Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
The Dolores M Jackson
Today after an appointment in Bainbridge Island I went to the harbor where I saw the Dolores M Jackson, a gorgeous wooden schooner, tied to the dock. I started to sketch her and an elderly man came by and asked about my sketch. Turns out he was Roy Jackson, the owner of the boat. He told me he built the boat with his wife, Dolores, over 32 years. He gave me the address of a website that tells about the boat.
I proceeded to sketch the boat but boats are extraordinarily hard to draw especially from a three-quarters perspective. I did lots of erasing until I got it pretty close. Then I started painting but I don't care for my choice of colors. Well, anyway, I learned a lot!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Last week I attended a preaching workshop by Herbert O'Driscoll. He's the former dean of the College of preachers in Washington, D.C., and has a wealth of knowledge about preaching. He started his talk by reflecting on the life of the preacher. He acknowledged that preaching can be a a lonely endeavor, and he encouraged us to enter into the scripture stories. He urged us to be ourselves and tell our stories and stories of the world around us that intersect with the life of scripture. And he reminded us that most people are unfamiliar with the Bible and need to hear the scripture story fresh every time.
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