Blackberry Farm: Artist In Residence

One week ago today, my husband and I (and our two middle girls) traveled to Blackberry Farm where I was invited as a special guest – Artist in Residence.

IMG_8008This was the blurb for their event calendar, The 2015  Blackberry Year : The newest edition of our yearly almanac showcases returning and exciting new events featuring the nation’s hottest chefs, innovative winemakers, GRAMMY award-winning artists, talented artisans and top athletes. Names so big, you’ll just have to read it to see them – plus up-and-comers so talented you’ll want to be in the know!

I was humbled to say the least to have been invited to share my art and my story: Painting with a Purpose and to have spent some quality time with Blackberry owner Kreis Beall.



IMG_8334The scenery is stunning. Situated on a pastoral 9,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains you feel like you have stepped into heaven.  The peace. The tranquility.  I woke up Saturday morning to the sunrise just praising GOD for the journey He has me on. As a wife, a mother, an artist, an employer and friend.  It has not been all glamorous as some would think.  Just like the bumpy, gravel, winding road leading to Blackberry Farm, my life has been just that. But even in the midst of twists and turns and the bumps in my path, I cling to a God who’s promises are true. He will guide every step along the way and He will bring me that peace that passes all understanding.




It was an incredible weekend and I was blessed beyond!