I have to say that this was a first for me, outside of the few beach sandcastle builds of my youth, to create art from mud. For a series at our church called, “Stuck ‘n a Rut” our creative team came up with this unique branding idea. From the tracks in the mud left from a truck, I attempted to carve out the series title. We poured a little bit of water into each letter, added “fake” sprouts of grass, and took a picture!
Here is the original pic:
This is the final branding image, after some editing, of course!
For an upcoming branding project at my church, we decided to try to play with new and interesting mediums…salt.
I built this very simple light table from some scrap wood and plexiglass, threw some basic table salt on it, and used weird objects as “my tools” and just experimented with different textures. For the final branding, we will use different types of salt, and possibly colors. We’ll see!
Here’s the light table:
We put a light underneath it and with all the lights off, it made some pretty sweet textures. What do you think?
Art is more than just a medium to be creative and inventive–it also a way to express your emotion and heart. After a friend’s dad had passed away, I decided to paint one of his guitar pedals with his father’s monogram and a scripture as a special memorial and reminder to him of his beloved dad. Here are the pictures:
Back view: (the scripture wraps around the perimeter. And yes, that is a Fleet Foxes CD in the background to inspire my ears at the time.) 🙂
After the pedal, he and his brother decided to get a tattoo in remembrance of his dad on his forearm. They wanted to carry that similar theme from the pedal, so they asked me to sketch something up. Here are those pictures:
My sketch idea:
His tattoo: His brother’s tattoo:
After the waters colored:
And that’s it!
This was a charcoal/watercolor piece I did after I went on a mission trip to Swaziland, Africa. The boy I sketched was from a photo a friend took while we were there, and then I added the watercolor.
I painted this mural for a friend’s baby nursery. I was about 18 when I did it. I still love it! We painted the ceiling darker blue and with rhinestones made a starry sky on the ceiling. Great to give your baby something to look at! 🙂