Category : Illustration

Decluttering Our Souls for 2021

Decluttering Our Souls for 2021

Happy New Year! And boy, what a year it was. We had a lot of ups and downs in our family (didn't we all?) and I'm really thankful for a fresh year and a fresh start. The state of the world certainly won't change overnight, but there's hope just in looking back at how far we've come and shifting our focus to what's ahead. While we're crossing the bridge into 2021, here is a practical guide for "decluttering our souls" from Sally Clarkson-- if this is helpful, you can read her whole post HERE. ONE. Check your heart for any guilt or unconfessed sin. I have found that letting God erase my weight of real or false guilt, helps me to admit with God that I need Him, H

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Winter Mittens

Winter Mittens

Winter Mittens | Colored Pencil on paper | 6x9 inches

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“Come Home” Paper Collage

"Come Home" Paper Collage

"Come Home"; A recent collage made from gouache on paper. 12x18

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Forget Perfection, Just Get it Done

Forget Perfection, Just Get it Done

It's been about a year since Thane and I self-published A NEW HEART, the first children's book that we wrote and illustrated together. (Get a PEAK INSIDE OF THE BOOK if you haven't seen it!) Now that I've had some time to reflect on what creating a picture book from scratch entails, I can say with total certainty that the experience is QUITE formative. It required an incredibly daunting amount of work, and there were lots of long chunks of time when it stood at a standstill. I constantly struggled with the thought that it was an impossible task, that I might as well give up while I was ahead since it was never going to get done anyway! But, by the grace of God,

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