Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Journal No. 3 - Memphis, Tn to Ft. Thomas, KY

Map of Journal routes
Journal #3 makes its way from Memphis, Tn to Arian Armstrong in Ft. Thomas, Ky.
Distance = 487 miles.
Total miles = 487
Trips: 1

Painted Prayer by Emily Marriott

Entry by Emily Marriott, Memphis, TN

breath of life. tree of life. never again will all life be cut. you must spare his life. that light of life may shine on him. the Lord is the stronghold of my life.

Painted Prayer by Richard Fudge

by Richard Fudge, Memphis, TN

"I don't want a paycheck. I want a passion!
I don't want a career. I want a calling!
I don't want a different job. I want to make a difference!

Jeremiah 29:11
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Matthew 7:14
But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.

"I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost

Journal no. 1 - Memphis, Tn to Rockwall, Tx

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Journal #1 makes its way from Memphis, Tn to Jason Fuller in Rockwall, Tx.
Distance = 431 miles.
Total miles = 2056
Trips: 4

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Painted Prayer by Alberto Cabrera

07/09 Alberto Cabrera, Memphis, TN

It is believed if you whisper a prayer upon a butterfly's wings, that prayer will be carried to the heavens. Let us all whisper our prayers to these blessed creatures of God, so that our lives are filled with joy and happiness.

Journal #2 made its way from Memphis, TN to Alex Radin in Hanahan, SC.
Distance = 696 miles.
Total miles = 1146 miles.

Painted Prayer by Kathy MacDonald

07/09 Kathy MacDonald, Memphis, TN

"As we glance up, we are astonished to find the eyes of Jesus open with wonder, deep with understanding, and gentle with compassion."The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

Monday, July 13, 2009

Art and Jazz at the Abby

Please join the Stirring artists community for an evening of art and music at The Abbey.

Tuesday, July 14th @ 7:30pm
The Abbey @ LifeLink Church
1015 South Cooper

Corner of Cooper and Walker

Bring your sketchbook and drawing supplies. We'll be soaking up some inspiration from the jazz band while conversing and drawing. I'll have a special shared sketchbook that I'd like everyone to add a drawn prayer to. It's going to be part of the Sept art show.
I've sent two journals out to artists and after we start this one, I'm going to start it mailing around as well.

I'm hoping to have one of the mailed journals back by this gathering so I can share it with you. While we're at LifeLink church, we'll sneak a peak at their art gallery space and hopefully meet some of their artists.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Painted Prayer by Jack Fox

Deep calls to deep
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.
Psalms 42:7

Jack Fox, Terre Haute, IN

Painted Prayer by Jason Fuller

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18

Jason Fuller, Rockwall, TX

Friday, July 10, 2009

Painted Prayer from Deeann Carson

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. - Proverbs 3:5-6

Journal pages by Deeann Carson in Brentwood, TN.

Deeann graduated in December 2007 from Memphis College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis on Painting. She is a full-time working artist and currently teaching in the Community Ed Department at Watkins College of Art and Design.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Journal #2 -- Brentwood, TN to Memphis, TN

Journal #2 makes its back to me in Memphis from Deeann. I cant wait to take some photos of all the new pages in both journals.

Distance: Brentwood, TN to Memphis, TN = 225 miles
Total miles traveled = 450
Trips: 2

Journal #1 -- Terre Haute, IN to Memphis, TN

Journal #1 makes its first round trip back to me. I look forward to seeing the additions made to it by Jack and Jason.

Distance: Terre Haute, IN to Memphis, TN = 391 miles
Total miles = 1625
Trips: 3

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Journal #1 -- Rockwall, TX to Terre Haute, IN

Journal #1 makes its way to Jack Fox. Jack Fox resides in Terre Haute, Indiana where he is associate pastor of eXchange ( and Director of ArtReach ( He also serves as vice president of the board of directors for Arts Illiana.

Distance: Rockwall, TX to Terre Haute, IN = 803 miles
Total miles = 1234
Trips: 2