These last days I have been busy creating new Stain Glass Angels in my studio. We are getting ready up at Good Counsel for our annual Craft Fair which is always held on the second Saturday in October. This year it lands on October 14, 2017 and runs from 8:30 to 2:00. As usual my
Sometimes when a person looks out the window we are lucky enough to look through glass colors or at colors of glass that bring a sense of beauty into our lives. We can get caught up in viewing the soldered pieces as we enjoy the harmony of the colors playing off of each other. It
As the apostles gather for the Spirits presence in their midst, the color of fire enters into their beings. The strength of the breath of the feather hovers over their destiny. New things will be accomplished with Spirit's presence. When we choose to listen, the Spirit is always speaking to us. Sacred Fire, 19″
Old Testament and New Testament characters dominate this piece with the root of Jesse rising up bringing forth the Savior’s birth. We are led up the mountain of the Lord with our Ancestors who also ascended the mountain of faith to give glory to God. These signs of Community are central to how and where
Happy New Year ! I hope it will be a great year for all of you. Today is also a day to pray for World Peace. I thought that this carving would be an appropriate one for this day, to get us reflecting on peace and what our role is in seeing its fulfillment. The
The carving, “Through the Power,” is one that was inspired when I heard the readings in Rome of Pentecost a few years ago. The reading was read in Italian. While reading along in my book in English I realized
At this time of the year I cannot help but think of the farmers planting their crops. I am grateful for having grown up on a farm and witnessing the different stages of growth. Sowing involves throwing and pulling back. The hand continues in one uniform movement until all is distributed for growth. The action
The gospel reading for the Second Sunday of Lent is the Transfiguration. Today while the gospel was being read I was a bit distracted because I was reminded of the piece on the Transfiguration that I had done and thought “That would be a good entry for my post.”
As the train pulled into the little town of Chartres outside Paris, I could not believe my eyes. There on the horizon was a looming Gothic Cathedral. As I approached it, I was torn between seeing the sculptures outside and going inside to see the beauty of the stained glass. I wanted to be both
This carving creates the atmosphere of Christ on the water calming the storms and inviting others to enter into the net of God’s love. The piece is framed with fish.
We are grateful in this season for the countless blessings that God has showered on us. The words “God multiplies good and feeds in me the multitude” issue a call to us to extend to the hungry, imprisoned, and oppressed the wealth of the loaves and fishes. Through extending these ancient but ever new seeds
This wood sculpture calls us to answer needs of others. Within the larger structure of a fish is the net of hunger we are all caught in and our need to be side by side with solutions to that hunger.