Oct 29, 2012

Spirit-Filled Artist Retreat

I'd love to have you join me as I lead a workshop at New Song Fellowship Church in Lancaster's Spirit-Filled Artist Retreat on Saturday, November 10.

This retreat will focus on empowering you to use the gifts God has uniquely entrusted you with through the local church so that the watching world would see Christ in a powerful way thru the arts. We want people to stand awed not by your talent, but by your God!

The workshop I will lead feature a hands-on time for creative expression through prayer. For all the details about the Retreat, click here

Registration is $35 which includes all the art supplies and lunch. Please register this week so we can purchase enough materials and lunch items for all! 

I am looking forward to partnering with New Song to provide a restful and reflective day for artists of all mediums from all churches!

let me know if you have any questions!! 

grace & peace,

Oct 27, 2012

All I Need is You

All I need is YOU Lord! All I need is YOU. All I need is YOU.
Thank you Jesus.


Oct 23, 2012

Calling All Artists!

Calling All Artists!

Framers' Workshop in the South York Plaza (Pauline Drive) has their Third Annual Holiday Open House and Miniature Show and Sale on Friday, 11/16 from 6-8PM.

They are looking for your artwork! Here are the details:
  • Image must be 8x10 or smaller.
  • Must be suitably framed, gallery wrapped canvas is fine.
  • Show runs Fri., 11/16 to Fri., 2/15.
  • Drop off date: Wed, 11/7
  • Original artwork priced $100 or less.
  • Commission 75% to artist if framed at Framers' Workshop OR 60% to artist if framed elsewhere.
  • Up to 5 pieces per artist.
Contact Framers' Workshop at 717 741 9000 or fwyork@myway.com for more details.

This is a great way to get your artwork in to the hands of our community and make a few bucks too. I encourage you to enter your work!

grace & peace,

Oct 19, 2012

November @ The Studio

The theme for November @ The Studio is It's More Blessed To Give... based on Paul quoting Jesus in Acts 20:35.
This special month is geared for all artistic and creative mediums:
  • knitters
  • painters
  • jewelry designers
  • mosaics
  • felters
  • drawers
  • mixed-media
  • Photography
  • sculpture, etc.
We will be creating in our own favored artistic mediums in the context of community. We will be inspired by others creativity and there will be an infusion of divine inspiration as we gather to create in God's name, for His glory.

I like the version from The Message:

You’ll not likely go wrong here if you keep remembering that our Master said, ‘You’re far happier giving than getting.' Acts 20:35 The Message

If you'd like to try your hand at a new or differnt art medium, for $5 you can get an 11x14 canvas panel and use any of the Infused Arts supplies.
Due to Thanksgiving, The Studio will meet only three Wednesdays in November: 11/7, 11/14 and 11/28. Bring your art/crafting supplies and be ready to create your best work ever...and remember, it's better to give than to receive. More on that at The Studio next month.

RSVP on Facebook or by emailing deAnn. Got Questions? let me know!

See you next month!

Grace & peace,
deAnn Roe

Oct 10, 2012

For His Glory Alone

Below is the handout from our last night at September @ The Studio

Our creativity and inspiration is from God and should be used for His glory alone.

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 (NIV) 

“Here’s my thought: We are here for a reason. We each have abilities, and the trick is to search them out and figure out a way to use them. Someone famous once said that the only really tragedy in life is not to use the gifts and talents that God gave us…It is a tragedy, too often
realized, to under utilize your abilities.”

Caroline Sharp, A Writer’s Workbook

Okay, we've spent the month exploring different topics that pertain to photography. Now we are going to talk about presenting your images in a professional  and God honoring way. As a curator, nothing saddens me more than a stunning photograph in a frame that has seen better days, when the photo is in crooked or it's highly wrinkled. We value the creative gift God has given us, now we need to value the way we present our work to others; from editing to printing to framing. Here are a few of my favorite sites for editing and printing, followed by some suggestions for framing.
X  Photo Editing Web Sites X

à picmonkey.com

à pixler.com

à fotoflexer.com

à befunky.com

à ipiccy.com

à lunapic.com

à picasa.com

à animoto.com - for making movies with your images

X  Photo Editing Apps     X

à Snapseed

à Filterstorm

à Pixlromatic+
à PS Touch
à ReTouch HD
à Photogene
X  Photo Editing Software     X
 à Adobe LIghtroom

à Adobe Photoshop

à Adobe Elements

à Aperture - Mac

X  Printing Your Images      X

 à Mpix.com

à Meridianpro.com

à Snapfish.com

à Shutterfly.com

à Canvasondemand.com

à Yorkphoto.com

à Postal Pix - App for iOS and Android

à The Camera Center on Beaver Street, York
X  Tips from a Curator     X
You've spend time, effort, and money on taking a nice photo, editing it to your liking and printing it on quality paper. Here are a few things to keep in mind when presenting your finished piece.
à Take it to a reputable framing shop, if you have the funds.
à Spend a little money on a good frame, you won’t regret it. Michaels has good sales, watch for them. Using a mat creates an nice touch, but not always necessary or needed.
à You can have your photos mounted to decrease chance of warping
à Otherwise tape your photo to the mat with two pieces of tape and only on the top of your photo. Do NOT tape your photo on all four corners as it needs to expand and contract with temperature and humidity. If you tape it on all four corners, it has a greater chance to warp and ripple.
à Clean BOTH sides of the frame glass.
à Blow out any dust that may be on the glass and on the mat before you assemble the frame.
For best results, loop and wire are the best way to hang your work. Buy picture loops and screws from Michaels or AC Moore. Measure 1/3 the way down from the top of your frame and put the loops there. Wire them with picture wire, nothing else. I demonstrated how to correctly wire your frame. Here is an example (then pull the knot tight, I left it loose for illustration purposes):
I hope you'll stop in to LWCC for the November Exhibit which is titled: Seeing Beyond the Obvious. It will feature the photos taken during the exercises and homework of September @ The Studio.
Grace & peace,

Oct 8, 2012

October Exhibit

Celesa Hagan

Sing for joy, you heavens,
for the Lord has done this;
shout aloud, you earth beneath.
Burst into song, you mountains,
you forests and all your trees…

Isaiah 44:23

 The October Exhibit: Make a Joyful Noise! is up until Sunday, 10/28 and features photography of God's creation in its full beauty - praising our Creator God!

deAnn Roe

Celesa Hagan

Cass Delp

Cass Delp

the gallery cabinets looking all festive for fall!

Celesa Hagan

The gallery booklet, pick up a copy!
Sean Aulthouse

Chris Perez

Chris Perez

Be sure to pick up a copy of the gallery companion booklet, The Heart Behind the Art, from the ledge in the Coffee Bar at LWCC or simply click the link.

Oct 1, 2012

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Join us at Infused Arts as we have our very first totally social event centered around a fiercely competitive pumpkin carving contest! Okay, not so fierce, but we definately want to see some cool creativity flowing onto pumpkins!

Melody Martin will host this event at their home in York. We are limited to about 15-20 people (adults only, please) as her house isn't gigantic.

  • Saturday, October 13th, 4pm to 7pm (hey, it takes time to create a masterpiece!)
  • Location will be given after you contact deAnn to sign up.
Here's what to bring:
  • A pumpkin (and tools if you have some)
  • $5 for pizza
  • Massive amounts of creativity!
Here's what we'll provide:
  • Some carving tools
  • Know-how, in case this is your first carving experience
  • A cool environment all ready for your creation
So, if you want to join us, please contact deAnn via email or by calling the church, 755-0089 x126. Deadline to sign up is Thursday 10/11 at 10pm.

Here are few ideas to get the creative juices flowing... (I really dig the first one and the last one where you don't carve all the way through the pumpkin, very cool!)

Encounter - This Friday

Is life dragging you in its wake? Do you miss quiet moments to sit before God? Need a good time of heartfelt worship for our King? Well, guess what? This Friday, October 5th is the night you need!

Encounter - a time to slow down - savor - worship, at LWCC, 7:00-8:30 PM this Friday, 10/5. Theme is "From Generation to Generation." No childcare is provided, but bring your children along!

Immediately following Encounter, join us in the Coffee Bar for coffee and sweets as we kick off a new exhibit, Make a Joyfull Noise! a beautiful photography display showing the work of Cass Delp, Sean Aulthouse, Chris Perez, Celesa Hagan, Kevin Henderson, and me, deAnn Roe. This art reception runs from 8:30-9:30 PM, a great time to hang out with friends in a cool and creative atmosphere.

Questions about the art reception? Contact me, deAnn.

grace & peace ~