July 13

“Make a mark and stay open to surprise” was the invitation from Artist Kristen Gilje in 2016, during my second week as co-director at the Grunewald Guild.

At the heart of revolution is the desire for change. Artist Rachel Kurtz expresses this in song.

Creative collaboration, then, requires the courage to make a change and the willingness to be changed.

2014 – Sermon Notes




In 2017, I was invited to be the Artist-in-Residence for the Women of the ELCA Triennial Gathering in Minneapolis.


2019 – During this week at the Guild we had 6 pairs of moms and daughters in the community! I remember this Sending Celebration’s message as I reflected on our theme of Opening through concepts of dilation, light, mothering and creation. Note my Sending Celebration “uniform” – I’m not sure anyone ever noticed, but this was what I wore once a week for five summers!


“Seven Years of Wonder” is a daily look back at my creative journaling posts since 2014. I began this journey on Feb. 11, 2021, and hope to continue through Feb. 10, 2022. What am I learning about my art and faith journey thus far? What has remained constant? Where have I been changed? How is this impacting present and future art-making?

A deep bow of gratitude to you for keeping me company on this journey.

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