June 20, 2016

       I am here , standing and  here I stay . As the planets in the Universe remain so , to do I.  My gentleness is hidden and stamina remains . Do you see me ? I often wonder .  Stamina remains.  Where will I sleep tonight  ? Stamina remains . Where is…

January 13, 2014

The time spent at the Sanctuary Art Center is a continuous flow of giving and receiving. The youth may come and go while the imprint they leave on my heart remains and comes out through creative expression.

December 27, 2013

One of the youth that comes to The Sanctuary Art Center had a delightful idea today. He has a gentle demeanor, is good humored and possesses a quiet strength. He began painting on a canvas  and after he had covered the surface with a powerful blend of colors, he turned it over and began creating…

November 23, 2013

I painted this while volunteering at Sanctuary Art Center. It was a quiet day and everyone’s energy seemed turned inward while working on their art. One of the youth commented on my work, saying ” This looks like a princess staircase, as if from a fairytale”. Another person asked me ” What’s beyond the doorway?”….

October 27, 2013

When I arrive at the Sanctuary Art Center to volunteer, I am never sure what will emerge in my own art work. As the youth enter the art room their energy fills the space. Some are chatting excitedly while others are quiet and tired from having spent the night outside. it makes no difference if…

September 15, 2013

There is one young man, all of 18 years old, who comes regularly to the Sanctuary Art Center. He has lived most of his young life in a state of extreme struggles due to forces outside of his control. His willingness and dedication to broadening his knowledge and abilities is inspiring. This work was created…