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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 … Continue reading

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The Power of Words

We promised it would never happen to us. That we’d lose our words, our voice, our passion to write. That we’d abandon our blogs and books that were well into their becoming…READ THE ENTIRE POST…

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Unconditional Surrender

  “I put no conditions on my surrender.” I mumbled those words after wrestling with something I feared God wanted me to do, but I dreaded. “Lord, you’re really not asking me to do that are you? You know that’s the one thing I’m … Continue reading

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The Parting: Letting Go of Your Paintings

Personal paintings become a part of the artist’s journey, and, like good friends, can be difficult to say good-bye to as you travel along your creative path. This watercolor my sister and I created reminds us of those family camping … Continue reading

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Disillusionment: The Dark Mistress or Door of Opportunity

Disillusionment strangles joy and leaves us wanting more. There is a mistress of the dark. The soul’s lover and yet demise—a black widow of sorts, feasting on the lifeblood of success, poisoning purposes with perpetual pain, bleeding through best intentions. … Continue reading

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How to Paint a Masquerade Mask

Here’s 5 helpful hints on how to paint a masquerade mask. I’m finally finished with an acrylic painting I’ve been working on for weeks and thought I’d pass on some tips on how to paint a masquerade mask. My daughter, … Continue reading

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The Fallow Ground of Creativity

Have you ever noticed that dry times tend to follow a creative project? I know I have. I can be on such an artistic roll painting or writing or songwriting, and then I finish the piece and my creativity comes … Continue reading

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