be selfish for a change

One of the things that religion teaches you is that you must serve others before yourself. You must always put others ahead of yourself. In fact, you should neglect your own needs for the sake of others.To take care of yourself is a sign of weakness and selfishness. To take time for yourself in order to care for yourself is understood as an unfortunate need for an inconvenient sabbatical that is temporary until you get well enough to serve others again.Which is odd! Because the people we … [Read more...]

you won’t know until you get there

SPIRIT OF WINTER: (buy a print of this painting.)I love walking in heavy snowfall. Especially at night. There is something very mystical about it. Your vision is very limited. If there is a path before you, it can't be seen. If you leave a path behind you, it certainly won't be seen for long. So, even though you are moving, there is very little evidence of it. The blowing snow gives the appearance that, even though you are making progress, there is no verification.For those of you who are … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “pioneer”

Sophia "Pioneer": (Buy the original drawing. Or buy a print.)This image "Pioneer" partners with my One Minute Message on Youtube from the other day, "In Praise of Pioneers" (click here to watch it).Our brave Sophia is a pioneer. She is separating herself from the mainstream, symbolized here by the forest, the community of trees. She simply must navigate her own spiritual path, blaze her own trail and find her own spiritual home or she will never find her happiness.It's been over two years … [Read more...]

dive to the depths

(This is a drawing I did of a woman being rescued by a pair of Northern Loons, a large aquatic bird that can dive to incredible depths.)Do not avoid the depths. You must dive. Yes, you must. You know you must go. Don't you? I can't say don't be afraid. Because they are dark and cold. And terribly, so terribly lonely. There are things there you've never seen. And things you never want to see. The risk is sometimes real, always great. But I think I can promise that your recovery shall come from … [Read more...]

you too can persevere

There is this tree near where I live. It was struck by lightning. It is a home for all kinds of insects. It is a home for birds, squirrels, and so much other kinds of life. Some say it is dead. Why not say it lives a different kind of life? It is beautiful! Is it not?You know, in spite of what has struck you, you too can persevere. You can be a home for many. You can give life and support it too. You can even outlive your witnesses. Some say you are dead. Maybe you say so yourself. Why not say … [Read more...]

“caught” finds a good home

I'm pleased to announce that this original drawing, "caught", has sold and has found a home in California. I incorporated this drawing into my Sophia series. I'm always happy when an original sells. They aren't cheap, and so it means someone loves it so much they are willing to make a commitment and invest in an original piece. It means a lot to me. Thank you!Several of my original Sophia's have sold, and every time I carry them to the post office to ship out I feel a bit of sadness. The … [Read more...]

your religious self

As gorgeous as this stained glass mask is, rich in its religious beauty, meeting the hungry expectations of those you support with your belief... it is just a mask. Lower the hand that holds it, and see the world as it is. Drop the pretention. Yes, they may drop you. But it is you. It is you. Finally! You.(I saw this mask in a dream many years ago. It changed my life. Although the original is sold, you can buy a print of it HERE.) … [Read more...]

new artwork of Jesus “includer”

I finally finished this piece. It is done with graphite pencil, ink and colored pencil on heavy cotton rag paper. It measures 8"x10" (20cm x 25cm).I call this "includer". I really don't feel like commenting on it. It speaks to me for itself. I hope it does for you as well.Own the original drawing! Or buy a print of this cartoon. … [Read more...]

Sophia and Nicki Minaj Wild

I love this quote of Nicki Minaj: “When I am assertive, I’m a bitch. When a man is assertive, he’s a boss. He [is] bossed up. No negative connotation behind ‘bossed up.’ But lots of negative connotation behind being a bitch. Donald Trump can say, ‘You’re fired.’ Let Martha Stewart run her company the same way and be the same way. [People will say] ‘f**king old evil bitch!’ But Donald Trump, he gets to hang out with young bitches and have 50 different wives and just be cool. ‘Oh, Donald, we love y … [Read more...]

Holy Saturday

My art and prints, including this one, are available for 50% OFF this weekend. Go HERE. … [Read more...]