Sunday, May 28, 2017

Towards understanding the greatness . . .

and the times. That we needn't repeat the folly of mankind, perhaps best
by appreciating the joys of true greatness . . . and that in our very midst.

 I begin to fractionally awaken to the meaning of artistic
suffering as part of life and death as only Rostropovich could teach it. Now i get it - somewhat.
I feel a better person for it but I am not sure what it is.

Friday, May 12, 2017

FINE ARTS MINISTRY Illuminated manuscript

Sunday May 28 we joined together in WR-Hall for fun easy ways to fulfill our God given passion for joy in the Spirit. Some supplies and imagery were provided and some brought their own. Calligraphy pens are great! Illumination and scrollwork were used to embellish and adorn the Holy Texts, especially before the Gutenberg Press mid-15th century. Depicting the content helped people connect their emotional, intellectual and spiritual response to the Word.
"The new is in the old concealed; the old is in the new revealed," said St. Augustine. We explored the same excitement from antiquity or modern work through realism, design, the drawing of what you see or imagine, or simple pattern. In this workshop we learned how to trace, enlarge or reduce the size of imagery with an 8 x 10” photo copy to work from. Feel free to merely glean the useful information. All are welcome!