Sep 27, 2011

Lemonade Story

I heard about the website God Makes Lemonade via Don Miller's facebook page. Don Jacobs is the creator of this awesome idea - sharing our "lemonade" story - when life gave us lemons and over time, God turned the sour patches of our story into a sweet lemonade. Refreshing, even. Take a look at this video and then hop over to the website and share your lemonade story or read others.

Also, I believe the January edition of Inklings will feature a section specifically for our Lemonade Stories. So submit it to Don Jacobs and to me. You could be published twice!

Sep 24, 2011

Lancaster ArtWalk

The Lancaster ArtWalk is Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9. Over 30 downtown and area galleries collaborate twice a year for a two-day contemplative tour of what the arts community has to offer. Click here for all the details.

What a nice way to spend a fall weekend...

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Sep 22, 2011

Sacred Path Update

The pavers are in for prayer garden number four. 9/22/11
Many have asked how the Sacred Path construction is coming along. It would be better if the rain would give us a break. Maybe you’ve wanted to peek but were scared off by the ankle-deep mud and I don’t blame you. So, here is the link to photos I took this afternoon. It’s looking amazing!!

grace & peace ~deAnn

Sep 21, 2011

Sep 20, 2011

Artists' Opportunity

Calling all Artists!

Consider Framers' Workshop 2nd Annual Miniature ARt Show and Sale~

Framers’ Workshop
259 Pauline Drive
York, Pa17402
(717)741-9000 or

Show details:
  • Image size to be 8”x10” or smaller
  • Must be suitably framed, gallery wrapped canvas is fine
  • Show runs Friday, December 2nd to Friday, February 3rd
  • Drop off date Wednesday, November 30th
  • All work must be priced $100.00 or less
  • Commission 80% to artist, 20% to Framers’ Workshop

Sep 15, 2011

To Whom It May Inspire

I was reading Doug Puller's blog and came across a post that he re-posted from nQuo. It's titled "To Whom It May Inspire." It's a letter from Pixar animator, Austin Madison (@munchanka on Twitter). Click on the link and read the letter in full. Austin offers advice and encouragment to all creative minds.

This is my favorite sentence from Austin's letter: "So next time you hit writer’s block, or your computer crashes and you lose an entire night’s work because you didn’t hit save (always hit save), just remember: you’re never far from that next burst of divine creativity."

Austin's words are for artists of all mediums. Our source of inspiration is as close as our breath. And He desires to breathe His divine creativity into each of us. Seek Him out. Ask for inspiratin and then wait. You will be surprised, I'm sure of it.

Thank you Doug for posting this on your blog!

Grace & peace,

Sep 14, 2011

Graffiti Time @ The Studio

Ramon giving us some tips

An inspired group of artists!

Graffit art with thunder and lightening in the distance. So cool!

We were captivated by what God shared through Ramon.
Tonight at The Studio Ramon Trevino shared his heart and encouraged the heck out of us to live into the creative abilities that God has gifted us with. He also showed us some tricks of the graffiti trade so we'll be all set to try it ourselves next week at The Studio.

What an awesome time together tonight...

See you next week!!


Sep 13, 2011

Ready, Set, STUDIO

Hello artists and creatives ~

The Studio is ON for this Wednesday, tomorrow night. See you at 6:30 pm in LW’s coffee bar rooms E & F – which is near the kitchen.

Ramon Trevino will be sharing and giving us a demonstration of how ya do graffiti. Take notes b/c we’ll be do’n graffiti the following week (if you plan to participate in this project – we are asking for $5 to help cover the art supplies – graffiti art is not cheap!) AND if you already know you are planning on participating in that project, can you let me know as we need to make canvases. THANKS!

We’ll finish off The September Studio with Maggie Fenning’s story and urban art style, bring your sketchbooks! You won’t want to miss this.

The Studio will meet again in November with the theme of Imago Dei (which means “image of God.”) The whole month we’ll be using all kinds of art mediums to create self portraits. Okay, that’s all I’ll say as I don’t want to give too much a way… gotta keep some mystery, right?

See you tomorrow night!!!

Sep 7, 2011

The Studio is CANCELLED tonight

Due to the insane road flooding, stream gushing rains - we are cancelling The Studio tonight.

See you NEXT Wednesday at 6:30 PM at The Studio for Ramon's graffiti segment. Maggie Fenning's segment is rescheduled for 9/28.

See you on 9/14 - Be SAFE!

deAnn Roe

Sep 6, 2011

Twas the Night Before The Studio...

And all through the church the Spirit was moving and (what rhymes with "church"?)
Anyhow tomorrow night is the first night of the newly re-formatted visual arts community: The Studio. Maybe you've heard about it? :0)

Here are a few things you should know ~

» The Studio is designed for creative souls and artists who sense a longing in their heart to explore their God-given creative voice as a way to draw closer in relationship with Jesus. NOTE: The Studio is for people of all artistic abilities who desire to encounter God through creativity and the arts.

» Theme: Urban Art

» Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

» Please let me know if you ARE coming to The September Studio gatherings (9/7, 9/14, 9/21 and 9/28). Our big project this month is to create a collaborative painting using graffiti spray paint and multiple wooden canvases. If you’d like to participate in this project, I definitely need to know if you are coming and in order to help off-set some of the art supply costs, we are asking those (who plan to participate) to chip in $5. You can still attend and not participate. You can just watch us try our hand at this unique art medium. I’m sure some good laughs will be had!!! :0) All in good fun.

» We will be meeting in the coffee bar rooms A & B tomorrow night only. Thereafter, we’ll be in coffee bar rooms E & F (near the kitchen doors). There will be signs up so you can find us.

» Bring your sketch book to each Studio gathering.

» Maggie Fenning is sharing and instructing tomorrow night.

» Ramon Trevino is sharing and instructing on the two next weeks.

» The last week is a surprise.

Okay, I think that is it! I hope to hear from you regarding your “YES” rsvps. :0) Email deAnn to RSVP.

See you tomorrow night!
Grace & peace,

deAnn Roe
director of creative arts
[the Arts @ Living Word]

Sep 3, 2011

Urban Art @ The Studio

The Studio runs Wednesday's in September, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, & 9/28
from 6:30-8PM in coffee bar rooms A & B.
September's theme is URBAN ART: when heaven scrapes the sidewalk
Urban Artist, Maggie Flenning will share on Wednesday, 9/7 and also give us a few of her tips on drawing and using mixed media.
Maggie's art is personal - they are snapshots of her life and her journey with Jesus. We thank her for sharing her work and her heart with us at The Studio.

Graffiti artist, Ramon Trevino will share his passion for Jesus and his gift of graffiti, legal graffiti! Ramon's work has been on display several times at LWCC ~ colorful, passionate, and meaningful, you can't leave his presence feeling inspired to dive into your God-given creativity.
On Wednesday, 9/14, Ramon will tell us his amazing testimony and how God grabbed his heart when life was at its lowest. As a new Christ follower, Ramon struggled with the gift of graffiti he has and how it can be redeemed for the One who saved him. Well, I'll let Ramon fill in the rest of the story. At The Studio on Wednesday, 9/21, we will actually get tips from Ramon and we'll be set free to work on a few canvases - collaboratively.
If you plan to participate in the graffiti project on Wednesday, 9/21, we ask that you'd chip in $5 to help cover the art supplies needed. We also ask that you'd be in PRAYER that the weather that evening will be nice. We don't really want to spray paint inside the building and have people getting high from the fumes. Yeah, that would be bad. So, pray for NICE weather, please! :0)

Lastly, bring your sketch book each night of The Studio as we'll be drawing on 9/7 and you may choose to make notes or what have you at other times.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! Email deAnn or call 717 755 0089 x126.

see you Wednesday,