Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

My Christmas Eve wish for all is to know the peace and joy of this very special season. To pause for a moment, to quiet our minds, to let our souls reflect on the grace, the mercy, the love and the blessings that are freely given to us each and every day.

God bless the world, our nation and every person we share this planet with, those whose paths and journeys intersect our own and those who we will never meet.

If you want to arrange it this world you can change it
If we could somehow make this Christmas thing last
By helping a neighbor or even a stranger
And to know who needs help you need only to ask

-Trans Siberian Orchestra

Merry Christmas to us all and a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas Designs 2008

Just a few of the many Christmas designs that I have done. You can see many more at our website -

Christmas is such a great time of year for all the fun and festivities, the lights and laughter, but also the hope and transcendence that resides in the smallest of acts and the birth of a child. The love and mercy, the peace and grace that followed continues to affect and change the world.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My Passion, My Art - What is yours?

My passion is the creation of great art that will in some way touch, in a positive way those who view my art. Allowing others to share the 'moments from reality and dreams’, to capture in an image, a moment where time seems to stop and stand still, that will illicit an emotional response in the viewer.
By adding these designs to everyday products and merchandise, others can carry the reminder with them and return to those emotions again and again.
My art is influenced by those things that have been consistent themes throughout my life. These are my faith, nature, animals and moments of transcendence within the everyday. Simple and recognizable subjects within my art, capture the blending of ‘moments from reality and dreams.’ These instances arise out of apparent chaos, simplicity, movement or an intensity of colors and evoke very strong and powerful feelings inspiring us to persevere.
A quiet and stillness can be found within the magic of a moment and calls forth the truest and purest emotions of who we are. The challenge of capturing a moment that touches someone’s heart and spirit keeps me striving and creating.
The true joy is in the journey in the creating, no matter what it is that I do. Find your passion, that thing that drives you, that terrifies you, that brings you joy. If we would all do that and not pursue the meaningless things of life we would know that we often do make a difference, and my hope would be that we could realize the magnitude of that and the change it might bring.
Find your passion!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lately ........

During the holidays I always tend to drift towards three dimensional art as opposed to the my usual two dimensional art. I have for many years designed and created wreaths, centerpieces and ornaments and this time of the year always seem to lend itself to this type of art. It takes me back to the times in college where I worked in floral shops and it is a nice diversion that helps stimulate new ideas for drawings and paintings.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

December 2008

Here is the list of my seven favorite things for the month of December. Again, in on particular order except for number one, this time! Limiting yourself to only seven things really makes you think hard about what you truly value, among the many blessings we all have to be thankful for.

  • The birth of my savior, Jesus Christ
  • The smiles of children at the lights and decorations
  • Christmas music (year round! )
  • Fudge - Chocolate and Peanut Butter
  • College Football Bowl Games
  • Quiet moments within candlelight
  • Peace, joy, love and the hope!
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!

In the field looking for the perfect one.

Making sure daddy cuts it down just right.

A star on top, then lights and ornaments.

Ta da our Christmas Tree!