Creativity and the Divine

Happy World Art Day

This week someone asked me about how I experience the divine. I found myself talking about how I connect with the Holy One through creativity.


My “retirement gig” of creating GIFs has been the biggest surprise to me. I was sick with COVID in February and got curious about how GIFs are made.

I’ve been drawing cartoons for fifteen years or so; the last ten years on the iPad using the “Paper” app. These little drawings have been moving (in my head) since I first created them. I delight in bringing them to life for you.

FYI – I have been approved as an official Creator on and yesterday my account reached a total of 1 Million views. My GIFs are now showing up wherever you can search the GIF database (on your phone, on Facebook, etc. Try searching “Scottie,” “Scottie dogs,” and “Elephants.” Or search for special holidays such as “April Fool,” “Earth Day,” “Cinco de Mayo.”


I began creating SoulCollage® cards as a part of my Spiritual Direction training at Haden Institute. Collage was a new skill for me, so it took me a while to get comfortable with it.

When the pandemic started and my body, brain, and spirit were in crisis, I turned to this activity to help me connect with the Holy One. The activity of cutting and pasting grounded me, allowed my intuitive self to communicate.

Here are a few of my SoulCollage cards.

A question for you: How do you experience the divine?

Summer Art Market – Purple Elephant Wisdom

Purple Elephant Wisdom Cards

I have contributed several items to the Virtual Summer Art Market at Art & Soul in Nashville, TN. (Art & Soul is an artist’s co-op which supports the arts and creative expression. We offer a variety of classes in a welcoming and inclusive space.)

At the market, you’ll find a fantastic variety of artwork, jewelry, leather handbags, photography and notecards representing thirteen local Nashville artists. I’ve offered several collections of my Purple Elephant Wisdom Cards. You’ll find sets of five or ten assorted elephant wisdom cards, packs of five wisdom cards mounted on colorful card stock (with envelopes), and a full set of 36 deluxe wisdom cards. (Learn more about the Purple Elephant Project.)

The Summer Art Market will be open through August 1. Visit and support the studio and local artists. We have set a pickup date and location for Sunday, August 2 from noon – 4 at the parking lot of Art & Soul in Nashville. If any purchases are from out of town, you will be able to contact, and each artist will contact you directly to arrange shipping.