Thursday, July 24, 2008

A Funny Story

I was searching for some devotional thoughts to start the days of our Children's Fine Arts Camp that takes place next week. I ran across this funny little story.


One semester when my brother, Peter, attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, an art-student friend of his asked if he could paint Peter's portrait for a class assignment. Peter agreed, and the art student painted and submitted the portrait, only to receive a C minus.
The art student approached the professor to ask why the grade was so poor. The teacher told him that the proportions in the painting were incorrect.
"The head is too big," the professor explained. "The shoulders are too wide, and the feet are enormous."
The next day, the art student brought Peter to see the professor. He took one look at my brother and said, "Okay, A minus."

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Part of a Team

As many of my readers know, I sell some things now and then on Etsy. What you may not know is that I am a part of some "teams" on Etsy. The teams are made up of people with similar interets in selling. I'm not the most active team member on any of the teams because my work at church keeps me very busy. I wish I had more time to paint and do glass and also more time to help promote my work and my teams. So today I have some extra time at home in front of the computer. (You can check my worship blog - - for more information on why I'm just relaxing around the house today.)

Anyway... the teams I am associated with are:
VAST - Visual Arts Street Team
CGG - Creative Glass Guild of Etsy

and most recently I've linked up with
Design Style Guide

VAST is made up of a lot of painters and other artists who make visual art work. CGG is more than just stained-glass. There are bead makers and all kinds of glass workers with this group. And the Design Style team is working on marketing our handmade products to interior designers.

There are links on my sidebar to each of these groups. I encourage you to check them out. Christmas presents, housewarming gifts, birthday presents and more are all so much more personal when you buy handmade.