Thursday, January 14, 2010

A Red Letter Day.

Yesterday I taught my Wednesday piano students. Two five year olds and an eight year old. For the first time since August of 2008 I was able to get out of my wheel chair, get on the piano bench and play a piano duet with my five year old student. Praise the Lord and all of His Glory! I'm coming back to become my new self. I did a few "Pet Scans" paintings, played the piano and guitar, visited with my son Steve, marketed my art on the computor, even did laundry. All from my chair. I'm getting used to this new marvelous life of mine. I may be four inches shorter with a broken, now deformed back and struggling with Lupus and all that comes with it but I am alive! Today I teach two piano students and a new voice student. Yes one can make a living doing what one loves to do.


  1. I can't wait to hear about how the voice lesson goes, and congrats on actually doing that duet! I wonder if your student had any idea how big a deal that was.

  2. This original 30x40 painting of mine on the left was cut in half when my son totaled his car a few years back. Recently I turned it into a 24x24 gallery wrapped collage naming it “Phoenix in Pieces”. It expresses that due to Lupus I have endured strokes, many chronic illnesses, hospitalizations, rehab centers and recently due to neurological damages and a broken back I live my life from a power wheel chair. I may be “broken” but like my “Phoenix in Pieces” painting I may have been a fallen Eagle but God has put me back together to be a thing of beauty, unique and ready to be a witness for all that God can do. Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things! Do not dwell on the past! See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up: do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”

    I am now back to my fulfilling art career and am once again teaching piano and voice students, living life to its fullest. I am truly blessed.