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Say Yes for the rest of the year.

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so stoked to be finishing out the year with my new performance piece Say Yes!

here’s the details on the rest of the shows:

 

11/02 VANCOUVER, WA

Friday 730 PM @ Crown and Anchor – 11900 NE 95th St #440, Vancouver, WA 98682

suggested $5-$10 at the door, refreshments included. all invited

 

11/24 BEL AIR, CA

Saturday 7 PM @ Bel Air Presbyterian – 16221 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

free. all invited

 

11/25  SAN DIEGO, CA

Sunday 7 PM @ Christ Lutheran – 4761 Cass St, San Diego, CA 92109

suggested $5-$10 at the door. all invited

 

12/08 COSTA MESA, CA

Saturday 730 PM @ First United Methodist Church of Costa Mesa – 420 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Tickets here or suggested $5-$10 at the door. all invited

 

So pumped! See you there.

 

Also, if you would like to inquire about having me perform this in your community… email me. thx!

 

 

 

SAY YES SHOWS

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Hearing the Voice of God – Lenten Art Show

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I wanted to offer something a bit different for Lent this year. Usually during Lent, if churches put up any kind of artwork, it’s the stations of the cross imagery. I have offered my own interpretation of that in my Stations in the Street show…. which has been very successful.

Maybe it’s because I’m training to be a Spiritual Director, and maybe it’s because of my own prayer practice, but this Lent I wanted to invite communities to practice listening to the voice of God for Lent. Giving up something for Lent, which is a common practice, is really about that…. about trying to remove or add something to help align oneself to the presence of God. Not that that is a tired ole thing… not at all. But I wanted to offer something that was in the same vein… but had a bit different spin to it.

So here is the imagery… and here’s what I wrote about the show….

 

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Hearing always begins with honesty. Which sounds easy enough. But if you’ve ever really tried to be completely honest… well it’s pretty scary. Often we think we need to be something “other” or “something” better to approach God. But this leads us to the opposite of honesty. This is why Jesus says when you pray, go into a closet (I prefer the shower) and pray in secret… because when you’re all alone you’ll be your most honest self. Honest about fears, doubts, skepticism, hopes, goals, dreams, pains, questions, anxieties, desires, loves, etc. This is what prayer is: a conversation about everything. A doorway to hear God’s voice has always been inside you. The key is honesty.

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There are tools that can help us get better at this honest conversation: Words and Images. Often we use Words to help give language to that honest conversation. We can also use Imagery to do this as well because we all know a picture can say a thousand words. The key is to understand that these Words and Images are not the content itself. They are excavation tools. They help exhume the real content: the ongoing ever-present conversation between you and the Divine.

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When dealing with art imagery, a fine question is “what does this mean?” An even better question is “what is this bringing out of me?” These twelve images are excavation tools to the honest conversation. In this season of Lent, we look to Jesus as our model and guide to this very conversation. All the statements are His… and all imagery is pointing to His invitation into the Kingdom of Heaven. Good digging!

 

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So that’s the show!

As always… you have a couple of options for bringing this show to your church or community.

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1. GET THE ARTWORK

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Click here for thirteen digital posters and one instruction pdf. Everything you need at a price you can decide.

 

2. EVERYTHING YOU’LL NEED FOR YOUR COMMUNITY

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Click here for the entire show plus slides, a font package, and various informational pdfs.

 

3. EVERYTHING YOU’LL NEED FOR YOUR COMMUNITY PLUS MORE

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Click here for #2 plus I’ll print, sign, and mail you the show.

 

FAQ’S

How should I print these?

I used Fedex Office to print out the images at 36 inches by 48 inches. I’m told you can do this Staples or any other large format corporate printer.

You want them to print on paper that is used for blueprints. It’s called bond paper. It’s very lightweight and fairly inexpensive.

At Fedex Office, they print in black and white for around 87 cents a square foot. That makes each one of these prints around $9… and you have 12 stations plus the description… so that makes printing out this show a cost of around $120.

You can always print the show smaller if you like. I have formatted all these images to print out at 36”x48” at the largest… and anything smaller is possible.

 

What if we want to wheat paste this outside? And I’ve never wheat pasted before?

I watched this video of Sheperd Fairey walking through his whole process of putting art up. I found it extremely helpful when wheat pasting myself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJfeAvP8xTo

Included in the package is a recipe to make your own wheat paste… but I also found that this was a great product to use.

 

Can we hang this show inside?

Absolutely. You should make this fit best with whatever is best for your community.

 

Okay. Best of luck everyone. Let me know how I can help!

SOLAS – Finishing Project & Downloadable Resource

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Last weekend I finished my third and final weekend of my Artist In Residency at Saddleback Church down in Orange County, CA. I was commissioned to image the Five “Solas” of the Reformation… this being the 500th anniversary and all. It was a fun project and I was thankful for the opportunity to work with all the fantastic artists from the Saddleback Visual Arts Community.

Many of you have asked if you can use these images for your celebrations of this 500th year… so I put together a downloadable package that I think is reasonable for any budget. If it’s not… email me and we can work something out. But CLICK HERE if you’d like to download these images for use.

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You can also get prints of all the work by CLICKING HERE as well.

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2017 Artist In Residency – Saddleback Church

I’ll be an Artist in Residence at Saddleback Church this year. Along with teaching and supporting the artist community there, I will also be designing and completing 5 murals based on this years 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Each mural will depict a core belief that has influenced the Protestant tradition.

Last week I spent four days with the artist community and it was all the rads. So stoked how our first painting turned out!

WE ARE NOT TROUBLED GUESTS – Denver Show

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Excited to be performing We Are Not Troubled Guests this Saturday night, April 15th 2017, in Littleton, Colorado…. just outside of Denver. This performance is hosted by Inversion Church.

530pm, Free

Venue:

Centennial Covenant Church

401 W. Mineral Ave

Littleton, CO 80120

 

 

 

Holy Week Imagery Download

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This is a collection of imagery that your community can use for Holy Week posts on social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD IMAGERY 

You will receive a digital download with all fifteen images. These images are based on the Stations of the Cross and include:

1. Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

2. Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested

3. Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin

4. Jesus is denied by Peter

5. Jesus is judged by Pilate

6. Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns

7. Jesus takes up his cross

8. Jesus is helped by Simon to carry his cross

9. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

10. Jesus is nailed to the cross

11. Jesus promises His kingdom to the repentant thief

12. Jesus entrusts Mary and John to each other

13. Jesus dies on the cross

14. Jesus is laid in the tomb

15. Jesus rises

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If you would like to pay $5 for this work… that is also appreciated.

You can pay $5 and get the download here: IMAGERY DOWNLOAD

NEW LIVE SHOW!!!

 

for more info: 40daysprayerbook.com

FREE CUBS POSTER

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CUBS WIN!!

In celebration of the miracle that was the 7th game of the World Series… I made this image. Many of you asked for prints…. and I think I’ll have some issues with copyright stuff…

so here’s a free poster

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD POSTER HERE

It’s a 8.5×11 inch image. You should be able to print it anywhere there are printers.

 

cheers

 

 

The Light of Failure – New Video

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I wrote, drew, filmed, and edited this today. Enjoy.

 

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