I have loved creating art since I was a small child and I still love creating art today. I believe that God gave me a talent and a passion for the arts and every day I hope to share that gift with those around me. I have been an elementary art teacher in West Des Moines, Iowa since 1996 and I enjoy being able to teach my students about art and to help them be creative. I have been a member of Lutheran Church of Hope since 1997 and through the years my church has given me many opportunities to use my artistic gifts and because of these opportunities I have become a better artist and a more faithful servant.
To me creating art can be therapeutic, a stress reliever, a time to focus, a time to forget, a time to pray and so much more, but the main thing it has helped to give me a way to express my faith through my art. When I read the bible I sometimes get pictures in my head of what that bible verse might look like and I get inspiration for a new project. I see beauty in a flower and give God praise because he is the master artist and I see how much he loves me through all the beauty he has created.
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