Thursday, December 24, 2020
I love to explore "what-ifs" in my paintings. What if Mary and Joseph had quiet, intimate meals together before Jesus was born? What would their conversations have been about? What daily joys and burdens did they share with each other? What would their meal-time prayers have been like?
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Have you ever been wrongfully judged by someone? It can be quite a hurtful experience. This week's painting explores the emotions, frustrations, and sacrifices the Holy Family may have endured during Mary's pregnancy. Nazareth was a small town, and anybody who lives in one knows that small towns are notorious for people knowing too much about each other's business. Mary and Joseph were expecting a baby before their marriage was consummated. You can just imagine the scandal that news created for them. I'm sure there was plenty of rumor and judgement buzzing around town. The incarnation of the Word was not all angels and Glorias. It was complicated, messy, and scandalous.