SIMPLY INSPIRING IMAGES began unintentionally when my son gifted me an iPad Pro at the end of 2016. I always loved taking photographs but didn't do very much with the iPad except play music since I already had an Apple MacBook. However, moving into a new home in the summer of 2017, I started to use the iPad to take photos of the plants, trees, and fish pond in my new backyard. As I was going through a very difficult time in my life simultaneously with taking these photographs, I began to add the text of Scripture verses over many of these photos. I also began to use different photography apps and filters to combine several of the photographs. I was delighted by the results of some of these visual compositions, especially since I was otherwise feeling I was in a difficult place in life. I found that both the visual beauty of God's earth reflected in the photos and the comfort of the Scripture verses I was adding to them brought me great solace.
In mid-2018, I donated several of the pieces I had printed to a Silent Auction at my church and received much positive feedback. I believe that these photographic compositions are my way of sharing God's love with others. My hope is that these art canvases will bring as much comfort, solace, and sense of God's love to those who purchase them or gift them as the creation of these compositions brought to me.