Drawing Close, Encountering Joy


Product Details

$30.00  $27.90
Resource Publications (CA)
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.38 inches | 0.65 pounds

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

A lifetime of camping and sketching the American West is inspiration for artist and author, Janice E. Kirk. Works include Milton the Mouse; The Christmas Redwood, a Forest Parable; The Road to Beaver Park, Painting, Perception, and Pilgrimage; Cherish the Earth, the Environment and Scripture. She also illustrated Wild Edible Plants of Western North America (D. R. Kirk, 1970). Teacher of art, language arts, and music, including voice at Simpson University in Redding, California, she hopes readers will enjoy nature's wonders every day.


"Here is what we know. Ours is a perilous time of mass instability, with grief and lament at the loss of a beautiful world trailing everywhere. All the more important, then, to discover beauty and nurture wonder for a life of joy, even among the ruins. Janice Kirk does just that with prayers and psalms and sketches in the garb of good poetry. Read slowly in a quiet place and be fed."
--Larry Rasmussen, author of The Planet You Inherit: Letters to My Grandchildren When Uncertainty's a Sure Thing

"Janice Kirk sweetly remembers her family trips to the furthest reaches of the West in poems and passages of praise. Hers is a voice of appreciation and invitation that will make you want to find not only such a place as the hidden campsite of Marmot Spring but also the hidden source of living waters that provide for us a resting place, now and forever."
--Paul J. Willis, author of Deer at Twilight: Poems from the North Cascades