Ethnos Church Stations of the Cross – Open on Saturday

It’s not too late to come see this event that we of Ethnos Church poured out our hearts into. I am truly amazed what God has done through us. Many lives have been touched already. I don’t remember a single person who wasn’t significantly impressed and impacted after going through. We had too many thanks to count, and many very significant, flattering compliments. Wow, praise God that He is using our abilities for His glory and the building of His Kingdom. Thank You Lord for giving us these creative talents. Come today between 10:00am and 2:00pm to be blessed.

The Stations of the Cross is a contemplative, experiential walk-through of the sights and sounds of the last hours of Jesus life. I was privileged to go through the stations myself and was severely blessed once again. Last year was awesome. This year is LOADS better! Again, I am stunned by the creativity God has blessed our small community with. And yet all the glory goes to Him, our maker, the source of our gifts and strengths. Jesus Christ is our hope and salvation. He is worthy of all our best, our first and last. Praise be to His beautiful name! Jesus = God saves.

Here’s a few preview images to show some of what you might expect. If you can’t make it this year, make sure to mark your calendar for next year! Click on the images for larger photos and a bit of information. Go to the Stations of the Cross web site for more information.

Getting tired of hearing me talk about this? Too bad. It is my great passion to put my all into this, and I am NOT ashamed to shout it on the rooftops. Not for our fame, but for the fame of Jesus Christ our Lord!

Jesus is Scourged and Crowned With Thorns

Jesus is Helped by Simon the Cyrenian

Jesus is Placed in the Tomb

Good Friday Drawing – Jesus Christ Bears the Cross

I finished my drawing for Ethnos Church Stations of the Cross last night. It’s based off the engraving, “Jesus Arrives at Calvary” by Gustave Doré. Click on the image for a larger version and for more information about how I drew it. If you want to take a closer look in person – and see some other great artwork, and deeply contemplate the last hours of Jesus’ life in a non-threatening way at your own pace – drop by Stations of the Cross any time between 5am and 10pm to the free event tomorrow, Friday, April 2. The Stations are also open Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Check the Stations web site for more information and directions.

New Easel – Some Day I’ll Have Time to Paint

I got a new easel from work for free. My friend Sean encouraged me to ask one of the buyers if I could take home an easel because he also got a free easel this way. There were originally two easels sitting in the warehouse, neglected and unsellable samples. While the leftover easel wasn’t exactly the type I would choose (we sell many different types), free is a very good price. It’s nice enough and quite functional. Just last night I used it for the first time. I projected and traced the outline of a Gustav Doré engraving. It shows Jesus bearing the cross and will be one of the artwork pieces used for Stations of the Cross at Ethnos Church. I traced the outline to get a quick layout but will fill in all the details and shading freehand, probably using charcoal, graphite and possibly some ink. There will several new pieces of “original” artwork (some reworkings of ancient art, others totally original) being made this year. I’m excited to see what the other artists come up with. Each year we try to make more art.

My friend Nate also recently gave me a nice metal field easel that folds up nicely, so now have no excuse not to paint and draw. Oh wait, my excuse is that I don’t have time.

I’ve been busy helping my church prepare for Stations of the Cross. Which by the way is this Friday and Saturday. You are welcome to come. It’s a free and no-pressure event. Basically, you just walk through at your own pace and see and hear the sights and sounds of the last hours of Jesus’ life. Get more info here.

Pretty soon I’m hoping to make some fairly basic abstract paintings of bold colors for wall decorations. I’ll write more about that later.