Sherry ByrdWhen I signed on (Fall Semester, 2008) with “The Creative Call” at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston, TX, I felt almost out of place among the painters, writers, musicians, etc., who gathered that first night. I kept at it, though, writing in my journal, and attending class each Wednesday. Then something happened.


Artist and friend, Patricia Hinojosa, gave me some materials to work with, and some basic instruction in the creation of Artist Trading Cards. Thank you, Patricia!

Since then, beginning around Christmas of 2009, I began working with acrylics on canvas. I’ve also taken one painting class at Houston Baptist University. My work has appeared in several showings since then. Two of my pieces were juried and selected by the Art faculty at Houston Baptist University for exhibit.

I thank my friends, classmates, and family who continue to encourage me to explore my creative call. You can send me an email at

Along the way, I did a couple of murals at our church. Here’s a slide show on one of them.