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 […]
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, […]
Are artists born or made? Our culture tends to think they’re born. We put artists on a pedestal while hailing their predetermined genius. This mindset encourages a shallow, superstitious distance, and makes artists seem just weird. No, I think artists are mostly made. Mostly. I have met artists who were born a genius, […]
We all have old voices to fight… Left Hemisphere, listen up.
I would have been in sooo much trouble with my Bible teacher for this, back when I was a kid! I suppose some people might think painting on a Bible is disrespectful, or somehow damaging or vandalizing the Word of God. But I prefer to think of it as choosing a cover, just in a more hands-on, […]
What happens when you take: 4 VineArts artists, 3 Envision artists, and 3 Fresco Arts Academy high school artists …all of whom have faith in Christ, discipline in visual art, and a heart to serve others… And you set them loose on a college worship event? Two days ago, the […]
Praying through Art? I’d heard of different ways people do this, but my own experience did not include “Visio Divina.” That is, until last month! Have you ever heard of Lectio Divina? We recently discovered that awesomeness. But Visio Divina is not using your ears, but your eyes. To look […]