The Herb Garden

If you read my monthly letter, you will already know that I DO NOT have a crafty bone in my body. That being said, I have a true appreciation for artists in all forms: musicians, writers, painters, you name it. I am always in awe of the amazing talents that they have been blessed with. Douglas Matus has been with us for the past 3 years and each month I am overwhelmed by his talent to decipher my often cryptic ideas and turn them into beautiful words on a page. I have come to rely on his brilliant input and would be lost without his even keel personality. I am truly thankful for all that he does.

April is our Art issue and as always, we seek out what Fort Worth has to offer. Our feature this month is The Art Station, which is a group of selfless individuals that offer art therapy for all ages. If the cover looks familiar, it’s because our November cover was this artist’s mural located on El Campo and Montgomery. The MAIN ST Arts Festival is always a staple in April’s issue. Doug Austin, from the local music scene and that little show called The Voice, will be gracing the stage this year. I had the privilege of meeting him at Woody’s Tavern many years ago. Topping my “must see” list are Squonk Opera and Poo Live Crew, both of which will set the tone for an amazing day.

When I am around any form of art I think of the Book of Genesis, when God created the Heavens and the Earth, and feel like the Lord shared a little bit of that amongst these special people we call artist!

As always, we hope you enjoy this issue and we’ll see you around town!


Christie Thomas

Ephesians 2:10