Have you ever felt stuck, without vision or direction for your life?
I sure have! Then when I finally started to head in a direction, too many ideas paralyzed me from moving forward in my purposes.
Several months ago, a friend, Cheryl Smith, told me about creating a “Top Ten Vision Board.” Cheryl shared Terri Savelle Foy’s book, “Dream It. Pin It. Live It.,” with several of her online friends, and I immediately ordered. READ THE ENTIRE POST…
Voice is a mixed media portrait commissioned by Krista Thomsen to honor her mother, Bonnie Ribble Kennedy.
This piece features a creative soul’s passions. Bonnie’s philosophy empowers: “…my gifts are meant to be given–So they can come back to me–It’s a circle.”
When I shared with her how her belief helped me to get over my fear of selling my original paintings, she replied: “So, in a way, I’ve inspired you, as well! That’s what art is all about!!! How exciting when we get to see how it works!!” READ THE ENTIRE POST…
A stillness blankets the nursery while I rock baby to sleep.
The sliding rocker glides back and forth as she nestles sweetly in my arms, her tiny hand fingering folds of flannel.
In this moment, we don’t have to be anyone or do anything except rock. In this moment, we are enough—baby and Grammy, soothsaying away our have to’s and must do’s.
While in the nursery, I stop fighting my failures…I cease striving to change. I only try to find words to describe the magic.
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Posted in Inspiration, JoDee's Life, Nursery
Tagged baby, being, Books, Evergreen, faith, God, Nursery, Peter Pan, rest, Writing
What a wonderful balance life is of planning for the future while savoring the moment.
I’m futuristic by nature, according to my Strengths Finder profile: “You are a dreamer who sees visions of what could be and who cherishes those visions.” The profile goes on to say that people need a vision to “raise their sights and thereby their spirits,” so “…paint it for them…Make the picture as vivid as possible” (Rath 105). READ THE ENTIRE POST…
Beautiful Forever is a mixed media portrait that expresses the beauty of a woman who longs for and lives in faith, hope, and love.
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Posted in mixed media art, mixed media collage art, mixed media portrait
Tagged art, Christianity, faith, floral, hope, love, mixed media, mixed media portrait, white hat, woman
The Great Affair honors this wonderful journey we call life.
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I scoop grandbaby in arms, eyes twinkling, grin pulled back, both hers and mine.
And I hear the words of Peter Pan whispering, “Come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned.”
But we are one, in this moment, when trust pools in her eyes like a soothing summer stream finding rest in a glen, so I linger in the nursery a little longer.
We rock and sway to the lullaby song, a song I’ve sung to her long before she was born. A song I sang to her before I could feel her move under skin and when her tiny heels arched pathways across swollen belly.
And the music pirouettes around the nursery room as we dance and she smiles. READ THE ENTIRE POST…
Posted in Family, Inspiration, JoDee's Life, Nursery, Writing
Tagged Ann Voskamp, art, Creativity, grandchildren, Inspiration, motherhood, Neverland, Nursery, Peter Pan, The Broken Way