My work is personal. Creating is personal. When I make a doll, hours and days of my time are sewn into her tiny body. When I make scenes, I draw from images and ideas that have moved me.
Yet nothing is more personal and awe-inspiring and amazing to me than the love of God. The Creator that welcomes everyone into beauty and peace.
This personal expression of my beliefs is hard. Showing the beauty of something I love so profoundly is scary. It has stretched me to lean into this urge to create scenes that speak to me of eternal love.
But here I am. Writing to you tonight, wrapped up in a warm blanket, sharing a little piece of my soul. This God holds my soul. He takes the small gifts we have, blesses them, and turns them into miracles.
A dollmaker in a little town with lots of flowers and birds.