Friday, December 22, 2006

For Sunday

No witty post tonight. I just wanted to share this...

My pastor has asked me to do another painting during the services this Sunday. I am posting a photo of a sketch I have made (just click on it to enlarge).

I think it will be a blue background with the skin tones in gold.


17 comments:

Ame said...

wow ...

you'll have to post the final picture ...

makes me wonder how Jesus could find so much happiness and joy being all God and all man, knowing His sole purpose.

but then again, His sole purpose was to bring happiness and joy through hope and love.

wow ...

Anonymous said...

Will,

Your art, like your writing, never ceases to thrill me.

I can't say enough about this. The spear scar, the spike holes and the thorned crown on the baby Jesus also wearing a loving, forgiving smile. Wonderful. Beautiful. Humbling.
He loved us coming into flesh knowing we would do this to him. He loved us as we were doing it to him. He loves us still.
This drawing encompasses so much.
It is simply, magnificently beautiful. As are you my friend.
Your congregation will love it too I'm sure.

Bravisimo.

Justin

P.S. Are the swans your work as well?

jel said...

that will be one Awesome painting!
CS! and no doubt it will be a blessing to your Chruch family!


Blessings!



oh I see you got your card! :)

curious servant said...

Good morning all!

Ame: Thank you for the supportive comment! Sure, I'll post what I get done on Sunday. And if it isn't finished then, I'll post the final one when it is done. I'm glad the image pleases you.

Justin: I'm so glad you noticed all those things, especially the emotions within the face. I always wonder if what I think I am creating is coming through to others. As for the swans... no, that is a card which is a print from one of my mother's paintings. She is a remarkable person in many ways. I shall have to write a post about her.

Jel: Thank you. I'm more than a littlenervous about the painting. I always am in doing something in front of others. But I will focus on the work and my heart and shut everything else out.

As for the card... that was such a pleasant surprise. Thank you! Merry Christmas!

jel said...

You will do good CS, it will be your gift to Christ!

Anonymous said...

Your talents are such a precious gift from Him--thanks for sharing them with us. Wanted to wish you a VERY Merry Christmas! May all His blessings rain down on your family this year.

Fred said...

Beautiful. Very, very, nice.

Merry Christmas to you and your family, CS.

donna said...

Hi Will...just wanted to pop over and wish you a Merry Christmas...may you be showered with abundant blessings...

Donna

Coco said...

It will be a beautiful painting...

Take care!

Blessings,
Coco

curious servant said...

Vicki: Thank you! I've enjoyed the perspectives revealed in your posts. Merry Christmas!

Fred: It has been great reading your posts and comments here. I hope you have a great family vacation!

Donna: I hope this will be a wonderful year for you. Blessings and healing to you! Merry Christmas!

Coco: Thank you. I hope you enjoy the Winter Break. (I like learning a little Spanish by reading both versions!) Feliz Navidad!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind words:-)

That means a lot to me.

And the feeling is mutual.

Justin

Ame said...

CS - may you and your wife and your boys have an incredible Christmas this year! may it be full of joy birthed from freedom working through this year has brought all of you. may your love for each other deepen and strengthen as you move through this season. have a very Merry and beautiful Christmas!

e-Mom said...

So far so good! Nice to meet you. :~) I'll come back and read up a little later. I love meeting creative/artistic bloggers!

MMM said...

Merry Christmas, my friend. Come on by the DOTR, there's a post there that's a little melancholy, but I was so thinking of you....

curious servant said...

MMM: Thanks. Couldn't leave a comment there without creating an account (& I have plenty already).

Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Hey Will
Merry Christmas, my friend.

Speaking of paintings, I received a phone call from my Russian graffiti friend (they guy who did that mural on the back of our church) stating that he and some friends are coming in to do another freebie in the youthzone, if it's okay with me.

If it's okay with me?!

Let me say, as one who is on the receiving end of contributions to worship by visual artists, that people's hearts are touched by the willingness of an artisan to use these gifts to the glory of God...

When you paint, you paint for us all. Not in the sense that it is for us, but in the sense that we join you in your visual expressions of worship... in other words, you speak for all of us in a special language entrusted to you by God for his glory. The best some of us can manage is acquiescense!

shalom
-d

Terry said...

Dear Curious Servant...I remember years ago when we were kids that a man used to come to special children's meetings that the Chrisitans were having.
He was an artist.
He used to draw the picture as he told us the Bible story and at the end of the story one of the children would win the picture by either answering the most questions or reciting the verse that went along with the story that Mr. Whitehorse was teaching. It was really neat and it was amazing how it got the gospel fixed into our little hearts!...From Terry