Drawing on World Issues

Stumbled across this page today, it’s a couple of years old but the pictures are great. They really do make you think! Art can be a good tool for ‘deal[ing] with tough and poignant issues’, as the site says, and these coloured pencil pictures are great at showing the juxtaposition between the way we live and the way the majority of folk live.

[Drawing on World Issues via Visual News]

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Guest Post: God’s masterpiece

I found this post in my drafts, and I have no idea why I relegated it there, cause it’s really good! It’s by a friend called Rebecca Coates, so hopefully it’ll be a bit of a different perspective to my normal spiel…

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Some people love Van Gogh, the colours, the swirls and the atmosphere; it isn’t photographic, but it is art. Others love Warhol and his bright controversial experiments; again, it isn’t traditional, but it is art. Still others love Picasso, the shapes and the boldness; it isn’t perfect, but it is art. Art is personal, it is what you make it, it’s a response to something that makes you think.

That got me thinking… Ephesians 2:10 says  ‘You are my work of art, individually created by me for a purpose’. I love this verse! I love art, as you might have guessed, and I love the fact that God has a special plan for each of us. He knows us and loves us, and has spent our lives so far changing us and shaping us into his new creations. Because of that, just as there are so many different styles of art, each of us as God’s child is beautiful and special and different and unique.

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