This snowy evening I ventured out with my friends, Kennedy and Virginia, to visit an open house at Rick Shorten’s home. Kennedy had shown me some of his work and I liked it. We went to see what he’s been working on. His home is about 5 minutes from ours, here in Orem.
It was really fun to meet Rick and look at his work, filled with faces and feelings. I loved the way he brings two worlds together–here and There. We are surrounded by family and loved ones on both sides of the veil, and I felt that in his work.
These are the two pieces I settled on. I couldn’t choose just one: Mary and Joseph with young boy Jesus, and a woman like me, surrounded by angelic loved ones. I took them home with me and will love them in our home.
This is Rick in his home studio. It was a delight to meet him here tonight.