“Each mystery points to another…”
2012 – The following reflection was written after a visit to the Detention Center in Houston:
A Swan Prayer for Our Sister – We admired her handiwork, the colorful, woven paper swans all in a row. She was proud of her work, her eyes showed it. I wanted to ask her what she thought about as she created her masterpieces. I wondered if in her culture, they also told the story of the ugly duckling, the ugly ducking that in the end, becomes a beautiful swan. Although I don’t know the artist’s name, I remember her face. Her reality is far from beautiful now. Separated from her children, I’m sure her heart aches to be with them again. Let us pray a swan prayer over her life, that it may be restored to beauty. Loving God, grant her family the grace and beauty of the swan. Amen.
2014 – Romans Bible Study with Pastor Emmanuel
2019 – a watercolor reflection for my Aunt June
“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.