The Rev. Dr. B. Kathleen Fannin grew up in a military family that moved often. By the time she was eight, she had lived in seven states. She earned her B.A. in Sociology, Psychology, and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin. Her Master of Theological Studies was received from Eden Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Her Doctor of Ministry was earned at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D. C. Her varied working career includes time spent as a Park Ranger (Archaeologist) with the U.S. National Park Service, an economic developer, and a college chaplain. She also spent a number of years participating in Civil War reenacting across the United States. Fascinated by the connection between creativity and spirituality, she has led a number of retreats and workshops about the wonder of nature and the nature of wonder. She is the author of seven books, including Paper Trail: Letters from the Civil War (2013), Reverence & Revelry: Remembering God at College (2009), Wonder & Other Life Skills: Spiritual Life Retreats for Young Adults Using the Creative Arts (2007), and Light Running: Poems for All Seasons (2010). Throughout her life, Kathleen has been very fond of watercolor paintings and longed to learn this art form. On July 1, 2011, she went to Dick Blick Art Materials, purchased brushes, paint, paper, and several books and began teaching herself. She entered her first art show in May, 2012, sponsored by The Buchanan Center for the Arts in Monmouth, IL. Much to her joy and amazement, one of the pieces she entered ('Beside Still Waters') won 'Best of Class: Works on Paper.' She lives with two felicitous felines, Sophia and Jack, who encourage her work by periodically walking across the art table to nab a stray brush (thereby necessitating her use of a different brush) and helping her open boxes of new art materials when delivered by the postman. Connoisseurs of fine art, they look especially regal when reclining on a finished painting foolishly left unattended by their person-the-artist.