Sunday, December 16, 2007
It has the voice talents of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell (whoo hoo). I'm honestly not thrilled about Carrey being involved. Often it seems the characters he takes on contain too much of his wackniness and they become something different than the characters they should be. However, he did great in Lemony Snicket, so maybe we can hope for that side of his genius.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Saturday, October 06, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
I just finished uploading the John curriculum for children that we created to a new home on the internet. It is found at http://crossersjohncurriculum.blogspot.com/. There are 23 full color story cards, as well as 23 color sheets to go with them. The stories are in Italian, so those will have to come later, but if you have a Bible you can create your own stories in the meantime. Let me know if you have any questions.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
A few weeks ago, we had a special celebration service and both of our Life Groups met together. Jason was speaking about the different things that come to mind when you hear "church" and he asked me to do a special art thing. Basically, while he was speaking I was to draw whatever came to my mind about the church. One of my favorite views, is that of the bride. So, I sought to do some sort of piece with that in mind. So here it is and a close-up of Jesus' face below.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
So, I am working on an idea I had for promotions. It would be used in places where I would have more than just one table for our mission display, or I could also use it behind me as we speak. Basically it is a vertical banner, or rather four vertical banners. Each one is to look like a different building. Buildings in Italy are often several stories, multi-colored and consisting of apartments and businesses. Many businesses will have the bottom storefront door and the rest of the building is composed of either apartments or offices. Here is my first building for a banner. I am posting the three final stages.
1) First is the final before texturing...
2) Second, texturing is added...
3) Finally, shading is added for the final look...
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
"Fall down seven times, stand up eight." - old Japanese proverb
"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." - Henry Ford
"The most important part of what art does is search for, capture, and offer up to view the three verities: Goodness, Beauty, and Truth."
- Stephen Lawhead; p 43; "The Classics We've Read, The Difference They've Made"
"The way I came to see it, the freedom of implicitly slogan goes something like this: Art, when conscientiously following the high quest, reveals more of God implicitly than it could any other way - even more than if it had set out to reveal God in the first place!
"There is a paradox of sorts at work here. How to explain it? Perhaps, it is like a painter who sets out to paint a portrait of God...So he begins to paint with great religious fervor and zeal.
"But he doesn't get very far before he discovers that since no one alive has even seen the face of the Almighty there are no suitable references - no photographs, no sketches, no graven images of any kind. How then does he paint a portrait of a subject who refuses to give a studio sitting? That is the question: How does one illustrate the invisible?
"It cannot be done. At least, it cannot be done explicitly. But an artist can achieve a satisfactory, even extraordinary, result with an implicit approach. That is, he does not paint God directly. Instead, the artist paints the Creator's reflected glory - paints the objects God has touched, the invisible trail, of his passing, the footprints he leaves behind."
- Stephen Lawhead; pp 44-45; "The Classics We've Read, The Difference They've Made"