Posted on 15th October 2018 at 20:19 by James Poote in LCBC News Blog
The Startup and Spectrum Art Groups led by Gill welcomed life models for their all-day session on October 10th. The title Tails of the Unexpected was the clue and Suki and Kai, our canine models, bowled us over with their good looks and charm. Helen’s Suki, a Pomeranian, overcame her shyness and posed beautifully for us to draw her. Kai the St Bernard, Sheila’s gentle giant, looked at us with his dark soulful eyes and won us over with his good looks. It would have been enough of a challenge to draw them from a photograph but to have them constantly changing their position prompted more than once the comment, ‘Never work with children or animals!’
Coffee and cake – one of Annii’s creations – were welcome distractions mid-morning.
The artwork continued until lunchtime when we adjourned to enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by Lesley and a team of helpers in the kitchen including Clare, Thelma, Alan and Vera.
After lunch Mark, who had bravely joined the drawing class in the morning, spoke to us about creativity and brought in some examples of woodwork he had done over the years. Being creative, whether doing art or woodwork, slows us down, helps us to be still in a frantic world and also helps us to see God in unexpected places.
Our God is creative – Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth
Creation is to be enjoyed – Genesis 1:24 God saw that is was good”
We were created to be creative – Genesis 1:26 So God created man in his own image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
Your story of creativity…fits in God’s great story of Creation – 2 Corinthians 5:17 If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. The old has gone and the new has come 2 Corinthians 3:18 We are being transformed into his likeness (image) with ever-increasing glory.