Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Haven of Rest

I have struggled with this idea for so long -so people have wanted me to start a blog (thank you Frank) - but I never felt I had anything of interest to say. There are so many blogs out there now, what could I possibly add that would be worthwhile?
But after much thinking and soul searching, I thought that perhaps it could act as an outlet for my deepest loves and in some small way could touch someone’s heart. You see, it is hard for me to reveal one part of me without also revealing the other parts because they are all intertwined and cannot be separated. The overpowering love that reaches into the very depths and darkness of my soul - it just astounds me and amazes me that He even thinks of me at all. But this love permeates my life and emerges in the paint as I apply it on the canvas.
So one of my loves is art. Another is poetry and frequently poetry serves as a catalyst for my art. The Bible is another love and has inspired many of my paintings. I also love real life stories of people who overcome great burdens and hardships and these also serve to inspire me. My family is another one of my loves. But through all, and over all and above all, I love my God who inexplicably loves such a lowly, insignificant wretch as I. All these loves have become my Haven of Rest.
So this blog will hopefully try to tie all these loves together and will give hope or comfort in some small way to someone, somewhere.


  1. You write beautifully and from the heart. You will touch others.

    I will post about your new blog on my next post.

  2. Powerful Painting! Wow! It evokes so much emotion... share your story .. we are listening ...

  3. Thank you Frank. It was your post on the old biker that prompted me to go ahead and create a blog - it was just the push I needed. I don't want this blog to be about me and my art, but perhaps a conduit to help others. Thank you for being who you are.

  4. it is .... 'amazing grace'
    so happy you have a blog now !

  5. Mary, I just saw your blog from the link and recommendation that Frank posted. I have been a fan of Frank's blog for some time now and I am impressed with your work and the writing you share. Lovely powerful painting!
    I encourage you to continue sharing. Being part of the blog community has been encouraging and fun for me. I am a shy/private person who would not otherwise make any of these connections!