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She not only touched the lives of many people in different walks of life, but also influenced them and left her mark. Artist Janet McKenzie has committed her life's work to creating inclusive art celebrating women. Instead of the traditional three kings or three wise men, the artist re-interpreted the Magi as wise women from around the world. This morning I woke up with a brush in my hand, determined to deconstruct the image of a mono-toned man who only reflects one side of salvation. Her biological father was a white horse breaker who returned to Queensland, while the 'real' father who took responsibility for her was a Kija song man with strong links to the ancestral spirits. Available through Orbis Books www. Queenie and her husband Charlie McKenzie had no children of their own, but adopted a son Jason who grew up to give her several grandchildren, many of whom she also brought up. It turns out the women on my first retreat were right: God would speak to me. During the year before she died, Queenie was honoured by being chosen, with eight other Australian artists, to create prints to commemorate the Olympic Games in Sydney, and she was also among eleven Western Australian artists selected by the State Government as 'Living Treasures. The painting shows an androgynous figure draped in a rainbow flag offering outstretched hands against a lavender backdrop while doves suggest the Holy Spirit or angel wings. While she was painting, she showed no particular reverence for her work, often placing cups of tea or plates of food on the canvas, or propping her work casually against a wall among her beloved dogs.

This painting seems to not necessarily be a retelling of biblical text, but more of a reinterpretation of what Jesus may have looked like. He speaks in Creation, in music and books — and in the words friends and enemies alike.

This morning, the persecuted presence of lost populations Will thrive through the tones of your countenance. Old Dinah and her daughter eventually became stalwart supporters of Roman Catholicism when a member of the Texas Downs mob returned to the station after prolonged treatment in the care of Catholic sisters at the Derby Leprosarium and became a dedicated proselytizer.

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She was a confident and prolific painter mostly of her country but sometimes of social topics. Queenie's mother Old Dinah, a Malngin woman, was a stalwart supporter of 'women's law business' which Queenie came to inherit.

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She was very proud of the sum that accumulated, but was also generous to a fault in the amounts of money she was forever distributing to her adopted family. Good spear, that one. Some of her subjects addressed social topics such as drunkenness and massacres, but predominantly, her work was simply her country and the lore that the landscapes embraced. McKenzie is able create empowering images of women that are beautiful, thought provoking, and often haunting. Queenie's mother Old Dinah, a Malngin woman, was a stalwart supporter of 'women's law business' which Queenie came to inherit. The Word made flesh not only dwells among us, but is one of us. Fueled by memories of the past and created as a visual prayer for the present it is my hope this painting serves as a testament to the courage and strength of women into the future. We all have our own anxiety upon which the Devil plays and which he uses try to lead us into sin. The problem is that we keep looking for God in the booming voice, the Burning Bush and the miraculous appearance. The icons of the Nativity and Theophany remind me again of how important it is to look for God and His word for me in the everyday aspects of my life. During the year before she died, Queenie was honoured by being chosen, with eight other Australian artists, to create prints to commemorate the Olympic Games in Sydney, and she was also among eleven Western Australian artists selected by the State Government as 'Living Treasures.

McKenzie strives to convey the heart of the feminine being as a universal symbol of hope. Indeed, she lived there all her life until the respected manager, with whom a close knit group of Aboriginal people ran the cattle station for many years, retired.

The National Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist Joan Chittister, one of the most popular religious writers today and a prophetic voice for many years in the American church, had never before written a book-length treatment of the Stations of the Cross.

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During the year before she died, Queenie was honoured by being chosen, with eight other Australian artists, to create prints to commemorate the Olympic Games in Sydney, and she was also among eleven Western Australian artists selected by the State Government as 'Living Treasures. McEvoy, and sent to Janet McKenzie, who is honored to share it here.

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As Queenie's work became better known and was represented in most of Australia's major art galleries, she was encouraged to identify her work with a finger print, but she soon learned how to write her own name. Despite her light skin colour and fair hair her nickname was Garagarag, meaning 'Blondie' , Queenie was miraculously never taken from her family to be institutionalised as part of the official Government policy of assimilation. She was very proud of the sum that accumulated, but was also generous to a fault in the amounts of money she was forever distributing to her adopted family. The performance was dramatised by painted boards of country held on the shoulders of the dancers, but only men were involved in the painting. Through these feasts the Church reminds us that the Child born in Bethlehem became the Man from Nazareth, and was revealed to be the Son of God. Here the LGBTQ community is honored for choosing courageous paths to peace and justice over hate, time and again. It turns out the women on my first retreat were right: God would speak to me. There were no apparent conflicts in Queenie's mind between her traditional and her Christian beliefs. Regardless of such riches, we want more. They flooded her with hate mail accusing her of blasphemy and political correctness. The Devil wants us to believe that God is really far removed from us, and not as close as the Baby in the manger who allowed Himself to become small enough to be held; small enough to be contained in a particle of bread and a cup of wine. This touching poem was written in by a very special young woman, Kaeley J.

Initially, she lacked confidence to do the illustrations herself and asked a younger, educated woman to help. The 'Texas Downs mob' then all moved to the Warmun Community at Turkey Creek, which was located on an adjacent property.

Once she had material security, Queenie stopped gambling, and was also very proud of the headstones, paid for by herself, that were erected in the Warmun cemetery in memory of her mother, her brother and her husband.

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