Painter of Peace

This lovely piece was written by one of my students, Kathryn Boucher, and because it has everything to do with beauty, I felt called to share it here. Enjoy!

The Little Shop of Donuts

“”Today I met God.” Akiane Kramarik was just four years old when she made that bold announcement to her formally faithless family. Needless to say, their lives haven’t quite been the same since.”

–Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry.


On a hot, muggy day in July 1995, Akiane Kramarik was born in the small town of Mount Morris, Illinois. When Akiane was just three weeks old her family received a strange call from a woman in the mountains of Armenia who was prophesying about the incredible future of a girl named Akiane. But since the woman was Christian, and the Kramariks were atheists, they disregarded the information.

At the age of four, Akiane began having visions. She says that God showed her the endless universe, its past and its future. In the biography, Akiane: Her Life, Her Art, Her Poetry, written by her mother, Foreli Kramarik, four year…

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  1. I came across Akiane through Spirit Daily a few years ago. what a beautiful young woman now! Her artwork is gorgeous! I was thinking of you…the girls and I have been to the Getty and Norton Simon lately. We love art and music, and beauty (of course)! How are you? Molly will be a senior, Hannah starting 9th, and Mary 6th. Still with Kolbe and the Classical approach. The girls are blossoming beautifully, and are a great help to me taking care of my Dad (as you probably know, he is bedridden and lives with us). Love, Bridget

    “Do We take time in our life to appreciate and recognize what is beautiful, noble and sacred? Or, has our life become the cruel and vicious game of wanting stuff, buying stuff, needing stuff, using stuff. Then comes repairing stuff, replacing stuff and protecting stuff.” Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:57:24 +0000 To:

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