Painting with a Sis Event + Create Your Own Opportunities


The Events’ Theme: Created to Create 

Exodus 30 30-35

30 Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 31 and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 32 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 33 to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts. 34 And he has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. 35 He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers.

Although I’ve always enjoyed art, I never had any formal training until college. This is where I fell in love with painting. I found it to be very calming and fun. I continued periodically over the years but I didn’t take it seriously. It was just something I did in my spare time to relax.

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Moving Forward After Trauma + Creative Healing 

This week, Facebook reminded me of a post I wrote four years ago.  I had been released from the hospital days prior after having my son.  It was one of the happiest days of my life and a pivoting moment that I will never forget.  The picture below is the day I came home. I was happy and nervous about the journey ahead of me. Since I only saw my son a handful of times during the first three weeks of his life, I was now on full-time duty and moving on with life.

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