How I Painted Live at a Wedding

I’m a painter, and I love making live art. As in, while people watch. Yesterday I was hired to paint a couple’s “first dance” live at someone’s wedding reception. As guests cavorted on the dance floor, a woman approached me, astonished. She said emphatically: “I’m from Los Angeles. I’ve seen […]

6 Reasons for Art Ministry

And it’s not what you think. 6 Garden City teenagers with longboards were hanging out in our church lobby yesterday, which was a Saturday. There were 3 boys and 3 girls. They don’t go to a church. Last week one of our staff spotted the same kids in the sanctuary, […]

Open Our Ears

Do miracles really happen? … Last week I watched a young woman around 20 years old suddenly receive the gift of hearing for the first time in her life. This woman has been completely deaf in both ears since birth and had the vocal characteristics of someone who has never […]

Sharing the Brilliance

Criss cross applesauce! This morning 156 kids created art inside and outside the VineArts Studio as part of Vacation Bible School. I invited the kids to listen for God’s leading, and then we invited God to show each of us an image to draw and paint with wax resist and […]

Envision This

Last Wednesday an artist painted on my life, and on the lives of 45 others. Dean Estes spoke at our “Envision” gathering on being a whole, unfragmented artist; he says we are all ministers who can speak life into those around us. He invited photographer Chad Estes and art missionary […]