Thursday, October 02, 2014

New shows of my artowrk

This week I'm hanging a major one person show of my artwork at Church of the Servant (3835 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI) I'll post pictures here when it's up. The ARTery is a long hallway, and I intend to fill it to the brim and I hope to not bring all of it home. There will be a price list in the office or available through me and the work will be very affordable.

In November and December, I'll be showing some of my Advent work at Bella Vista Church in Rockford and at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church. ( You can also see my whole body of Advent work here.

And finally, November 8 I will be joining with other artists for a one day show and sale. It should be a wonderful pre-Christmas opportunity to see and buy unique handmade work.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Psalm 130 revisited

I revisited this theme because frustration, anxiety and depression are realities in life and in faith communities. Psalm 130 is an honest plea for God to listen and pay attention to the psalmist and a reassurance of God's unfailing love. "I wait for the LORD. My whole being waits!" We get trapped in the mazes of our lives but God knows the way we take and God leads us up into the light!

Psalm 130   A song of ascents.

 Out of the depths I cry to you, Lord;

    Lord, hear my voice.

Let your ears be attentive
    to my cry for mercy. 
If you, Lord, kept a record of sins,
    Lord, who could stand?
 But with you there is forgiveness,
    so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
    and in his word I put my hope.
 I wait for the Lord
    more than watchmen wait for the morning,
    more than watchmen wait for the morning.
 Israel, put your hope in the Lord,
    for with the Lord is unfailing love
    and with him is full redemption.

He himself will redeem Israel

    from all their sins.

Friday, August 22, 2014


ASCENT, Mixed media, Virginia Wieringa, 2014

This piece has been waiting for me to call it done. Today's the day. It reminds me of the tri-yearly journeys the Isrealites made to Jerusalem in the Old Testament.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A show at Beacon Hill

I'm pleased to display 10 of my paintings for 6 weeks at Beacon Hill, a Grand Rapids retirement community.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

There goes summer!

I have been enjoying summer and I've enjoyed a vacation from my paint. I've been playing with fabric and quilting. Nothing to post yet, but it's fun to step into a different way of dealing with color and shape. I do it badly, and my seam ripper is well used, but it's stimulating to think things through mathematically and watch quilting tutorials. I have some ideas of things I'd like to paint, but right now the surfaces in my studio are covered with fabric.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

2014 Advent Paintings

Advent Starry Night 6, Virginia Wieringa, Acrylic 2014

Advent Starry Night 7, Virginia Wieringa, Acrylic 2014

Emerging Star 2, Virginia Wieringa, Acrylic 2014

Emerging Star 3, Virginia Wieringa, Acrylic 2014
This series began ten years ago. These paintings were started last December but my interest waned as we got into January. I have two Advent shows scheduled in churches in December 2014 and wanted to make sure these would be finished. Now on to other things...