Snow on Martinmas

    Here we are in November! And this is a great time to add another friend to your list of beloved saints— St. Martin of Tours! Need some help learning about him? Well, I can help with that! My first book to write and illustrate— Snow on Martinmas— is a great way (if I […]

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Out Now! Snow on Martinmas (and a giveaway!)

   Once upon a time I wrote a story about a beloved saint and the traditions that grew from his feast day. Martin of Tours was a Roman soldier, who had a chance encounter with a beggar that led him to rethink his life and faith, and ultimately become a monk….then a bishop….and finally, a […]

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Original Painting: Stille Nacht

       The idea of this painting has been floating around in my mind for a long time. I love the Christmas carol “Silent Night”, and all the quiet comforts that it celebrates on a Christmas Eve. I can remember as a child learning the song in German, it’s original language, and bits and […]

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Original Painting: Country Nativity

     I’m in the midst of Christmas painting, which honestly— I love! Even though its July and its going to be 100 degrees today, my imagination is swirling with snow and evergreens. This latest painting is called “Country Nativity” and was inspired by the idea of children playacting the nativity in the every day […]

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Woodland Madonna & Child

   It is a gray, rainy November day here, and I’ve just put the finishing touches on this pretty little painting— which I think turned out so pretty! It’s called “Woodland Madonna and Child” and is my sort of rustic, homespun rendition of Mary and the Christ child. For this winter I think I am […]

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