July 27, 2009
Well I am painting again. I used to paint all of the time but since I have had Aiden and gone back to work at the studio I havent had any time to work on any of my own paintings. I have much more important things going on! If the question is go snuggle with Aiden or go paint...he wins every time :). We actually joke about it a lot because I told Chris that maternity leave was going to be such a wonderful opportunity for me to paint at home and get inspired....well we laugh about that so much now.... I wasn't aware of how little time I would have for myself! Which is how it should be! Anyways, I have been given this incredible opportunity to be the artist of the month in March 2010 at the Goodrich Gallery located in a local church in Dallas. I have never been there before but just got my contract in the mail and realized it was time to start back again! I cant explain how good it feels! And perfect timing. Aiden is old enough now to come hangout with me, laughing and "talking" with me while I work...we even popped in a Baby Einstein while I painted. It is fun to think that someday my kiddos will be able to share Chris and I's dreams and hopefully appreciate them the way we do. I had to come up with a bio and an artist statement...so here it is:
I have a passion for art, people and serving the Lord. Finding the deep creativity behind our amazing creator is a way that He can move in our souls. My paintings are a way I can give back these gifts to Him. I hope that even my weaknesses can be transformed into beautiful expressions of peace, love and serving. I am constantly amazed by God’s creativity in the world and the ability He has given me to uniquely express how I see it.