St Audrey and La Vie Francais

 Hello there, my dear friends! Greetings to you from this very hot and steamy prairie! I hope you are well and having a wonderful summer holiday. Summer has found me, for the most part, home. And Im not wasting any time— I am thinking about Autumn, Christmas and Saint art! My big trio, my favorite […]

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New Painting: The Goldfinch

   I managed to finish another small painting this week— “The Goldfinch”, inspired by a recent visit to the Mabee-Gerrer Museum last week.   The museum houses an amazing collection of art from ancient times to modern, but my favorite area was the medieval art, much of which was religious in theme.   I decided to make […]

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Art Inspiration: Retablos

  I am always on the look-out for new art to inspire me, and lately I’ve been exploring a treasure trove of antique art called ‘retablos.’  And what are retablos, you ask? Well they are the best kind of folk art— small paintings used for home altars to venerate saints. These pieces were made by […]

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A New Chapter…

     Today is kind of a big deal. Robbie has started preschool at our church and today was his first day. Putting on his little back pack (filled not with books but with some extra diapers and a change of clothes) and handing him his little lunch pail, he suddenly looked like a kid. […]

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Book In Hand….

      Yesterday something so special happened— a box full of copies of “Mary Holds My Hand” arrived on my doorstep, the first time I’ve ever held a book with MY illustrations in my hands. How so very special!~   Robbie climbed up on the window seat in the dinning room and looked it over. […]

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In the Shop: New Spring Prints!

   Hi friends!~      Just got a new order in of some fresh prints and they are now listed in my etsy shop! You can now get “Home from Pascha” and “Tea with Babushka” in 8×10″ prints and now “Madonna of the Blossoms” is available as an 11×14″ print and an 8×10″. These are […]

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Art, Faith, and Following your Heart

   This past Sunday I was invited to speak in front of a group at church on the topic of ‘art and faith.’ Through Lent, several different speakers were invited to come talk with this group on subjects ranging from choral music, contemplative prayer, and using art to explore faith. That last part would be […]

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