Friday, March 18, 2016

"The Deep Sky" 36x36, Oil on Clayboard

"The Deep Sky" 36x36, Oil on Clayboard

How to even put this into words? There is the sky we see all day and then at night there is the deeper sky. I didn't realize how much we were missing until I went to Big Bend National Park and saw for myself the deeper beauty that is in the black night. The more I gazed at it the more colors came out. Even the stars themselves had colors. Who knew there were such stars? It takes getting away from the city domes of artificial light. It's right there over us waiting to speak.

Psalm 19:1-2
"The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge."


Monday, March 14, 2016

"Smoke on the Mountain" 55x55, Oil on Canvas

"Smoke on the Mountain" 55x55, Oil on Canvas

This was the mountain range right outside my window every morning at Panther Junction. There are actually three peaks: Pummel (on the left), Wright (on the right) and Panther (not pictured). They looked like wrinkled rugs with patches of browns and grey-greens. During my time at Big Bend National Park I was able to experience some wonderful weather which included mist. I love the way it wraps around the folds and depths of the mountains giving it a sense of mystery and quiet beauty.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Art, Worship and Big Bend National Park

First Light on the Chisos Mountains

Some of you may be sick of me sharing about Big Bend. I'm sorry but not sorry enough to stop. Ha! This past weekend I was given the wonderful privilege of sharing about the role of art in worship and how we are created as sensory beings meant for sensory worship. I also shared about my time at Big Bend National Park and what God was showing me through nature, beauty and awe. God is not to be boxed in but worshiped for the incredible, awesome God He is. 

If you would like to hear that talk please go HERE

The song mentioned at the end of the talk, "Even Unto Death" by Audrey Assad is HERE

Thank you all for your encouragement and friendship. It means the world to me.