You Are Making Me New…

“Beautiful Things” by Gungor

I’ve sung this song several times at a few different churches before even knowing who wrote it. Of course – Gungor. It might be a simple song, but it’s a profound one, one that resonates with me in my current season in a way that seems like it’s the theme for my life. It’s a song of truth. It’s a song of hope. It’s a song of beauty arising…

I can’t wait to see the new me once He’s finished.

Into Something Beautiful

From the archives – Summer 2007

(Jars of Clay’s song “Something Beautiful” inspired this post. Enjoy.)

Recently, I spent some time at the Getty, and every time I go, I am reminded just how much I love it there. It’s in a beautiful location with wonderful architecture, gardens, and collections. As my friend and I hung out there, I felt so invigorated. My dusty, creative photography skills started to rev up and ideas of different shots and perspectives began to fill my mind. Reflections on 20th century European drawings reminded me how much I want to develop my sketching ability and learn more about line, value, and shading. Taking in a specially featured Manet led me to ponder perspective and the fluid nature of painting as it breaks the bounds of the expected and conveys feeling, challenges your notions of the possible, and pushes you to consider what isn’t always obvious. Continue reading