“Oh, Holy Night,” 1855, John Sullivan Dwight Did you know that it’s likely that Jesus was born in a cave rather than a wooden stable like we might picture of today? They think they know which cave it was in Bethlehem and the site is a now the oldest Christian church in the world,Continue reading ““Oh, Holy Night”: Top Five Christmas Song #1″
Today, I bring you song number 2: “Same Old Lang Syne”, 1980, by Dan Fogelberg Until I started researching for information on this song, I thought it was called “Toast to Innocence ” But it’s not. It’s called Same Old Lang Syne. If you can’t remember it, google it to listen and then the images above willContinue reading ““Same Old Lang Syne”: Top Five Christmas Song #2″
Today’s song: “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, 1957, by Hugh Martin. (The original was written in 1944, but Martin added the line that inspired the picture above in 1957. Thanks, Wikipedia.) This is such a great bittersweet song. When I hear the line “Hang a shining star upon the highest bough” it makes theContinue reading ““Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”: Top Five Christmas Song #3″
I love Christmas songs, perhaps more than a normal person. In 2001, our local lite rock station started playing Christmas music on November 1st, and I didn’t change the dial until New Years’ Day. I teach a weekly Bible study for children, and we start working Christmas songs into our song times in September becauseContinue reading “You forgot cranberries, too? Top Five Christmas Songs #5”
Here are two new pieces I just finished for a project. I mixed up the watercolor and digital paints, and it was so much fun. The Process: First, with a pencil, I sketched everything on a regular sketch pad. Then, I redrew everything in pen. Then, with a pen again, I traced everything onto hotContinue reading “In America-a Watercolor-Digital Hybrid”
Several months ago, I started listening to archive episodes of the RadioLab podcast. If you don’t listen to RadioLab, you should listen to RadioLab. These guys take interviews from scientists and historians and do this public radio mashup kind of thing. Every time I listen I learn something new, have a story to share atContinue reading “If”
Do you ever do something on accident and then wish you knew how you had done it? I drew this tree in pen and scanned it. I had plans to color it with a digital watercolor sort of flair, but I did something wrong, and this is what happened. So, then I had to figureContinue reading “Serendipity”
I like watercolor. I don’t know if I love it yet. I had a picture of my little sister when we were young that I kept hidden for blackmail (just in case, right?). It was of her just waking up, and her super curly hair was everywhere. She inspired a couple of girls with crazyContinue reading “Watercolor Doodles”
This is the world debut of the first mini-book written by my 6-year-old and illustrated by me. I like drawing hippos. And I didn’t know how until this one showed up. So grateful for his imagination.
This is a little turtle friend I drew, inspired by our newest pet, Godzilla.