Painting the Window

Speaking of Christmas traditions, I’ve painted the windows in my house since I was about 12. The first window I remember was a large square window our front door in our house in Sabanitas, Colon, Panama. My sister and I had to perch on a ladder to do the job. I wish I had pics,…

Lenten Musing

I love this time of year. On the night before Ash Wednesday I thought it fitting to post this picture of a craft item my kids made last weekend. These little guys are no more than an inch high, very simple, but really endearing. The little Jesus was a great touch, in a spark of…

Changing the Cultural Context

I find art that depicts people and events of the Bible in anon-Western cultural context fascinating. The Hail Mary (Ia Orana Maria ) by Paul Gauguin is particularly interesting. There’s something about Jesus, leaning on Mary that speaks to the mom in me. But I liked this when I was a kid too, so there…