Showing posts from February, 2015

Finding Lost Dreams with Art Worship

“Sin is more than turning our backs on God, it is turning our backs on LIFE!   Immorality is much more than adultery and dishonesty, it is living drab, colorless, dreary, stale, unimaginative lives.   The greatest enemy of Christianity may be people who say they believe in Jesus but who are no longer astonished and amazed.   Jesus Christ came to rescue us from listlessness as well as lostness; He came to save us from flat souls as well as corrupted souls.   He came to save us from dullness.   Our culture is awash in immorality and drowning in dullness.   We have forgotten how to dance, how to sing, and how to laugh.   We have allowed technology to beat our imaginations into submission and have become tourists rather than travelers.   Television dominates our time, alters our values, numbs us to life in all of its wildness.   We have been stunted by mediocrity.”   Dangerous Wonder by Michael Yaconelli “Christ is the Dream Giver who wants us to listen to His dream for us so we ca

Chalk Painting--Making Old Things New

chalk painted old items giving them new life On Tuesday night, February 24, at The Maker's Space, those of us who braved the cold, learned a new painting technique using a relatively new medium called chalk paint. Some brought old things like stools, lamps, drawers, baskets or chairs and we experimented with the different colors of one coat, or undercoats or overcoats of a different color. The paint itself has chalk in its formulation which allows it to adhere to any surface without any preparation.  This makes it easy and it dries fast as well.  There is no end to the things that you could transform.  Many of us got new ideas and thought of many old things we had at home that could be given new life by a new color, some distressing and wax.  There are two kinds of waxes, clear and dark, that add polish, protection and aging when they are applied and buffed with any cloth.  There are many ideas available in chalk painting photograph books, as well as on UTUBE on diffe

The Hand

'Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?' Isaiah40:12 "The only thing you can grasp without damaging your soul is MY HAND."  Jesus Calling 2/5 I have been wanting to try and paint this picture from the Hubble Telescope entitled The Hand.  Since the telescope has been sending in pictures, we are seeing amazing things of the universe that has never been seen.  This particular picture is amazing as it depicts an actual hand.  After reading the above scriptures, I just had to finish this.  What a photo to actually contemplate.  Did He do that just for us to see at just the perfect time that the photo was snapped from the telescope?  How big He must be from just the survey of the size of this hand? For the first time ever, astronomers say they've borne witness to a supermassive black hole consuming a star.  "This was the first time we saw one of these big black holes going from