The Big Blizzard has not yet materialized here, so perhaps this afternoon I will make it to the right place at the right time to hear artist Holly Schapker speak about her work.
Everyone who reads this blog with any regularity knows that I am profoundly influenced by the spirituality of Ignatius of Loyola, ~ that making the Spiritual Exercises turned my life around and sent me off to seminary ~ that I do my best to practice spiritual direction within the framework articulated by St. Ignatius ~ and that I credit some of his sons of the 21st century with keeping my wobbly self on track for the past couple of hard years. Ignatius himself I think of as an affectionate older brother who through his writings and their many subsequent interpretations made Jesus Christ come alive for me to call me into a life of ministry.
I have an idea about this painting, but I think I'll wait to see what the artist has to say before offering my own quite possibly clueless opinion. I'm very much looking forward to hearing her.