Creative expression draws me closer to God’s heart and
creativity energy. “Being an artist” (whatever that means) has
been a conscious longing and yearning since my teen-age years.
My college studies didn’t allow time for art classes, but
after graduation, I participated in some watercolor and oil
painting classes. Then the responsibility of work and family
pushed that yearning for creating visual art into the
background. Birthday Bouquet was my first venture into
creating art after a 35-year wilderness. In 2007, I gathered
some wild flowers, plopped them in a jar — and embarked on a
journey of creative expression and dabbling that embraces and
fulfills my longing to be an artist. Birthday Bouquet was a
gift for my daughter-in-law. It also symbolizes a gift of the
Spirit as my birth-day of time and freedom to explore those
long-ago longings and yearnings to be an artist.