The good folks over at Kersey Valley are at it again this Christmas. I was priviledged to paint a few photo-ops and signs for them this year. If you live in the High Point, NC area, you really need to check this place out...they have about everything you need from Christmas trees, wreaths that you can decorate as you like, hot chocolate, and even their brand new "zip line" for all those who have an adventurous streak in them.
I would recommend that if you go, go at night...or at least make a trip back at night to see the beautiful light display. It took me forever to drag my 3 year old, Ellie, away.
Here are some of the things I painted:
Monday, November 22, 2010
During the last and great day of the Feast of Booths ( Feast of Tabernacles, or Feast of Ingathering), Jesus stood and proclaimed, "If any man thirst, let him come unto me and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." John 7:37-38. Without a proper understanding of Jewish culture and festival practices, one might think this was an unusual setting for Christ's words. But, John always gives valuable details of his journeys with Christ so that we might believe and be saved.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Archdale Elementary School hosted a day of the arts on Friday, Nov.12 of which I was invited. Each participating artist was set up in a specific classroom while the students rotated to each class every 20 minutes. I brought a couple of my most colorful paintings to show, "But Noah Found Grace" and "The Seed Sower". Instead of going through a boring lecture about my art and how I paint, I decided to do an actual painting demonstration so the kids could see first hand how a painting is started and how it progresses.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
My pastor, John Miles is a huge history buff who shares a common love that I do...old clipper ships. I remember a book that my parents had bought me when I was a little fella, called "How to Draw Ships, Trains and Airplanes". It was the greatest thing since sliced bread. This began my love affair with drawing. I also remember reading a great book titled "Kidnapped" when I was in elementary school. This book is responsible for many daydreams of sailing on old clipper ships and pirate vessels.
So, in my own feeble way, I'd like to say thanks to my pastor, John Miles, for his stand on the truth of the Scriptures and his rejection of the humanistic modern bible interpretations that plague our churches today. May God give him many more years of minsitry.