Cleaning up the Desktop / by Uschi Jeffcoat

I've been determined to streamline and clean up my personal computer's desktop. I'm also sorting through old pictures and images. And boy, the memories.

Here's a few.

Sophmore year of High School. 1992 Ms. Plaxco's Class. Katherine Hudson sat behind me. And I loved this acrylic painting assignment. Image was taken out of some torn out magazine ad, I think... But seeing it takes me back. I remember lipstick colors, AP European History, some of the best of friends and the sense of independence only a driver's license can provide. (Side note: Katherine and I went to see U2 in Concert in Birmingham, AL on a SCHOOL NIGHT! - Now as a parent, I think twice about that. But an interesting fact: my now husband was also at that concert.)

 Collage, Acrylic, 1992

Collage, Acrylic, 1992

Friendship. I have some of the greatest of friends. And this was painted in celebration of that.

 Talueek, watercolor and ink, 2007

Talueek, watercolor and ink, 2007

And then this one. I painted this for a friend based off of Psalm 23. This one makes my heart still for a moment. She showed me goodness, strength and love when I most needed to see that.

 Psalm 23, watercolor, pencil and ink, 2007

Psalm 23, watercolor, pencil and ink, 2007

And this one is so strange to me. It's bright and colorful but it was painted as I waited for some of my mother's test results to come back during her battle with cancer. I felt as if my family was navigating through uncharted waters without a map or destination that could be seen nor understood.

 Fluid Utopia, watercolor, 2018

Fluid Utopia, watercolor, 2018

 Asian Girl in the Middle, watercolor, 2008

Asian Girl in the Middle, watercolor, 2008

 What Color are You?, watercolor, 2008

What Color are You?, watercolor, 2008

 Lyrics of Lascaux 3, Watercolor, 2008

Lyrics of Lascaux 3, Watercolor, 2008

 A Black Tie Affair, watercolor, 2007

A Black Tie Affair, watercolor, 2007

 There's No Place Like Home, watercolor, 2008

There's No Place Like Home, watercolor, 2008

 The Homeplace, Watercolor, 2008

The Homeplace, Watercolor, 2008

 Consider the Sparrow, watercolor, 2013

Consider the Sparrow, watercolor, 2013

 Relentless Prayer, watercolor and acrylic medium, 2015

Relentless Prayer, watercolor and acrylic medium, 2015