There is a Balm in Gilead


"There is a Balm in Gilead" is a drawing on a wood cradle, which measures 12" by 9" by 2". It is wired and for hanging or stable enough to sit on a shelf.

This design came from a sketch I did of a posing model. I crushed blueberries to use the juice to stain the wood. (The color may appear brown to deep violet depending on lighting.) I pushed a sewing pattern tracer into the wood along many of the lines of the design causing the stain to seep into the tiny holes from the tracer.

This small piece was inspired by an old spiritual song. My favorite line in the lyrics is, "There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole..." I play this on the piano slowly and with feeling.


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Shipping from United States

I will make every effort to process your order within 1-3 business days and will ship the item(s) as soon as payment is received. If you need expedited shipping or other special requests, please contact me.

All art is packaged in a sturdy protective cover.

I will ship anywhere, but please note any customs, duty fees, or applicable taxes on international purchases are the sole responsibility of the purchaser.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Returns and exchange details

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase you may return it in the same condition it was received for a full refund (minus shipping). You will be responsible for the return shipping costs, and I'll be most grateful for my artwork to be returned within 7 days.


I do my best to use perfect images of my artwork, but colors may vary slightly from your monitor.

If you would like a different size print than what is listed, please contact me. A local company that is very accommodating prints them for me.

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