Artwork: Abstract/Collage Artwork

Calm in the Storm

36×36
“The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but deliverance from fear.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tornado of Thought Forming

12×12
“The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Lie to me by moonlight. . .

“Lie to me by moonlight. Do a fabulous story.” F. Scott Fitzgerald Flappers & Philosophers

Moonlight #2

20×20
“Possibly it had occurred to him that the colossal significance of that light had now vanished forever. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 20×20

Searching

36×36
“If I cease searching, then, woe is me, I am lost. That is how I look at it – keep going come what may.”  – Vincent Van Gogh. The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Converge

20×20
“Eventually all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.”
– Norman Maclean

Ups & Downs

“I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable istakes.” Edna St. Vincent Millay

Trimalchio

12×12
“These lights, this brightness, these clusters of human hope, of wild desire – I shal take these lights in my fingers. I shall make them bright and whether they shine or not, it is in these fingersthat they shall succeed or fail.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Literary Vortex

18×18 Literary Vortex

We Have Such Fun

“Oh lets have fun,” she said. “It’s too hot to fuss,” – F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby

Word Bridge

“It feels like spoken words, this bridge. I want it but fear it. God, I want so desperately to reach the other side – just ike I want the words. I want my words to build bridges strong enought to walk on. I want them to tower over the world so I can stand up on them and walk to the other side” – Markus Zusak, Getting the Girl

Fragile

12×12
“Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know – because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only thing I ever wanted badly, Dot, and when I got it it turned to dust in my hand.” F. Scott Fitzgerald 12×12

Simplicity

10×20
“I like a thing simple but it must be simple through complication.” – Gertrude Stein

One of a Kind

10×20
“Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.” -Tallulah Bankhead

Still Searching

12×36
“You see, I am a poet, and not quite right in the head, darling, its only that.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

the Journey

12×36
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but its the journey that matters in the end.” – Ernest Hemingway

Words

12×36
“All my life I’ve looked at words as though I were seeing them for the first time.” – Ernest Hemingway

Morning Light

Insight

Store Up

10×30
“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
10×30
“I like people and I like them to know me, but I wear my heart where God put it, on the inside.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
10×30
“No amount of fire and freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Cracked Messages

12×24
“You were my favorite word until the day I forgot how to spell you.” – Michele G. Stratford

Tidepool

12×24
“It is advisable to look from the tide pool to the stars and then back to the tide pool again.” – John Steinbeck

A strong foundation

12×24
A vocabulary of truth and simplicity will be of service throughout your life” – Winston Churchill

It’s Complicated

18×36
“It’s not life that’s complicated, it’s the struggle to guide and control life.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Straight Line

18×36
“Life is not a straight line leading from one blessing to the next and then finally to heaven. Life is a winding and troubled road. Switchback after switchback. And the oint of biblical stories like Joseph and Job and Esther and Ruth is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in all these strange turns. God is not just shoing up after thr trouble and cleaning it up. He is plotting hte course and managing the trouble siwth far-reaching purposes for our godd and for the glory of Jesus Christ.” -John Piper, A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, RAce and the Sovereignty of God

Expectations

(3) 12×36
“She quietly expected great things to happen to her and no doubt that’s one of the reasons why they did.” – Zelda Fitzgerald

Isn’t it funny?

30×30
“Isn’t it funny how danger makes people passionate?” – Zelda Fitzgerald

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