Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Journal #3 - Stefan Wolf

Stefan Wolf
Portland, OR

You also asked if working in the journal had inspired us to start something. I have been doing more finished worship/prayer art lately- it has been a very good for me as a Christian artist and for my friends who I share it with. I don't know if you like classical music, but Rachmoninov's 'Vespers, Op.37' has lately made entering into a place of worship and art very easy for me. It's very worshipful, even in Russian.

Stefan is currently an under grad. student at Portland State University, studying fine art with an emphasis in drawing and printmaking. His primary interests and influences are God, nature, English and Russian Literature, and expressionism. For several years he has been exploring the personal nature of art- largely though his own sketchbooks. Most of what appears is taken from two recent sketchbooks. The image was originally drawn late last summer during a service at Imago Dei, accompanied by the title: The Great Pursuer. Except for Psalm 27, which is buried neath a lot of cross hatching, the writing comes from thinking during walks around SE Portland.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Journal #3 - Anneli Anderson

Anneli Anderson
Portland, OR

A note from Anneli:
Recently, I've been reading through a devotional bible called The Holy Bible Mosaic. It goes by the liturgical calender and starts off with Advent. I was struck with the section on Hope. Not ever really meditating on what hope really is I found this part written by Alex Davis, a friend of mine, enlightening.

Here, then, is real hope: not that we passionately want to be more and do more, but that the one who creates and sustains and cares for the universe waits for us to create and sustain and care, too. So consider: Hope doesn't start with you , depend on you, or end with you. It starts, depends, and ends in Jesus Christ. He connects you to the Father and fills you with the Spirit, empowering you to meet others with the grace that every relationship will require. And when grace is mutually given, hope begins moving afresh.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Journal #3 - Kathy Park

God has blessed me through these two pages of journal. I got the journal just in time that I was starting a new direction with patterns of my life and my works. It was when I just got back from a short trip to the Sequoia National Park to just empty my mind hoping to fill that vacuum with His inspiration.

For some reason, that limited space in the journal made me feel more freedom. I will continue to try hard to experience that freedom by practicing emptying myself so His inspiration just take charge in my works. thank you.

Kathy Park
Corona, CA

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Journal #3 - Joyce Stewart

Joyce Stewart
Dripping Springs, TX

Joyce has a deep interest in visual arts through all forms as a window to the soul. Her pilgrim travels abroad have enriched her passion for photography, collage and painting through the eyes of faith. She seeks to encourage church initiatives in bringing together spiritual renewal and artistic expression.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Journal #3 - Jessie Miles Corbitt

Jessie Miles Corbitt
Memphis, TN

Journal #3 route: I must admit I'm behind on posting images from #3. It went on a long trip and when it got back i gave it to an artist in Memphis who kept it too long. So the route was a 5692 mi trip starting in Memphis, Tn to Dripping Springs, TX to Pahrump, NV to Corona, CA to Portland, OR and back to Memphis.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Journal #2 - Robyn Blaikie Collins

Robyn Blaikie Collins
The Colony, TX

A note from Robyn:

my journal experience... i saw superfudge's(can i call him superfudge? i loved that book) art first on susan e. isaac's facebook page becuase she purchased one of his pieces and was so excited about it. i loved the art and the message behind the art. i started to research ... and then just search for the artist. i ran across the blog(s) and ultimately the journal project... i sent an imploring email that said "can i play?" essentially...

i got a response that i would be put on a waiting list. i waited excitedly. when i received the journal, i was awed. to touch the art... look at the art... feel the art... overwhelming. i took it to the church where i work and people were amazed. they loved the concept. they asked how they could get on the list. they told me of people they wanted to share the concept with. the special needs specialist said that she wanted to share the concept with her son's autism community and start a similar project. she wants to capture the art of his friends in a journal, like the art found here...

this same church leader said that richard's entry was like breathing in fresh air. i agree. what an honor to dance across the pages with all of you. the creator gave us these gifts, we honor him by celebrating them together.

my painting is a prayer for baby jim beau. my own child, blaikie, had open heart surgery at age 6 months... this verse we prayed for her and distributed to those who came to visit... she has tetralogy of falot. now, my friend's baby jim beau is heading toward the same surgery. i find myself praying this again... right now... it's what i had to paint. i hope you will pray with me for hearts.. physical and spiritual.
i am a creative person at a megachurch. i write and design for multiple ministries and businesses. i love working teams of people with common goals. i am writing a tv show for TBN.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Monday, January 11, 2010