JANNA VANDERVEEN

Watercolor and Mixed Media Portrait | Wild Love “Wild love dares to lose, seeks to refind, rethinks what was lost, and embraces transformation.” (Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

Watercolor Hydrangea in Blue Vase Grander earth has quaked before Moved by the sound of His voice Seas that are shaken and stirred Can be calmed and broken for my regard...

Watercolor Window and Roses “One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some...

Kathryn leaned close until her lips were next to Eden’s ear. “Your beauty is taken from you, Eden. You have whored yourself out to sin and you will be a vile...

I love the television show Downton Abbey. The story is intriguing, the characters are captivating,  and the quips of the Dowager Countess of Grantham (Violet Crawley) are outrageous and amusing. She is hands-down, my favorite character...

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“Life, with its rules, its obligations, and its freedoms, is like a sonnet:  You’re given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. – Mrs. Whatsit”  ~ Madeleine L’Engle, A...

“I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and...

“And I say also this.  I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the...

“Perhaps it’s impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be.” ~ Orson Scott Card, Enders Game

“There never can be a man so lost as one who is lost in the vast and intricate corridors of his own lonely mind, where none may reach and none may...

“Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own special laws.”   Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless

“How inappropriate to call this planet “Earth,” when it is clearly “Ocean.”  ~ Sir Arthur C. Clarke

“The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is or has been is but the twilight of the dawn.” ~ H.G. Wells

“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels...