I have always been a painter. I see ideas in images. I used to just paint. One day I realized that pictures are not enough. I wanted words to go with them so the ideas that are connected to the art are expressed fully. There is a challenge in expressing feeling and meaning that circulate around an image. There is mystery in combining image and word. God supplies thoughts that I would not have been able to express or see initially. He provides angles that change meaning to be more powerful. His Mystery is full of surprises and so the work that I do feeds me with His Grace. I like making things with my hands as well, jewelry, especially crosses, the feel of paper...little scraps of things that are full of surprises.
I live in Taos, NM with my husband. Our children are grown and are both working at interesting jobs. We have two grandchildren also... what a Blessing our families are!
Thank you for being interested in my books and my art. It makes me particularly happy to share ideas and thoughts with you.
A new edition to my ability to produce art is Little Candle Press which began with The Cow Jumped Over the Moon. It is a means of publishing books that don't fit into the Orthodox genre specifically. I have books that have been in my files for some time. Some are still alive to me and some are new. Gradually these books are being published through Little Candle Press an Imprint of Darkly Bright Press. They all contain, I believe, an element of wonder. This is a new project and one that is developing. The Cow Jumped Over the Moon is now in circulation and South & East has just been added in print format. South & East is available in E-Book format also on Amazon.
My blogspot - http://clairebrandenburg.blogspot.com/