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 […]
We all have old voices to fight… Left Hemisphere, listen up.
This past Sunday, we at our church received the news that our worship pastor will be leaving his position as our worship leader, and his wife leaving her position in the children’s ministry, sometime over the next few weeks. Our worship pastor assures us it’s not because of any kind of sin done either by them or […]
Dave Weiss posted these thoughts after his firsthand experience at the Creative Church Conference in Boise, Idaho.
God smote me with the following phrase, plain as day, the other morning as I emerged from the VineArts studio: “IT’S NOT A HAT.” Just prior to this moment I had been murmuring to myself, befuddled, after two amazing encounters with artists. I was shaking my head and smiling, stammering […]
“And midway through class, is it okay if I take the children outside for a plein air pause?” Can’t you just hear the silence? What an enchanting way to redirect activities during an art class. Gina always makes me ponder the depths of things. My friend Gina is teaching art […]
Artistic friend, meet Pastor Mike. You’ll like him. I’ve observed that our artists gravitate to Mike Freeman just as readily as paint clings to fingers. Mike is a pastor who understands your daily struggles, listens well, asks questions about your work, delights in all beauty everywhere, and maintains constant curiosity […]