Christianity has inspired artists the world over with its transcendent truths: Realities that render words inadequate. One such reality concerns the baby born in Bethlehem roughly two thousand years ago. During the Christmas season, we sing of his birth heralded by angels on a silent and holy night. Who was […]
Here’s a FREE coloring page, inspired by the Crusader Bible of King Louis IX. You can learn more about the 13th century French picture bible here. Merry Christmas! Joyeaux Noel!
The Crusader Bible, currently on view at the Blanton Museum of Art, features 13th century French gothic manuscripts, as well as armor and manuscript making materials. The exhibit runs til April 3rd, 2016. I had the chance to spend some time at the exhibit this week and have been absolutely […]
I found this 8″ x 10″ burlap stretched onto a wooden frame at Hobby Lobby. Using acrylics, watercolors, and embroidery thread, I created this scene of an angel showering the earth with stars, announcing the birth of the Savior. One shepherd drops in fear, hiding his face; the […]
This soft air-dry clay is perfect for molding ornaments. Half dozen…. I created these small treat bags using tiny cellophane bags and baker’s twine, both found in the wedding section of my local Michael’s store. A paper-clip can be slid under the twine in back for a hook. Couldn’t resist […]
This sketch was inspired by a stone relief by a 12th century artist named Gislebertus, Using acrylic paints and gel medium, I painted this scene for the icon exhibit currently at Hope Chapel this holiday season. Here’s some process photos: Thanks for stopping by to see my art. I hope […]
This is a simple art project using only colored paper, pencils, scissors, and glue. I had students attempt to draw the silhouette of the mother and child using samples I made as a guide, while I allowed the reluctant artists to trace patterns onto blue paper. The students ranged from […]
One of my favorite paintings and some simple salt dough hearts… Became some pretty Matisse inspired Christmas ornaments.
The dolphin was an early symbol in Christian art. Because dolphins swim alongside boats, they represent Christ who guides believers to heaven. More about the dolphin as a symbol for Christ can be read here. More importantly to me, dolphins grieve and mourn their young. The reason I chose dolphins for […]