Thursday, January 26, 2017

Let the Little Children Come - a very personal blog post

Let the Little Children Come
When this painting went to my 'fan club' (my family, mother, and friend who lives far from here), I got the same response from ALL of them - so I am sure you see it too. All saw a snowman, and one of them asked if I think this is how snowmen procreate - by sitting on colorful snow-baby-eggs! Ha ha! Well, interestingly, I was thinking of babies, children, pregnancy, and I guess it really shows! (I definitely did NOT intend the snowman though!) 


24" x 36" painted with artist quality heavy-body
 acrylic paint on canvas 
Painting can hang vertically or horizontally

Ready to frame 

As I was reflecting on 'women's issues' and the problems of unwanted children, sexual slavery for mothers and children (primarily), abortion, drug use, rape, and on and on, I felt the need to paint about these things, even though I am well aware that they can be politically and socially divisive. I hate - HATE - to be divisive. But I cannot keep quiet about the abuses that are suffered by women and children. I must paint for 'the least of these' who have no voice of their own. 

The shapes used here are gentle flowing shapes, and the overall flow of the painting is curved. I love curves in paintings! Outside of the darker ovals are circles that are incomplete - hints of possibilities. The colored focal point is enclosed and protected. The five shapes represent my five children - two here on earth (and in their 20s!), two who died at birth, and one miscarriage. 

Oh, how I wish that each woman felt protected and safe. I wish each one could reach her greatest potential. I wish each felt honored and loved. And this is true for each child, too, whether born or unborn. I long for them to be loved and free and happy. 

Let the Children Come to Me
Mark 10:13-16 And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.

Matthew 25:4o "And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ "


  1. A personal and beautiful, thoughtful post. I think it's a painting you'll want to keep, it came from the heart.

  2. These issues tug at my heart as well. So much horrific news about abuses... I can not even bear to listen. Or read the stories online. I just pray. No child should suffer, no woman should be a slave. Love your thoughtful post, and sweet painting :)