Thursday, July 25, 2019

Community of Prophetic Artists

After only three lessons, this prophetic art class in South Carolina is discovering and producing beautiful insights into the scriptures.

Most of the artists have never painted before. Just wanted to display some of the fruit of their labors!

Right out of the book of Revelations.

A new way to look at COMMUNITY!

New Beginnings!

O beautiful skies displaying the glory of the LORD.

Enjoying the freedom and spontaneity of a wide open space in which to create and the support of many sisters in the Lord.

Wave after wave of beauty
and the more abundant life!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019


We are in the middle of a series of art classes . . . sharing techniques that might be used in the creation of prophetic art for those new to the visual arts.  The Word of God is in itself intrinsically prophetic.  So we are starting with word pictures...illustrating a single word while learning painting techniques.

Friday, June 14, 2019


"PROPHETIC ART and the REALMS of GLORY" by Nathan Shaw of Heart of David Ministries, Dunedin, New Zealand  July 2018

This word was first posted on the Elijah List on July 27, 2018

"...this dream highlights three important realities.  Firstly, a greater prophetic anointing is coming on art and artists.  Secondly, prophetic art will reveal things that will literally take place. Thirdly, prophetic art will be used to open up realms into the knowledge of God."

"In my dream I was in an artist's display studio.  Directly in front of me, displayed on an easel, was a painting of a broad valley.  The valley rose gradually into hills and mountains on either side and also into the distance.  It was tussock country - rustic and barren and beautiful.  In the exact center of the valley was a road which disappeared into the distance.  The road merged perfectly into the scenery, almost as if it was supposed to be there.  Under the painting the caption read, "This road doesn't exist...yet."

The dream is too long to post on this blog, so please google the website of Heart of David ministries or check out the Elijah List for that date and read the full word.

Posted with permission of Nathan Shaw.

Friday, March 29, 2019


I am working on a new painting...which is truly an oxymoron...because the subject is "Selah" the word you find in many Psalms telling you to pause. So how do you paint pause without working at it? First I put down many colors resembling the ocean.  Nice but not it.  Then I put down more colorful abstract shapes.  Definitely not it.  Last night I covered it all up except two small flowers peeking out. Close. Not it. Probably a background. Today I will ponder the process of discovering the process toward "Selah."

Monday, March 4, 2019


I'm sure there are at least a million definitions for "prophetic art."  Maybe what's most important is what it means to me or you.  I am an artist.  I have painted ever since I could hold a brush or stick in my hand.  I love the texture, the flow, the color . . . always enjoying the journey, the adventure more than the end product.  When I became a believer many years ago, I knew it was to use this gift to glorify and honor my G-d. I would paint Bible stories, lessons or even word studies in living color.  But gradually I began to sense His "come away with Me" voice.  To me, this meant to leave my preconceived ideas and artistic training behind. I was delivered from being a "fine" artist to a "fun" artist!  And my role model became the butterfly!!!

I put out a canvas and wait...or not.  Sometimes I just splash color and then see what I will see to explore.  At other times, a word or scripture will come to mind and I will follow that leading. The key for me is to just paint for the pleasure of my Abba.  Not for the world or a person, but just to bring Him joy.

Right now I am exploring a piece about "garments."  Already it has taken some interesting twists and turns.  I attend a Messianic Jewish Congregation and am learning the original Hebrew meaning for many words.  This in itself brings new light to the table.   Stay tuned!!

Friday, March 1, 2019


 There is a line in Paul Wilbur's song "Dance with Me" that states "winter is past."  When I first heard this in January, the ground was  frozen, no life on the trees, and the sky was grey, BUT something broke loose in my heart and said that no matter what you see with your natural eyes...something more and deeper and fuller is about to present itself.  And thus began the vision for this painting.  Daily I will post a small section of this art on Instagram at Poemplayz along with a scripture and add some of my insight on this resurrected blog.

Be sure to check in for updated art and the progress of the Historic Mikvah in South Carolina.

Sunday, November 11, 2018


It has been many many months since I last posted on this blog. Much has happened on this twist and turn of my journey.  But all is well and I have landed in an interesting, to say the least, community of believers who have purchased a 17 acre parcel of
 property including buildings for a retreat center and a 150 year old mikvah. "What is a mikvah?" you say.  

And now we enter the story...

A mikvah is a Jewish immersion pool
used for spiritual cleansing
described in both the Old and New
Testaments of the Bible.