Wednesday, September 20, 2006

As a writer, I love to create images with words. When readers send notes saying, "I could taste the food!" or "I felt like a fly on the wall, watching everything in your book!" then I'm grateful, knowing that I've managed to convey the image in my mind to readers.

Often, I've wished I could put those same images into an actual drawing, but my sketches and dabbings of paint rarely meet my expectations. How I envy and enjoy artists who can snatch paints or pencils and pour their thoughts onto paper, providing a genuine visual feast for onlookers.

You can imagine my delight when I learned that a precious friend, Pat Janssen Hall, is exactly that sort of artist. When you meet Pat, she glows. Her laughter echoes warmly, and her dark eyes sparkle with mischief and a pure joy of life.
Pat conveys this warmth and her own sense of whimsy through her art. And when I write "whimsy," I do mean whimsy!

How many artists use a couch as a canvas?

Moreover, this languid lady and her drowsing dog [forgive me, Pat, that the dog is caught in the glare!] are in a world of their own, floating on an island of lily pads and goldfish, surrounded by water bubbles and large, sparkling, hand-applied crystals.

There's a story here . . . . in a distant place Pat has created for dreams.

Some images don't need words.


Blessings, Dear Reader,



Kathi Macias said...

Way to go, Sis!


Cyndy Salzmann said...

Love the sofa! How fun! Thanks for sharing Kacy -- and Pat!

Tricia Goyer said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful!

Deborah Piccurelli said...

What a unique talent Pat has! Thanks Kacy!

Michelle said...

Cool post! I'm going to have to add you to my blogroll now. :)

Jill said...

The couch is a hoot, but I enjoy looking at that angel. She's got a bit of a Mona Lisa look going. Wonder what she's thinking.

Jeanne Dennis said...

What a clever couch design! Your friend has a way with color and design, just as you have a way with words.

Mary Connealy said...

Hi Kacy, Good luck with the blogosphere. I enjoy getting to know you and all the other CAN members through your posts.

Michelle said...

When are you going to post again, girlfriend?