new Sophia drawing “metamorphosis”

My journey, especially over the last two years, has been one which has required considerable change in me. Actually, it has been a rather painful revelation of the transformation that is urgent and necessary.But how does a caterpillar decide to become a butterfly? Exactly! I know metamorphosis is urgent. So I await. I posture myself for change.Like our lovely Sophia, I have the feeling that as I become more grounded, the transformation I need will come.Acquire the original drawing. Or buy … [Read more...]

Freebie Friday: “includer” print

Today I'm giving away a fine art print of one of my drawing, "includer". This is the offense of Jesus: not that he was tolerant (because we see with some he was not); not that he was a good man (because we see that many considered him a dangerous, sinful heretic); not that he was wise (because we see that many thought him a fool, including his own followers); and not that he was a miracle worker (because we see that many considered him a fraud and sorcerer). No. What was so offensive about … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “cleansed”

Sophia has been caught in a rain storm. She's fallen to the ground and letting it all soak in. Her years of servitude, her years of compromise, her years of captivity, her years of fear... may they all seep out of her and into the ground. She's never felt this clean, this pure. She'll remember this rainy night.Acquire the original drawing. Or buy a print of "cleansed". … [Read more...]

FREEBIE FRIDAY: print of Sophia “trapped”

Today I'm giving away a fine art print of one of my most popular Sophia drawings, "trapped". This will be one of the first drawings in my book of my Sophia collection... the beginning of her story towards her own independence and freedom. It's almost ready to be assembled!If you want to go ahead and buy a print, GO HERE.All you have to do is: 1. leave a comment on this post. Anything... even just a "hi". 2. you must sign up for my newsletterSorry, but I won't be responding to comments. … [Read more...]

Sophia going against the “flow”

Going against the flow is a decision that has to be made. But it doesn't necessarily start with "I'm going to go against the flow!" It doesn't need to begin with an attitude of resistance, rebellion or non-conformism. It may begin with "I'm not happy with my life and the way its going." Then, when you decide to be true to yourself and find your own way, you suddenly realize this means going against the flow. You may suddenly discover that in being true to yourself and finding your own way you … [Read more...]

new Sophia drawing “release”

We have an expression in our house that we use almost daily: "Let it go… like a balloon… let it go!"It is so difficult to let things go. It is difficult to let friends go. Your loved ones. Your pet. Your job. Your house. Your church. Your religion. Your faith. So many things. It is difficult to let things go.But what is the most difficult thing to let go? What about our anger? What about our fear? What about our resentments? What about our griefs? What about our disappointments?Sophia is le … [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...]

find your own Sophia wisdom

Socrates believed that we all carried our own wisdom deep within and that it just needed to be coaxed out, usually with a series of questions. He demonstrated this one day on a small boy walking by. He asked him a series of questions, the boy answered, revealing to Socrates' disciples that he already had the knowledge.Jesus was no different. What did Jesus usually use in his teaching? Stories. Everyday stories that people already understood. Simple parables... like the one about flowers not … [Read more...]