Hello, my name is Julie. Welcome and thank you for stopping by. Please look around and I hope you will enjoy your visit.
I would like to tell you a little about myself. I showed talent as an artist while I was growing up but it was 2008 when I decided to pick up the paint brush and start painting again after 26 years. I spent my earlier years drawing in charcoal (black and white). My goal was to pick up commissioned pieces hoping for some quick money doing portraits of people and animals. However, when I would work on people, I would get some not so easy to hear comments. I found people were critical when it came to the portraits. They would point out something that they didn’t like on the painting. It was hard to take the blunt critiquing. I would become paralyzed and wouldn’t work on the portrait for along time and even find myself not completing it until the next year. I got to where I cried out to God and said it was obvious my talent came from Him but I wanted to know why it wasn’t a passion and instead it was a chore that caused anxiety to come up in me.
God began to show me that I had to deal with my perfection issues. The harsh criticism came from the people I was doing the commissioned pieces. I had made the talent all about money. And when it came to me that I wasn’t enjoying my talent for the gift that was given me, I then heard in my spirit the Lord say, “You can draw me, I don’t care if it is not perfect.” So I started working on pictures of Him that had come to me.
I am so glad I found the love of painting. I love that I came to realize that an artist has the freedom of expression. Where I once feared of going outside the lines, I now have the freedom to create what my mind sees.
I recognize my talent comes from God. I am not ashamed to say that I am a follower of Jesus Christ. My life has had the greatest change for the better. And so in saying that, where I once could only paint or draw things that I could see with my visual eye sight, now I can see visuals in my mind that I have decided to paint. They speak a message in my heart and as I begin to journey into a new dimension of my painting, I pray and ask for your prayers for the anointing to continue fall on me.
Thank you for coming. I hope you will keep coming back.