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The Language of Tears

Tears… sorrow, joy, betrayal, love, grief, grace…. spilling from my heart, too small and weak to contain the immensity of my emotions.

Sappho, the “Poetress” of antiquity, born in 620 BC, must have also wept tears of more than salt water… tears made of the unspeakable poetry of how Beauty and Love shatter and restore the heart the same as Sorrow and Longing.

I stood my sketchbook on the easel and placed a brush full of water tinted with color gently on the eyes, I let the tears fall and run freely down the page…. as they freely flow upon my cheeks… this is the beauty of weeping… the language of tears.

Rest in His Heart

My wounded heart is healed within Jesus’ Sacred Heart. In His Wounds I am healed and made whole.

Healing Promises

Watercolor resist of God’s promises to heal all our wounds and heartache.

Mystical Rose

Mixed Media, watercolor, acrylic, and collage

The process of creating this image was a prayer. During a season of grief and a great deal of anxiety, I begged Mother Mary to please be with me continually and allow be to experience her motherly presence. I would often be sitting on the floor crying as I prayed to her, just as the woman in the picture is. I began imaging her love and the grace of God falling upon me as a shower of rose petals. I titled this piece, “Mystical Rose”, because I have always been drawn to this title of the Blessed Virgin from the Litany of Loretto.

Watching Over Me

Mixed Media on canvas, acrylic, collage, glitter

I created this as a gift for a dear friend who had walked through a time of darkness and trial alongside me. A lot of Modge Podge was used in creating this sparkling piece that represents the light a true friend can shine into the darkest moments of our lives.

Mystical Rose

Mixed Media, watercolor, acrylic, and collage

The process of creating this image was a prayer. During a season of grief and a great deal of anxiety, I begged Mother Mary to please be with me continually and allow be to experience her motherly presence. I would often be sitting on the floor crying as I prayed to her, just as the woman in the picture is. I began imaging her love and the grace of God falling upon me as a shower of rose petals. I titled this piece, “Mystical Rose”, because I have always been drawn to this title of the Blessed Virgin from the Litany of Loretto.

Shining Spirals

Finger-painting spirals with acrylics is one of my favorite soothing and prayerful creative experiments.

The Weight of Secrets

Mixed Media, watercolor, collage

“Drowning beneath the weight of secrets in a house haunted by lies.”

Fingerprints of Love

Sharpie marker on mixed media paper

“My hand will leave fingerprints of gentleness, kindness, compassion, healing, beauty, joy.”

Marionette

Mixed media, string, wood, collage

“You controlled me like a puppet. You thought without you pulling the strings I would fall in a heap on the ground and not survive. Yet, here I am! I cut the strings that bound me to you and I am standing strong on my own two feet.”

Hope Blooms

Mixed media, acrylic on canvas, paper roses

Hope blooms from the Cross of Christ.

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