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Week Four Painting a Psalm

Painting a Psalm In the last 2 blog posts we have looked at a number of techniques. In Week 2 Painting A Patchwork we thought about how to combine words, colour and patterns and in Week 3 From Scripture to A Picture we looked at how to generate ideas and images from a single Bible[…]Read More

Virtual Gallery

The Virtual Gallery Thank you to all of you who have sent in the pictures you have produced which have been inspired by Hannah’s “Pick Up a Pencil” blog series. We have put together a “Virtual Gallery” of the submissions as a video. We really hope you find it as encouraging and inspiring to watch[…]Read More

From Scripture to a Picture

From Scripture to a Picture The idea of this post is to work on generating ideas and images from a single Bible verse. This can sometimes be a very straightforward process as there are lots of Bible verses which bring to mind an obvious image. For example, the verse, “Unless the Lord builds the house[…]Read More

O Lamb of God

O Lamb of God This is a piece of music for choir written by Ben. It is based on the words of the O Lamb of God (Agnus Dei) “O Lamb of God you take away The sin of the world have mercy on us And grant us peace” The piece is written for 4[…]Read More

Week Two Painting A Patchwork

Painting a Patchwork In this post we are going to be looking at painting a patchwork. The idea behind this task is to help you experiment with 3 things: Colour Words Patterns We are going to take a plain piece of paper and sketch curved lines across it to create a “grid” of curved lines[…]Read More

Be Still and Know

This video is based on the beautiful hymn “Be Still and Know that I am God.” We hope that the combination of music and artwork brings you some encouragement. “Be still and know that I am God, I am the Lord that health thee, In thee O Lord do I put my trust.” The lyrics[…]Read More

Week One Creating A Prayer Tree

Planning A Prayer Tree The first creative task I am going to share with you is to create a prayer tree. This could be with paints, pens or pencils or even done as a collage. The overall idea is to create the shape of a tree, including within it the names of the people or[…]Read More

Pick Up A Pencil Introduction

Introduction Hi, I’m Hannah. I have called this blog series ‘Pick up a pencil’ as that is effectively what I hope you will feel inspired to do as you follow this blog. I felt prompted to do this series directly as a result of the current crisis we find ourselves in. I’m going to come[…]Read More

Introducing Tabitha

Hi everyone, We have just published Hannah’s first children’s book titled “Tabitha”. Have a look at the video below to find out more. Best wishes, Ben and Hannah

Take My Life Video

Take My Life Video This video is based on the much loved hymn “Take My Life and Let it Be” by Frances Havergal. Take my life and let it be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my moments and my days, Let them flow in endless praise. Take my hands and let them move At the[…]Read More

Trust in The Lord

This week’s picture and reflection is based around one of Hannah’s favourite verses from Proverbs 3:5 – “Trust in The Lord with all your heart and lean not upon your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” – the words of Solomon. When we hear real ‘wisdom’[…]Read More

By His Wounds Video

By His Wounds Video This video is based on one of the songs from our album, “No Golden Crown”. The lyrics are taken from Isaiah 53 and speak prophetically of the sacrifice of Jesus. Born to scandal and to poverty No privilege or rights of royalty No majesty or charm to draw the eye No[…]Read More

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Video

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind Video This video is based on one of our most favourite hymns, “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”. The lyrics speak of a calm, assurance of the love of God through all the different storms and trials of life. Dear Lord and Father of mankind, Forgive our foolish ways;[…]Read More

God is Good Video

This video is centred on the goodness of God – “Give Thanks to the Lord for he is good, His love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1. Other scriptures include: “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13 “He has taken me to the[…]Read More

The Lord is Near Video

The Lord is Near Video This video is a message of comfort and reassurance; that God sees and knows about the hardships and the troubles we are facing and is with us in the midst of them. He hears our cry and he promises to help us. Best wishes, Ben and Hannah

When I Survey

HAPPY EASTER We hope this video of the hymn “When I Survey The Wondrous Cross” helps you reflect over the Easter weekend. Best wishes, Ben and Hannah