First Day of Spring!

See this oil painting of a robin with a nest of eggs come to life in 2 minutes (time lapse)

How did you spend the day? I sang a few hymns with a virtual church who didn’t know I was there on the other side, standing with the congregation in my little space near the computer, singing every note. But, most of the day was spent organizing and packing for the unexpected move I’ve been telling you about.

It was in many ways cathartic to see our life represented in our possessions, and to let go of things that no longer represent us or who we want to be. Mostly, though, I feel weary of following the laser pointer to wherever this journey takes us next. I’m guessing many of you feel the same way, even though your life circumstances don’t involve the same struggles. All of us are being tossed around by the winds of global change and are feeling the burden of this chaos. For many, it is a time of grief, anger, disbelief, betrayal, resentment, hardship, and fear.

These are challenging days. May we rise to the best of who we are, and still find hope even when it’s difficult to do so. Seasons change, and spring is upon us. Stay strong, resilient, resourceful, and creative. God bless you and keep you, may His face shine upon you and give you peace. Happy first day of Spring!


“Easter Sunday with Grandma”

This oil painting “Easter Sunday with Grandma” is featured in the book “50 Oil Paintings Inspired by Nature” and is also a live painting show event for the Easter Show 2021. The story that inspired this painting is narrated in the Easter Show.

Watch Natalie paint “Easter Sunday with Grandma” in this 2 minute time lapse video
Full Painting “Easter Sunday with Grandma”
“Robin with Eggs” (cropped from full painting)
“Pink Bell Flowers” (cropped from full painting)
“Going to Church” (cropped from full painting)

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