Student Drawing Class

I am so looking forward to the Student Drawing Class that starts this week.  In this season of life there is something thrilling about passing on the baton to the next generation of artists.  There is so much I want to share with them about being creative, expressing themselves and seeing the world around themContinue reading “Student Drawing Class”

Twice Blessed…the Musings of a Bi-Vocational Life

Like many these days I have two jobs that help me to make ends meet.  Most people would consider themselves fortunate if they liked one out of two jobs.  I have two vocations and I love them both…thus “Twice Blessed.”  In ministry the Apostle Paul made bi-vocational ministry common. We all know him as theContinue reading “Twice Blessed…the Musings of a Bi-Vocational Life”

Paint Nite in Fortuna

A Paint Nite evening brings together friends old and new to experience the process of making a painting in a fun social atmosphere.  On this evening we painted a still life with pears and a lot of laughter in between. Set in Nehemiah’s Art Studio and Gallery in Fortuna, California, Art Nite is a time toContinue reading “Paint Nite in Fortuna”

My Art Studio Has a New Name

When my art studio moved, I wanted to give it a new name.  It wasn’t long before the idea of “Nehemiah’s” started rolling around in my mind.  Now I have a great rescue dog named “Nehemiah,” but I named the dog as a mascot for the gallery (not the gallery after the dog 🙂  . Continue reading “My Art Studio Has a New Name”

Art Ability and Disabilities

In the most recent chapter of my life book I find myself teaching art weekly to a group of intellectually disabled adults.  The time spent with these precious individuals has been both challenging and rewarding – mostly rewarding.  What was challenged was my preconceived notions as related to art and the mind.  Art, like manyContinue reading “Art Ability and Disabilities”

Art Show and Open House on the North Coast

  On Saturday, June 28th, 2014 there will be an Art Show and Open House at 3601 Clifton Way in Fortuna in Humboldt County, California from 9 AM – 2 PM.  Fortuna is a small town near the ancient redwoods about twenty miles south of Eureka.  Both the house and the original art inside are forContinue reading “Art Show and Open House on the North Coast”

Beauty and Sacrifice

“I cannot make this any easier;  it is not easy.  But then, beauty is not ever very easy to find, acquire, nor maintain.  That is what is beautiful about it.  Beauty demands and requires sacrifice.  Sacrifice in time and effort.”  George Roland Wills We have grown accustomed to, and often expect, polished results from minimumContinue reading “Beauty and Sacrifice”