Life's Journey is a mural of Threads.

The threads of my mural are influenced by my spiritual practices, personal values, the love of friends, and special people that have been my guides. They are strengthened by my husband's love and support. The colors are brilliant with the influence of my enthusiasm for continued exploration for meaning and truth.

My threads will continue to weave their unique patterns as I explore life's roads, paths, alleys, and avenues. My beliefs will provide many hues as I continue search for a personal meaning of my existence. Artistic challenges and accomplishments will add the sparkle!

The colors radiate the pulse of my life. There is a rhythm to the design. I have danced, whirled and twirled, even stumbled, but, I do have style!

I am excited about sharing the developing design with you through this Blog.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Comfort Dolls

Pat Winters is accomplishing such a kind and caring project. She collects small dolls made by artists throughout the country. She distributes them 12 at a time to various organizations. I initially made a comfort doll, and I am now committed! I have constructed 3 more free-form, comfort dolls that will be mailed tomorrow.

I so enjoy working with the wonderful fabric prints. It is fun to individualize each doll with a variety of embellishments. I infuse each comfort doll with love and insert a prayer within each before I hand-stitch the fabric closed. I usually cover each seam with vintage lace.

Who will receive the comfort doll? Will they recognize how much care and concern went into its construction? I want each one to bring comfort to the individual....or just a smile. Do visit Pat's website:


  1. Jan, your beautiful Comfort Dolls arrived this afternoon. What a delight to find. Would you believe 15 dolls arrived today? You can imagine my heart is on overload. Thank you so much for your contributions and I am thrilled you are enjoying the journey.Blessings.

  2. Jan, the intentions of your artistry are palpable. Anyone who would receive such a creation from you could not help but be inspired and moved (and healed)! What a lovely cause. We are, afterall, here for each other. Nothing else really matters! We're finally catching on to that fact. You're the best!