During worship a couple of weeks ago, our worship Pastor Scott, said something that immediately stuck in my head. He quoted from a book he was reading by the President of our denomination, Jack Hayford. I am not sure of the title of the book, I think it might be "Manifest Presence", but not sure. Anyway, he said "What is birthed in the heart, finds it's expression in the hands" I thought WOW, what an amazing ideal, and have spent a bit of time just thinking about what that means to me. As a Christian, as an artist and, overall, as a person. While it is easy for me to translate this into a piece of art, it was a bit harder to incorporate this quote into a piece that dealt with myself as an artist and a daughter of Christ. So hard, in fact, that I have made 2 different works, and am not entirely thrilled with either one. This is the second one I did, showcasing the freedom in my heart I have felt in the past 3 years. This is 8x10 mixed media encaustic, with a mexican tin sagrado ornament for the heart.