Sunday, December 30, 2007

He reigns over the nations

"For God is King of all the earth; Sing praises with a skillful psalm. God reigns over all the nations; God sits on His holy throne." Psalm 47:7-8

On December 28th, students from colleges in South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina and West Virginia drove to Greensboro, NC and got to be part of Campus Crusade for Christ's 2007 Midsouth Winter Conference. We heard talks from Sinclair Ferguson (Fergalicious!), Roger Hershey, Mark Gauthier, and Lauren Winner (my personal favorite).

Something new at Encounter 07 was the "Worship Art Expression Room". Something I personally have been trying to understand and learn about is how to use my art as a type of worship. On Summer Project in New York last summer was the first time I actually was introduced to the idea of praying through artwork and since then, I've been wanting to figure out more about what that means.

In the Art Expression Room, students were invited to use the materials provided to make any type of art they felt led to make. Towards the end, all of the drawings and sculptures were moved into the "holding tank" as an "Encounter Exhibition" if you will, and here's what that looked like!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Monday, December 24, 2007

the hopes and fears of all the years

a baby, called "God With Us". A child.. imagine that- a perfect child. Fully human and fully God. I don't think many people think of Jesus as a toddler or a middle school prepubescent almost man-boy. But every minute of growing up, he lead a perfect life, every second of every day from age zero until his death. A death of contempt, conspiracy, humiliation, and torture. This tiny baby, who with his small hands, at one point grasped his mother's finger for the first time. The baby who cried- who needed to be held, fed, loved. Isn't that what every one of us is looking for? Someone to say that they think we're alright.. and they'll touch our hand or our arm and tell us we're loved- maybe not with words, but it's something you feel if they really mean it

disease causes people sometimes zoom back into the past, tell stories that happened earlier that day- but 50 years ago. panic because they don't recognize their own families. cries because they think they've been abandoned in a nursing home and that they've been forgotten.

what's happened here? sometimes people fall out of love- can't stand to be touched by each other, won't even look each other in the eye? a friend tries to steal their life by taking an entire bottle of pills? someone's naivety was taken advantage of... if they were pinned down to the floor and stripped of everything- not only their clothes, but their security, their trust, and their innocence.

when a person's career is the continual search for "success", and it really doesn't mean anything at all other than to gauge how you feel versus how someone else feels.

all we seem to see is despair, ignorance and hopelessness. but that baby, one hundred percent human, made of flesh, bones and blood, able to be slain.... was a man who was one hundred percent God- physically able to cry, to stand, to sleep. God sent a baby to be His gift of compassion! He healed the lepers, the blind, the lame... he fed the ones who were hungry and touched the people who were lonely! i know that Jesus cares about all of my problems and issues and crap and He came here to show me what love is and that i can love.

And Mary Said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.” Luke 1:46-47

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Le Cadeau du Temps- Portland Studios Update

Cory Godbey, an illustrator and animator from Portland Studios, sent an update the other day- his animation is now on the web!!

A few posts ago, I told yall about some of the guys we met at Portland Studios... well this is the really awesome thing I was trying to tell you about. It's DONE!

The story of the animation is about sharing; zune-arts is a place for collaborating with other artists and the site makes it possible to see and be inspired by other people... but I think the story goes much deeper than that.. I believe it's also a call for us to get up and share what we know is True!!

Cory made this animation entirely by taking -get this-- SCREENSHOTS of photoshop. unbelievable!!

so now go watch it- I MEAN IT!!!!!

Illustration Friday- Horizion

wanted to try something different- paint on wallpaper

Monday, December 17, 2007

Illustration Friday- Backwards

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Somethin' Catchy

i wrote a big long thing about next summer and apparently, it's gone now. but thats ok cause i'm still talkin it over with God and we'll see what happens next. maybe i'll write this part later, but i doubt it.


Monday, December 10, 2007


Contrast Situations









Friday, December 7, 2007

cut out animation

this video took a year and half to make, and used more than 10,000 paper cut outs. by Rogier Wieland

Thursday, December 6, 2007

You guys give up yet? Or are you thirsty for more?

subtitle: Home Alone I and II, beer chili, ILLUSTRATE THAT!

So...... last night we went to the abby-slash-cardigan and watched Home Alone I and II. Big fun. our chili was made with beer.

Cameron took pictures of all the fun and movie watching. That man is always taking photographs. He's pretty amazing. i like being around that guy

on the cawwwchuh..
that's Erica, Stevo, and Mike Sudduth

i never don't look ridiculous


Introducing Jacob Reeves. He's going to be a famous illustrator one day

Also, from now on whenever someone says something particularly interesting, like, "Pigeon Ship" or "Suck brick, kid!" and someone says "Illustrate THAT!" then you gotta do it. no questions. it's your next illustration project.

this is where that's going to be happening.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Charlotte Metro