Showing posts from November, 2013

Next meeting

Our next community art group meeting of The Maker's Space is Tuesday, November 19th.  Eleanor Manning will be showing us her favorite subject, portraiture.  Don't be scared off, with a few simple proportions, anyone can start to draw portraits.  We meet at 6:30pm at the Glen Ellyn Evangelical Covenant Church.  Check out our website at

Pushing back the dark with light

Vicky Martin writes: This was an awesome word for all of you creative people. I am reading a book called "Born to Create" by Theresa Dedmon  from Bethel Church in Redding, CA. This was a quote from the book... "There is a release of the sword of the Spirit, which is for our offense, not for defense. The Lord is looking for a people who are raised up in warfare with the sword of the Spirit, which are the keys of the kingdom, and will begin to invade where the enemy has come in. The sword is going to take back the crafts, the gifts, and music. As we begin to take back what we gave away, we will begin to hear new music that will bring forth faith, crafts that will reveal Christ, and inspired pictures that will literally be prophecies a hundred years from now - these pictures will carry a prophesy as long as they survive.. These inspired pictures will speak the same languge all over the world, for the picture itself will speak the  language of Christ.&

Art for God's Sake

Art For God's Sake The following is an excerpt from President Philip Ryken's book,  Art for God's Sake . Art For God's Sake Venues Conservatory Theater Academics Exhibits Musical Performances Community School of the Arts  "Art has tremendous power to shape culture and touch the human heart. Its artifacts embody the ideas and desires of the coming generation. This means that what is happening in the arts today is prophetic of what will happen in our culture tomorrow.  It also means that when Christians abandon the artistic community, we lose a significant opportunity to communicate Christ to our culture. Furthermore, when we settle for trivial expressions of the truth in worship and art, we ourselves are diminished, as we suffer a loss of transcendence. "What we need to recover (or possibly discover for the first time) is a full biblical understanding of the arts- not for art's sake, but for God's sake. Then we will be able to prod