Honoring Creativity

Mixed Media Artwork by Jane Wetzel, Hinckley, Ohio Jane Wetzel is a mixed media artist living south of Cleveland Ohio. She lives in a small little township called Hinckley. After putting four kids through college Jane’s husband (of 41 years ) surprised her with classes at The Cleveland Institute of Art. Jane now has four grandchildren and a... Continue Reading →

I Can’t Help It

Untitled in progress by Jana Rawling I Have to Sculpt People It’s been a while, but I had fun making this guy. I’ll do some finishing touches and wait several months before firing him. Let’s pray he doesn’t bust open in the kiln. I’m still learning…. What should I call him? “Life motivation comes from the deep... Continue Reading →

If You Don’t Mind

My most recent drawing for a handmade book I want to make. I’ll Share My Creativity Something has been bothering me lately. How can I host and maintain four blogs with podcasts on three of them, and videocasts on one? I’m an artist and author and have a lot happening in my life regarding my... Continue Reading →

Art with a Little Help from My Friends

Angel, Unfinished by Jana Rawling I'm loving the metallic paint in the eyes. Ask Your Personal Angel for Help I love to Sculpt with water-based clay. I love the relationship that I build with the clay and the subject as the clay dries and changes in texture and plasticity. I love that there’s a time-factor... Continue Reading →

Art Draws from Life

Finding Meaning There’s story behind art; stories of subject and emotion past and present—perhaps the future too. Art you hate and love speak volumes if you take the time to listen. Why? The stories are a combination of the artist, the environment, the moment and the viewer. Artists tell stories and must let them go... Continue Reading →

Artisans are Called by Name

What an honor. God called the craftsmen who were to work on the tabernacle and Ark of the Covenant by their names. Names are very important to God, and His names are crucial for us to know His attributes and character. If you call yourself and artist, be proud yet humbled by the gifts and... Continue Reading →

Creativity: Cathartic Exercise

  I made another Gourd in between all of the writing, blogging and podcasting I do. It was so fun to carve these waves. I really needed to step away a get creative. Buried Emotional Toxins We carry our emotions in every cell of our body. Many of those emotions are negative and destructive. They... Continue Reading →

When the Heart Sings

Clay requires relationship. It moves, acts and reacts to your hands, to time, temperature, to care and love. I’m not a potter in the functional sense. Mugs and plates don’t interest me. It’s people that does. Not small figurines, nor abstract creatures personified. It's just people that does—with God and without reference. The first time... Continue Reading →

Trying New Media

What’s the worst thing that can happen? I love to try new mediums of art. It’s a blast to discover new ways of making something beautiful, while having fun doing it. Let me just emphasize the fun part! It’s about having fun, not what the results will be. When something turns out nice, all the... Continue Reading →

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