The Gift of Life
The Gift of Life was inspired by a young woman who is a doula. A doula assists mothers during childbirth and may provide support to the family after the baby is born. Doulas, midwives, and health professionals often go above and beyond to care for new mothers and their babies. I am thankful for all of the caregivers who nurture young children and our elders. The best ones give the gift of love day in and day out, making our world a better place. During this holiday season, please be sure to thank caregivers in our communities.
The Black King
The new holiday cards are available, and many of the traditional favorites. This and other cards will be available at upcoming holiday markets. Stay tuned for details.
Please join me on Thursday, January 5 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for an exhibition opening reception at the Takoma Park Community Center. Can't make that? Then join me for dessert and coffee/tea at Space 710 in Kefa Cafe on Friday, January 6 from 7:10 to 8:30 p.m.
Details are on the Upcoming Exhibits & Art Markets page.
The Black King is available in hard cover and paperback editions.
Originally written in Catalan by Ponc Pons of Minorca, Spain, The Black King, was the inspiration for this painting. King Balthazar must travel far to join the other Magi in their search for the Christ Child. Following the guiding star with his servant Said, he encounters hostile villagers and performs miracles along the way. The Black King is a timeless tale of faith and charity in the face of intolerance and suffering. In his dedication, Mr. Pons writes, "With good will and forgiveness, every day will be Christmas." The Black King was translated into English by Clyde Moneyhun and illustrated by Cynthia Farrell Johnson.
The book is available via Amazon.