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Story Behind the Picture: Peaceful Wing

My favorite pieces are the ones that pop into my head as I’m reading to my children. While both boys are now old enough to read independently – and they do – we all still love to pile into one chair for a few chapters before bedtime. This particular...

Story Behind the Picture: Alone with the Stars

It’s a dream I’ve had since I was young: My hands grasp the throttle and I pull back as much as I can manage. The coral reef I’m aiming for comes up quickly beneath the belly of my plane and we land roughly, but safely, in the glistening heat of the tropical sun....

Story Behind the Picture: Before We Met

{There is memory in our souls, a memory of what is still yet to be, as though it always stood with us and we only need remember} This piece started out as something entirely different (as in orange-trees-and-creamy-white-sky kind of different) but then suddenly this...

Story Behind the Picture: Laughter

I find that making art offers the same challenges as writing…if there is such thing as “artists’ block,” then I’ve had it for the past few weeks. Sometimes ideas just need to percolate and grow, whether they are visual or written. Or, in...

Story Behind the Picture: London 8

The night before our flight to London was the first time my four-year-old seemed upset that his brother and I were leaving. “But sweetie, you’ll be with Daddy and we’ll come home in just seven days,” I reassured him. He threw himself on the bed...