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Art Blog: I AM … Hope

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I AM … Hope

I read something amazing the other day on Instagram.

H.O.P.E. Hold On Pain Ends.

Beautifully said. At some point in our lives, we have all felt like a victim. But that phase, like any other phase, ends. We hit rock bottom to emerge stronger than before.

Hope is the phoenix emerging from the ashes. The butterfly emerging from a caterpillar.  The sun rising after the darkest of nights.

It’s at the time when we feel our lowest we need to hold onto Hope. Because Pain does End. It always does.

This is one of my original signature series of abstract portraits that I am working on.  Usually created in a deep meditative state, with headphones on … just connected to my soul.  I used charcoal to create this abstract portrait on paper.

The original artwork & high resolution digital downloads of the artwork are available on Etsy.

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Art Blog: Faith

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Let Go. Let God. Isn’t that what faith is all about? Knowing that no matter what happens, He is there for you, He has a master plan for you. In the end, you know you will land on your two feet, but you gotta have ‘faith, faith, faith’ 🙂

I read somewhere that the phrase “do not be afraid” is written in the Bible 365 times. That it is a daily reminder from God to live everyday being fearless. Isn’t that all about letting your faith be bigger than your fears? How does it get even more amazing than that? 🙂

I used charcoal to create this abstract portrait on paper.

The original artwork & high resolution digital downloads of the artwork are available on Etsy.

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Art Blog: Ship of Life


I love ships. I love sailing on the open seas, with nothing but water surrounding me. I always connect sailing ships to life.

Ships symbolize adventure and tales untold. We, as Captains of our individual Ships of Life, weather through storms and tribunals, always looking for a safe harmonious place to dock.  As we steer our ship, we are always on the lookout for greener pastures, exotic destinations, where we encounter and connect with new souls.


It’s not a race … yet somehow we have the ability to either make it one, or we can simply lay back and enjoy the sun shining above us. Smell the freedom in the winds blowing around us.

We Captains motivate and inspire people around us, including ourselves. Confidence can make such a huge difference in life. The ability to believe in ourselves and in others. The ability to choose which direction to steer our ship towards – the normal safe route or to explore the uncharted seas, and experience the mysteries that unfolds along the way.


We trust our ‘crew’, our ‘buddies’, because without them there will be no merry on our journeys.  We can stand tall at the helm, knowing there are people backing us up, buddies willing to go through rough seas and crazy storms with us. People will abandon your ship. They will jump off to save themselves … and that’s ok. That was as far as they were meant to be with us on our Ship of Life.

Enjoy your journey, seek out adventures. Seek out your mates and be merry! After all, this is your life, your ship, and you are the Captain. You hold it’s fate in your hands!

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