Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Heaven and New Earth

St John's Church, Bilton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Several weeks ago, I got an email form a woman living in North Yorkshire. She wanted permission to use my painting, "Emmaus Road" as inspiration for her church's Easter art project. 

The "Easter" club and "Smelly Yellow Welly" club of St John's Church Bilton, Harrogate, learned all about the disciples adventures after Easter. The clubs consisted of 100 5-11 year olds and around 40 teenagers looking after the children with 50 adults involved in games, crafts and artwork.

This is a photo of their finished art. It is a large canvas 10ft tall by 5ft wide. The children painted the background and the fabric trees. They then stuck the trees and bushes on and added tissue paper leaves. The figures have tissue paper stuck on to give it a look of paint.

This is why I love doing what I do. God has given humanity a precious gift, CREATIVITY. With this gift we are able to contemplate concepts of God, Love and Grace. We are capable of creating beautiful works of art. We are able to create and technology which allows us to share our ideas with others anywhere in the world. It truly is a glimpse of "A New Heaven and A New Earth."

Whatever your gifts are, use them for the Kingdom of God. You will be amazed with the results.

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