This piece is available for purchase through the Summer Forum for Inquiry + Exchange Benefit Auction, a fundraiser for the ambitious residency I attended in 2012 that’s dedicated to the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas. The 2014 program takes place in Joshua Tree.
Place your bid through 12pm on April 5 here!
Back to School: Doin’ a New Thang!

18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 19 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland*.

Isaiah 43:18-19

I start grad school this week. I’ve had a few restless nights because of dreams about how intense it’s going to be. Afraid? Not quite. Very concerned? Yes.

I was thinking “Do I have what it takes to get through this program?” Then I was reminded of one thing: I NEVER had what it took to get into the program. lol I never had what it took to get into my program in undergrad school (initially, I was waitlisted). I never had what it took to get out of the program in undergrad (But my professor gave me the obscure 72.0326% [or whatever the number was] final exam score that I needed to pass the course). I didn’t even meet all of the requirements to get into my graduate school. But God showed me his favor. All of that said…

Surely, I don’t have what it takes to get through graduate school. But He has everything that I’ll need. As long as I do the best that I can and keep the faith, He’ll continue

doing new things in me…

making a way for me in the wilderness…

and creating rivers in my wasteland.

*I reckon NEEDTOBREATHE is a fan of this verse, too. ;)


Tonee Messiah
Radiate, 2014
 oil on canvas
 71 x 61 cm

Harold Ancart at Casey Kaplan

Ted Gahl, Sights (3), 2013, acrylic, colored pencil and graphite on unprimed canvas, 84 x 60 inches. Image courtesy the Artist and DODGEgallery.
My coworker shoved me…

…and I can’t tell if it was a “You go first.”  or a “Get out of my way!” shove. lol

I almost bucked at him, but then I remembered where I was and stood down. lol



t-shirt: J. Crew, skirt: eShakti
Shandrese, http://sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com

 Business casual? Not quite sure if this counts, but I like it.
“Have you ever wondered if we’re missing it? It’s crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe-Creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E minor-loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss.”

Francis Chan (via livingfortheonewhodied)



09/01/12 - Tableau de Saskia. Love. Je précise pour les admirateurs : Saskia Weyts : my love. Web site of Saskia, click on this image
Happy Wednesday! :)
Today, I worked like a mule.
Tomorrow, I’ll sleep like a baby #Day-Off

“The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that”

David Leviathan

beautifully said

(Source: onlinecounsellingcollege)

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