Joni’s Artwork

Advice from Psalm 46

April 27, 2020

When light breaks through the darkness, you feel a sense of relief and calm. Like you, I’m always comforted by the words of Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” I’ve seen it cross-stitched on wall hangings, displayed on bedside plaques, and blazoned across beautiful sunset photos on calendars. But Psalm 46…

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The Care of the Good Shepherd

April 14, 2020

As a shepherd seeks out his flock… so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness… Ezekiel 34:12 Not long ago, I came across this image of one of my old pen-and-ink drawings. It was one of the…

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Cradle to the Cross

November 14, 2019

“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins” Matthew 1:21 Often, we hurry by Thanksgiving, leaving our spirit of gratitude in the dust as we dash madly toward Christmas with all its demands and delights. But actually, the…

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Running a Different Race

August 7, 2019

It’s no surprise that I love horses, like this friendly fellow Ken and I met last summer at our Family Retreat in New Mexico. Just spending time with this gentle gelding brought back a flood of horseback-riding memories. I used to love saddling up and running my horse through his paces. Often, I’d be preparing…

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Send Us Your Artwork!

February 22, 2016

Did you know Kids’ Corner has a special place for kids to share artwork they’ve done? It’s because we love getting pictures from kids! You can draw something with your mouth like Joni or you can draw something with your hands. You can use lots of colors or none at all. We just love to…

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A Christmas Window

December 21, 2015

Is this a painting or a picture of a window? It might be a little hard to tell, because when Joni painted this Christmas picture, she wanted it to look like a stained glass window. Can you tell what things she did to help it look like this? The first thing she did was to…

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Let Us Adore Him

November 27, 2015

Have you seen this painting by Joni before? It is one of the paintings used for this year’s Joni and Friends Christmas cards. Sometimes when you study a painting, it is important to ask why the artist chose to show something the way she did. And in this painting, that is a good question to…

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Planner Art

November 2, 2015

The trees are beginning to prove that fall is here! If you live in a place where you get to really experience all four seasons, you’ve noticed that the trees are beginning to look bare as the leaves fall. This is the time of year Joni was thinking about when she painted this picture. How…

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A Starry Night

September 23, 2015

Have you seen this painting before? It might look familiar because it is one of the paintings used for this year’s Christmas cards from Joni and Friends. But there is another reason it might look familiar. When Joni was painting this picture, she wanted to get better in her artwork. One way to do this…

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Rock of Ages

July 17, 2015

When you look at a beautiful sunset or scenery, are you ever inspired to sing or praise God? Joni gets inspired to sing and praise God lots of different times, but she also gets inspired to go the other way! For this painting, she decided to paint because a song inspired her. As a kid,…

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