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Artful Maundy Monday Oct. 12

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. –Michelangelo I hope, as Christian artists do, that my work will somehow glorify God, and not always in the obvious ways. We strive for our works to speak to His essence, to His Spirit, even if it is not a “Christian” piece. If you allow God to work with you in your studio, His will be evident in some way in the … read on, my friend…

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Some of my fave art sites

Don’t you just love window shopping? I love to visit the sites of other artists and craftspeople. It’s inspiring, challenging and refreshing to my artistic sensibilities. Here are some places I like to go: Priscilla Foster Handmade Books Diana Trout Lynne Perella One Girl–(I admit I have Web site envy!) Dreaming Mind Handmade Books Sally Jean Jennifer Black Oh my goodness I could go on and on. Feel free to leave a comment with your … read on, my friend…

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our little garden

In art time I had my girls paint a picture. It could be about anything they wanted, so long as it fit the artistic criteria we were studying. What she did made my day.   The picture is a garden, with her family as the flowers. Jesus is watering us with His Word and God is shining down on us with rays of hope. When I asked her to write details about it so we can remember … read on, my friend…

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God the Artist

When I was working on my lessons for the week I was copying a poem by the poet Angela Morgan (which I will share here soon as well). This is another of her poems that is so wonderful I thought I would share it with you. I hope your children enjoy it as well. We try to read all the fine literature we can, especially when it so beautifully glorifies our Creator. God the Artist … read on, my friend…

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Charles Willson Peale

    We are studying Peale for the next two weeks. I was fascinated with him. He accomplished many things and led an intriguing life. Among the many things I discovered: He learned saddlemaking, painting, metalwork among other things. He was friends with many of the founding fathers and as a patriot bravely fought in the Revolutionary War. He had 17 children, 11 of whom lived (most of them he named after artists) and held … read on, my friend…

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