Wednesday, September 12, 2012


In Salem as it is in Heaven
2'x4', Acrylic on Canvas, 2012

Yes, that's right....finally finished! It's good that I had a deadline for this or it might well have gone on forever. This impression of Salem, will be displayed at church during our next sermon series about the intersection of God's work and our everyday life here in Salem. 

This piece was a huge undertaking for me; I was working much larger than I usually do and in a new-ish style, as well. Although I'm having a hard time seeing it objectively after staring at it for so many months, I think I'm pleased with it. 

My plan is to do a smaller (and much more manageable!) piece in a similar style for each of the 9 sermons, but we'll see how that goes. For now, I'm basking in the done-ness of this one.


  1. Salem is such a magnet for witches or wannabe witches of all sorts. I have often wondered if/how Salem Christians address that in-your-face history and current issue.

    1. you are right. I think Christians have had their strengths and weaknesses in this area in Salem, for sure (beginning with the witch trials! ahem.) It will be interested to see how/if our pastors preach on this! It's a tough issue to think about sometimes, but I guess I try to treat and see people all as being loved by God and worthy of my time and respect...and I hope they are able to see the light of Christ in my life and end up wanting it too (just like I hope about everyone I meet!) I think one of the worst things is to be scared and/or to ignore it completely. One neat thing about witches is that they actually want to talk about spirituality, whereas there are a lot of more "mainstream" people who don't think about it at least we have a starting off point into conversation! I had a good friend in college who was a witch and we had some really wonderful conversations about our faiths. Good question, Janet!

  2. I knew you could do it. You are such a blessing to so many people. One can see God working through you.

  3. Thanks for the encouragements, ladies!