Ann’s Fountain: Poem written at Laity Lodge, 2011

Ann’s Fountain: Poem written at Laity Lodge, 2011

Artist’s Retreat, 2011. Ian Cron asked us to go experience water and come back in about twenty minutes. This happened. It’s taken me six years to share it. ANN’S FOUNTAIN Go to water, he says. Listen to the water. Look at the water. I go to the fountain by...
“Rooted and Grounded” – A Painting

“Rooted and Grounded” – A Painting

I attended a spiritual retreat sometime in the 90s. At the first meeting the retreat leader passed out index cards. Each one had a different scripture reference. “Throughout this retreat these verses will be ‘yours.’ Whenever we have quiet times, meditate on these...
“Redemption” – The Story of a Painting

“Redemption” – The Story of a Painting

The Beginning of this Painting Every year in the week before Easter some churches in Houston sponsor an open art exhibit with a theme from the life of Christ. In 2015 the theme was “Redemption.” I spent a long time trying to come up with an image that fit the theme....
“Where I’m From” – a Poem

“Where I’m From” – a Poem

I am from the King James Bible and the Singer Sewing Machine and the ’52 Chevy. I am from the hand-built house with a smokey fireplace, an outhouse, a grand piano, and hollyhocks by the front door. I am from catching fireflies in the evening and snapping string...
A “Lost” Painting is Found

A “Lost” Painting is Found

This painting was “lost” to me for 41 years. I painted it in 1974 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where I was a graduate student in the Fine Arts Department. When we were leaving Birmingham in 1976, I left it with a friend. I told her she could have it or take it...
Matthew 15:10-28; What defiles a person

Matthew 15:10-28; What defiles a person

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, College Station, Texas – August 17, 2014 Artist -In-Residence Program, Cherry Moore, artist MEDITATION ON THE TEXT I read the text through twice with silence in between.  Before the second reading I encouraged people to visualize the...