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Celtic Cross

In Art, Mixed media on March 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm

This is a gift I made for our dear friends the Ashes. They are traveling to their new home in Upstate New York. They will be missed around here. I sent them with this blessing that they have shared with us:

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you wherever he may send you.
May he guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm.
May he bring you home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown you.
May he bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

From Book of common prayer.

Shane Claiborne



Arizona Pallet Art

In Art, Mixed media, Painting on September 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm

I taped masking tape and then I traced the outline of Arizona and a star in the middle. This left an indention on the tape.


I used an xacto knife to cut along the indention. Then I “stained” the rest of the wood with a paint and water mixture.


I pulled up the masking tape I painted the design of the Arizona flag on the unstained wood, leaving only the star unstained.


I traced the lettering on the paper leaving indention on the wood.


I painted the letters using the indention as a guide.


The finished piece. 36.5″ x 26″

AZ Pallet Art

6×6 Art Show

In Art, Mixed media, Uncategorized on September 22, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Got Art Gallery in Lee’s Summit is having an art show from September 28th to October 22nd. All of the art is 6″x6″ and is for sale for $30. A part goes to the artist and the rest of the proceeds benefit Summit Art, the non profit that operates the gallery. Me and Asa and Judah all have art in the show. If you can you should stop by and take a look at the art. I know that they are doing a special street show during Lee’s Summit Oktoberfest. Below are the pieces we have in the show.

Snake & Lion
By Judah

Robot Leopard
By Asa

By Asa

Show Me
By James
Acrylic on Wood

He’s got the whole world….

In Art, Mixed media, Uncategorized on August 11, 2012 at 5:26 pm

8″ Diameter Globe with Acrylic Paint

Arizona 100

In Art, Mixed media on May 21, 2012 at 10:39 pm

8″x 8″ Marker and Pen on paper.


In Art, Mixed media, Painting, Uncategorized on January 23, 2012 at 8:23 am
As part of our Advent celebration at my church our pastors asked myself and 3 other artists to do a painting for a week of advent. My week was the third week which is focused on Joy. I first covered my canvas with pages from the New Testament. To tell the truth I did feel very strange cutting the pages out of the bible I used. It was a [New Testament & Psalms] paperback that I was handed at some point in college. It was sitting in a box in my basement so I feel that I, in the words of my pastor, “redeemed it.” It was not doing any good in a box.  So the pages are all of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John along with most of the book of Acts. Then I painted the source of the Joy of Advent. The infant Jesus, God incarnate, the Glory of Heaven on Earth with us. I used #behold because I was reminded that one of the greatest pictures of Joy is when the Angel says to the shepherds, “behold, I bring you good news of great JOY…” You should check out how people on twitter are using the hashtag #behold. I really enjoyed painting this, I love that my church values visual arts. I have some things to say about the church and art, but I will save that for later. What makes this even cooler for me is that this painting now hangs in the sanctuary at New Beginnings.

36" x 48" mixed media on canvas

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