Friday, July 24, 2015

scratches and scribbles

scratches and scribbles

 I sketched this drawing through a series of scratches and scribbles.  The scratches and scribbles overlap and intertwine, becoming heavy in places and thin and  in others.  Scratches and scribbles that resemble a tree, but are no more than marks on a page.   I was reminded of the below verse from Mathew regarding false prophets.     They are shrouded in sheep's clothing and from the outside appear to be what you are looking for, but inwardly they are but a series of scratches and scribbles designed to lead you astray.  Their words are like sweet honey, yet they lead you away, not toward the Lord.  It is important to remember what is real and true.  I am thankful for God's word (The Bible) that allows me to defrock the words of the false prophets.  Just like this sketch can not produce fruit, let alone good fruit,  a false profit can not make good on the lies that they spew.   
15 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16 By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

Sunday, July 5, 2015


I started this project 5 years ago when I bought 4 old slate chalkboards at the Central Washington University surplus auction.  I accidentally dropped one of the boards when I was unloading it from my truck.  The slate broke into very interesting and unique shapes.  I kept the broken pieces for years with the intention of someday using them in an art project.  The idea for the broken piece chalkboard started to come together a few weeks ago, so piece by piece, I put it together.  I found myself reflecting on the fact that I too was a patchwork of hurt, mistakes, missed opportunity, pain, and sadness.  My brokenness felt beyond repair.  God accepted me in my brokenness and pieced me together to form a new creation .  A creation that is  rooted in the knowledge, love, joy, and forgiveness that Christ alone can offers.   I am very thankful for my relationship with Christ, and his willingness to love me right where I am.  He is not finished building me yet, and I look forward to the adventures to come.

1 Peter 4:10

10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

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