Csodálatos

When I went to Hungary in 2011, on my first trip with OM Arts, the first thing our team did there was to spend a couple of days in prayer, walking around the city, trying to sense for what God was saying to the people of Baja.  After spending that time together, the sense which grew […]

Unlocking the Door

Seven years ago, God called Sue and me to pull up our roots here in the Rochester area and move 1,000 miles to the south to work with Operation Mobilization in the USA headquarters. At that time, I had been working for over 30 years in IT and Software Development.  My role at the OM […]

Just Get Out of the Boat

Matthew 14: 22-33 A couple of days before Easter two years ago, I was attending our Thursday morning devotions at the OM USA headquarters in Georgia.  The person leading that morning put up a short video talking about the story of Jesus walking across the water to the disciples as they were struggling against the wind and […]

Convergence

Convergence

Convergence — to bring two or more entities closer together; to bring disparate pieces together in order to form a whole. I recently spent a week at the “SALT” conference in Belgium, put on by OM Arts Intl.  As the leadership team spent time praying together before the start of the conference, we began to […]

Who am I?

Over the past couple of months, I have been working my way through the process of transforming my sense of identity from the “computer geek who happens to be good at art” to, “the artists who still does some computer stuff.”  I’ve actually been walking this journey for several years now, but things were suddenly […]

A Hand to Grab On To

Have you ever had the feeling of waves washing over your head? Sometimes what you really need is a hand from a friend to grab on to. One of the things I have always found challenging is drawing water and waves.  You’d think from the number of times we’ve seen waves, either live or in […]

Spinning

One morning during our usual weekly prayer and worship time, one of the men I work along side of here at OM, brought his family and two young girls.  One of them (Victoria) was dancing for all her worth along with the worship music at the beginning. The two girls are adopted from Eastern Europe, […]

In an Instant

… the motion feeling might be because I kind of visualized her in my head during the movement of leaning forward to her knees, while sliding her hand down her legs, with a calm sigh. I don’t know, that’s just how I felt the sculpt, which is really amazing, because giving movement to a still figure like this is always so hard.

The Blood Cries Out

This piece started out in a masters class by Kirsten Stingle, on doing faces and hands.  I’ve always loved doing hands, but this class gave me several more techniques in creating accurate and expressive sculptures. As I continued working on the piece, it began to focus more and more on the topic of human trafficking […]

A Slippery Slope

As I’ve stepped into this time of transition, I’ve been looking for a suitable metaphor to carry with it the feelings I’ve been experiencing as I try to navigate the changes that have been suddenly, and without warning, dumped on my head. …

Les Misérables

This was a series of drawings as one of the local High Schools was putting on the musical Les Misérables.  Martin, who sets up the Life Drawing sessions, arranged for a number of the actors to come in over several weeks so we could draw them in costume.  During the musical itself, we were able […]