I was raised Catholic in a convent like
setting home with nuns until I was 14. When I was 15 years
old I wanted to become a nun, my father would not have it.
At 17 the Nun that I thought was my mom...died suddenly. I
know she continued to pray very hard for me, because I continued
to have even a stronger devotion to Jesus & Mary.
marry, I have a wonderful husband, precious children and
grandchildren. There are so many stories I could
tell you...but for now I will share how a friend showed me to
express the Jesus that was in me through art.
flowers to God (1992)
That's me up there the very first time I described my feelings in
art form. I was giving our precious God a bouquet of Flowers.
Flowers he had given me in the form of my
Husband, Children, Love ones, Friends, care
takers, priest, and co-workers.
That day...my heart was so overwhelmed with thanksgiving...I
wanted God to have all of the flowers He brought in my
life...for Him to bless them in a very special way.
As a result of my gratefulness I wanted to help bring as many flowers to God
as I could...the lost, lonely, frighten, confused & forgotten.
I made another attempt to put it into art form...
Picking flowers to bring to Jesus.
That was all I did for a very long time...God led
me in a direction of expressing my art more animated as I found
myself performing & teaching Mine in scripture skits for adults &
In 2003...I was on my way home from work and a truck
carrying roof trusses swirled out of his lane into mine. The trusses hit my car in the rear
spun around and hit the driver's window. I was told I missed
dying by 2". This accident left me with
injuries primarily a brain injury. It was very difficult
for me to talk very long without stuttering.
It has taken me a long time to get to the
point to write this story. Somehow I knew I had to share with others like myself...
that may need inspiration and hope.
In therapy, I was told that art and journaling
would be very good for me. I found when I
would pray I would get a picture from God.
As I get pictures...I try to draw. I
don't get them every time I pray. But when I do get a
picture...it is very special to me and to whomever I pray for. May God Bless you and give you hope that through
all things... God can help you overcome.
I did not draw the below
print but I feel it is very uplifting...and goes with this
More pictures to
come...as I am able I will try to post the picture and story behind
"I can do all things through Christ who
strengthens me" Philippians 4:13