Saturday, October 30, 2010

"The Arch" in Ute Valley Park

Sandee and I went on another hike today - just "unstringing the bow" after my trip to California. This time we went to Ute Valley Park and we found this little rock formation. I just HAD to try and sketch it. It was great to be outdoors and to draw God's good creation.

Wow. What a spectacular place. I was grateful to be standing in that spot.

California Capital Building.

I was in Sacramento this week to attend an ACSI convention. I had a few moments and so I was able to sketch the California Capital building. I found the sketching to be very relaxing.

This photo (below) was taken using my iphone with Pro HDR app. Not bad.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sermon Sketch 24 October 2010

Matt's sermon today was full of visual imagery. He started with "Doubting" Thomas from John 21. I really liked his use of two chairs - one rickety, and one strong. We make faith-based-upon-evidence decisions all the time.
Oh, I noticed I put the wrong date on my sketch.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sketching and bike riding at Fox Run Park

Another great day to unstring the bow. Sketching and riding my mountain bike with Sandee. Stuff like this keeps me sane.

A gift from God

Aspen trees are new to us. We are amazed at the fire-yellow color of the leaves right now. Stunning. Do you pause to thank God for gifts like these?
Picture taken at Fox Run Park north of Colorado Springs.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sermon Sketch 17 Oct 2010

The pastor began his sermon by reminding us of that moment when the first probe enter that Chilean mine. What a great reminder of hope from above. It was easy to sketch this quickly.

Amazed at Colorado

I haven't done watercolor in a very long time. I really like the top half of this painting the best. I need to keep practicing this artform. No matter - it's still a wonderful way to relax and unstring the bow after a full week of work.

We took this shot on a recent drive near Rampart Reservoir above Colorado Springs.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Trying Watercolor Again

I'm trying watercolor again today. It's been a long time since I've tried it. More than anything I love this creative process - it's very refreshing. Everyone needs an outlet where they can express their God-given creativity - whether its watercolor painting, writing, running, playing the piano. It's a great way to relieve stress.