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I now live in Victoria, after a couple years on the North Shore of Vancouver, and a (too) brief time in the prairies. Working as an artist, mother and wife (not necessarily in that order), i am striving to live well, to find the truth of God in all things, and to pass on this truth to others.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


things are moving and growing and the future in my mind is widening and looking quite beautiful.  a scripture that scott and i have been holding onto in these past months is Psalm 18:19
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because He delighted in me.
it is a wild thing to grow in your delight of God, and find that His delight is in you.  i think i've had tastes of this in the past months of journey - on the beaches of California, at my easel in the basement, in my parents backyard, at the stream in Langley.  why would God give such beauty and creativity and restoration unless He truly does love me and enjoy my joy?

saskatoon has been on our minds and hearts for a few months now, as we've been in a hiring process with Ebenezer church.  it seems (although i've never been there) like a land filled with spacious places.  a place for our family to breathe deeply, for my husband to lay back into his calling and grow, for my gifts to take flight.
we had an interview on Friday.  we got a call tuesday night.  scott and i will fly off to saskatoon at the end of this month, where we'll have a whirlwind preaching tour, and hopefully be affirmed in the position "pastor of spiritual formation" (with a key role in preaching).
thanks for your prayers, keep them coming!  i'm not sure how long it will take us to sell our home and buy another, but it's looking to me like we'll be moving to the prairies in winter.  i started knitting gloves for olivia two days ago.  who am i kidding, they're fingerless.  we're going to have to buy some serious sheepskin gortex spandex somethings for our whole bodies.  long johns.  snow pants.  balaclavas.

he's bringing me out into spacious freezing cold minus sixty places, because He delights in me.


  1. Hi Janet,
    I'm skipping on over here from Melissa's blog. Your paintings are amazing and gorgeous! I love the light in 'yellow flowers'.

    I think I know Scott from TWU, if he's the same Scott Anderson :)

    What prices do you have on your paintings?
    Also, do you do watercolours? And do you paint (any type of medium) from photos, or just from what you see in reality?

    My husband and I are in the process of exploring starting a business that would involve hiring visual artists, so we are on the lookout for potential talent. We are still in the market research stage, but will know more probably in 6 months. I'd be interested to find out more about your work in case our business does go somewhere! My email is asheyahennessey@gmail.com if you want to email me.

    Glad to read about your job offer in Saskatchewan--my parents moved to Regina last year and they are loving the prairie.

  2. thanks for the encouragement!
    to answer your questions:
    i charge an hourly rate for commissions of $40/hour, plus supplies. most paintings range between $300 and $500 - it all depends on the size of canvas and the subject matter.
    i do paint from photos.
    i'll email you more info!