A Picture's Worth 1000 Words

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words
An Interview with Artist/Illustrator, Kathleen Grieg 
L: Kathleen, I am so thrilled to interview you for Words from the Heart. Your art has touched me for many years now. As a writer who, at times, needs pictures to say what words can’t, I know the value of your work. Can you tell us how long you have been doing artwork and what your favorite medium is and why? 

K: I have loved making art since childhood. My favorite medium in paint. Any paint. I love it all!

L: Are you self-taught or did you take classes? Where did you go to school? Who was your favorite teacher/professor and why? 

K: I discovered the art program at Endicott College and completed my BFA there. My favorite art teacher was from middle school. His name was Mr. Bishop. He really encouraged my art and I always felt proud of my talent in his classes.

L: In most of your art, you seem to focus on animals. What is it about them that inspires you? 

K: I love animals and the connection humans have wi…

My Word for 2020

Front door of a B and B in Ireland (c) 2014 Rev. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas
What a surprise to have the random word picker give me the word "visit" for my 2020 word of the year just after I was thinking of our trip to Ireland back in 2014 and our dear friends who live there!
Visit is something I enjoy doing. However, I have never really looked at the word - its meaning or origin. After all, it is one of those words that we use daily without thinking much about, right?
First off, visit can be used as both a noun and a verb.  As a noun, it means: the act of visiting, or having a chat or talk.  As a verb, visit means: to go to and stay with (a person or family) or at (a place) for a short time for reasons of sociability, politeness, business, curiosity, etc.; to stay with as a guest; to make a visit; to talk or chat casually.

The origins of the word are from the Latin "visitare" which means "to go to see."  

As a teacher, minister and writer, I visit quite a lot!  T…