege of journal writing alongside the next generation and God had the perfect crew of co-laborers in mind when HE started this journaling journey!   Meet “The Freedom Scribes”: Katie, Toya, Katie and April We journal write in notebooks each week and I know that if I do […]

(Week 19) Could a Name Define Who We Really Are?

Happy Birthday Kylee Grace (5/11)! Happy  Birthday Chapin (5/7) If you are confused, please don’t check out just yet. Let me back up a bit and introduce some of the bravest ladies I know. Just over 4 years ago, I had the great honor of celebrating with my niece, Chapin, at her baby shower.  We […]

(Week 17)”Let the Children Come”

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14 NIV Last week, a friend asked if I would paint a picture of the church where her children go to preschool.  The painting would be auctioned off in the […]

(Week 13) “Whispers and Waves”

“He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; he suspends the earth over nothing. He wraps up the waters in his clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their weight. He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it. He marks out the horizon on the face of the […]

When Ruins and Royalty Collide

She was born in ruins AND she always wondered WHY? She looked around AND often found she could not see the sky. It made no sense, she sometimes thought, to be here without hope; SO She changed her gaze and looked for days AND THEN she saw the ROPE! She met a Man, a Scarlet […]