Category Archives: art & inspiration from the Boechers

THE OLD HOMESTEAD – A GALLERY

The path to the house was lined with a brigade of tall sentries. Each pine meticulously planted and nurtured for years. It was now their duty to protect the meager house from the elements. Once you reached the house you … Continue reading

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WHAT’S DONE IS DONE

Our past sins and mistakes are over an done. He spoke it clearly as He hung from a hideous cross. “It is finished,” He spoke as life drained from his torn body, The bruises and scars He exhibited were the … Continue reading

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WELCOME TO ONE OF MY WORLDS

Almost five years ago, we moved from our Minneapolis home to a house half the size in the small town of Anoka. The house has a history, because it was originally built in 1875 – suffered partial destruction in a … Continue reading

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WORKING TOGETHER

The Mark Twain story of how Tom Sawyer got his friends to do his work for him, is that of an entrepreneurial young man.  He made the job so appealing that his friends were even willing to give him something … Continue reading

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NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN

Think of what it was like in the 16th century, before the printing press was invented.   Folks had to rely on word of mouth for their information and by the time they got it, it was so distorted, it was … Continue reading

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PERFECT DESIGN

My husband has been blessed with such a beautiful artistic mind. It doesn’t only show up in his paintings and sculptures, but also in the way he thinks. He always seems to be creating, even when he’s asleep. An artist’s … Continue reading

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IMMANUEL – GOD WITH US

We travel this life talking to, relying on and trusting God, but the thought of actually meeting Him face to face is often inconceivable.  God loves us so much that He took on human flesh – went through the trauma of … Continue reading

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I NEED NOT FEAR

This relief sculpture of Jesus, the Good Shepherd was done several years back by Paul Boecher. It still resides in Bay Pines, Florida Lutheran Church. Paul was commissioned to do this piece and his love for Jesus shines through. The … Continue reading

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PEACE BE WITH YOU

Peace comes with the sound of raining gently falling on the roof.Peace can be a light in the window, a good book, a friend.It can be the sound of your teenager arriving home safely,A job, family, security or a clean … Continue reading

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WOULDN’T IT BE NICE?

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Wouldn’t it be nice if we could simply erase the events of the past? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Mondays indicated a new start – a fresh beginning? If all the world could … Continue reading

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SUNFLOWER PAINTINGS

I wasn’t able to go along, due to my asthma.  It seems harder to breathe these days.  I did manage to paint at home however and came up with the painting at the top.  Longing for the days when the … Continue reading

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THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TRACKS

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What are your thoughts when you see a trail of trains cars, unmoved, contained?  Is someone living in there?  Is there any hope within? When we lived in the city, there were … Continue reading

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WHAT’S ON YOUR WINDOW SHADES?

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© My husband, Paul, is a plein air artist.  He paints most everything outdoors.  Once he asked permission to paint a barn and the caretaker of the building said he would need to … Continue reading

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TRANQUILITY

ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Life and all its rigor, anxiety and friction, comes to a screeching halt when you find that tranquil place that gives you complete peace.  It can be held in words written on … Continue reading

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A LITTLE MORE OFF THE TOP

WOOD SCULPTURE BY PAUL BOECHER I often post paintings by my artist husband, Paul.  He dabbles in all sorts of art and is now one of the teaching artists at a local art center in our community.  Art is something … Continue reading

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LAZY HAZY DAYS

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Can you imagine sitting on the stump of a downed tree at the edge of the river?  Your makeshift fishing line dangles lifelessly.  You dip  your toes into the refreshing water.  The … Continue reading

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TUMBLING DOWN

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Revelation 14:2 “And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists … Continue reading

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CRASHING DOWN

ORIGINAL ART & INSPIRATION BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Revelation 14:2 “And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists … Continue reading

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GOD’S CONSTANT CARE

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This majestic bird is known for the strange sounds which comes from deep inside its throat. Since they travel in large flocks, during migration across the plains, the noise becomes a raucous … Continue reading

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DARKNESS AND LIGHT

ART & INSPIRATION FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER God’s light shines in the most miraculous ways. When we see the sun rise in the morning, there is the promise of a new day. At day’s end, the shadows of the … Continue reading

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