Sometimes we are the broken reaching for hope,
and at other times,
we are the hope for the broken.
Let's discover together, the ARTISTRY and BEAUTY of both.
THE ART OF
"To take something that was destructive, ugly, damaging, and painful, and shape it into something beautiful.
That is the work of the artist."
THE ARTISTRY OF HOPE, HEALING, AND RESTORATION
We were made for a purpose. And, we were made for joy. But in seasons of brokenness, purpose and joy can feel so very far away and impossible to find.
Maybe you are in a season of deep pain or suffering - shattered in a million pieces. Or maybe you feel life is chipping away at you piece by piece. Maybe you've lost sight of who you are or whom you thought you were supposed to be. Maybe life is too hard, you feel lost, tired, and ultimately, you feel alone.
Wherever the broken pieces fall for you, I want you to know you are not alone, you were made for something much greater than this moment. You can and you will heal because you are courageous, you are loved, and you have a life story to share.
God wants to create in you a new story, one in which you are made more beautiful. One in which your scars reveal His glory and lead you to your life purpose.
My vision is to inspire women in a time of brokenness as well as in everyday life. To reveal to them the beauty God created, sees, knows, and loves in them.
Inspired by the art of Kintsugi, my dream is to reveal the artistry of healing, for ourselves and others. As when women embrace all the pieces of their story, they grow into the fullness and joy of life; they become artists of love, healing, and change.
My art is dedicated to healing; whether it be a group or individual art and healing experience or supporting the muted voices of women and children held captive in sexual slavery.
Each piece of art is named for a woman or child held in sexual slavery.
The sale of my art is donated to fight against Human Trafficking. Each piece representing and named for a woman or child currently captive or in a rescue home.
I don't know where you are in your journey, if you are raw and newly injured, on the other side of pain, or the light for someone in a season of darkness. Wherever you may be, it is my prayer you find these spaces to be a place of hope, healing, and belonging.
HEALING THROUGH ART
OFFERINGS TO INSPIRE HOPE, FAITH, AND LEARNING
LEARN THE STORY BEHIND THE PIECE & THE VICTIM CURRENTLY BEING RESTORED
Monthly sharing of the kinda things friends share.
Links of encouraging things, good reads, events, and fun stuff!
Sneak preview and insight into my current Kitsugi pieces and the courageous women to whom they are dedicated
Our gawky legs created a braided circle on the cottage floor as vacation photos with goofy smiles, cute boys, and stick figured pre-teens flaunting Greta Garbo poses filled the center.
With hesitation and burning cheeks, I added my images to the pile; two decaying barns, a laboring farmer, withering flowers, and a rusted ship fighting the ocean’s pull to its murky floor.
My friends giggled and teased. And, as an insecure 12-year-old does, I laughed with them while under my breath I whispered...
Can’t you see the beauty? Can't you feel the hope welling up inside these imperfect, worn, tired, and broken things? Can't you hear the story of an ending making room for a new beginning?
And so began my journey of seeking the artistry of life.