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We do not want merely to see beauty, though God knows even that is bounty enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words... to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.
— C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory
About me at ScratchmadeJournal.com

We know all too well that this world can be brutal, yet at the same time, it’s also a magnificent creation full of wondrous splendor. Trying to capture the world around me through art not only opens my eyes to its beauty, but invites me to pass into it and feel as if I’ve grasped it, even if only for a moment.

Art has opened up a doorway of knowledge, beauty, and wonder that I do not think I would have discovered otherwise. Art allows me, as Emerson said, to “drink the wild air.”

I started this website and blog to share my creative journey in the hopes that it might inspire others (like you!) to grasp a bit of this glorious, beautiful world for yourself.

I’m a longtime educator and writer but a very short time artist. In other words, I’m not a professional. I’m fumbling through this adventure, but I’m having the time of my life.

I invite and welcome you to fumble along with me. You can view pages from a few of my scratchmade journals here. If you have any questions or I can encourage you in any way, please contact me.

Post tenebras lux!
Tonya


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For ever since the creation of the world, his invisible attributes, eternal power, and divine nature have been clearly seen, being understood through His workmanship, which is all His creation, the wonderful things that He has made.
— Romans 1:20 AMP