Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Two Minutes For God

I've been starting or (re-charging my day) by reading through Reverend Peter B Panagore's wonderfully wise collection of 'stories' (each 300 words or less), from his book called Two Minutes For God. Sometimes in the busy-ness of life I forget to make time for a quiet spirit pause and then suddenly it's the end of the day, time to give thanks for all that was or promises to be in with a new dawn. For now I am trying to begin each day with spirit in my heart. Reverend Peter's book makes for a nice 'daily infusion of faith' that perfectly complements my email subscription to http://dailydevotions.org. Thanks to my mom Bonnie T for forwarding an original Daily Devotion.

Peace and blessings all! ~ Amber

Monday, September 21, 2009

An Ordinance

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6
Den was baptized yesterday. Camera challenged I may be, but I love the look on his face here.
It was a blessing to stand with church family and witness his public declaration at the Lancaster, CA Vineyard Church. Thank you Pastor David and all. Thank you too for welcoming us exactly as we are. :>)
As always peace to all who drop here by to have a read. Today I add love to my usual peaceful closing. Love is everything indeed. ~ Amber

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Revisiting Ancient Man

Who knew art from 30,000 years ago could be fascinating enough that I'd try my hand at replicating it? Thankfully we have at our hands, ready made non toxic pigments and excellent tools, nonetheless our tools for this lesson were common everyday items and a 12 x 16 canvas.
This is my interpretation of the Second Chinese Horse after a fabulous on line class led by Neadeen Masters, CDA CTT, one of the instructors at the new Traditions Art School. http://traditionsartschool.com
We were inspired by actual images via a remarkable virtual tour, of the art (yes indeed it is art!) of the exquisitely painted walls of the limestone caves in Lascaux, France. How simple and yet how elegant the horse is and how realistic too is the faux limestone background in my canvas.
This is part of a series of lessons presented on line with excellent resource material. Any home schooling groups out there looking to fill a required art component may wish to check the school out. In today's world of slashed budget cuts, many students aren't being introduced to the fine arts. and that is a shame. We all need exposure to art and creative pursuits in our lives.
Peace to all who visit my on line journal where I share bits and pieces of my life and interests.
From my artful heart to yours,
Amber :>)