A Story About Drawing

It was Tuesday Night Drawing group. If it weren’t so sacrilegious to say, it was our church. We never missed a Tuesday, even during that terrible snow storm last year. I walked the mile into town to draw.

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Big Ideas

eard that it was said that there is nothing new under the sun, but I am telling you that each unique fingerprint on each unique hand on each unique human being is here, arranged in this way with particular stories to tell, with a nuance that brings new meaning to our collective stories.

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Why I Love Making Sacred Art

This is why I love making sacred art. Art is always a spiritual act, but with sacred art, people approach it seeking God. And there is that hope that the piece you made, carefully, painstakingly, lovingly with your own hands, somehow connects the viewer to something, Someone Higher.

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Stay-at-Home Mom Wins Art Prize

If you haven’t seen the winners of this year’s Art Prize in Grand Rapids, please go check it out! This year’s first place winner is a mother and art teacher, Adonna Khare. She drew an exquisite, surreal mural of elephants and jungle creatures with nothing but pencils, an eraser, and a sock. The work is just incredible; it transports you to another place!

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Finding Inspiration from Other Artists

I enjoy meeting new artists and seeing (new to me) work. A friend of mine with excellent aesthetic sensibilities introduced me to the work of sculptor Judy Fox.  Mesmerized? Haunted? Blown away? Spent hours listening to her lecture on Youtube? Oh yeah. Much of her work features children in poses that envoke iconic images from around the…

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Stone and Letter Carver

I am very excited that Gary Churchman has stumbled upon my blog. He is a stone and letter carver, living in England.   (Check out his blog!) While I do most of my work in plastiline clay and make casts, I am particularly interested in stone carving and stone sculptures. I had the most exhilarating moment of…

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