About my header image

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. On a walk I stepped on a  brown beetle-eaten leaf. The shape caught my eye. I picked up the leaf from the wet sidewalk and noticed its lacyness–the holes so evenly spaced. Careful not to crush it, I held the leaf in my hand for the rest of my walk. Once the leaf arrived home with me,  I treated it like a stencil and started to play with the possiblities on paper. Before it had time to dry and curl up, coatings of spray paint had given me a new purpose.

Have you ever picked up something from nature and brought it home?  What amazed you about it?


About tobeamazed

My name is Jacqueline Perry. I am an artist and a pastor serving a congregation in the Midwest. In addition to my usual duties I lead art workshops as a way to explore lives of faith. Before I was ordained, I received an M.F.A in Painting from Boston University. I have been an art teacher and exhibited work over the years. Living on the Great Plains has awakened my love for nature. I am amazed by nature, art and people.
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1 Response to About my header image

  1. Carol A. Dyer says:

    I have done the same usually intrigued by the intricacy or dazzled by the color or inspired from within for “no apparent reason.” Carol D.

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