Sophia’s nightmare

You can acquire original Sophia drawings such as this on from my gallery.I drew this to portray what Sophia's worst nightmare is: disembodiment. I don't mean physically, but emotionally and spiritually. She recognizes that she and her body has been objectified. She understands that the culture we live in would keep her divided against herself. She remembers that her religion has demonized her physicality, marginalized her mind, and diminished her spirit. She knows that she is weakened and … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “is”

The original and prints are available in my store.My Sophia series reflects an interesting journey for me. I began drawing her when I left the ministry and the church in March of 2010. It wasn't intentional and I didn't notice the connection at the time. It wasn't until several drawings in that I realized Sophia was me. I was drawing the spiritual journey of my own soul.Every weekend I would work on my Sophia drawings and post them and would get amazing responses, mostly from women. I also … [Read more...]

freebie friday Sophia 2013 calendar

Today I'm giving away a FREE SOPHIA 2013 CALENDAR! Check out the images included in it:All you have to do to enter the draw for a chance to win the Sophia calendar is:Make a comment on this post! (even just "Hi!") Sign up for my daily newsletter. (You'll receive my free daily cartoon in your mail inbox every morning!)*The contest ends midnight tonight my time (11pm EST). I'll announce the winner tomorrow morning. Good luck! … [Read more...]

new Sophia “light”

ANNOUNCEMENT: All my Sophia originals are drastically reduced until Christmas! CLICK HERE.Well, it has been an interesting two and a half years since leaving the church. Let me tell you about it in a nutshell:In May 2009 I dreamed about a waterfall in which I saw that all things are One. I knew the unity of all things. It totally transformed my brain. An immediate and lasting peace came to my mind, and all my theological, philosophical, intellectual, as well as my existential, spiritual … [Read more...]

SOPHIA 2013 Calendar

The Sophia 2013 Calendars are ready! Get yours today!Order now for just $19.99! … [Read more...]

Happy Halloween from Sophia

This Sophia "Dive". She says Happy Hallween. Or HolyWeen. Or JesusWeen.The frivolity of her freedom is a delight to see. Isn't it?You can purchase the original or prints of "Dive" HERE.Did you know that members of get 50% OFF all my stuff, including Sophia originals, prints, cartoons, books, and more? That's a deal, btw.Treat yourself. It ain't no trick! … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “Angel”

I didn't even know how I felt, I was so numb. My environment had become so toxic to me that I could no longer feel my emotions or see myself clearly. So I left the church and the ministry and took a job teaching at a university. I met people who thought I was amazing, young, cool, talented, fun and beautiful. Some even said, "You're perfect!"You see... I was a little embarrassed writing that first paragraph. And my first reaction to my new friends' opinion of me was embarrassment. I felt a … [Read more...]

are you a black sheep?

I love Sophia. She is me, and she has helped me to love myself. I'm a black sheep in many ways. I know what it is to be the peculiar, different one, the one that doesn't quite fit in, the one who decides that he must go his own way. Fortunately for Sophia, she's found a companion, a dark one like her.She's not a coward. She marches. She walks defiantly. She actually looks like she's stomping her way into her future. There's no stopping her.Like you!Women who have fought or are fighting for … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “blacksheep”

Purchase the original or a print of this Sophia drawing.Our Sophia continues her journey. She's found a companion like her, a black sheep.I like the way she seems to be marching. She's so confident. Bold! Defiant! Even if she is a black sheep, she takes that as a compliment. So she's marching right out of darkness and into the light.As usual by the light of the moon with the wind at her back. … [Read more...]

freebie friday pick a Sophia

(Since I'm giving something away, I know you won't mind me promoting my other site, davidhayward. It's an amazing space that's developing. It's safe. It's fun. It's full of resources for mostly post-church, post-evangelical and even post-Christian people looking for intelligent ways to live their own spiritual lives beyond the walls. In the meantime they are finding other people they are comfortable to do it together with. I'm personally inviting you to join us.)So... now for the contest. I'm … [Read more...]