Hello, everyone! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve done anything. At the moment, my family and I are focusing on upgrades to our home and moving out of state, where I hope to have adequate space to do future work.
Back in March 2020, literally a week before the nation shut down due to COVID19, I did one more Worship night with my home church Bridgeway Christian Church. We were working through a series called “The Year of Connecting with God” and in that time frame of lessons, we were focused on Connecting with God. I wanted to illustrate something powerful, something visually tangible. And so, the results are below.
Last year, my church, Bridgeway Christian Church, focused on a series of sermons that included the Parables of the Kingdom of Heaven. Our artist group was asked to illustrate during the series and last October, I was blessed to pick Matthew 13:44-46. With everything that has been going on this year, I didn’t finish up the final steps until this week and it now is hanging up in my Livingroom.
Matthew 13:44-46 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Parable of the Hidden Treasure
44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
The Parable of the Pearl of Great Value
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46 who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.English Standard Version (ESV)
This weekend, Saturday, May 5th at 4pm & 6pm, Sunday, May 6th at 9am & 11am, I will be Live Painting (#ipaintwithfabric) on stage for worship & sermon. Even if you don’t call Bridgeway Christian Church home, come join us as a guest and watch the magic happen live. After the service, you’re welcome to come up and take a peek up close and personal. Hope to see you there!
When I create art, I don’t look to explain the art or image. I leave that to you the viewer. But I ask you if your heart is heavy if you feel as though your drifting underwater (even if it’s just for a day) look up “Oh, ye of little faith.” (Matthew 14:31) There in the murkiness of life is Jesus above you with his outstretched hand, but it’s up to you to grasp hold.
Commercial cotton batiks and hand-dyed fabrics; fused raw edge appliqué on canvas.