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Dwelling in his sanctuary

“The one thing I ask of the LORD—the thing I seek most—is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections 
and meditating in his Temple. For he will conceal me there when troubles come; he will hide me...... More »

Psalm of the Artist – Guest Post from Irene Fridsma

Grateful to my friend Irene Fridsma for sharing her beautiful poetry and art with us here today. She’s a beautiful, talented and amazing woman, and I’m so glad to call her a friend. Paint to the Lord colors of joy colors of sadness Paint to the Lord Bold blocks...... More »

Salt crystals, or leaving your mark

Watercolor is, as its name implies, a wet medium. You can’t apply the pigment without water, and a good watercolorist takes advantage of the inherent properties of the paints. Rob O’Dell, an amazingly talented artist who just happens to be my dad (you would know that if you’d ever...... More »

Color me confused

Color me confused

Modern art scares a lot of people. What is the blue square supposed to mean? The squiggly lines? The warped, misshapen body? I don’t always know, but there are some pieces that I like, just because I do. On a gut level, judging solely by emotion, something in them...... More »

Beyond the velvet ropes

Beyond the velvet ropes

“I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: “Go down again — I dwell among the people.”  John Henry Newman I love art museums, but there’s something a little intimidating about them. It might be the elegance of the soft lighting,...... More »

Palette of possibilities

Palette of possibilities

But he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. Luke 18:27 ASV I started looking at this photo and could barely pull my eyes away. Look at it a minute, really look. Let your eyes wander across the colors, dwelling on the ones that catch your...... More »

Experimenting

Experimenting

Is this art, or is it just play? This particular image was made by melting crayons and letting them run across the page in different directions. (And then they turned it upside down — what a great idea.) Sounds like play to me. But it’s also a kind of...... More »