I have buried too many of my son’s mentors to believe this world could ever be just. until black men can make it past age twenty-five we cannot claim that the world is fair. until then, we must admit the world is designed to break them. and there is no justice in that. Mothers are… Read More
Just for Kids… to celebrate TREES.
This week (last full week of July) is always the time that I travel to Storm Lake, Iowa to be a part of this magical, wonderful camp called SYNOD SCHOOL. My soul is fed by talking theology and doing art with some of the most amazing people I know who gather at this place every… Read More
POEM: A letter to David, On Wedding Planning
TO DAVID: I want you to know, I see the questions that you have. The ones that sit right behind the furor in your brow, the ones you keep to yourself, even as you chose the most traditional of vows. And I know, you will keep these questions inside you, tucked behind probing eyes because you do… Read More
Synod School, Thursday
On our final day together, we attempted to capture the Synod School “experience” with tie dyed notan designs. The results were amazing! These pictures totally capturing the amazing week we had doing at together:
Synod School, Wednesday.
Day Three of Artmaking as a Spiritual practice led us into experimenting with watercolor, and with weaving as well. The results were spectacular. Some of the more tentative students, even, were surprised and delighted by how well the results came out. Check them out:
SYNOD SCHOOL, Tuesday.
The second day was full of meditation projects. Our first ar experiment was reflecting on our faith journeys with mandalas. Our second art experience was doing some illuminated manuscripts, using zentangles. The results were amazing! Take a look:
SYNOD SCHOOL, Monday.
This week I have the privilege of teaching a course called “Artmaking: The Spiritual Practice of Creation.” Each day we will experiment with 2 different art expressions. Today, it was found poetry thru altered books and collage poetry. Here are some of the amazing results:
Geodes & Fireworks.
Doing group art is a joyous experience for me. Especially with kids who love art. This week I had the joy of doing group art at Central Elementary School for 5 classes to make art for auction. The results were fantastic. SCHOOL ROCKS!: 4th graders in Mr. Schrupp’s class used wet-on-wet watercolor technique with salt… Read More
the way of the heart
El Camino del Corazon (the way of the heart) In attempting to process the grief of a significant loss, I created these three works of slab clay, three “hearts” (also function as labyrinths) that helped to guide me into a greater understanding of the journey of grief that we all take at some point in… Read More