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Writing & Sketchbooks

 

My Sketchbooks are Part of Me

These are a few pages from my current Sketchbook. I love to free write, brainstorm, do mind-maps, study and practice sketching for my next Sculpture.

I’ve written this way for over 20 years now. I’ll never forget the day I started. I was young and stressed about something happening at the Ad Agency where I was working. I took my lunch to an old park and sat under a huge tree.

I was journaling my morning when I heard God say that I needed to keep my journals and sketchbooks because someone would need them in the future. I listened but didn’t really understand. I now know that I need them.

Today I have tubs full of them and I occasionally go back to read or find some idea I had one day long ago. It always feels weird, I admit. It’s like I was a different person who wrote all of the words and sketched all of those drawings. Sometimes it feels surreal.

It feels that way because I change and grow. My perspective moves into different and newer places. So, when I hear that people don’t change, I know it’s a lie. I change. Jesus changes me.  And if He changes me He can change you too.

 

† By God’s grace.
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Podcast: Royal Gifts & Play

Encounters: Season 1, Episode 16

 

We had a crazy time recording this episode. God was moving and He can be pretty funny. We received amazing gifts and were reminded that play is a critical part of our maturation in Christ. We must become childlike to enter and co-create with Him. Hopefully, you will find a smile as you listen.

 

† By God’s grace.
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Three Tips to Harness your Creativity — Lorraine Ambers

Today I want to introduce my 3 tips on how to keep your creativity cup full and overflowing. Filled with the joy of a new quest, the pen becomes an extension of our essence and the words simply flow. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true.

via Three Tips to Harness your Creativity — Lorraine Ambers

 

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Podcast: Justice & Hope

Encounters: Season 1, Episode 13

 

 

We are often called to judge persons or situations, and we must do so in righteous justice. Tough love is difficult and necessary from Christian leaders, parents and disciples. We must focus our love on Jesus for all hope to fall into place.

 

† By God’s grace.
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Art with a Little Help from My Friends

Ask Your Personal Angel for Help

I love to Sculpt with water-based clay. I love the relationship that I build with the clay and the subject as the clay dries and changes in texture and plasticity. I love that there’s a time-factor to finishing the work as it is formed and dries. The clay feels alive and working it is all about developing relationship.

I’ve never tried to add color when finishing figures before, but this one kept calling for it. When I was firing this piece and painting it, I was heavily into studying about angels in God’s Kingdom and army. I have looked at angels before, but this seems to be a renaissance of my ability to see and communicate with them in my life. It’s exciting.

And, the fun part is that as I was sculpting my next angel, I asked for help and was pleasantly surprised at the outcome. I’ll post him later.

If you would like to know more about angels, look at Blake Healy’s books, The Veil and Profound Good.

By God’s Grace.