Search This Blog

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The Isaiah Project - Part 8: They Have Forgotten

Isaiah 17:10

For you have forgotten the God of your salvation
And have not remembered the rock of your refuge.

Isaiah 49:15-16a

Can a woman forget her nursing child, and have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these may forget, but I will not forget you.
Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Isaiah Project - Part 7: A Shoot Will Spring Forth

He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
or decide by what he hears with his ears;
but with righteousness he will judge the needy,
with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.

The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
(Isaiah 11:3,4,6)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Isaiah Project - Part 6: The Remnant

"Now it will come about in that day that the remnant of Israel, and those of the house of Jacob who have escaped, will never again rely on the one who struck them, but will truly rely on the Lord, the Holy One of Israel." (Isaiah 10:20)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Isaiah Project - Part 3: Here I Am; Send Me.

Medium: Acrylics, Crushed Glass, Oil Paintstik, Pearl Ex Pigments, Charcoal Pencil, Ink, Gold Leaf.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Isaiah Project - Part 2: Sour Grapes

"Let me sing now for my well-beloved
A song of my beloved concerning His vineyard.
My well-beloved had a vineyard on a fertile hill.
And He dug it all around, removed its stones,
And planted it with the choicest vine.
And He built a tower in the middle of it,
And hewed out a wine vat in it;
Then He expected it to produce good grapes,
But it produced only worthless ones."

Medium: Acrylics, charcoal pencil, colored pencil, ink.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Well Done

A little art piece that I created for my friend. Her thoughts inspired this project. It's tiny - about 2 x 3 inches. Created with papers, metal stamping tools, acrylics and encaustic.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Isaiah Project - Part 1: The Branch

Medium: Mixed Media Altered Book, Glass Tip Pen & Ink, Gold Leaf, Oil Paintstik, Ink Pad, Paper.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Goblin and the Empty Chair by Mem Fox

I cried all the way through this book the first time I read it. These insightful and amazing creators, the Dillons and Mem Fox, obviously understand grief. The description of this pain in each of the characters is so simple, so perfect, so exact: "The goblin saw the woman sigh, set down her pail, and bury her head in her hands." Which is exactly what happens when faced with unbearable loss. The way that the Goblin is able to see and understand, and then, help each character in the way that was most meaningful to them was moving. In the end, kindness breeds kindness and all the characters receive healing. Gentle, insightful, sensitive. This book is a treasure.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Always Time for Chocolate Cake

Guess who was excited about this cake? I'm just grateful he didn't sneak his little toddler hand into the middle when I wasn't looking! It's a big weekend here at the Chen home. I am hosting a dinner for 8 tomorrow. Sunday is Kacey's birthday party. What was I thinking? At least I made the same dessert for both events. What could be better than one chocolate cake? Two, of course.