So, you know how I said I was going to get back on my posting schedule again like, THREE WEEKS AGO?! Well, I’m saying it again. Every time I write out my plan, it changes, BUT it won’t this time! (Insert awkward laughing) Alright. In my defense, I overestimated my ability to get… Read More I’m Back!
There is such a sense of accomplishment once you finish a long, overly detailed drawing. There are definitely things about this one in need of work, like fabric and getting the main subject to stand out with values that are almost the same. BUT considering I almost never draw more than the focal, I’m pretty… Read More Afternoon Art #16
I have officially made five paintings for this gala. I’ll be honest I got a bit angry at this painting. First I did the dots, but then I didn’t like them, then I did and added more dots. Then I needed to add a subject, which was going to be a bird silhouette, but I… Read More Gala Art Round Five
Whew. I finally finished this one. I slowed down my pace a bit (and was busy with some other things that popped up) BUT, it is done. This painting was very fun to make. The concept was time flies, thus the clock-birds or clock-owls or “clowls” as my siblings have named them. In case you… Read More Gala Art Round Four
Some of you may remember that a few months ago I wrote a post about why I think artists are important, but now I’m going to try to attack an even bigger question: why Christian artists are important. This is a difficult post, mostly because art itself is subjective and there aren’t really right or… Read More Why The World Needs Christian Artists
Okay guys, I’ve been pinching myself on and off the past couple of weeks, and I am now certain I haven’t been dreaming the whole time. I actually have my first art event thing! What’s even more awesome is that it’s for charity. Yes, I am donating it, but I was still asked and… Read More Donating Art to the Vision Gala for Puget Sound Christian Clinic
We like to hide our roots. They are our train of thought and where it comes from. They are how we grow and how things enter into us. They are the deeply embedded habits and ideas that shape our actions and the fruit we produce. Some times we even hide our roots from ourselves, because… Read More Life in Trees: Exposed
We all crept up the old creaking stairs. We tiptoed and whispered and giggled and laughed. We pulled out the clothes, once wrapped up with care, And we danced and we pranced and dressed up in the past.
Everyone is running back and forth after the blue disk as it flies through the air; everyone, except for me. I’m just standing a little ways from the group, watching the Frisbee as it flies back and forth between the players, hoping that my team doesn’t drop it. Every time they throw it, my… Read More Letting Go of Anxiety and Depression
The years prior to adulthood get complicated. Most of you know that. There’s this whirlwind of confusion and doubt crawls into your mind when you have to make a decision. Like now. We just moved a few weeks ago, and I’m having to sort my priorities. On one hand I have my art, blog, and future… Read More Afternoon Art #12 and Hard Thing 6