The Diocesan Religious Art exhibit and reception was a wonderful time; meeting Bishop Joe Vasquez was the highlight of the evening. He spoke on art and beauty and the deep need of our soul which was created with a thirst for beauty, love, and fellowship with God. It was a most inspiring message for me, a great challenge. As an artist I feel I get a glimpse of a different realm (sort of like wearing rose-colored glasses every day) in which I experience colors and patterns of light on objects and nature which challenge me to create a piece of art. My mind’s eye sees impressions of beauty every day; it’s quite a gift, so how can I not use it to bring beauty to others? I was called to a purpose, to give God glory by bringing the beauty of art and hopefully inspiration into people’s lives. Very cool!