Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I don’t know about you but sometimes I wonder if I am doing what I am supposed to be doing. Not in the every day I guess, but in life. I have asked God for guidance throughout my life, but it was not until I got sick that I really asked Him to let me follow His plan. I feel there is always a reason for things to happen… I always say I have a list of questions that I would like to ask when my time comes… for those events that I still do not understand.

During my cancer treatment I immersed myself in art. I rediscovered my love for collage. I set new goals for myself in life… number one being staying healthy so I can accomplish the other goals…. while each night asking God to guide me and help me use the talents and abilities He gave me to my best potential. Each day I try to remember the lessons that He taught me through my cancer treatment.

Since September 2007 I have been trying to build my mixed media collage portfolio and my name as an artist… not just a designer. There have been many people who have encouraged me along the way in this new endeavor. Yet as usual in life there have been many that have criticized me or told me “you should do this..."  ”you should change your work to look like this…”

I am moving slowly in this new world of art and mixed media. I do not work at it full-time… I am remembering the lesson of balance… I am moving and learning at my own pace. Doing things when it feels right.

Yesterday I received some wonder news… reassuring news…(to me) that I am following His path for me…

My work has been chosen for the second year in a row for the Cloth, Paper, Scissors Calendar. Hearts and Flowers will be published in their 2011 Calendar.

Thank you to all who voted for my piece… thank you for that confirmation…. Thank you for helping me on this journey as an artist!


Robin Norgren, M.A, R-YT, Spiritual Director said...

congratulations to you! looking forward to seeing you at the Flying Lesson e-course. -Robin

michele said...

Your artwork is just beautiful. You are very talented. Michele in Jerusalem (Israel).

jacqueline said...

Dear Mary, thank you so much for sharing your story with us! I feel really inspired by you and your art work. So happy to have found your lovely space here! Oh and congratz to you on Cloth, Paper, Scissors Calendar!! This is really exciting news. Have a lovely merry happy sunday and love to yoU!


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