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It’s been a little while since I submitted an entry to IllustrationFriday.com but I decided today would be a good day to do it. IllustrationFriday.com is a site that provides a weekly one word challenge to illustrators as a way to getting our creative juices flowing. It just so happens I have the perfect entry for this one. It’s a page from my recent adult coloring books Kaleidoscopics Book 1 available on Amazon.
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SHADOW
The IllustrationFriday.com Challenge of the week is the word shadow. My mind immediately went to the old radio show, The Shadow. I know very little about it, but lately my heart has been burdened by so many stories of people just doing terrible, hurtful things to each other. What frightens me more than anything is how desensitized we are becoming to evil. And that brings me back to The Shadow, his tagline, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” The answer was, the shadow knows. Well I don’t know about all of that but I do know God knows.

He knows all of the things we do wrong, our inclination toward doing wrong, our sin and He loves us so much that He gave His only Son to rescue us from them. The things He calls sin are things that will hurt us, that will harm and destroy us. From there God calls us to something better. The Bible says, “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” He loves you and He wants us to turn around from the stuff that’s hurting us and follow Him.

He knows what evil lurks in our hearts, and sacrificed His Son because He loves us anyway. Turn to Him.


TOASTtonguetiedCOLOR
Well IllustrationFriday.com‘s challenge of the week is the word “entangled” and it reminded me of a piece I just finished for my local Toastmasters club. One of the greatest fears people have is public speaking, but it is an important skill many people need. Toastmasters helps people master it while developing their leadership skills. By doing a project like this, I get to help people who help people. It’s a win win situation.

Remember Each one should use whatever gifts he has received to serve others.
1 Peter 4:10
How can you use your gift to serve someone else?


mousestache
I just wanted to remind you all about IllustrationFriday.com. It’s a great way to challenge yourself every week. They give a one-word challenge each Friday and you create whatever the word brings to mind. Then just post it to their site and see what everyone else comes up with. What a fantastic way to break creative block.


Okay this was a first. I got the challenge of the week and I had to look up the word. I remembered it from seventh grade english but seventh grade a a LONG time ago so here’s what it means.

on·o·mat·o·poe·ia
ˌänəˌmatəˈpēə,-ˌmätə-/
noun
 1. the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g., cuckoosizzle ).
Here’s how I designed it. Please forgive me I was in a strange mood.
onomatopoeia
Is there any spiritual significance to this? Not really. I just find the idea of words made out of sound effects amusing.
Here’s another example of onomatopoeia…
Hope you like ’em.

The word of the week on illustrationfriday.com was rescue. There was only one thing I could think of because this is what rescue means to me…
RESCUE

I was drowning in a sea of sin, when I cried out to God and a mighty nail pierced hand reached down to rescue me.

What’s your rescue story? How would you express it in your art?
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power

The IllustrationFriday.com challenge this week was the word POWER and there was only one thing that came to mind. The ultimate power move… when Christ, love incarnate and God incarnate, laid aside His awesome power to sacrifice Himself to overpower that which we were powerless against. In that move when Christ looked thoroughly powerless, He overpowered death, hell and the grace for all who will believe. Trust in His POWER, submit to His POWER and live in His love.
This is a sketch of a hopefully upcoming painting with a stylistic nod to pop artist, Keith Haring. Click the image to see this and other pop art images I’ve been working on lately.